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"Jack Zwick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:jzwick4-5C66B9.email@example.com...
> In article <6oqje.19256$J12.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "Jack Ak" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > http://www.thomson.net/EN/Home/Press/PressReleases/CorporatePress/PR040512.htm
> > note this sentence at end of third paragraph:
> > "Thomson will be the lead supplier of DIRECTV System set-top receivers
> > accounting for half of its needs."
> > "winton11" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:Xcpje.30$Px1.19@trnddc07...
> > > I currently have the TIVO supplied by DIRECTV sevice.
> > > DIRECTV DVR R10
> > > Can anybody tell me what company manufactures the unit for DIRECTV?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Winton11
> > >
> > >
> > >
> Wrong answer. DirecTv set-top boxes are not DirecTiVo boxes.
> Only about 1/7 are TiVo boxes.
A DirecTV DVR is not a DirecTV receiver?
So who manufactures the new DirecTV R10 DVR?
You missed this paragraph? Thomson includes the DVR as a set-top box...
"The five-year supply agreement provides DIRECTV with an experienced partner
for its forthcoming product and service development initiatives. Thomson will be
involved in the technology development of new set-top box models during the contract
period and will manufacture a full range of receivers including DIRECTV-brand high definition
and digital video recorder (DVR) receivers, with an objective to deliver home receiving units
that meet DIRECTV’s pricing, quality and time-to-market objectives."
At one time, Solectron was the primary manufacturer of DirecTV DVRs, but there is no mention
of that on the Solectron web site today. Solectron manufactured all brands of DirecTV DVR
including the Hughes brand. http://www.solectron.com/about/company.htm
Solectron manufactured DirecTV DVRs were assembled in Mexico.