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Dual Buffers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Que, Aug 17, 2006.

Dual Buffers

  1. A must have!

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  2. Don't really care about it.

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  3. Like the option but, Ok if it's not there.

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  1. Jun 23, 2007 #701 of 2967
    Que

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    A must have! 1307 75.77%
    Don't really care about it. 107 6.20%
    Like the option but, Ok if it's not there. 311 18.03%
    Voters: 1725.

    Just a bump for the new users.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2007 #702 of 2967
    Mike P

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    DLB is a must!

    I can't believe we don't have it yet! This sucks! :mad:
     
  3. Jun 23, 2007 #703 of 2967
    mccskey

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    Screw changing the GUI from blue to white, spend the time giving us consumers what we want! GIVE ME MY DLB!!!!
     
  4. Jun 25, 2007 #704 of 2967
    anubys

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    how do you toggle between tuner 1 and 2?
     
  5. Jun 25, 2007 #705 of 2967
    Drew2k

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    Directly: You can't. (But there's hope that DirecTV will someday fix this, as it has been proven that both tuners save their buffers independently.)

    Indirectly: Press record on each tuner, and then go to My Playlist. Play the first show. Go back to My Playlist. Play the second show. Now press PREV to toggle between the two.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2007 #706 of 2967
    Que

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    Now if they fix the pause point. I would be OK with that workaround.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2007 #707 of 2967
    tiger2005

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    I wouldn't be happy with D* just including a pause point. IMO, they need to make a button available to switch tuners. Without a set way to switch tuners, you're eliminating the ability to record on one tuner, and surf on the other.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2007 #708 of 2967
    bonscott87

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    Just FYI that you can record a program and surf around live TV all you want. There is no limiation in that. A recording is always taking place on the background tuner, the buffer is where you are doing your surfing. The thing the HR20 doesn't have is a buffer on that 2nd tuner. Thus allowing you to surf around on both tuners.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2007 #709 of 2967
    Ivan1670

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    Ok I tried recording and pauseing the channel I was on then hitting previous and going to the previous channel, waited a few minutes and hit previous again to go back to the recorded/paused channel and the channel was no longer paused and had continued playing. Is this supposed to happen:confused:
     
  10. Jun 26, 2007 #710 of 2967
    Drew2k

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    Scott -someone here at DBSTalk posted a thread about the buffer being SAVED for each tuner, so apparently the buffer on the 2nd tuner is there, but it's only saved under the specific conditions outlined by the OP of that other thread. I tried looking for it, but couldn't find it. What this means is that DirecTV could potentially take actions to enable DLB, but the questions, as always, are how much effort is involved, and when can DirecTV schedule the coding and testing?
     
  11. Jun 26, 2007 #711 of 2967
    bonscott87

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    Interesting. Well, it does make sense since it can record 2 things at once. 2 recordings are nothing more then buffers in a way. And 2 buffers are nothing more then an ongoing recording that isn't be saved. I remember one speculation on why the HR20 doesn't have dual buffers was for VOD. Now VOD appears to be mostly by broadband and not sat. So once VOD is out it will be interesting to see what happens in this area.

    One thing I will say, now that autocorrection has been added despite it being a Tivo patent and nobody even giving it a small chance I'll certainly never say never to adding things like dual buffers. I guess you never know.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2007 #712 of 2967
    Drew2k

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    I found the thread! :)

    DLB exist its just a software bug
     
  13. Jun 27, 2007 #713 of 2967
    tiger2005

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    Actually, yes there is a limitation. Using TiVo as an example, I have the ability to toggle the tuner so I can record on the one tuner and then switch to the other and surf around as needed. If I want to go back to that recording on the tuner all I do is hit the Live TV button to move between the tuners. The big difference is that buffer on the tuner I just left and I'm not recording on is SAVED and I can access that buffer with the TiVo.

    With the HR20, if I'm surfing I've lost the ability to go directly back to that recording. I have to enter the channel number again, or access the channel through the Guide. Granted, that's not a difficult chore but when you know that software was developed years ago that has an easier one-button solution, it becomes way more annoying and a PITA. Oh, and did I mention that the buffer isn't saved on that 2nd tuner once you switch back to the first??? :D
     
  14. Jun 30, 2007 #714 of 2967
    raott

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    We just moved out of our house and we are living with family while awaiting our new house to be finished. The place we are staying has cable from a relatively small, regional provider (Insight), the DVR is a motorola 6416 and it has DLB's.

    I do not understand why this is still undecided, especially with the R15, which has been out 18 months.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2007 #715 of 2967
    Que

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    A must have! 1326 75.56%
    Don't really care about it. 109 6.21%
    Like the option but, Ok if it's not there. 320 18.23%
    Voters: 1755

    Just a bump for the new users.
     
  16. Jul 6, 2007 #716 of 2967
    mr anderson

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    bump for dlb.
     
  17. Jul 6, 2007 #717 of 2967
    Mavrick

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    :( mr anderson you might want to quit bumping these old threads for it has irked Earl and we have to keep Earl happy!
     
  18. Jul 6, 2007 #718 of 2967
    Earl Bonovich

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    It has ZERO to do with keeping me happy.
    Or me being Irked.... It is not the correct method to get your point accross... and is detrimental to the overall forum goals.
     
  19. Jul 6, 2007 #719 of 2967
    veryoldschool

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    How can I "un-bump" for DLB?
    Oh I know, a mod can give the member a "time out".
    Freedom of speech does not extend to yelling FIRE in a crowed movie theater.
    Spamming this forum won't get you many friends here. :nono: :nono2:
     
  20. Jul 6, 2007 #720 of 2967
    armophob

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    Daaammnn, you just got schooled old style
     
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