What are chances for new DTV Tivo receivers?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by LuvMyTeevo, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. LuvMyTeevo

    LuvMyTeevo New Member

    Feb 27, 2007


    I've read that since Murdoch no longer controls DTV they are now talking to Tivo again. It seems the Murdoch had a financial interest in the outfit the produced the other dvrs to DTV. Is it likely that DTV will offer Tivo boxes in the future?
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Gee, it's been awhile since this has been asked.

    To answer the question, I highly doubt it.

    But, it could happen. :)
  3. packerfan

    packerfan Elk Whisperer

    Jan 7, 2002
    The two chances are slim and none.
  4. captain_video

    captain_video Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    What are the chances we can get through a week without this question being asked again?
  5. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

    Nov 10, 2006
    MO, USA


    snowball's chance in hell...for both the OP's question, and the most recent one... my $.02, but I expect change.
  6. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
  7. DonDon

    DonDon New Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    Well, judging from the press releases and the fact that they are advertising ongoing software updates to current Dtivo systems, I would not say ZERO.

    Besides, the fact that they have finally got the Comcast TIVO thing fingered out.....

    DTV may just blink in the next few months.....

    I know, wishful thinking. You never know.

    It wouldn't surprise me if TIVO hasn't acquired a few of the HR20s and been working on a software install just in case DTV changes their mind.

  8. DavePurz

    DavePurz TiVo Enthusiast

    Sep 29, 2003
    I thought "NEVER" while Murdoch owned DirecTV, but remember, TiVo currently produces both Dual Tuner Series 2 Stand Alone units and HD ones.

    The S2 DTiVos and S2 SAs have similar Motherboards, with the exception of the tuner section and lack of an MPEG Encoder Chip.

    Why is everyone so cynical?

    There were MANY, on this forum, who swore that DTiVos would be forever stuck on v3.x software and would NEVER have folders or sorting (without hacking).

    TiVo could easily start production on new SD or HD units for D*, if D* wanted to place the order.
  9. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    I'm cynical that D* will wake from it's current practices and it won't matter even if a new Directv Tivo unit comes out. The damage is done and I'm not sure that D* will be able to repair it.

  10. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

    Oct 19, 2004
    With Murdoch zero chance, with him out of the way at long last ... I'd need some long odds, but I'd place a bet.
  11. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

    Nov 10, 2006
    MO, USA






    The day it does I will be so happy to be wrong, and I will eat my words joyfully.
  12. tiggermanh

    tiggermanh to be like Earl

    Dec 14, 2004
    Dayton Ohio
  13. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

    Jun 20, 2000
    Well, let's see.

    A few years ago, the dtivo had the lowest churn rate ever seen for any video subscription service. Zero point five percent. It's a rate never seen before and not seen since. Directv STILL dumped it and went with a new, untested platform.

    The dtivo had a customer satisfaction rating better than any other ce video service had ever seen before. It did not seem to matter. Directv STILL dumped it and went with a new, untested platform.

    Tivo delivered on a "low-cost" platform design that maintained performance, increased security and cut manufacturing cost by better than 30 percent. Directv STILL dumped it and went with a new, (and rumored more expensive) untested platform.

    Even though the hardware (and software) was in place on the s2 dtivo platform to enable quite a few new features that standalone tivo users were using and benefiting from, Directv never allowed those features to be enabled on the dtivos.

    After months and months of "Directv Dumps Tivo!", it's a little hard to take "DIRECTV to Introduce Additional TiVo Features" muchless the talk of any new directv/tivo boxes without just a little bit of cynicism.
  14. LuvMyTeevo

    LuvMyTeevo New Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    The difference is that Murdoch is no longer running DTV. I've read that he had a financial interest in the firm that supplied DTV with those other dvrs.
  15. snickerrrrs

    snickerrrrs Tech-no Guide

    Mar 30, 2006
    Since no one in this forum is an executive from Directv or Tivo then you are all just guessing... There's an old joke that asks "what are the chances that a pregnant woman is going to have a boy or a girl? " 50-50 Thats the same odds that someone here is right. :p

    I think everyone here would agree that the Directv non-tivo dvrs have been a major embarrassment (headache) for D*
  16. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    You may all "agree"...

    But there are MANY others, that will totally disagree with you.

    And a launch of any new product is a headache... ask TiVo, Inc... about how many bottles of Tylenol they have gone throug with there latest two products...

    And I am sure there are going to be one or two headaches when the Comcast TiVo is released.


    As for the other comment about guessing...
    Yes... it is guessing.... but there are different degrees of educated guess and a "shot in the dark".

    And I would but my odds on the statment: "There will be no new TiVo unit on DirecTV"... much higher then 50-50.... just short of 100%, as there is always a chance.
  17. RS4

    RS4 New Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    I'm in the crowd that feels there is a good chance that the two companies will offer an mpeg4 HD product. For one simple reason - I believe they both want it and that is the biggest difference from when they split.
  18. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    Zero and I'm sticking to it.

    Whatever the flavor of DVR.... it really does not matter. Directv needs to change their practices when it comes to customer service.

    I could care less if they ever have Tivo at this point.... cause their customer service sucks and the fact that they owe me money is a major sticking point for me.
  19. lancelot

    lancelot New Member

    Jul 8, 2006

    If they had TIVO in the new boxes, your contact with customer service would be much reduced, and it wouldn't bother you so much.
  20. BlackBetty

    BlackBetty I

    Nov 5, 2004
    I bet we hear a D* and TiVo renewed partnership by Dec 31st. Once the comcast TiVo starts making a bit of a splash, it will get the attention of D* to not let comcast offer TiVo and D* not offer it. D* wants to retain customers and take customers away from Cable, not the other way around.

    the Comcast deal was the first big cable deal. Now that the head has turned, the rest of the body (industry) will copy cat and turn with it. Only a matter of time.

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