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DIRECTV .. What's next?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    SWM is kinda sorta on hold at this time due to a product flaw in one of the manufacturer's designs.

    SWM isn't entirely common for upgrades if that's what you're after and almost certainly not if you want to keep any non-SWM boxes.
     
  2. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Directv does not use stand-alone SWM modules for individual residence installations. They have been using SWM LNB installations but the current 0-degree failures of some (most? all? many?) units has probably gotten them to slow down or halt installations until the issue gets resolved.

    Feel free to buy an SWM yourself if you want one - they're not that expensive on ebay or from Solid Signal and they work great! :)
     
  3. deboxer1

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    1. More lil expansion in unserved markets.
    2. Ability to have more than 2 zipcodes in the AM21.
    3. An AM21 that scans for ota.
    4. Ability to manually add a channel/s in the AM21
     
  4. Draconis

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    I had a nice talk with the folks who make the IC's for the SWM's. Seems that the SWM can support (at most) 12 channels, but the people who make the IC's stated that DIRECTV has not contacted them to make a SWM with more channels.

    One thing I would LIKE to see is a 11-channel SWM (remember the "control" channel, 11 is the most we would see available to us).

    The other thing was from the booth of the people who make the chipsets used in the PowerLine network adapters. Seems that other manufacturers, like Samsung, are integrating these chipsets into their products. I would like to see DIRECTV receivers with these chipsets integrated into them as well.

    Oh and a stand-alone version of the AM21 that does not require a DIRECTV IRD to function. Maybe both a "tuner" and a "DVR" version.
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The pressure is on as E* already has done this with their existing (and apparently future) ViP series boxes.
     
  6. Tubaman-Z

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

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    1) Support for other video providers as DoD (i.e. Hulu, CBS, YouTube) similar to PlayOn but DVRed instead of streaming

    2) Fix Channels I Receive so that it is accurate

    3) Support for > 50 Series Links

    4) Dual live buffers

    5) MRV from HR to HR

    6) Show summary info on the To-Do list page

    7) MRV with TiVo

    8) More national HD channels
     
  7. Jhon69

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    That's an easy question you give up PIP.What DirecTV subscribers miss the most what I have read is DLB(down arrow) on the DVR+,just like the DirecTivo.:sure:
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

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    I'd love lower prices. This economy is killing my family.
     
  9. gregjones

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    I want eSata to be additional storage, not replacement storage. This can be a fairly simple software solution.
     
  10. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    1) MRV - Copying, Streaming or Moving I don't care which as long as it works.

    2) Enhanced eSATA support. If they don't want use to be able to use both as one big drive, how about an easier way to switch back and forth between internal and external.

    3) The HBO HD channels as promised in the June 2007 Press Release. Eveyone always says DirecTV doesn't announce things until the contracts are signed, so what gives?

    4) My locals in HD. I don't care as I get good reception OTA, but my parents need them.
     
  11. ATARI

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    DLB
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I believe we have a winner for the actual list, excluding, of course, the new Tivo-based HD DVR....:D
     
  13. CTJon

    CTJon Godfather

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    1) Absolute reliable recording of shows - no immediate delete / no delete
    2) Absolute reliable recording of shows - no immediate delete / no delete
    3) Programming time spent on fixing bugs and not only on new features
    4) Regression testing so things that work continue to work
    5) More National HD channels.
    6) Reliable recording and playback.
     
  14. SnoopHogg

    SnoopHogg Cool Member

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    New GUI... I love DirecTV, but their guide layout and options are horrible. I switched from Dish back in July, and don't regret it... but the guide is just awful in comparison. I convinced my Mother in law to switch as well, and she gripes everytime we are up there about the font size and not being able to read it very well. To me, this would be one of the easiest features for them to add and it could be done for all receivers.
     
  15. 1980ws

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    All the Premiums, in HD.
    Talk Channels on XM/Sirius.
    HD included in EI & ST.
     
  16. Draconis

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    The R22's have DIRECTV on Demand as well, and they are a SD unit.
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a Dish user "Wish List"...:lol:

    OK....it might also have one item that fits for others too...:D
     
  18. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    I would like to be able to change my user name. :)
     
  19. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    One thing is for certain .. this will never happen :p
     
  20. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Yes it was, and in fact, I established this many moons ago .. then, without warning, Broadcom removed this noted "restriction" from their specifications sheet .. :eek: .. so perhaps it's not impossible especially since there are some vendors with the same chipset that apparently do have this capability .. Now will it happen? I don't know and I personally doubt it .. Can it happen? Maybe. I don't know.

    And one other point .. Glad to see you've been so positive in this thread :rolleyes: .. It's almost as if you don't even have DIRECTV service or an HR2x ..
     

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