New Directv Tivo finally nears launch?

Status
Please reply by conversation.
jcrandall

jcrandall

Proud Staff Member
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Apr 3, 2005
10,916
379
Central Michigan
I wouldn't take pricing from that pic. It shows a heart and special value message, which is what they show in the cart when they offer an account-specific discount on equipment.
Very well could be $199.

What I find more curious is the $5 Tivo fee, which is not the same as the $6 DVR fee?

I think it is still up in the air. Completely leaving out that speculation is the hardware is older/slower than the HR24 series and cannot do multi-room.
 
sexton772

sexton772

Member
May 9, 2011
7
0
ca
Guys i really think that its just a typo on d* part to be honest with you. Because i work for D* and i would have herd something about this roll out. The next big thing is HR25 with wifi. I hope it happens but i just dont think its gonna, I MISS MY pea nut remote.
 
crazywater

crazywater

SatelliteGuys Family
May 6, 2004
45
1
Guys i really think that its just a typo on d* part to be honest with you. Because i work for D* and i would have herd something about this roll out. The next big thing is HR25 with wifi. I hope it happens but i just dont think its gonna, I MISS MY pea nut remote.

I appreciate that you work for DTV but that would be quite a typo, don't you think?
 
J

joed32

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 21, 2005
1,438
19
Riverside, Ca
I wouldn't take pricing from that pic. It shows a heart and special value message, which is what they show in the cart when they offer an account-specific discount on equipment.
Very well could be $199.



What I find more curious is the $5 Tivo fee, which is not the same as the $6 DVR fee?

I think it is still up in the air. Completely leaving out that speculation is the hardware is older/slower than the HR24 series and cannot do multi-room.

Some sites are saying the $5 figure is just for the Tivo, you would still pay the $6 as well.
 
jcrandall

jcrandall

Proud Staff Member
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Apr 3, 2005
10,916
379
Central Michigan
Some sites are saying the $5 figure is just for the Tivo, you would still pay the $6 as well.

Leave it to DirecTV to make a tough sell even tougher. $11 Tivo DVR fee plus the $6 lease fee. Getting close to Dish receiver rates.
 
Brewer4

Brewer4

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Mar 12, 2005
4,022
0
Hartford Connecticut
I personally dont miss the Tivo but I know my wife liked it. The key for me has to be the integration with the other Directv units. If it can't do whole house sharing then this is a complete no go. I love how my 3 DVRs work together as a collective with the power of recording 6 things at once. Cant lose that feature!
 
charper1

charper1

Bourbon Tester
Supporting Founder
May 18, 2004
18,442
6
I'm Nationwide
To me this is nothing more than a marketing deal to try to help save TiVo and to appease those that honestly still think TiVo is the gold standard when its merely nothing more than a known name for a long while now..
 
satjay

satjay

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Jun 30, 2005
12,676
846
Michigan
I know I am going to get virtual tomoatoes thrown at me but the Direct Dvr's have changed so much; smart search, quickview (I thats what its called where you can store about nine channels), VOD and such. Is there really a great demand for the Tivo's unless they have grown as well, and my first DVR with Direct was a TIVO.

Though giving customers other options is not a bad thing I guess, though with posible monthly fees being thrown around.....
 
J

jasonbonz

SatelliteGuys Family
Mar 25, 2006
60
0
Kansas City, MO
The main reason I would consider the Tivo version is to be able to transfer my recordings to an external device for when I travel (and not have to stream movies/shows). They seem to be the only company that has the tools to support this.. I loved my PocketDish!!
 
JAG72

JAG72

SatelliteGuys Master
Feb 16, 2006
8,524
58
Earth
The main reason I would consider the Tivo version is to be able to transfer my recordings to an external device for when I travel (and not have to stream movies/shows). They seem to be the only company that has the tools to support this.. I loved my PocketDish!!

Don't forget that the older Directv Tivo's did not support all of the same features as the stand alone Tivo. They could easily remove many of the features in this version also.
 
charper1

charper1

Bourbon Tester
Supporting Founder
May 18, 2004
18,442
6
I'm Nationwide
Consider just about every major company like NBC and HBO (and their owners) have successfully sued in the past to get file offloading and auto-commercial skips removed; don't hold your breath for them now. It would be a pleasant surprise.
 
Last edited:
M

markfp-1

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 13, 2005
340
2
I know I am going to get virtual tomoatoes thrown at me but the Direct Dvr's have changed so much; smart search, quickview (I thats what its called where you can store about nine channels), VOD and such. Is there really a great demand for the Tivo's unless they have grown as well, and my first DVR with Direct was a TIVO.

Though giving customers other options is not a bad thing I guess, though with posible monthly fees being thrown around.....

I go along with that. I use to have TiVo's, but there have been so many fixes and improvements with DirecTV's own DVRs, I'm satisfied with what I have and won't be lusting over the new TiVo when it comes out, especially if there's an additional fee.

There's always going to be people who just have to have the newest and the best and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm just not one of them. I can just see it now, people will be on the boards complaining that they wanted a TiVo, but all the installer had was one of those "damn" HR-24s.
 
DodgerKing

DodgerKing

SatelliteGuys Master
Nov 14, 2007
16,776
26
SoCal
Jason Crandall said:
Leave it to DirecTV to make a tough sell even tougher. $11 Tivo DVR fee plus the $6 lease fee. Getting close to Dish receiver rates.

That would be like paying more for a Model-T vs a BMW.

Not only would I not pay more for a TiVo, they would have to pay me to use it.

Sent from my iPad using SatelliteGuys
 
DodgerKing

DodgerKing

SatelliteGuys Master
Nov 14, 2007
16,776
26
SoCal
satjay said:
I know I am going to get virtual tomoatoes thrown at me but the Direct Dvr's have changed so much; smart search, quickview (I thats what its called where you can store about nine channels), VOD and such. Is there really a great demand for the Tivo's unless they have grown as well, and my first DVR with Direct was a TIVO.

Though giving customers other options is not a bad thing I guess, though with posible monthly fees being thrown around.....

Cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would want a D TiVo over an HR24

Sent from my iPad using SatelliteGuys
 
S

shaun-ohio

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jan 31, 2004
327
0
ohio
will it only have a 1/2 hr live buffer, like the premier does that i have? i like the hr and 1/2 live buffer that the hr22-100 had, the only thing the hr22-100 lacks is they only have a swap mode for the other tuner for 2 hrs. and i doubt very much that it will have the same software that the premier hd xl that i use also for cable with a cable card.
 
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Similar threads

dishfan82
Replies
37
Views
1K
John2021
HopperGenie
Replies
5
Views
236
comp9
C
J
Replies
5
Views
347
robjlevin
R
jamieh1
Replies
0
Views
180
jamieh1
jamieh1

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Top