Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003


    I seriously doubt there was quite that much in the way of technical issues. I would be willing to bet at least $0.10 all the issues had a political / legal / marketing / economic basis with both companies demanding incompatible things.
  2. gtadell

    gtadell New Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    Anyone know if it will output component and Hdmi simultaneously?
  3. goony

    goony New Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    I used to consider myself in that category (I had 4 SD DTivo boxes), but no more. I finally sprang for my first HD TV a + HR24 (DirecTV DVR) this summer. If this new THR22 had MRV + internet capabilities, then I would be considering a move back to Tivo... but without those features too, it's a no-go for me.
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Yes. All outputs are active simultaneously.
  5. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003


    My sister has a Series I DirecTiVo, and soon she is going to need to upgrade, for obvious reasons. She has no use for MRV, and her internet connection is far too slow and unreliable to make internet services an option, but I admit without a To Go option it is dificult to advise her to get one of the new TiVos. OTOH, I know she will not be happy to have the UI change.

    Does anyone know if the DTiVo supports HMO or HME?
  6. drmanny3

    drmanny3 New Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    We live in Orange County, CA which is close to Los Angeles one of the markets they identified. The new unit may not be the best in the world but it will be so much better than the hr10-250.
  7. johnd01

    johnd01 Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Sacramento ca
    Does the new unit have wish list? Is there a limit on season passes, wish list, or todo lists? My season pass manager says > 200 now.
  8. RickL66

    RickL66 New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Arvada, CO
    Yes, it has wish list. See http://hr20.dbstalk.com/docs/Tivo First Look.pdf on page 7. No limit on season passes, see page 8.
  9. drmanny3

    drmanny3 New Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    I just install the new Tivo in my parents home. The picture is just great and the screens are a nice improvement. I am having one problem. With my old peanut remote I could control the Sony Receiver so that the parental units could turn up, down, volume. But the new peanut remote did not have a code that would work with the Sony Receiver. I ordered a new RF remote, not sure that will help. Any ideas as to how I can control the Sony with the new Peanut remote?
  10. sloan

    sloan New Member

    Feb 13, 2003
    Raleigh, NC
    You might publish the exact model number of your Sony device in case someone else has it. (longshot).

    My newest directv (non tivo) remote coupled with a new hd-dvr (non tivo) receiver had a "back and forth" wizard it went through with me setting up the devices.

    Basically, thinking it out in my pee brain, I believe your remote will either have the code or not have the code. Aka, they are not teachable/learnable remotes.

    Therefore, if you tried ~every code in your old remote and it did not work, then you're stuck. (I have some old/old S1 tivo remotes that put me in the same boat back in the day).

    Hopefully, it will be a simple case of "new remote = latest and greatest library of codes".

    I got my brother an NFL remote for his Christmas gift this year. I hope it has a good library of remote codes.
  11. drmanny3

    drmanny3 New Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    The Sony Home Theater is the HT-SS380 It has 3 hemi outputs and otherwise is a light weight with respect to AVR receivers. It comes with speakers. So anyone out there been able to get the peanut remote to control volume using this receiver your help is appreciated
  12. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    I ran into this a few years ago with a Sony Receiver. I think this info is still accurate.

    A lot of Sony receivers have two sets of remote codes they can answer to: AV1 and AV2. Generally, the receiver and the remote with it are factory set to AV2, but the Peanut remote only knows AV1 codes[1].

    So if you want to use your Peanut remote, you need to reset your receiver to use AV1 codes instead of AV2. Look in your manual.

    [1] And, conversely, it's difficult to get a Harmony remote to speak AV1 instead of AV2.
  13. mp11

    mp11 Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Is it my understanding this new DirecTivo has no OTA tuner?
  14. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

    Aug 29, 2004
    That is correct. You need to purchase (they run ~ $50) the AM21 OTA tuner and connect that.
  15. Feb 9, 2012 #1035 of 1039

    Tigerdog1 New Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    So I understand that DirecTV has finally got the new TiVO boxes available. Unfortunately, I got tired of waiting several months ago and I ordered some regular HD DVR boxes. I still have two older TiVO units and I like them.

    What advantage would I get, if any, by now swapping out some of my units for TiVO?
  16. RickL66

    RickL66 New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Arvada, CO
    This chart will give you a comparison and what advantages are of the new TiVo box and other DVR boxes... http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/technology/tivo_receiver
  17. myxpykalix

    myxpykalix Member

    Mar 2, 2001
    I'm FURIOUS after talking to direct tv and figured i'd talk to someone here who KNEW something because those idiots don't!!!:mad:

    Here is my situation and what i want. I have 2 tivos and recievers.

    Downstairs i have a series 1 tivo and a B55 Sony reciever works fin e no prob.

    Upstairs i have a series 2 with a standard direct tv reciever that does not work with the tivo to change channels so you have to manually change reciever, then channel on tivo to synch them up, thats no good for recording purposes.
    I am paying 5 or 6 bucks/month lease on the reciever that doesn't work right upstairs.
    What i want is to replace the standalone reciever upstairs and the series2 with the direct tivo.

    They tell me I will have to pay
    5.00 for the tivo service/8.00 for the DVR/10.00 for HD service per month PLUS I still have to pay 5.00/mo lease on the old standalone reciever that I am replacing with the direct tivo...in addition to paying $149.00 for the unit to begin with....DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE TO YOU?

    I think what is pissing me off more then anything is the 5 bucks for the old reciever PLUS this is what you get for being a LOYAL CUSTOMER for 12 years!

    Tell me where i am wrong here and i do recall something where someone said the $10./month is waived if you set up auto withdrawl? Thanks for letting me rant!:D
  18. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    The only thing that's wrong is the $5 for the old receiver if you remove it from your account. Perhaps the CSR misunderstood and thought you would keep it active. The $10 HD fee can be avoided by signing up for auto-pay (or asking for the credit if you're already on AP). This is good for 24 months but there will probably be some deal to renew, depending on what DISH is doing.

    At least you got a discount on the new box.
  19. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    Turned out, as expected, it _was_ the software. Tivo can do it right, DirecTV can't.

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