Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tivoupgrade, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 #981 of 1039
    Colby

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    I also got the email from Tivo this morning (11:01 CST) but I'm not in one of the lucky markets either. However, I AM one of those who purchased the lifetime subscription option previously (as well as paid $$ for the original HR10-250) and I am NOT happy about sticking with DirecTV waiting for the new Tivo units to come out and being charged an extra $5 per month if I want to get the new DirecTivo unit.

    Needless to say I will be watching this closely to see if DirecTV is going to offer me something better. If not, this is going to be the straw that broke the camel's back and I'm going to cancel my DirecTV service (which I've now had for over 15 years)!
     
  2. Dec 8, 2011 #982 of 1039
    sloan

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    I can almost hear the reasoning now.

    "Murdoch is no longer here, thus we don't have to honor that lifetime thing".

    I HOPE that is not the case. Lifetime should mean Lifetime!

    Attention all Class Action Lawyers who visit the site. This might be the next way for your firm to get millions of dollars and each lifetime-payer to get $1 plus a few pennies. I want a 10% finders fee since I made you aware of this injustice! I know you guys do it for the justice of it all, not the millions of dollars.

    Like this.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 #983 of 1039
    stoots

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    Will these DirecTiVo boxes do Netflix like the series 3?
    Will they do box to box transfers like the series 3?
    I have 3 TiVO HD boxes so for me to switch away from Comcast, I will need to at least have those features.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2011 #984 of 1039
    Wil

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    No. No.

    What happens when/if there is a significant DirecTivo customer base courteously requesting that the crippling of these features be removed? Who knows.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #985 of 1039
    ffisher55

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    I signed up for notification a long time ago, and received an email yesterday.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 #986 of 1039
    rcfisher

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    I do not remember if I signed up or not but did receive a email today!
    I cancelled my DTV when they tried to jack my bill up for HD and a crappy receiver without tivo. Now that they have tivo back Im very interested!
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 #987 of 1039
    sloan

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    See this post.

    We've been waiting for you!
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 #988 of 1039
    ncted

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  9. Dec 8, 2011 #989 of 1039
    johnd01

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    Companies push programing but the biggest difference is in the DVR. Within limits, who ever has the best DVR get my vote. I do prefer D*TV over Comcast but as it stands now Comcast has a better Tivo still. Until that changes I do not see a need to go back to D*TV.

    From the limited information, the new Tivo is about 4 years old (behind times). Not that the new cable Tivos are that good. Tivo should be able to do anything as well as a Roku. Wish that were the case. If Roku can do it why can't Tivo?

    I just ordered a Roku and a rooftop antenna to go with my Tivos... :(

    Still would like to see some reviews but if the box is a crippled as it seems to be why bother with it. It needs to be able to compete with other family members. If it cannot it will fail. Its like they took a knife to a gun fight.

    When you compete you have to do your best. Can you imagine a nascar driver running a 4 year old design? This box does not seem that much better than my HDVR2. To me the difference in DVRs is as big a diff. as HD to SD.

    I could run HD locals on my cable tivos boxes, Roku for VOD and turn my HDVR2s back on. Could I simulate Roku with my Tivo desk top, pull D*Tv from my HDVR2s to the desk top and feed it into the Tivo Premieres?

    Program a unified index into a tablet pc and us it as a remote control to move shows around and do co-operative recording. The Roku box may be the hardest to integrate but all I would have to do is add its programing to the index and download it when needed.

    Any comets?
     
  10. Dec 9, 2011 #990 of 1039
    oldsurferjoe

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    Ours is coming $199 free shipping! Very excited - just think of the firmware updates at minimum. I still love our HR10-250's but!

    I don't want Youtube, Multi-room, recorder to recorder, just a solid HD Tivo!

    Will report back!
     
  11. Dec 9, 2011 #991 of 1039
    oldsurferjoe

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  12. Dec 9, 2011 #992 of 1039
    elmofongo

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    Ordered mine yesterday to replace one of my 2 Samsung DirecTivo's. I qualified for the $99 price. Only on capacity available for now (500GB drive), they claim 75 hours of HD and 400 hours of SD. I was disappointed about the extra $5/month Tivo fee I have to pay now, in addition to the current $7 I already pay as a "DVR" fee. Of course I also have to shell out $10 a month for HD service also.

    Does anyone know why I was not charged the $5 monthly Tivo fee for my old DirecTivo boxes?
     
  13. Dec 9, 2011 #993 of 1039
    bigpuma

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    Did you know if you set up auto-pay you can get DirecTV to wave the $10/month HD service fee. As for the $5/month TiVo fee that is new and only for the new THR22 device. The older DirecTiVos fall under the $7/month DVR fee that covers the account.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2011 #994 of 1039
    elmofongo

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    Wow! I'll have to take advantage of the auto-pay. Is this offer advertized on their website?

    Regarding the monthly DVR fee, seems like I will still be paying the $7 along with the new $5. Does that sound correct?
     
  15. Dec 9, 2011 #995 of 1039
    sloan

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    Yes.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2011 #996 of 1039
    bigpuma

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    I don't think they advertise this at all. It was started when DISH started advertising free HD. Set up Auto-pay and then call DirecTV to make sure you get it.

    Yes that is correct, assuming you already have a DVR and are currently paying the $7 fee now. You would start paying the additional $5/month with the new HD TiVo (THR22).

    ETA: Or what Sloan said. That will teach me to be so wordy in my responses. :D
     
  17. Dec 9, 2011 #997 of 1039
    elmofongo

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    Any word on which OS version it's coming with?
     
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    myxpykalix

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    What a ripoff!! I have been waiting for the new direct tv tivo for 2-3 years. I have 2 tivos now and was told that in addition to the direct tv programming that i pay 70.00 month for plus 12.95+6.95 for tivo I would have to pay $199.00 for the reciever plus an additional $10. +7.00 per unit, so my cost is $54.00/month just to make this work.
    No wonder Tivo has lost over a million+ subscribers. I have been a loyal customer for over 10 years (still using a series 1)

    SOON TO BE EX TIVO/DIRECTTV CUSTOMER:thumbsdown:
     
  20. Dec 9, 2011 #1000 of 1039
    unitron

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    You forgot the extra $5 per month for using the new DirecTiVo instead of just a DirecTV DVR.:rolleyes:
     

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