New Directv PVR Service?

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Hello,

Seems like I read that DirecTV was coming out with its own TIVO-like device
and service this summer. Is this still the case? I don't see anything
about it on their website or on this group. If they are still doing this,
does anyone know anything about what it will be like? Differences from the
current Directivo?

I have one Directivo now and like it fine. I want to get another one,
especially since DirecTV does not charge any additional monthly fee for
additional Directivo units. Will DirecTV charge a different (additional)
monthly fee for their new PVR?

What are opinions? Should I wait to see what they're going to do with this
or just go ahead and get another current unit?

Thanks in advance for replies!

Dave
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    In article <b7Lbe.60$V01.55@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
    "ds2227" <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > Seems like I read that DirecTV was coming out with its own TIVO-like device
    > and service this summer. Is this still the case? I don't see anything
    > about it on their website or on this group. If they are still doing this,
    > does anyone know anything about what it will be like? Differences from the
    > current Directivo?
    >
    > I have one Directivo now and like it fine. I want to get another one,
    > especially since DirecTV does not charge any additional monthly fee for
    > additional Directivo units. Will DirecTV charge a different (additional)
    > monthly fee for their new PVR?
    >
    > What are opinions? Should I wait to see what they're going to do with this
    > or just go ahead and get another current unit?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for replies!
    >
    > Dave

    It's still vaporware.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:57:59 GMT, "ds2227" <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >Seems like I read that DirecTV was coming out with its own TIVO-like device
    >and service this summer. Is this still the case? I don't see anything
    >about it on their website or on this group. If they are still doing this,
    >does anyone know anything about what it will be like? Differences from the
    >current Directivo?
    >
    >I have one Directivo now and like it fine. I want to get another one,
    >especially since DirecTV does not charge any additional monthly fee for
    >additional Directivo units. Will DirecTV charge a different (additional)
    >monthly fee for their new PVR?
    >
    >What are opinions? Should I wait to see what they're going to do with this
    >or just go ahead and get another current unit?
    >
    >Thanks in advance for replies!
    >
    >Dave
    >

    It will soon be obsolete. Whatever you do don't piss away $1,000 on
    the HD unit.

    Sean
  3. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    On 2005-04-27, ds2227 <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > Seems like I read that DirecTV was coming out with its own TIVO-like device
    > and service this summer. Is this still the case? I don't see anything
    > about it on their website or on this group. If they are still doing this,
    > does anyone know anything about what it will be like? Differences from the
    > current Directivo?

    It's just vaporware at this point.

    > What are opinions? Should I wait to see what they're going to do with this
    > or just go ahead and get another current unit?

    You should most definitely go out and get another DirecTiVo unit - it's a
    no-brainer. The DirecTiVo boxes are so wonderful and getting a new one
    right away means you get to enjoy it that much longer.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    OK, that's pretty much what I was thinking.
    Thanks

    Dave


    "Mike Hunt" <in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:116v85palnsbtd0@corp.supernews.com...
    > On 2005-04-27, ds2227 <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> Seems like I read that DirecTV was coming out with its own TIVO-like
    >> device
    >> and service this summer. Is this still the case? I don't see anything
    >> about it on their website or on this group. If they are still doing
    >> this,
    >> does anyone know anything about what it will be like? Differences from
    >> the
    >> current Directivo?
    >
    > It's just vaporware at this point.
    >
    >> What are opinions? Should I wait to see what they're going to do with
    >> this
    >> or just go ahead and get another current unit?
    >
    > You should most definitely go out and get another DirecTiVo unit - it's a
    > no-brainer. The DirecTiVo boxes are so wonderful and getting a new one
    > right away means you get to enjoy it that much longer.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    "ds2227" <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Hello,

    > I have one Directivo now and like it fine. I want to get another one,
    > especially since DirecTV does not charge any additional monthly fee for
    > additional Directivo units.
    > Dave

    There is still a $5.00 monthly 'Mirroring' fee charged by DirecTv for each
    additional unit. Unless that has been changed since I last looked at the
    web site...

