Updates on the new DIRECTV TiVo

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

  1. Feb 4, 2010 #161 of 1039
    Adam1115

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    Looks like it's available to me....
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 #162 of 1039
    bwld123

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    go try and buy one.. if you go to tivo.com, go to shop, then DVR. The top one shows "out of stock". On BestBuy it says "backordered" which in my experience as an equity analyst, they do when a new model is about to come out
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 #163 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    I seriously doubt that any "shortage" of the standalone HD Tivos has anything to do with the forth-coming DirecTV HD Tivo.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 #164 of 1039
    Adam1115

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    It shows the TiVo HD XL in stock for $499...
     
  5. Feb 5, 2010 #165 of 1039
    magnus

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    I don't think consumers have a choice here.... aren't they all a bunch of.... ????

    The only choice is to not buy service from any of them (go OTA) or give your money to one of them.

     
  6. Feb 5, 2010 #166 of 1039
    Adam1115

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    The low end model is probably out of stock because of the TiVo Premiere coming out...
     
  7. Feb 5, 2010 #167 of 1039
    westham

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    Hi Everyone, I'm new to this BB:
    I hope this TIVO box release is just around the corner, I just cancelled my order for the DTV HD box & HD upgrade, they charged my credit card $214.80 I cancelled when I decided I would again wait for TVO/DTV hookup.........DTV are greedy Bastards as they wanted a two year contract renewal.........my job is not that steady so I decided against it.........now they will only credit my account the $214.80 and not my credit card.........so it will take me until mid May to get my $'s back for equipment I cancelled and never got!!!

    If the following is another thread I'm sorry for posting it here:eek:

    I am having picture/sound break up (mainly on BBC America, A&E and sometimes CBS) I purchased the TIVO series 2 dvr in 2004........

    I'm happy with everything when it works........does anyone think it's the TVO hard drive or something else?? :( I only have one TIVO the other TV is a regular DTV box which I don't watch so much........this also freezes up sometimes but I don't know if it's as often as the TIVO due to the amount of viewing hours involved.
    Any advice would be most welcome.
    Thanks, David aka Westham.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2010 #168 of 1039
    litzdog911

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    Welcome!

    1. Don't hold your breath waiting for the new DirecTV HD Tivo. Best case is looking like end of this year.

    2. Hard to say if your current Tivo's drive is dying. Probably best to start a new thread here with more details about that Tivo and any troubleshooting you've tried so far.

    3. It's likely that the new HD Tivo will also carry a 2-yr contract commitment, unless DirecTV decides to make them available for full purchase.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2010 #169 of 1039
    T1V0

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    I hope your "professional" opinions make more sense than what you have posted here

    the lack of inventory of SA tivo models has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with directv

    why the hell would tivo stop producing boxes that work exclusively with cable/ota to produce/market boxes that exclusively work with satellite??

    to purposely alienate customers?
     
  10. Feb 6, 2010 #170 of 1039
    nightrider

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    I'm still on my lifetime deal with my Series 2 DirecTV Tivo box. Once before they replaced the box for free when the old one broke. I wonder if they would allow me to transfer the lifetime service to a new HD box? if I have to start paying for DVR service I'd imagine that it would make more sense for me to switch to Comcast.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2010 #171 of 1039
    stevel

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    Your DirecTV DVR service is tied to the account, not the box. You can change hardware to your heart's content and not pay a DVR fee as long as your account stays open.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2010 #172 of 1039
    westham

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    Thanks for the reply litzdog, I will post in another thread when I get around to checking everything again..........that is if I still have the problem. Gotta get those Taxes sorted first!!!!!!!!
    Cheers,
    Westham
     
  13. Feb 12, 2010 #173 of 1039
    bwld123

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    Where in my quote did I say that stoping production on a standalone TiVo has anything to do with the DirecTV model?? If you took the time to read all my posts regarding this, what I did say is that I believed new TiVo's would be out SOON... and I was right. Now, does this mean that a new DirecTV TiVo will be announced also? NO! Does it make the likelyhood that the DirecTV TiVo will be out soon? YES
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 #174 of 1039
    khooke

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    Did this policy change at some point in the last few years? We have a lifetime subscription on our T60 DirecTivo (I think we're in year 8 at this point?!) and have been under the impression that this was (as it originally was when we bought it) a lifetime subscription to avoid paying the monthly Tivo subscription fee. When we originally bought it you didn't pay the $9.99 monthly fee (or what ever it was at the time) if you paid for the lifetime subscription.

    At the time, we were also told by DirecTV that the lifetime subscription was tied to the DirecTivo box, and if we bought a new Tivo box even an identical replacement then we'd lose the lifetime subscription, and either have to start paying the monthly fee or pay for a new lifetime subscription for the new box.

    Admittedly it's been several years now since we 'bought in' so I imagine there's been plenty of changes...
     
  15. Feb 18, 2010 #175 of 1039
    weaknees

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    Yes - this changed several years ago, for DirecTV boxes only.

    Your hardware on someone else's account would no longer have lifetime service; their hardware on your account would be covered under the umbrella of having already paid the DVR fee for the entire account, in essence.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2010 #176 of 1039
    stevel

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    Changed November 2004. Any lifetime account at that time was converted to a DirecTV account lifetime status, not tied to hardware.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2010 #177 of 1039
    wscannell

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    It appears that the new Directv Tivo is due out in the first half of this year. If you go to TiVo products and search by input type, there is an announcement and a signup form for more information by email (when it is available). The direct link to this page is http://www.tivo.com/dvr-products/tivo-partners/tivo-directv/index.html

    As would be expected, it will be sold by Directv.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2010 #178 of 1039
    ronsch

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    Isn't this the same signup page that was offered when there was first wind of this product and for which nobody has received a single email update? Or am I thinking of something else?
     
  19. Feb 21, 2010 #179 of 1039
    fasTLane

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    Correct.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2010 #180 of 1039
    Rainy Dave

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    Yep, I signed up a while ago and haven't heard boo from TiVo or DirecTV.
     

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