Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Jul 12, 2009 #121 of 1039
    bengalfreak

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    Not much of an advantage considering you would lose the ability to pause LiveTV wherever there is not a DVR correct?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2009 #122 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    Of course a stand-alone DirecTV Receiver cannot pause live TV because it has no hard drive. But the ability to use the Receiver to view recordings from networked HD DVRs will be very nice for many folks who don't really need multiple DVRs.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2009 #123 of 1039
    shibby191

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    If you are using MRV to view a program from a DVR, say an HR20/21/22/23 on your non DVR, say an H21 or H23 you can certainly pause the program, FFW, RRW and all the other transport controls. And if you stop the program you can resume it from the stop point on another networked receiver in the house. You can even remote delete it from said H21/23. :)

    DBSTalk has all the info on this.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 #124 of 1039
    bengalfreak

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    We are too used to having a DVR at every television. I think we will stick with the DirecTivo's as long as possible.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 #125 of 1039
    stevel

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    You CAN have a DirecTV DVR at every television if that's what you want.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 #126 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Yep, you can certainly have a DVR at every location with full MRV functionality on them. In fact you can have your playlist show recorded shows from *all* your MRV'd DVRs in one listing if you want. So you can watch shows recorded on any of the DVRs in the house on any other DVR in the house or any non-DVR as well. Up to you how you do it.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2009 #127 of 1039
    turbogt350

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    I just installed a Square Shooter 2 antenna, but it is going to be close on getting a good signal. It is a little low, the house nextdoor might be blocking some of the signal. Plus I think I just ran 2 cables to the HR10-250.
    She would test a new one TiVo! and give real feedback, how about beta testing?
     
  8. Jul 17, 2009 #128 of 1039
    stevel

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    DirecTV will be running the beta test for the new boxes. I have no idea if such a test has started (DirecTV is usually very good about keeping such things quiet.)
     
  9. Jul 19, 2009 #129 of 1039
    MikeSh

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    My main DTV box ix an HDVR-2 with about 300 hours of recording time. Tuner 2 on this box is dying. I had hoped to put off repairing it waiting on a new D*/Tivo HD box later this year.

    Well after reading this disappointing news I guess I'll ship it off to Weaknees for repair next week. I have a 2nd HDVR-2 that I had repaired last year. It only has about 30 hours of record time.

    I've been wanting to upgrade to HD but plan on waiting until Tivo and DTV get their act together.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2009 #130 of 1039
    Athenian

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    Same here.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2009 #131 of 1039
    CuriousMark

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    Myself also. I am in Time Warner cable country, so if TW turns off their CCI byte shenanigans first, I might go with them instead. It is a race, but somehow I think DTV will design, develop, test, manufacture and release a new box before Time Warner management sees their way clear to write a memo directing head ends to turn off the excess use of the CCI 0x02 flag.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2009 #132 of 1039
    dlfl

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    I have TWC Digital Cable and a new TiVo HD, but I feel the same way. I'm hoping the DTV TiVo will be a better alternative and will pay what it takes to get there if it is.

    But don't we have to worry about CCI=0x02 with DTV also?
     
  13. Jul 29, 2009 #133 of 1039
    BeBeep

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    I sure hope this new DVR comes out soon. My SAT-T60 is getting tired and I want to upgrade. :)
     
  14. Jul 30, 2009 #134 of 1039
    kschauwe

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    We just bought a 52" Samsung LCD, looking forward getting the Directivo HD when it is released.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 #135 of 1039
    MarcudMCD

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    Any new news on a release date for the new HD DirecTivo unit? One of my current DirecTV units is going out on me, and I thought I would wait for the new Tivo one. I had originally heard that it would be out in September of 2009, and later saw on the Tivo website that it was slated for 2010.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2009 #136 of 1039
    shibby191

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    Over 6 months ago Tivo announced it was delayed to 2010.

    There has been zero mention of it beyond confirming 2010 since then and DirecTV hasn't said anything about it since it was originally announced well over a year ago.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 #137 of 1039
    kaszeta

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    It's probably well over a year away. Get an HR2x DVR and enjoy some HD DVR goodness while you wait.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2010 #138 of 1039
    Iluv2watch

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    Since I am waiting for the the new DirecTv HD Tivo, I called their Support, and asked the rep "WHEN". She couldn't say "WHEN", but she did say:

    When the new DirecTv HD Tivo comes out, customer will send a check per month, to DirecTv for the programming (as usual)

    AND

    a check to Tivo for $12.99 per month PER UNIT for DVR service! This means if you have 2 DirecTv HD Tivo units, that's $25.98 per MONTH for DVR service

    OUCH!
     
  19. Jan 15, 2010 #139 of 1039
    weaknees

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    I seriously doubt that. Even if you have a direct account with TiVo you:

    a) pay less for the second box

    and

    b) can't pay by check, as far as I know.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2010 #140 of 1039
    texster

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    Hmm. With impending release of the hd unit, it is not surprising that Directv has ended the legacy pricing practice of no dvr fee if you have the premium package. The directv dvr fee itself has increased over a short time from $4 to $7, perhaps in part to better align with tivo rates.
     

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