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  • yourbestfriendintheworld yourbestfriendintheworld Dec 8, 2011 8:00 PM Flag

    Could not have described the directtv TiVo better

    We'll find out.

    By all indications, my order was placed before their screen went all "BACKORDERED".

    If it's a pile of junk, I'll be throwing it back at DirecTV and going over to the cable company, which no longer trails in HD channels and is compatible with full-featured TiVo boxes.

    BTW, here's the deal you get: $199+tax to get the HD receiver, plus $6/month lease fee, which is $0/month if it's your primary receiver (same as any other DirecTV receiver), plus $5/month for TiVo subscription, plus the basic and premium content charges. No mention of lifetime TiVo subscriptions, though if you have an old-school DirecTV-TiVo unit with lifetime service, it may be possible to port it to this unit. This is considered a lease, so the $199 is sunk cost, and if you cancel your DirecTV service you have to send the box back. But the $5/month is a considerable discount to TiVo's current $19.99 monthly/$499 lifetime rates.

    But still, that's $5/month for a TV guide. The rest of the box's functionality had better come out kicking butt from day one.

    The report of the defeatured interface is not giving me any hope.

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