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Future BluRay player with DirecTv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RonH, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Steve Mehs

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    Yeah, I can see the MPAA having a hissy fit already.
     
  2. JeffTex42

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    I can't see this ever happening. Why would they provide hardware that would seem to encourage their subscribers to watch media from any other source than from their satellites or VOD? Seems contradictory to me.
     
  3. RonH

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    Great Point.
     
  4. gregjones

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    The only reason I can see to do this benefits only the cable company. They love rental fees on "premium" cable boxes. If they can get a customer to pay for the box each 3-4 months, I am sure they love it. I just don't see the benefit to the customer.
     
  5. Scooter22

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    If it didn't make these HR20/21 boxes even more finicky (at times), I'd probably go for a combo box. That way I could hide my equipment easier in the bedroom or other rooms.
    I would probably stick with a standalone player for my home theater though.


    Scooter :)
     
  6. JLucPicard

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    Agreed. I see this as the single biggest obstacle to a Blue-Ray integrated HD receiver. After all the battles to keep people from recording HD straight to DVD there's no way in heck something like this would fly - not in today's environment.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    I agree, and can add that there is a whole myriad of other reasons why this will not happen, but I think you have all covered this pretty well here.
     
  8. gregjones

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    I think the biggest lack is a complete lack of a market. There is not enough critical mass to have a Blu-Ray player built into an HD receiver. The combo TiVo units (with DVD recorders) never sold very well and they were not provider-specific.

    Add to that the likelihood of consumers assuming a Blu-Ray player would be able to store content from the DVR, in spite of the labeling as a player and not recorder. Maybe I am wrong on this one but I just don't see anything but a gaping chasm of apathy.
     
  9. JLucPicard

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    gregjones,

    I understand what you're saying. I have one of those TiVos with DVD burner and used it extensively when my nephew was in Iraq to send him programs he was interested in. Now I rarely use the DVD player and I can't remember the last time I burned a DVD from something I recorded - my nephew has been out of the Army for a year and a half now.

    I would imagine the market would be quite high for an HD receiver/DVR that would allow you to record that HD content to a DVD with BlueRay quality intact. That would be a black(gray?) marketer's dream!
     
  10. skyviewmark1

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    Cause if you didn't pay them their fee, they would make it inactive.. and unuseable.. So as long as they are getting bucks from you they don't care what you watch..

    However I don't see this happening either
     
  11. Ken S

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    You mean like a satellite receiver and DVR being in the same box?
     
  12. pstr8ahead

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    Maybe the installer confused BluRay with future 1080p IRDs.
     
  13. n3ntj

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    I don't believe anything a D* CSR or D* installer says.
     
  14. Steve Mehs

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    There was one model of the Motorola MOXI DVR that had a built in DVD Player. I'm guessing there were only a handful ever in use.
     
  15. putty469

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    Yes, only Charter and a couple others deployed Moxi's with DVD players around 2005. I had one and it eliminated one component from my A/V stack.
     
  16. idigg

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    The HR21-700 is slow enough, it couldn't handle to even process hi-def codecs like AVC/VC-1/DTS-HD/TrueHD................

    :)
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    There's a difference between interdependent and intertwined. :D
     
  18. gregjones

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    You mean a DVR with no tuners feeding it wouldn't be something you'd want? :lol:
     
  19. Canis Lupus

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    Maybe if it was wireless? :grin:

     
  20. rudeney

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    Maybe so customers would have something to watch when all their saved records are all deleted due to another software bug?:p
     

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