Its got lots of new features, and newer faster software. For example you can file recorded shows in different folders, it HMO ready, and the guide it the fastest one ever offered on a DirecTV. No waiting for the guide to load anymore.
HMO ready? You mean it has a better port ? Mine only has USB. I asuming it has a firewire deal. I would hope the features & software could be a download upgrade to older Tivos. I might as well hold out & see what Directs own DVR is about now.
Yeah I know about HMO. I'd like to see it arrive. I'd buy more Tivos. I hope the new Direct DVR will transfer with Tivos too. I was just asking what connections are needed on the box itself? Mine only has 2 USB ports.
It is HMO ready, I didn't say it been turned on yet. I saw screen shots over at the tivo community of the HMO page. It said to call Tivo or go to their website to activate HMO service. I haven't heard of anyone actually doing what it said, but it makes the easist to hack (good hacking) of any Directivo, to turn HMO on.
I've been researching the R10 and the Hughes SD-DVR80. The Hughes seem to have more capabilities with 2 Composite Video Outputs, a Digital Toslink Optical output and an Optical Digital Output for Dolby® Digital and Linear PCM Digital Audio. This is in addition to all the R10 features. I already use 2 Hughes receivers in the house and have had no problems with them. Is the software that much better and if so, can the Hughes be updated with it?
The Hughes lacks that software. Yes, the software is that much better. If your like me, you like the guide, on the older DirecTivo's it is too slow. The R10 speeds that up quite bit. The Hughes can not be updated by you the subscriber, that is up to Tivo and DirecTV, which is the only one who can send out a software update to the unit. You may be able to hack it with new software, but that takes knowledge and time.