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After Home Media Center, NOMAD and HDGUI, what's left?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Herdfan, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011 #61 of 101
    gizzly

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    What I want may only be available through cloud storage (if at all).

    I want the ability to access all 100,000 Netflix DVD titles only through the TV. No snail mail, no limited library. I want access to all of them.

    And oh yeah, a way to search for them on the TV.

    That's not too much to ask for, is it?

    :}
     
  2. Nov 30, 2011 #62 of 101
    harsh

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    Wireless costs around $6 each in terms of hardware. I'm betting it costs a whole lot more than that to outfit a box with DECA (along with fancier splitters and BSFs). After installation, the MoCA power consumption will cost the customer considerably more in the long term.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2011 #63 of 101
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes, but wireless just isn't as good of a solution. A CSR call costs more than $6.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2011 #64 of 101
    harsh

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    Cloud is an interesting buzzword that is widely abused. Cloud in DIRECTV jargon is typically reserved for the DECA network.

    Your cable operator's scheme is going to effectively move storage to their facilities. This is not something DIRECTV can do with their satellite delivery system. Their cloud would necessarily be located within the boundaries of your home.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2011 #65 of 101
    harsh

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    I don't dispute that. I do dispute that it is necessarily fraught with support issues.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2011 #66 of 101
    hdtvfan0001

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    That seems quite harsh.

    I suspect any alternative would not provide any signficant relief from corresponding issues.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2011 #67 of 101
    Richierich

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    I can't wait for the 3DGUI!!! :lol:
     
  8. Nov 30, 2011 #68 of 101
    mreposter

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    With more and more wireless devices in the home, I'd be worried about network conflicts or bandwidth issues at some point. If all your TVs, computers, phones, tablets, etc, etc are all competing for wireless access, something's going to get crunched.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2011 #69 of 101
    hdtvfan0001

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    There is some truth in that view, however, I also suspect the bandwidth issue only comes into play with alot of demand concurrently, which likely rarely happens.

    I have 9 concurrent wireless devices active here, but virtually never take any noticable performance hits using them as needed. Then again, not everyone is running wireless "n" with a gigabit router and device connections.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2011 #70 of 101
    paulh

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    For all the integrated recording list functionality..

    Why not make the DVR more "dumb"? Isn't most slowness related to finding shows?

    D* does a great job sending recording signals via Sat. Have your to-do list and scheduling all done online, then use apps to manage the "cloud" scheduling.
     
  11. Nov 30, 2011 #71 of 101
    inkahauts

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    That's an interesting idea. But what about the people who don't have internet access? How would they work their systems?
     
  12. Dec 1, 2011 #72 of 101
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    Harsh,

    I was refering to video transfer from recordings off of one DVR to another DVR.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2011 #73 of 101
    harsh

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    Google "dual band wireless routers".

    Therein find the industry's answer to your concerns.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2011 #74 of 101
    harsh

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    In an environment where DIRECTV can make an extra $3/month by offering WHDS as a working alternative, this seems quite unlikely to happen.

    If they thought they could get away with it, they probably would have followed through with DIRECTV2Go many years ago.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2011 #75 of 101
    paulh

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    It could be an optional tier of WH service.
    1) Choose the faster, "cloud managed and connected" Whole Home DVR service(possibly with a smaller 7 day guide, etc to ensure faster processing)
    2) Traditional self managed DVR (more internal features but slower )
     
  16. Dec 3, 2011 #76 of 101
    inkahauts

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    No way they'd do that, to complicated. Directv only wants simple uniform approach to everything they have, so its easier to troubleshoot, and sell to customers..
     
  17. Dec 3, 2011 #77 of 101
    Drucifer

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    So you notice we down to one software version for all HR2x with the HDGUI.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2011 #78 of 101
    inkahauts

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    That really has nothing to do with what he's asking for. You'd have one version of software, and they activate or deactivate parts of it based on your subscription. They have had most hardware on the same firmware, or close to if for several years.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2011 #79 of 101
    hdtvfan0001

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    It's important to note that getting down to a single look and feel across hardware developed by different manufacturers and over several years has been a work in progress for quite some time - no small undertaking.

    For these very reasons, testing gets to be a more challenging and longer process. Once things have "arrived", firmware maintenance becomes a bit easier and less costly...but it takes time and effort to "arrive".
     
  20. Dec 3, 2011 #80 of 101
    cypherx

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    Though the version number is the same between an H24 and HR24... The H24 is seriously handicapped.

    No VOD, No YouTube, No My DirecTV, No Posters, No pictures in Cast & Crew, No Filmography under Cast and Crew, etc.. Same unified experience my butt!

    If it really is a memory problem then I say it should be able to harvest these features from the cloud or WH DVR over DECA.
     

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