Want a MPEG-4 DVR with TiVo from DirecTV?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by BlankMan, Aug 12, 2008.

Want an MPEG-4 HD DirectTV DVR with TiVo?

  1. I did it! I told DTV I want my HD MPEG-4 TiVo DVR!

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  2. Not me. I love DTV's HD DVR's just the way they are.

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  3. Not me, I could care less.

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  4. What's TiVo?

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  5. What's a DVR?

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  6. What's TiVo and what's a DVR?

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  7. Who's DTV?

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  1. Aug 14, 2008 #81 of 286
    20TIL6

    20TIL6 BaDoop BaDoop BaDoop

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    i win
     
  2. Aug 14, 2008 #82 of 286
    Jebberwocky!

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    yup :cool:
     
  3. Aug 14, 2008 #83 of 286
    direfan

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    You win!:)
     
  4. Aug 14, 2008 #84 of 286
    magnus

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    You can put as much lipstick as you want on a pig..... And it's still just a pig.



     
  5. Aug 14, 2008 #85 of 286
    TonyD79

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    That is your opinion. I prefer my HR2x's to my Tivo.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2008 #86 of 286
    Jebberwocky!

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    as do many others as well.

    I would suggest going to the DTV DVR with an open mind - you may be surprised!
     
  7. Aug 14, 2008 #87 of 286
    magnum68

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    Give it up! Like someone posted earlier, that ship has sailed. Give it up!
     
  8. Aug 14, 2008 #88 of 286
    Cudahy

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    I kept my HDtivo in January when I got a free DirectvHD. I just use the DrectvDVR for HD programs(about 50% of what I watch). I thought I would gradually get used the Directv interface but still much prefer the Tivo.
    I keep checking this site to see if there's any chance of a new HDtivo. I thought when Malone took over that Tivo might offer an option where those that prefer Tivos could pay a few dollars a month more to get one. That would clearly be in the mutual interest of both sides. I'll keep checking.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2008 #89 of 286
    magnus

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    Nah, there's much more to things then just the DVR. There's customer service and overpriced content. So, I'll still pass on the pig but I'm sure the OP would be thrilled if D* allowed him to watch TV his way.

     
  10. Aug 14, 2008 #90 of 286
    Jebberwocky!

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    I'm confused - are you for or agin TIVO?
     
  11. Aug 14, 2008 #91 of 286
    magnus

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    I'm for Tivo - the pig is the HR2x.

    I'm for D* opening up their system to Tivo because the OP would be given the choice to watch things their way.

    I'm realistic... that D* won't do this on their own.

     
  12. Aug 14, 2008 #92 of 286
    BlankMan

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    My time. My choice on what to do with it.

    So, Arien from DirecTV Corporate Headquarters that called after I contacted Chase Carey was flat out lying?? DirectTV doesn't take Customer requests seriously? I may have to ask Arien if that is true and point him to this thread so he can see all the people that are calling him a liar.

    But you make one good point, although you could use some lessons in how to communicate without belittling or attacking, and that is have the FCC force DirecTV to open their technology.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2008 #93 of 286
    BlankMan

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    I never said DTV's DVR's didn't have their strengths. The conversation was about what they are missing or don't do as well.

    And yes, I like the 90 minute buffer too, but the single 90 minute buffer does not make up for only having one. I rather have two at 45 minutes.

    And why is everyone telling me to give it up? If I want to do this, it's my time, let me do it. I'm doing it, I'm gonna continue to do it, and a bunch of people I don't know aren't going to convince me to stop. Does everybody understand that now?

    People told me to stop bugging DirecTV to fix the Favorite Channels getting deleted problem in the Series 1 boxes because they're never going to fix it. Guess what? I got them to fix it. That's were 3.5 came from. But for reasons I'm sure you all understand I couldn't talk about it while it was happening.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2008 #94 of 286
    BlankMan

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    Well, that's what Arien told me, Copyright, I didn't think it would be a Copyright issue, more likely a Patent issue. But that's what Arien said and I wasn't going to debate the point with him. Only the messenger here.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2008 #95 of 286
    BlankMan

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    Here, I've got an idea. Let's have everybody give up trying to tell me to give up? Hey? How about that? I like it.
     
  16. Aug 14, 2008 #96 of 286
    magnus

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    First off yes... they do not care. You really have to be gullible (sorry but it's true) to believe that they are not going to tell you what it is that you want to hear.

    No, they do not take these things seriously. They simply are looking at numbers, that is all.

    I'm not sure where you got that I was 'attacking' you. I was only giving you a more constructive route to try and fix your problem. And yes, you need to go directly to the FCC.

     
  17. Aug 14, 2008 #97 of 286
    BlankMan

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    Yes, as soon as Murdoch left I started emailing Chase Carey that since Murdoch was gone they can dump NDS and go back to TiVo. The only reason DirecTV dumped TiVo and started using NDS boxes was because Murdoch owns NDS. Keep the money in the family.

    Unfortunately, Chase Carey is a long time News Corp employee, and who knows, he might have stock in NDS too, or really think NDS boxes are better, so this may not be an easy battle. But, that's not a reason not to try.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2008 #98 of 286
    magnus

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    :eek: Really? Either you really did or you are really full of yourself? You'd think that more people were involved than just you. :)

     
  19. Aug 14, 2008 #99 of 286
    Jebberwocky!

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    your opinion, others think different

    I agree - more choices can't hurt

    You're probably right

    If DTV got back into bed with TIVO I certainly would consider using it.
     
  20. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    For many of us the ship has sailed.... you think they really care about customer service??? take a look at this thread.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=357510

     

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