We've got bad news for anyone (still) waiting on the new DirecTiVo. The newly relaunched Gizmo Lovers blog points out a FAQ page on DirecTV.com saying the box is still waiting for production approval, although it's "optimistic" the box will see a release in the 2011 calendar year. Even that rings hollow, however, as our friend Dave Zatz mentions on Twitter that he's heard it may not arrive until November at the earliest. It's been nearly three years since the new box was first announced, anyone want to lay a wager down on whether the TiVo Premiere will get its second core enabled before we ever see a new TiVo for DirecTV released?

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