Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Jun 27, 2009 #101 of 1039
    carrmic

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    The site in from the original post now shows 2010 as a release date with no quarter or half specified. I want a new HD DirecTV TiVo with new features. My series 1 is just getting too old. Now I am going to have to seriously consider switching to C*mcast much to my dismay.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2009 #102 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Tivo announced 2010 back at the beginning of the year. The only specific they have said is "as soon as we can in 2010" basically.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2009 #103 of 1039
    turbogt350

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    What are my options I have a HR10-250 which is losing HD channels, but the wife loves her TIVO. She hates the DTV units, does not live menu setup, and most of all no DLB. Problem is she wants HD for the new fall TV shows.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2009 #104 of 1039
    weaknees

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    Are most of the fall shows she watches available via OTA?
     
  5. Jul 6, 2009 #105 of 1039
    stevel

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    DLB is coming. My wife also prefers the TiVo interface, but I find her watching the HR21 more and more...
     
  6. Jul 6, 2009 #106 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    There will be no DLB until Tivo is revived.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2009 #107 of 1039
    samo

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    I hate proclamations like that from people who don't have a clue.
    There IS one if you willing to be a part of public beta (search this forum for Cutting Edge or go to dbstalk.com).
     
  8. Jul 7, 2009 #108 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    Well he may possibly be correct since there is no guarantee beta will release much less before the Tivo comes out. DLB and the new Directivo are just about equal in my eyes until either of them are in hand and fully released. I have been in too many betas to see products not released, features scrapped, and things abandoned.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2009 #109 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    DirecTV calls Dual Live Buffers "Double Play". It's coming on the HD DVRs soon. In fact, DirecTV announced it in their July DirecTV Program magazine. Perhaps a bit prematurely.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2009 #110 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Been using DLB on the HR's for a few months now. MRV too. ;)
     
  11. Jul 7, 2009 #111 of 1039
    bigpuma

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    As far as I know the features that DirecTV tests in their public beta program generally come out nationally within a few months. They have been testing DLBs for over a month already. I would expect to see it fairly soon. The DirecTiVo won't be available until sometime next year.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2009 #112 of 1039
    tivoupgrade

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    When you say "new fall TV shows" are you speaking primarily of network television broadcasts? (ie FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc?) If so, then using the OTA (over the air) capability of the HR0-250 is an option worth considering.

    If you are willing to consider getting rid of the HR10-250 and DIRECTV altogether, then a TiVo HD will give you the option of using an OTA antenna AND using a cable provider for the rest...
     
  13. Jul 7, 2009 #113 of 1039
    Steveknj

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    The DLBs work well with the HR2x boxes. The one thing I don't like is the extra down arrow press to activate it. Otherwise, it works. Really, for those resisting the HR2x boxes, don't. They work well now, and have a lot of features that the old D*Tivo doesn't have. The Tivo interface MAY be a bit easier to use, but, that might be more for familiarty sake than anything. That said, I will be interested to see what D* and Tivo come up with and whether it will be worth a few extra bucks to invest in it.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2009 #114 of 1039
    bengalfreak

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    For those in the DTV beta, does MRV work alot like Tivo? Are there alot of shows/movies that cannot be MRV'd?
     
  15. Jul 8, 2009 #115 of 1039
    stevel

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    One is not supposed to discuss the beta outside of the Cutting Edge section of the dbstalk.com forum. I am not using this feature myself, but my understanding is that it is a streaming play and not a copy to play later, similar to the way you can already play a recorded program on your PC (but not copy it). Given this, I would be surprised if there were shows you could not view in this manner.

    If you want the full scoop, join dbstalk.com, join the "Cutting Edge" group, and read what people have to say there.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2009 #116 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Yea, you really need to go to DBSTalk for info as CE stuff is not supposed to be talked about outside the CE forums.

    Having said that, there are no limitations whatsoever in terms of content that can me MRV'd. I take it Tivo has limitations? DirecTV has none. And it is streaming. So I can watch it on the DVR it was recorded on and stop it. Then go to another room and resume where it left off. Stop it and go to yet another room and resume it yet again.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2009 #117 of 1039
    bengalfreak

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    One final question, and I'll post it in the Cutting Edge forum also, does this mean that it is not possible to permanently move shows from one DVR to another?
     
  18. Jul 8, 2009 #118 of 1039
    shibby191

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    It's streaming, there is no transfer of shows.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2009 #119 of 1039
    bengalfreak

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    That's kind of a bummer since I offload shows from the main Tivo, to the bedrooms, when it starts to get full.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2009 #120 of 1039
    stevel

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    One advantage is that you don't need a DVR everywhere - a DirecTV HD receiver-only can also play shows (as can a PC).
     

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