New DirecTV TiVo HD due in the Spring of 2010 end of 2010 or beginning of 2011 By Ben Drawbaugh, EngadgetHD, posted Dec 15th 2009 3:46PM
In this interesting fate of TiVo piece in Multichannel news this week, littered among all the reasons TiVo may or may not make it through the next couple of years was this little gem about the new DirecTV TiVo HD. Previously promised to be released during 2009 and then delayed until sometime in 2010, Multichannel news now says it is actually anticipated in the spring of 2010.
Which means that if it doesn't get delayed again, it will have taken just under two years since the announcement for it to hit the street. Does that sound ridiculous to anyone else?
I agree, way too long. But then again tivo did the same thing with the HD version (series 3) where they had something at CES And 2 years later it finally came out. IF it supports TTG and MRV and DirecTV doesn't copyprotect everything I think I'll dump time warner and head to DTV.
DirecTV Q1 results are great for profits, multi-room viewing and RVU -- but not DirecTiVo By Richard Lawler, EngadgetHD, posted May 7th 2010 7:22AM
It's not difficult to guess what's on the soundtrack around DirecTV's headquarters, with revenue and earnings results that beat analysts estimates for the first quarter. That's thanks to higher prices and increased HD and DVR revenue (DirecTiVo? Yeah right, according to the conference call, it could be pushed back until "maybe the end of this year, or maybe early next year,") while it also experienced a net increase of 100,000 subscribers over the period. Of course launching DirecTV 3D is a major focus for the rest of the year, as well as increased VOD with DirecTV Cinema, multi-room viewing (officially rolling out next week) and "connected home" initiatives. All the dirty details are in the reports and transcripts linked below, dive in as deeply as you dare.