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Fuming mad!!!! D* stopped a recording to download an update...why???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 996911, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Feb 14, 2009 #61 of 103
    Richierich

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    Well, with ALL THAT I HAVE ACCUMULATED IN LIFE I can LIVE without YOUR STYLE POINTS!!! I have enough already accumulated in the BANK!!! :lol:
     
  2. Feb 14, 2009 #62 of 103
    Tom Robertson

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    When the goals conflict, like everyone else, DIRECTV has to judge what is the best way to meet the goals for the greatest number of people.

    (And I didn't mean to make you look dumb, I suspect everyone in the world of forums understands the concept of two people cross posting.) :)

    Cheers,
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  3. Feb 14, 2009 #63 of 103
    dgobe

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    From the user feedback to an update prompt.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2009 #64 of 103
    finaldiet

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    Gee, my 2 HR20's have never missed a recording. No problems with the 5PM or 3AM this past week. I have a friend that had a problem but the reliable HR 10-250 he got from me has never had a prolem. I relly feel fortunate wiht my recorders.:D:D:D
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 #65 of 103
    dgobe

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    Don't worry, I do a good job of that all by myself!
     
  6. Feb 14, 2009 #66 of 103
    Tom Robertson

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    What sort of admission are you expecting? If you call the CSRs, reportedly they will give you an admission.

    If you want an admission in the Wall Street Journal, get their reporters working on it. If you can get their reporters to bother, who knows what can be arranged. :)

    Cheers,
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  7. Feb 14, 2009 #67 of 103
    Richierich

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    Yes, that is WHY I KEEP MY TWO HR10-250s as BACKUP UNITS!!!

    Gosh, with 6 DIRECTV DVRs and 2 HR10-250s you would think that I could just about record anything I want and feel secure that it will be RECORDED on AT LEAST ONE of those Devices!!!

    I guess alot of people wish they had MY PROBLEMS!!! :lol:
     
  8. Feb 14, 2009 #68 of 103
    Tom Robertson

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    Slacker! Get some real equipment... :)

    (Though I think you got me beat for total recording space...) :)
     
  9. Feb 14, 2009 #69 of 103
    Richierich

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    Well, I was in a website with a website Friend who had a $1,500,000 Home Theater System that did not have Sub-Woofers because his Speakers could deliver from 16 Hz upwards and I was totalled amazed and he has invited me out to his Ranch out West.

    ABSOLUTELTY AMAZING!!! I can link you to his Home Theater. WOW!!!

    TALK ABOUT SLACKER!!! I am Humbled Just To Be In His Presence and he is a Nut Rancher! But a Very Successful Nut Rancher!!! He is worth over $200 Million and that doesn't include the 30,000 acres of land he ownes!!! A very interesting DUDE!!! And he gives me advice about Audio and Video as if we were neighbors!!!
     
  10. Feb 14, 2009 #70 of 103
    t_h

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    Sigh.

    Before I retired, we used to appraise employees by breaking them up into groups of 25-30 or so, the managers of those people would sit down and explain their accomplishments and deficiencies and the other managers would then pick them apart. We'd rank them from first to worst.

    In one of the last sessions we had, a manager proposed an employee to be among the best and to receive the commensurate rewards. He was the guy always making the diving last second catches, in the middle of (and usually resolving) a majority of the firestorms, etc. Very visible.

    My problem with that was that the guy had the worst planning and judgment skills and those generally created the need for the diving catches and firestorms.

    Hence, we put him at the bottom and not long after that he got fired. He wasnt great because everyone knew who he was and he always fixed the stuff that blew up, he sucked because it was his lack of ability and focus that allowed the problem to occur...or directly caused the problem.

    Anyone that wants to ante up my $100 a month and explain to my pissed off wife why the thing ate her show for the 35th time in the last six months, several of them "diving catches" by directv because something screwed something up...is more than welcome to minimize the hassle and weight of the matter.

    This series of events shows poor planning and judgment. Rank accordingly.
     
  11. Feb 14, 2009 #71 of 103
    dgobe

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    t_h, your eloquence is unsurpassed. It's a pleasure reading your posts and I'd gladly ante up $100 for your memoirs as long as they include the one about your friend who would get naked and run across a busy street with his pants over his head.

    Good day!
     
  12. Feb 14, 2009 #72 of 103
    spartanstew

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    Too many possible comments, too little time.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2009 #73 of 103
    Richierich

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    please feel free to comment at any time as we are all brothers in life and we take none of this with us as we pass!!!

    Hdtv is just one of our blessings in life!!!
     
  14. Feb 15, 2009 #74 of 103
    t_h

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    Thanks, I try to make the service as interesting as possible. Story would have been much more interesting if he was a she, except for that being-run-over part.

    I'd prefer to keep paying the $100 and instead have someone step in to explain to my wife why the HR20 was gathering satellite data when she turned it on expecting Oprah.
     
  15. Feb 15, 2009 #75 of 103
    Ken S

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    I guess they take it seriously enough to spend thousands on TVs and hundreds on receivers and monthly subscription fees. I'm sure you're not all that frightened or you wouldn't be in a forum that caters to TV fanatics.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2009 #76 of 103
    Richierich

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    I've never even seen one CSI program so I guess I don't know what I am missing. I think I saw part of one episode and was Grossed out that I changed channels and have never thought about viewing another one.

    What ever Floats Your Boat.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2009 #77 of 103
    bidger

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    That strategy wouldn't work for me since mine reboots daily. I know because I have to re-program 30 sec. skip every time I use it.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2009 #78 of 103
    harsh

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    How's about they monitor and condition the guide data as opposed to forcing a download that requires a reboot (with the attendant loss of hours of guide data) to patch a problem with the guide?

    Perhaps they should be looking even farther ahead to discover and address these problems days in advance as opposed to hours.

    The problem is with the guide data, isn't it?
     
  19. Feb 15, 2009 #79 of 103
    Richierich

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    The Guide Data is the logical suspicion as I have heard it but I haven't talked to Directv Upper Management lately so I can say for sure. :lol:
     
  20. Feb 15, 2009 #80 of 103
    harsh

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    Perhaps more people should get their message through to management.
     

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