Can the HD Directivo be so compelling as to break your loyalty to Dish? (1 Viewer)

aperry

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Assuming they actually offer any new subscriber deals that is... Rumor I've heard is that it will be $999 just like the 921.
 

Neutron

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The delays of getting the 522 to the existing customer base is really getting me to think of switching myself. I really would like the use of a 2 tuner solution so I'm not tied out of my 510 when recording a program, from watching something else at the same time.
 

trafter

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If there is a deal, yep. If not, I'll wait until the mythical dp44 switch and the eventual deal on the 921. I'm in no big hurry to be a beta tester for either organization. My two 6000's work great...
 

rad

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Neutron said:
The delays of getting the 522 to the existing customer base is really getting me to think of switching myself. I really would like the use of a 2 tuner solution so I'm not tied out of my 510 when recording a program, from watching something else at the same time.

Do it, you'll love the DirecTivo's. I didn't think that it was that big of a deal going from a 501 and 508 to the Tivo's but it's like night and day (almost). The name based recording is great, no more missing a program or recording something you don't care about since they didn't show what you wanted this week. I do miss the caller ID and RF remote but I'm getting used to it.
 

David_Levin

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People should really avoid a loyality for no other reason. It's not that hard (or expensive) to switch. You just gotta look a the services....

Programming comes first, hardware 2nd. For me, Dish has programming not available on Direct or Cable.

Unfortunately, I think the Cable HD PVR is going to be a great option for many. Even more so if they get a dual tuner (Motorola box due end of year).

My Cable company all ready carries the HD Dish has plus locals, Starz, and Cinemax.
 

martin1

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I have a SAtivo now and couldn't do without it(my wife also). My year subcription to
E* is up end of April. No committment just like to pay by the year. Hopefully
the HDtivo will be out by then and should get a review on what people rates it. At that
time will get the $99 Directtivo deal from D* plus the HDtivo and give my SAtivo to my daughter.
 

DarrellP

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Not for me, it does not have firewire for archiving, plus to get the HD Pack from D* they require sub to SD programming.
 

jerryez

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trafter said:
If there is a deal, yep. If not, I'll wait until the mythical dp44 switch and the eventual deal on the 921. I'm in no big hurry to be a beta tester for either organization. My two 6000's work great...

TiVo beta tests their equipment before release.
 

normang

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Tivo.... Ho-Hum.. For my watching, it offers nothing over what I already have for my needs.
 

skaeight

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normang said:
Tivo.... Ho-Hum.. For my watching, it offers nothing over what I already have for my needs.


Have you actually used a Tivo? I think that if you have you would clearly see why everyone likes it so much. I just got a SA unit and it is awsome. I used to have a replay, and it wasn't even close to tivo in so many areas (ease of use, interface, smarts (seasonpass, suggestions, etc).
 

normang

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skaeight said:
Have you actually used a Tivo? I think that if you have you would clearly see why everyone likes it so much. I just got a SA unit and it is awsome. I used to have a replay, and it wasn't even close to tivo in so many areas (ease of use, interface, smarts (seasonpass, suggestions, etc).

Ho-Hum.. I've seen 'em, used 'em in stores, played--a lot, not impressed, its only TV for crying out loud. As Long as I can program my Dish DVR to watch the shows I want to watch, thats all thats needed.
 

dendavis

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I have been a E* customer for seven years, and a TiVo customer for six. I think if I had to choose, I would go with TiVo, because of the season pass and two week programming cycle. So that means to keep DBS, I would have to go D*. I am on an annual payment cycle, so next October I will see how the players are shaking out and go accordingly. In the meantime, I also have a Zenith 420 HDV for OTA, and I am happy as a clam.
 

skaeight

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normang said:
Ho-Hum.. I've seen 'em, used 'em in stores, played--a lot, not impressed, its only TV for crying out loud. As Long as I can program my Dish DVR to watch the shows I want to watch, thats all thats needed.

Just keep telling your self that... ;)
 

normang

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skaeight said:
Just keep telling your self that... ;)

Its absolutely not a problem. Tivo is a yawner for me.. it doesn't give me anything I need. The features that some jump up an down about are not a big deal to me. A glossy interface is perhaps pretty, but if all I need to do is locate my favorite shows, and program them to record daily, weekly or whatever, why do I need a ton of other features I would never use. I don't even use the search that much on my DVR..

I have a life, I don't need to have it controlled by which DVR I have, its only TV and increasingly, despite the growing number of channels, unfortunately there is less on..
 

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