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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wilbur_the_goose, May 6, 2012.
PPV is better then going to the movies some times.
I think I have probably met more Directv subscribers
If Directv gets rid of Game Lounge then what will they give me free for a month when my anniversary date arrives? They might actually give me something I want to use instead! /gasp
Except they got rid of the anniversary bonus.
News to me, I got one last year.
My point as the OP was that the D* boxes seem to be getting slower and slower. I was thinking that removing Game Lounge could help speed them up by eliminating some (what I assume is) bad code.
Seriously? When did that happen and why? And about the Game Lounge we had it and liked it when it worked correctly. The problem was it didn't always work correctly We never could figure out why everything about D* was so good and yet they let the Game Lounge be so poor
With the popularity of smart phones and tablets growing in leaps and bounds, I imagine the creaky, clunky, painfully slow Game Lounge will lose ground.
I agree with the OP if that is what is making our HR-2x boxes so slow the past several months.
Game lounge never properly worked on my HR24-500.. I forgot the gaming service I had with Dish back in the early 2000's but that worked surprisingly well, if a bit slow.
Actually you can look up information about the Game Lounge on the internet and there are a lot of people that do have it. I could find out how many people were playing on the same level that I was and could see the highest scoring people also. And let me tell you some of those scores were out of sight!
Can you prove that a) its bad code, and b) that game lounge is causing issues? I really don't think it has anything to do with game lounge, since that's been around forever.
of course I can't prove anything. I was using intuition as a 30 year IT professional. I've seen many systems essentially crap out when too much was put into them. They became bloated, slow, and very difficult to maintain.
In other words, entropy.
My opinion - let the DVR be a DVR, and cut out the other stuff. Make the code lean, fast, and efficient.
DirecTV, or any provider, does not want to put out receivers that do nothing but playback video.
Shades - are you suggesting the concept of entropy is wrong?
As a concept no but as in what you want for a result yes.