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Info Button question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by B Newt, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. B Newt

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    When I hit the info buttons on my hr20 and my RCA drd receivers, on the hr20 it gives the year the show was made. The RCA dosnt show the year. Just wondering....
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    The RCA is a much older receiver and doesn't use the Advanced Program Guide data.
     
  3. B Newt

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    Thanks for the info. The RCA has been working like a champ with my 27" crt in the bedroom, unlike my pesky hr20 in the living room.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Look at the software version on both receivers and the date they were last upgraded and you'll see they don't match.
     
  5. ThomasM

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    That is an invalid "blanket" statement.

    My old RCA DRD450RGA uses the Advanced Program Guide and provides MORE pertinent information than the current crop of DirecTV receivers. It lists (accurately) ALL the cast members and director as well as the original air date. Of course, it doesn't list parental "guidance" suggestions or feature silly postage stamp-size pictures of the cast members but I like it so much I occasionally hook it up and let it's program guide info populate even though it is inactive on my account.
     
  6. P Smith

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    ThomasM, could you post snapshots from the DRD450RGA and same from new 'crop' box. To compare same channel/program.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    Yeah, I'd like to see all that info. That's an ultimate tv isn't it? I don't remember it ever having more info than the current HRs, which do show you OAD by the way.
     
  8. mikek

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    I remember seeing the original air date on my RCA receivers also. I haven't used them in years but I remember seeing more info than is currently provided.

    The RCA receivers I used were not ultimate tv receivers, just regular directv receivers.
     
  9. redsoxfan26

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  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I don't know that there has been a firmware update since then, honestly.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Me too, that's why the snapshot would clear up the doubts.
     
  13. mikek

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    I'll try to find mine.
     
  14. B Newt

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    Here is a pic of my latest updat on my DRD480RE.

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  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Thanks, that was an answer to Stuart's doubt.
    What about two other screenshots what will show difference in a description of same program on two different boxes: old and new ?
     
  16. GBFAN

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    All in stunning SD:D
     
  17. B Newt

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    Here are a couple of screen shots with the info button selected on the RCA & HR20.

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    Hey DTV how about I.D. on a HD channel??
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Umm, what is missing on HD box ? I see old box is miss restrictions and year. I thought you complain backwards.
     
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What are "'erotic services'"?? :sure:

    In any event, I don't see any difference in the amount of Info shown.
    Re and earlier comment about full casts being shown, I've seen very full casts on some shows, complete with photo and short bio. And next time, very sparse info, sometimes nothing. Sometimes inaccurate. So, doesn't a lot depend on who's doing the tagging? (and whether it's a Monday??:sure:)
     
  20. Podkayne

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    LOL!!! Not to jack this thread, but I thought I was the only one left with an operative DRD480RE!! It remains authorized and connected to our 25" CRT bedroom TV, which is rarely watched. It also is ideal for taking for remote setups (tailgating, camping, etc.) since the single-line round dish is so easy to set up and aim. Just find the old 101 and lock it down.
     

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