Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Jan 15, 2010 #141 of 1039
    catocony

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    Why in this day and age anyone would believe a word that DirecTV customer dis-service or non-support is beyond me. I'll assume that what the person told you is somewhere between 0-99% correct, with odds on it being closer to 0% than 99%.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 #142 of 1039
    bwld123

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    i seriously doubt that someone low on the chain would have info as to when and how the TiVo DirecTV receiver will be out and even more unlikely that you would be paying 2 different companies.

    the way it would work is that TiVo would charge DTV let's say $0.80 per sub per month (and im not going to be far off on that $0.80 number!), and in turn DTV will jack up your DVR price from $7 (not even sure what they charge.. i should look at my bill!) to $10.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 #143 of 1039
    catocony

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    It's currently $6.00 per month for DVR service.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2010 #144 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    come February it goes up to $7 I believe.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2010 #145 of 1039
    catocony

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    I haven't received a letter or email saying that they're going to start charging me in February. It will be interesting when/if it comes and if they do in fact start charging for DVR service. My monthly is currently $115.74 with two receivers and the Total package, no DVR charge. That's SD, too. If they start charging for DVR service, I'm looking at $122.74, going to HD will tack on more bucks. Plus, the rates seem to be going up a steady few bucks a year. $130 a month for TV is reaching my point where I will look at alternatives like FIOS where I can at least bundle phone and internet in.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2010 #146 of 1039
    innocentfreak

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    Directv announces new rates starting February

    Some people have gotten letters about losing their grandfathered package since the DVR fee is no longer included. I don't know if they had any luck keeping the old package since I dropped Directv 2 months ago.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2010 #147 of 1039
    stevel

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    I got an email about the new rates.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2010 #148 of 1039
    Athenian

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    That's rather hard to believe given that stand alone TiVo service is $12.95/month with no contract ($10 for an annual contract) and $7 for additional units.

    It will be interesting though, to see if they will reinstate a lifetime option for the boxes.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2010 #149 of 1039
    nrc

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    I'm pretty sure that's nonsense. The "new" deal with TiVo is really just an amendment to the existing deal. There are no terms that would make these accounts TiVo owned accounts, which would be the only reason why you would pay TiVo directly.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2010 #150 of 1039
    nrc

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    There's always at least a one year contract for new TiVo subs. $12.95 is for monthly, $129 is for a year in advance. Of course, I doubt that any of this is relevant to the new DTV TiVo when it arrives.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2010 #151 of 1039
    1999cobra

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    Yes - and when exactly will that be - DTV bunch of lying, manipulative, greedy, bastards...
     
  12. Feb 3, 2010 #152 of 1039
    steve841

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    AfreakinMen!
     
  13. Feb 3, 2010 #153 of 1039
    Rainy Dave

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    Why would you want to give any money to a bunch of "lying, manipulative, greedy, bastards..."?
     
  14. Feb 3, 2010 #154 of 1039
    1999cobra

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    Who said I do ...?
     
  15. Feb 3, 2010 #155 of 1039
    Rainy Dave

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    Ah sorry...didn't realize you just wanted to thread crap. My bad.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2010 #156 of 1039
    1999cobra

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    please see your PM's for my answer -
     
  17. Feb 4, 2010 #157 of 1039
    Rainy Dave

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    Very nice. Thank you for you insightful and well thought out PM. It reveals a lot about you.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2010 #158 of 1039
    Da Goon

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    you should share :p
     
  19. Feb 4, 2010 #159 of 1039
    bwld123

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    Now, Im not saying that a new DirecTV receiver w/TiVo is immenent, but this is interesting... The standalone HD TiVo (which sells for $250) is not availible to buy on either TiVo's own website which says its out of stock, or on BestBuy's website. Now.. im going to take a leap and say that much of the new technology that TiVo will put into their new standalone box will be shared with the DirecTV box... They have wound down inventory for a reason... its for a new box. I just hope that means the DirecTV box is right around the corner also!!!
     
  20. Feb 4, 2010 #160 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    That is interesting.
     

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