What are chances for new DTV Tivo receivers?

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

  1. DarthLister

    DarthLister New Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Louisville, KY


    I'm gonna have to agree here. It's been quite some time since *I've* seen the DTV and Tivo logo on anything together. I got this card the other day. Pretty excited to see that I'll soon be able to record over DTVs site--wonder how long it'll be 'til DTV *finally* unlocks the network capabilities of the boxes?


  2. Klez

    Klez I am not a virus

    Mar 26, 2006
    Look what I got in the mail today

    Posted it in another thread before I read this one.

  3. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

    Jan 16, 2007
    I am in total agreeance with Earl.

    Look how many problems Tivo has had with the Series 3 and TivoHD (or what ever names you wish to call them since everyone likes to call them different names).

    And, when Comcast rolls out their New Boxes, they will have the same headaches.

    Yes, Directv has gone thru the headaches with their R15 and HR20 units, but they have improved alot over the Years.

    Really, what do you expect? A Company to bring out a New product that satisfies everyone, with no problems at all?

    Wake up to reality. it is never going to happen :D
  4. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    If I were to make a wild bet, I could almost see DTV having two flavors of DVR's.

    The standard which would be their newest in house flavor with out Tivo and then a premium DVR with Tivo which would have an addtional monthly fee in addtion to the current fees.

    This would be the smart business option, offer DVR's to everyone, just make those who prefer Tivo pay more for the privledge. I know I would pay more for a Dtivo even if was un-hackable.

    I base this on the fact that they state (in bold) from their annoucement concerning the early 2008 software update:
  5. Scott40

    Scott40 New Member

    Aug 20, 2007


    For as long as Directv and Tivo still are under a current agreement, Directv is still going to give what little support they can for those who still have these receivers. As far as the features, yes it may add a few things, but it stops short of other things that people really want. That being the case, people will continue to look for the receivers on the internet when they need them. And, those who are computer saavy, will continue to hack the units to get what they want, that mainly being MRV. There have been far enough people who have voiced their opinions on all the problems of the R15. Did Directv stop making it and press to go back to the Dtivo? The answer is no. So, while there is always probably less than a 5% chance it would ever happen again that they produce Dtivo style receivers again that have tivo, don't bet on it. The majority here will be the winner, that being it will not happen.
  6. ADent

    ADent Active Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
    How long is Malone stuck with the Murdoch based boxes (they are based on the BSkyB European HW & SW - with a LOT of tweaks) contractually?

    What are the deals with Murdoch's companies? Did they sell the products at cost to prop up DirecTVs profits or are they overpriced to prop up the other companies profits?

    I don't think they will rock the boat - they have a plan and a common user interface, etc. But if things go badly or they see a much higher retention with TiVo units than the HR20s they may consider a HR10 followon with MPEG4.
  7. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

    Jan 16, 2007
    Directv will NOT have an HR10 follow on with MPeg 4.

    The HR20 was the follow on from the HR10 Series. The HR20 is MPeg4 ready. Why would they take a step backwards?

    And besides, even if they did do what you wanted, they already have it: The HR20. All it would need is the Tivo Software and that means you need to go and moan to tivo about why they will not allow Directv to use their Software on the HR20.

    LOL! :D
  8. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

    Jun 20, 2000
    Not to to be taken as a guess one way or the other but actually, directv HAS taken a step backwards in the recent past.

    Keep in mind, logic appears to have no part in today's big corporate decision making process. History has proven that.
  9. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

    Jan 16, 2007
    And how do you see that?

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