directv / tivo hi-def receiver --- when?

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hi all -

    does anyone know when the hi-def version will come out? i'm hearing sometime early this year?

    ted
     
  2. Todd Henry

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    Last I heard was late March /early April.

    Todd
     
  3. Shane Martin

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    List is $1,000 if you are curious.
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    1K?!? mudder fudder!!! i've heard street prices in the 500 range...

    better hope my bb discount kicks in big-time...
     
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    You can pre-order for Value Electronics right now and get $100 off. Comes out to $899.

    -Robert
     
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    Robert, could you post the address where I can get the receiver? Thanks.

    Hugo
     
  7. Robert_J

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    Direct links to non-sponsers are not popular here. It would be triple W dot valueelectronics dot com.

    -Robert
     
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    Cool. I pre-ordered... $100 is $100. The sad thing is that it'll be half the cost in a year. Oh well.

    I saw this unit at CES and wanted to walk away with it.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Mitcheizik

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    I just called Direct tv to ask them when the tivo/Hd was coming out( before I read this thread) and the guy said he knew nothing about this, and then did some searching on the website? and said their is no info. [​IMG]
     
  10. Micah Lloyd

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    From DirecTV's own web site. It's a couple of months old, though.

     
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    MIcah, thanks for the info.
     
  12. Ted Lee

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    they're going with hdmi instead of dvi?

    gawd-darnit...i just *knew* that was gonna happen!

    ugh...i can't keep up.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. Stephen Tu

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    Supposedly an HDMI->DVI adapter cable will be included, so no worries, though you might have to buy one if you need a longer run.
     
  14. Ted Lee

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    well, i guess that's good news. as soon as i got my mits/samsung dvi setup, i read that they think hdmi is going to be the connection of the future. figures! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Robert Crawford

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    So this unit is a HD receiver combined with a Tivo unit that can record a movie in HD from HDNet Movies and later display it on your display in HD?




    Crawdaddy
     
  16. Micah Lloyd

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    Yeppers. AND it has two OTA tuners. You can record HDNet while recording over the air while watching something already recorded.
     
  17. Robert Crawford

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    Cool, I can record HDNET while watching TCM.
     
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    Damn, I really wish I could get DirecTV. [​IMG]

    M.
     
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    Even better than that. You can record HDNET and record TCM while watching a previously recorded show (either HD or not!)

    Now that's cool!
     

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