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HR20 - The Review Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 12, 2006.

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  1. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    It has 100% nothing to do with patents... period.
    TiVo does not hold a blanket patent on having the ability to record/buffer two things once and have a toggle button between them.

    As of last night... my contact acknowledged they have seen your posts and started to see your emails... they are again revisting the Dual Buffer situation.
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    If I only had a nickle... :)

    yes, you can operate two HR20's via IR mode
    You can operate any practical amount of HR20's via RF mode
     
  3. Earl Bonovich

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    But in normal practical usage.. .and given the unit doesn't fail or require a reboot as much (especially compared to the R15)..

    It does take 24 hours to get it all back.

    But you get "today" back nearly immediately...
     
  4. neotide

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    I think that was answered a page or two back. :)
     
  5. Capmeister

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    Excellent. It didn't matter to me, but my brother said he cared. And we will likely have 3 HR20s in the house when all is said and done. :)
     
  6. carl6

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    Could it be possible? Should we get our hopes up?

    The way you worded that suggests that they had made a decision to not have dual buffers, and are now reconsidering that decision.

    I doubt that would happen as the result of emails or posts of a single person, however the broader trend in these forums in strong favor of dual buffers might cause them to reconsider.

    More likely is that they are also seeing a fair level of discontent not just on the forums, but also via call center reports or other feedback channels. Or, there is a serious risk of customer loss to competition that does have dual live buffers (and that WILL happen with some people).

    Carl
     
  7. Earl Bonovich

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    Yes... with the R15.... They pretty much where against the dual buffers.
    I never said ever... i just said , based on the information at the time, it would not be likely.

    Actually... it had a lot to do with what has happened over the last week.
    They have been watching the forums (all of them), and they have seen the replies and posts, and the emails.... that it is a feature that a significant amount of customers want...

    So this isn't saying they "WILL" come, they have at least now re-evaluating the feature.
     
  8. adam1115

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    First, you will only GET the 4 majos networks via sat in certain markets! Not EVERYONE who has direcTV will get HD-Locals via sat.

    Second, their are MANY more locals than the 4 major networks...

    Third, we now need line of site to FIVE Satellite locations. That may not be feasible for EVERYONE...

    Fourth, it's very likely that the OTA signal will look better.
     
  9. Capmeister

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    Since they're watching, let me say I like the idea of the 30 sec slip vs. skip. I don't mind seeing a commercial fast to see if maybe what's being sold/advertized would interest me.

    And, we do want dual buffers. Perhaps split the difference and make 2 of 45 mins vs one of 90 mins? :)
     
  10. drawnad

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    This is GREAT news! I won't get my hopes up, but I will say that if they give us dual buffers (and activate the OTA), I'll be ready to switch!!

    Thanks again, Earl, for keeping us informed!
     
  11. Indiana627

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    Should we start an 'official sign up thread' for those demanding dual live buffers (I think there was a similar thread for HMO somewhere - though a lot of good it did). Would this help influence their re-evaluation?
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    It is already there... see the thread titled Dual Buffers....

    I wouldn't take the same course of action as the HMO thread... I am actually still surprised that thread still exists.
     
  13. cmoss5

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    Where are you getting your STARZ HD?? Is not offered via the HD package and when I called DTV, they say are working on it in futue...
     
  14. drawnad

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    I think if we all send NICE e-mails it will help -- I know this sounds naive, but you have to realize that many (if not all) of us interested in this product are the type of subscriber that Dtv LOVES to have -- call it 5 hearts, A-list, whatever. If they get enough comments asking for dual live buffers, and it is easy to do (which I think it is), I think we stand a chance of getting it done.

    Go to the "Dual Buffers" thread to see examples of some e-mails that were sent:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=62118&page=3
     
  15. wmschultz

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    :confused:
     
  16. stroh

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    On my HR10-250 I use Component to my Panasonic AE900 projector and the digital optical out to my Pioneer receiver. When watching there are frequent audio drops where one second of audio is missing and the picture continues without a hiccup. I was under the impression that this was a well known problem with the HR10-250 and was hoping it was fixed in the HR20.

    Michael
     
  17. stroh

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    Time for a FAQ already and it isn't even released to the general public yet. Gotta love technology.
     
  18. ks1721

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    Hi Bill -
    I know this is off topic for HR20, but I couldn't resist because I can't find any info on anywhere else and at least we are touching on the subject.

    Is it possible to use one D* (Tivo) Remote to control separately two D* Tivo DVR's - say an HR10 and a D* SD Sony Branded (Tivo) DVR sitting side by side? As it is right now, I have to block one of the IR inputs so I don't affect the other Tivo - very annoying. Any references to information would be appreciated.
     
  19. Earl Bonovich

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    Yes... you just need to set the Remote Code on both the TiVo and the Remote.
    Note.. the STOCK remote, can only control one at a time... you can go thorugh the remote code changing process when you want to control the other.

    Or use a 2nd remote.
    Or replace it with one of the SA-Tivo remotes that support TWO units.

    See www.tivocommunity.com for details
     
  20. anubys

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    yes...I know all that...all I was saying is that points 1, 2, and 4 can be worked around most of the time by grabing one of the OTA shows off of SAT...if there is an OTA conflict, for most people, that will probably include one of the major networks...

    I agree that being able to record 2 OTA shows at the same time is something I want...but if I weigh it against the possibility of recording 3 shows at once (2 SAT and 1 OTA), I'll gladly work around the OTA limitation...
     
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