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EngadgetHD: Is DirecTV's HR20 ready for prime-time

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. Jul 27, 2007 #1 of 104
    Earl Bonovich

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    Stuart Sweet

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    So far the yes's are beating the no's by a little bit. Not bad when you realize that happy people are less likely to seek out places to voice their opinions. If you take the theory that one complaint=8 compliments, then the yes's really shine.
     
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    Ken S

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    Actually I see 61% saying it's not quite ready or worse. Also, I wouldn't call engadget a place people go to complain.

    Also, 8 to 1? Scientific study or made up figures?
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    The question is how many of the people that voted no are people that don't have one. Like the people that will not get one because it is not TiVo.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2007 #5 of 104
    Stuart Sweet

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    Are you reading the poll right? It asks if it's ready for primetime. I just grabbed this:

    Is DirecTV's HR20 ready for primetime?
    Yes, definitly 254 (38.7%)
    Almost there 230 (35.1%)
    No way! 171 (26.1%)

    73% say yes or almost. That's pretty positive.

    As far as that 8:1 number, I got it from a customer service seminar. They could have made it up. Either way it's intended to say that people are far more likely to complain than they are compliment.

    The last time engadget posted about the HR20, several months ago, it turned into a hatefest within minutes. Far worse than some of the dialectic around here. This is a hugely different scenario.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2007 #6 of 104
    NR4P

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    I voted yes definitely.
    Love my two HR20's.

    Haven't not done what they were intended to do. Haven't missed a beat with released firmware in many months.

    And if they hiccup with a CE release, that's what I signed for as a CE'er.

    Too bad the HD-Lite whining is getting in the way of responding to the HR20 basic question.
     
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    Ken S

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    Yes, I can read.

    The first answer means it's a good unit.
    The second answer means it's not quite a good unit and needs a little more work.
    The third answer, is of course negative.

    I would take anything other than the first answer as not being a positive response. Although, I guess for some it would be positive knowing what the results would have been at release.

    I would also take the whole poll as pretty meaningless.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2007 #8 of 104
    FreddyC

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    I like mine, that's all I care about. You guys on this forum helped soothe my fears and I'm happy for it. Internet polling doesn't really say much. It's the opinions of those who actually own the machine that makes a difference. Most people here seem to like it. Freddy
     
  9. Jul 27, 2007 #9 of 104
    veryoldschool

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    I've given up on these types "polls".
    If you like it, you do, if you don't,
    then nothing is going to change your mind.

    [BTW: mine work fine as if anybody actually cares].:D
     
  10. Jul 27, 2007 #10 of 104
    houskamp

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    looks like we're swaying the poll a little :)
     
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    uncrules

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    Meaningless poll when you considered that the pro Tivo people and all the other anti D* crowd will automatically vote no when they don't even have one.
     
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    LR308er

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    I'd have to agree with Ken S.
    Almost isn't good, except in horseshoes and handgrenades.
     
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    BubbaDude

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    I'll recommend the HR20 as soon as they fix autorecord. As it is, no way.
     
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    LR308er

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    Should we have a poll to see who cares?
     
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    hasan

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    Truer words almost never spoken.:)

    ...and this is readily apparent to anyone without an ax to grind (on either side of the poll).
     
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    BubbaDude

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    So anybody who expects the product to work as advertised has an ax to grind?
     
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    CCarncross

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    Ken, if you just look at even your own posts, you would probably agree that people tend to be much more vocal if they have issues than if they are happy with a product. Its just human nature.
     
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    DCSholtis

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    +1
     
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    Jeremy W

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    That's not even close to what he said. Re-read the post.
     
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    Bingo123

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    I voted "almost there" and I meant it as a "not ready for public consumption" vote.

    I'm getting used to my HR20-700 now, but frankly, as an "average" level tech user, if I had not found this site quite by accident, I'm sure I would have pitched the whole thing back in a box and sent it COD to D*.

    So I was thinking of someone like my cousin, who is NOT computer- or tech- proficient, trying to set this thing up and deal with it's foibles.

    She'd never get past wondering why the d*mn thing didn't work after she'd hooked up the crappy included HDMI cable like it told her to.
     
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