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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: DIRECTV THR22 HD DVR with TiVo

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2012 #161 of 186
    Richierich

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    Being that it is based on an HR22 I would think that it would function much in the same way so Litzdog again is correct.
     
  2. tracicollins

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    Does this permit us to use any ESATA drive of any capacity or are we still restricted to Western Digital Media Drives of certain limited capacities? I wouldn't mind having the external drive be a complete replacement if I could pop a 3 or 4 terrabyte drive on the port. I was so frustrated when Tivo limited the Premiers so that we absolutely, positively, had to use the Western Digital drive instead of the shiny new drive from a different vendor that I had just purchased for it.

    Also, what happens to the programming that is already recorded on the 500 gb drive when I pop on a higher capacity external drive? Do I lose access to it at that moment?

    Traci
     
  3. Richierich

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    You can use any SATA Drive up to 2 TB (that is a Kernel Limitation).

    When you hook up the External Drive it disables the Internal Drive as far as being able to view those Recordings.

    However, they will remain there and if you want to View then Later simply unhook the External Drive and Reboot to the Internal Drive to view those Recordings.

    It' an Either Or Situation even though it is on our Wishlist for Directv to Allow us to combine the two drives into one Virtual Drive.
     
  4. litzdog911

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    Do some searching here first. Not all eSATA drives/enclosures work well with DirecTV DVRs.
     
  5. tracicollins

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    I appreciate the suggestion to check drive compatibility first. Fortunately or unfortunately I already bought a 2TB drive to use with my Tivo Premiere and I wasn't able to use it for the Premiere. I will at least try it before I go shopping for a new one. If I have to buy a new one I will be grateful for all the knowledge on the board to guide me toward one that does the job.

    Traci
     
  6. P Smith

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    It's here ... posted ... Just use it ;).
     
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    :nono: no no no that sounded all wrong.
     
  8. P Smith

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    I'm OK with that :) ...
    I did, Rich did, other Richie and many more shared a lot of info. Why we need to repost it again and again ? It's like a library, but you asking to print some book again.
     
  9. KGun

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    Hi Guys, I'm running the HR22-100 and I was thinking of upgrading to this THR22 TiVo. When I used my old Sony D* Tivo, SAT-T60 and the HR10-250, I was able to pause one tuner, jump to the other tuner and when I went back to the first tuner it was still paused.

    I know the HR22-*** does not let me do this. This is the only feature that I am trying to recover.


    Thank You
     
  10. sigma1914

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    The HR22 you have kinda does that. It's called DoublePlay...press down twice to activate it. If you pause one tuner & go back, it'll resume from where you paused.
     
  11. macq

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    The THR22 does allow this. It works much the same as you describe except now you press the LiveTV button to switch tuners rather than the down arrow for the HR10.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    And don't forget, once it's active, you can flip with pressing the down arrow only once.
     
  13. May 2, 2012 #173 of 186
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    I find this to not be the case on my HR24s. Sometimes it will stay paused, but more often the unviewed tuner will be playing when I switch back to it.

    -Ted
     
  14. May 2, 2012 #174 of 186
    DogLover

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    I should be playing exactly from where you paused it. It does automatically resume. (It's a reasonable assumption that you switched to that tuner to watch it, to stare at a paused screen.)

    If you are seeing it play from elsewhere, that would be a bug.
     
  15. May 2, 2012 #175 of 186
    P Smith

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    cypherx

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    I'm curious as well. I don't see any release notes posted. Must be all UTH anyway. Hopes up for porting the TiVo Premire or Virgin Media TiVo UI to DirecTV? Nah... The HR24 works fine for me.
     
  17. May 6, 2012 #177 of 186
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    With the HR24 it should never stay paused. It will automatically unpause as soon as you switch back to that tuner. But it will be from the exact spot you left it assuming (and this is important) you paused it before switching tuners. If you don't do that it will continue to play while you are watching the other tuner.

    The THR22 is slightly different. When you switch back to a paused tuner it stays paused until you unpause it yourself. But you still need to pause it before swapping tuners or it will continue to play in the background.
     
  18. P Smith

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    New version 0x0190 is spooling ... ;)
     
  19. cypherx

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    Release notes?

    Anything good? Like Pandora or Tivo Premiere UI? Or other apps like Facebook? MRV? Tivo ipad compatibility?
     
  20. P Smith

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    We should ask someone who did catch it ... its spool ended at 1:30pm PDT.
     

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