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Received DirecTv mailer today, new DIRECTV TiVo software coming in 2008

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I just received a mailer from DirecTv. Here's the text:

As a DIRECTV/TiVo customer, you'll soon have access to the latest innovations such as:

    Forgot to set up a recording before you left the house? Simply schedule recordings remotely by visiting directv.com.
    Quickly restore deleted programs to your "Now Playing" list.
    Never worry about recording conflicts again. For consecutively scheduled recordings that overlap, TiVo will clip the ending of the first show or beginning of the second (based on the higher priority), but will never cancel one of your recordings.

These new features are completely FREE and you don't need to do anything to get them. In early 2008, the enhancements will automatically download to your DIRECTV Receiver, as long as it is connected to a land-based phone line.

So sit back, relas, and continue to enjoy the nation's best television experience with DIRECTV. And know that DIRECTV and TiVo will continue to explore ways to bring future enhancements to our valued DIRECTV customers with TiVo service.

Thanks you for being a loyal DIRECTV customer.

Quite interesting. It would seem that maybe DIRECTV and TiVo are partnering again? What are the bets that they introduce a TiVo HD type device that will work with DIRECTV in high def? (and only DIRECTV)...

I actually just cancelled DIRECTV and bought a TiVo HD and have been happily running on cable service. I'm quite surprised to have received the mailer.
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I also got this flyer a phone call and the info on screen. Seems like to me they are pushing this software upgrade alot, maybe quite a few customers are leaving?
I got the same thing...Just in time...Comcast in my area should be getting the TIVO software rolling out soon...Who every gets me the TIVO HD first gets my business....
Surely this doesn't apply to Series 1 DirecTivos but I couldn't find that mentioned anywhere on the flyer. (I think I did see that exception in the on screen announcement though.)

And it's pretty weird to be pumping the software upgrade so far in advance. This whole thing is kind of strange.
A discussion about this was started last month.
Although you are the first to report the flyer.
There's also some discussion on the other forum.
Still no MRV (Multi Room Viewing) or the ability to copy files directly to PC? Still no ability to get updates over USB/Ethernet? Still needs a land-based phone line? How 1980's.... c'mon directv we need more than these meager offerings.

I'll pass on these 'upgrades' and continue to enjoy more advanced features on my zippered units.
What they didn't tell you was that if you own the HD model, all the new HD channels coming on board are MPEG4, and since the 250 receiver only accepts MPEG2, it won't pick up the new channels....AHHH. However, Direct TV did tell me on the phone that they would continue to support the 10 or so channels in HD.

Very obvious to me they are trying to force TIVO out. :mad:
I don't get the point of this "upgrade". Most people will be switching to HD DVRs and they're not Tivo, so this upgrade will only benefit those who choose to remain in the last century.

A last gasp from D* throwing a bone to the non-HD crowd?
On one hand, directv is saying, "Want the new channels? Gotta give up your tivo."
On the other, directv is saying, "New stuff's a'coming! Don't give up your tivo!"

Jim Stark said it best....
The "Rebel Without a Cause" guy, not the Norwegian pop band
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