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Somboby said to me (No Names) That when D* switches to Mpeg 4 and your dvr(directivo) no longer works with D* That They will not replace the dvr with one that works or refund the lifetime service. What do you think. Perhaps they will try and not do one of the two but what will be the end result. Mabye they will send out a new version that will start us rebooting again :rolleyes: When I paid my 250 LIFETIME service There were no r15 or hr20. They call it dvr service fine either make my dvr work,The one i have Tivo or replace it with one that works or give me back my lifetime money. D* Made a fatal error when the changed the dvr fee to the account. Cause by now all or most of those S1 boxes are long gone and this would not be an issue.

To the gentleman who said D* wont accomodate The liftime subs w only tivo I say I will be looking in my magazines for one of those class action deelies or I may get one in the mail. I may Have to pay for the crappy hr20 now but will be seeing 100-200 credit on my D* account after suit ;) ;) ;) Or I will just leave D* in which case they lose like 80 a month x 12 Whoa 960 bucks. I figure I am good for about another 20 years Whoa thats close to like 20,000 per say 1 million subs lost At least :eek:


Remember There are many out there that WILL just Leave when tivo is not supported So it is in D* best interest to keep as many subs as possible Now I have 2 Directivo dvrs on my account 2 free hr20s are for sure worth it vs losing another sub. We will see. I reall hope Liberty is a smart company and will see that if they kill 4 million dvrs they will lose a SH*TLOAD Of money.
 

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litzdog911 said:
And you heard this where?

It will be several years before the current MPEG2 standard defintion channels are converted to MPEG4 (or whatever compression scheme is used then), so this is hardly an issue to be worrying about today.
I would rather not say who told me this. I hope you are right. I hope to use my sd tivo for many years to come. Hd just dosent do it for me.
 

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Ok forget lifetime, forget everything so far. When my Directivos no longer work I wll follow tivo. This sub forum will go as well. If there are no directivos working I guess there is no need for Directv w tivo :rolleyes: I am hoping this thread is moot and tivo reups with D* Or They will lose a massive amount of subs all at once should they stop supporting Directivos. I am Hoping to be LMAO At the ones who posted in this forum putting down tivo and Praising Directv dvrs.. "IF" D* Goes the other way and develops a mpeg 4 tivo and its the r15 andhr20 which go. Or Perhaps we will all get along and both platforms will be working side by side. What ever happens i will have a tivo.

IMO D* will do what it can to keep Tivo and Directv dvr subs as losing either is a major loss to the company. But I will say there are more Directivos out there running than Directv dvr. At least at the present. Directivos have been around allot longer than the directv dvrs. Right now thanx to Circuit City there are even more directivos coming into service.

I think My Directivo Lifetime service( Yeh thats what i call it Tuff turkey D* can call it what they like, When I got it thats what it was :rolleyes: ) Is in good shape.

For Now
 

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Stanley Rohner said:
I'm pretty sure the lifetime service is considered to be the lifetime of the DVR itself, not your lifetime. It will sure be horrible to have to pay the monthly DVR fee to DIRECTV. I think it's $5.99/month or so. You'll have to get a 2nd or 3rd job to pay for it. :rolleyes:
Boy all you ever do on this forum is post false information. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: First that Directv dvrs are better than tivo and now this. And you wonder why I am Pissed at you ;)What will you say next that the hr20 can record 5 shows at once. It has 6 live buffers and it scratches your butt. I cant wait for your next pearl of fact.
 

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magnus said:
Well, I think the OP could find more legitimate reasons to b*** about D* than this. I think he's received good value for his initial investment and will continue to do so, if he does not jump ship.

If he finds value in the $80 he is spending per month then that's cool but as far as DVR fees go.... he's got it made.
Yeh! Who am I kidding! I am not going anywhere. When Mpeg 4 is fully out i will have whatever box will work. It will suck But that is the way The Directivo crumbles(or perhaps not we may see a series 3 directivo yet). I will have a free one(hr20) I can bet you any amount of money on that one. I am Out of commitment now :up: (if there is a S3 directivo I wont get a free one but will get one no matter what)

And about the lifetime I have gotten My moneys worth. I am just Pissed at the prospect of possibly Not having Tivo anymore. I have plenty of time before this will happen. I am sure my SD directivo will work for a while :up:
 

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wolflord11 said:
Yes the SD Directv/Tivos will still work for some time. Any SD Receiver will also. Think about it, if Directv did away with SD all together it is going to take some time, as they will need to replace nearly every Standard Receiver out there... a costly upgrade.
very costly. How many SD units are still out there. Tivos, directvdvrs, ultimate Tv. Many of these people will choose to leave D* Other than Use The Hr20. Making several million Dvrs useless in one swoop will effect D* In a profound way. This change will come slowly. But My big question is. Can Mpg 4 and mpeg 2 work side by side? Can they still broadcast mpeg 2 from the old sats and broadcast mpeg 4 from the HD sats. That way Only the HD customers are affected by the change. Or is this the plan anyway. SD Directivos just cant record the HD Channels and At the present arent the channels being broad cast in SD and HD.? If this is the case Only The hr10-250 will be rendered useless not my Hughes Tivo!
 
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