    ~~Phil~~

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    "PHIL" <Invalid_Email@dot.com> wrote in message
    news:20050427112340.308$EQ@newsreader.com...
    > "ds2227" <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I have one Directivo now and like it fine. I want to get another one,
    > > especially since DirecTV does not charge any additional monthly fee for
    > > additional Directivo units.
    >
    > There is still a $5.00 monthly 'Mirroring' fee charged by DirecTv for each
    > additional unit. Unless that has been changed since I last looked at the
    > web site...
    >
    That is different from charging the $5 mirroring fee plus a second $5 Tivo
    fee. Another interesting point is that DirecTV Tivos have two tuners and,
    as I understand it, the $5 mirroring fee applies to the unit, not to the
    tuners. That's like paying $2.50/tuner. This is such a good deal that I am
    putting in another Tivo to replace a VCR in another room. I have to pay for
    the second tuner regardless, so the second Tivo is free (except, of course,
    for the cost to buy it), and it allows me to record two programs at once if
    I want to do so..
  7. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    I think that's just for the additional receiver, which I'm paying anyway for
    an additional standard receiver. I'll remove that from my account & replace
    it with the 2nd Directivo for the same $5.00/mo.

    Dave

    "PHIL" <Invalid_Email@dot.com> wrote in message
    news:20050427112340.308$EQ@newsreader.com...
    > "ds2227" <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > Hello,
    >
    > > I have one Directivo now and like it fine. I want to get another one,
    > > especially since DirecTV does not charge any additional monthly fee for
    > > additional Directivo units.
    > > Dave
    >
    > There is still a $5.00 monthly 'Mirroring' fee charged by DirecTv for each
    > additional unit. Unless that has been changed since I last looked at the
    > web site...
    >
    > ~~Phil~~
    >
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    "Mike Hunt" <in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:116v85palnsbtd0@corp.supernews.com...
    > On 2005-04-27, ds2227 <ds2227@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > Seems like I read that DirecTV was coming out with its own TIVO-like
    device
    > > and service this summer. Is this still the case? I don't see anything
    > > about it on their website or on this group. If they are still doing
    this,
    > > does anyone know anything about what it will be like? Differences from
    the
    > > current Directivo?
    >
    > It's just vaporware at this point.
    >
    > > What are opinions? Should I wait to see what they're going to do with
    this
    > > or just go ahead and get another current unit?
    >
    > You should most definitely go out and get another DirecTiVo unit - it's a
    > no-brainer. The DirecTiVo boxes are so wonderful and getting a new one
    > right away means you get to enjoy it that much longer.

    Yea, but I've really been considering getting a HD Directivo. At $800-$1000
    (depending where you look), that is not a no-brainer. I wish we could find
    some more information about this just so that I could make an educated
    decision. I'd definitely wait if it is worth waiting for. I would expect
    that the new Directv DVR would do HD.

    Anybody with some good, juicy inside information? <grin>
  9. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    In article <GsXbe.586$pe3.471@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
    "Scooby" <mmscooby1@removeme.earthlink.net> wrote:

    > Yea, but I've really been considering getting a HD Directivo. At $800-$1000
    > (depending where you look), that is not a no-brainer. I wish we could find
    > some more information about this just so that I could make an educated
    > decision. I'd definitely wait if it is worth waiting for. I would expect
    > that the new Directv DVR would do HD.
    >
    > Anybody with some good, juicy inside information? <grin>

    I took the plunge. Right now DirecTV doesn't offer enough to make it
    worth the money to subscribe, but I can get eight OTA digital broadcast
    channels for free (they don't transmit HD 100% of the time). That in
    conjunction getting two tuners and being able to record up to 200 hours
    of SD or 30 hours of HD seemed to be worthwhile even if DirecTV doesn't
    offer an upgrade path, but I suspect they will. OTOH, I only paid $700
    for it on eBay.

    --
    Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
    bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
    rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]
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