Where are you going?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by nrc, Oct 12, 2006.

When you give up your HR10, where will you go?

  1. I will DEFINITELY switch to some other TiVo product and cable.

    18 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. I will PROBABLY switch to some other TiVo product and cable.

    45 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. I will PROBABLY switch to whatever DVR is offered by DirecTV

    61 vote(s)
    34.5%
  4. I will DEFINITELY switch to whatever DVR is offered by DirecTV

    33 vote(s)
    18.6%
  5. None of the above (explain below)

    20 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. leesweet

    leesweet TC Special Member

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    I picked D* and the 'future' DVRs, but I may end up with FiOS and S3, since we've been supposed to get it here for a year. (The entire development is all conduited for FiOS, but no fiber yet...)
     
  2. CPU_Nurd

    CPU_Nurd Computr Song & Dance

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    I'd like to see something you can plug into your own PC, the DVR function is easy to get elsewhere, all I need is a receiver with a card that I can control. These boxes are so under powered and have nowhere near the storage I'd like to see. Waiting 15 mins while I delete a program entry on my HR10-250 is such a joke. The technology exists and it's going to be even better next week but in order to get it all in one box that sells for nothing too much time must past and it's obsolete before it ships. The receiver changes are few and much cheaper to handle in a simpler package.
     
  3. cheer

    cheer Registered Offender

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    That's not really box hardware; doing a Clear & Delete Thumbs, etc. speeds that up, and in 6.3 deleting a program is instantaneous.

    You can forget getting a card you can put in your PC that you can totally control. At best you'll get something that is DRMed out the wazoo that doesn't work with the software you really want.
     
  4. bwaldron

    bwaldron New Member

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    I chose the same in the poll, but reserve the right to change my mind ;)

    FIOS is available to me here, and I am watching reports on the S3. The pricing is good, picture quality is better than D*, and their HD offerings are quite solid.

    However, unless and until FIOS has out-of-market sports packages available, I will not be moving there. Unlike many, I could actually live without the Sunday Ticket...but not without the MLB, NBA & NHL packages. Sports programming is the reason I moved from cable to a BUD 15+ years ago. FIOS is not (yet) competitive in this area, my local cable system doesn't even carry ESPN2-HD, and Dish isn't a great option here in FL...so here I stay with DirecTV for now.

    If FIOS had out-of-market sports packages (and especially were to show a commitment to HD "league pass" programming), I'd be there now. As would I be were I not a sports fan (or a fan only of my local teams).
     
  5. kenboy

    kenboy New Member

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    I really don't know. I'm LIVID about the mpeg4 thing; I very hapilly record OTA, and would be thrilled to keep doing it forever; I don't understand why people want to do it via compressed DTV signals; I don't understand why they won't let you record OTA with the new boxes.

    It's all infuriating. I want my Tivo, not my Tivo-esque product. Plus, I paid like $500 for the damned thing, after having paid $800 for my original non-Tivo HD DirecTV receiver. They'd damned well be giving us the new boxes for free...
     
  6. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    Because OTA is not reliable.
     
  7. Cabinwood

    Cabinwood Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have no choice -- it's DirecTV or nothing for me here. :(
     
  8. cheer

    cheer Registered Offender

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    Don't make blanket statements. For you, perhaps. For me, it's more reliable than satellite.
     
  9. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    You said you didn't understand, I told you why I wanted it via compressed D*.
     
  10. cheer

    cheer Registered Offender

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    I did? Where did I do that?

    Regardless, it's not universally unreliable.
     
  11. vikingguy

    vikingguy New Member

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    I will add a new hr20 to the fold but not give up the hr10. It is to damn reliable to give up that and 75% of what I watch is OTA. For me OTA is a lot more reliable than satelite.
     
  12. kenboy

    kenboy New Member

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    For me, too.

    Plus, you know how every year, around the Superbowl, you read a horror story about how everyone served by one particular cable company isn't getting the game, because the company and the tv station are in a pissing fight over retransmission fees? It's nice not having to worry about that sort of thing.
     
  13. bwaldron

    bwaldron New Member

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    You bet. OTA is definitely more reliable than sat, at least for me. Rain fade isn't uncommon here in FL.

    I don't begrudge those folks who cannot get reliable OTA reception for whatever reason, but I have no need for MPEG4 locals.
     
  14. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    Sorry, that was kenboy
    I didn't say it was, its a reason why people might want it, its a reason why I want it.
     
  15. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    For me Sat is much more reliable than OTA.
     
  16. SHOMan

    SHOMan New Member

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    Here in rainy Portland, OTA is king. A good antenna with a dedicated line makes for a very reliable signal compared with sat during a typical winter downpour.
     
  17. Markman07

    Markman07 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    None of the above. I go with NFL Ticket. (sad to say that is why I got Directv 9 years ago or whatever it was) in the first place
     
  18. annenoe

    annenoe He's a Smooth Fox

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    Tivo abandoned me - they chose to go forward with an HD product that doesn't work with D* futur direction. I'm sure they had their reasons and I hold no bad feelings - it's all fair in the pursuit of making the stockholders happy. But Comcast is not an option for me. In weighing all the options, I choose D* and HD, therefore I have no choice. Am I happy - no. I'd much rather I have a tivo product that works with D* protocol. I will hold onto my HR10 for as long as possible and am happy right now with the OTA solution. But we are planning to get another HDTV when we build out the den and I will most likely get the new D* DVR instead of another HR10.
     
  19. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    TiVo didn't. D* did. TiVo can't do anything without D*'s blessing.
     
  20. Schuyler

    Schuyler New Member

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    I'll hopefully stick with D* and their series 3 Tivo-powered DVR. :D <-- wishful thinker

    If they don't have a Tivo-powered DVR, then I'll go to whoever does. We have a crappy local cable company that doesn't even know how to spell cablecard. :lol:
     

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