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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by YakeVlad, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Loos like we need to come up with a good RAID box. Or use externals and make a copy of it every month or so.

    Once you go -700 you never go back. :)

    I am thinking dual HR34's with 2TB Externals each mirroring each other. :)

    Losing recordings now is not the issue it used to be. If I miss an episode of something, I can usually get it online from somewhere. Not convenient, but not like it used to be where you have to wait for reruns.
     
  2. sipester

    sipester Mentor

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    You don't need dual HR34's, just one of these dual 2TB RAID storage devices from weeknees that already work with the HR21: https://www.weaknees.com/directv-hd-dvr.php#hr21pro
     
  3. Herdfan

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    That just takes care of the drives. There are other things in the boxes that can break leaving your intact data useless.
     
  4. sigma1914

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  5. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Lease, please!
     
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    :lol: You own the Pro version, so you can ebay it later to recoup part of tat "investment." :lol:
     
  7. YakeVlad

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    Yeah, it would be nice to have some sort of feedback from the system acknowledging it's received your request (button press)

    On a funny note, if the feedback gets delayed too and you keep pressing the buttons until you get the first queue, you could have situations where it sounds like there's one epic game of pong being played. :lol:
     
  8. Drucifer

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    Thinking more along the lines of an audible click from the remote itself.

    But you know there will be someone that thinks that would be annoying.
     
  9. balboadave

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    You mean besides the blinking logo?
     
  10. Sgt. Slaughter

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    an audio tone sent out whenever a command is registered would be the most annoying thing ever.

    you already have the DirecTV logo flash on the box.
     
  11. Scott Kocourek

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    Yeah, I think I'd want to pass on the extra noises too.
     
  12. YakeVlad

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    The blinking logo works great, assuming you have your receiver installed in a location that you can see it. With the IR/RF capability of the remote it allows people to install them in cabinets, Home Theater closets, centralized basement home distribution racks, etc. That little logo can blink all it wants, but if you can't see it how much good is it doing you?
     
  13. Sgt. Slaughter

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    See your point but still you will be in the extreme minority of people that would want an audio response to tell you the unit received a command. You should only get a response if its an error. Otherwise it should be silent b/c its working perfectly.
     
  14. Tom Robertson

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    Methinks better than a boop, bonk, or blip acknowledging a key press would be better confidence in the unit. If it responded every, single time within a reasonable amount of time, then we wouldn't need any other acknowledgement.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  15. RAD

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    And without having a 'double' entry, aka only a single 2 when you press it once vs. two 2's showing up.
     
  16. Sgt. Slaughter

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    basically what i was trying to get at as well. why have a audible tone to tell you the unit is working correctly? lol
     
  17. bobcamp1

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    No, the volume of noise should be adjustable and include an "off" level. Just like your cell phone. The majority of people do want a low-level noise to indicate a button was pressed. At least that's what market research says.
     
  18. makaiguy

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    Think this through a bit. The error you want it to acknowledge is that the signal from the remote was not received. How is the receiver supposed to know that a signal was sent by the remote but not received? :confused:
     
  19. harsh

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    Failing that, what do you recommend?
     
  20. Tom Robertson

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    Not failing that. :)
     

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