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MRV from Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bnwrx, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Feb 13, 2009 #21 of 178
    MartyS

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    Let's take it a step further.

    I invested in a number of HR units, so I could record and watch my shows in a number of locations in my home. This is long before MRV was on the horizon.

    Now, it looks like I might be "penalized" for having only HR units. I paid a lot more money for these units than an "h" costs. Penalty #1.

    If I want MRV (seemingly) I'm going to have to return a couple of my HR's and replace them with H's at a cost of $99 each, PLUS another 2 year commitment.

    Just doesn't seem right or logical to me. I hope that they understand that they're really locking out some of their long time, devoted customers by not including HR to HR MRV in the plans...

    This is something that TiVo has had for a long time, and I hope that they include HR to HR in the future plans, even before the HR to H on a national basis.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2009 #22 of 178
    jacmyoung

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    There might be technical reasons the HRs could not be easily turned into both a server and a client at the same time. I have speculated such before but every time was shut down by many others so I will not repeat here.

    I have 4 HRs, believe me I want HR/HR MRV no less than anyone else.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2009 #23 of 178
    harsh

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    You're not missing anything. What you're doing wrong is trying to extrapolate a feature of one receiver to another without any indication from DIRECTV that they are interested in doing same with the existing equipment.

    This is a little like assuming that you could go dirt biking with a Gold Wing if they would just offer knobby tires for it.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2009 #24 of 178
    dodge boy

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    EEEWWWW RICE..... Shoulda said Dresser.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2009 #25 of 178
    harsh

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    Not enough people know what a "dresser" is and Harley Davidson used to make dirt bikes.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2009 #26 of 178
    Richierich

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    Only A Biker Truly Knows Why A Dog Likes To Hang His Head Out The Window!!! :lol::lol::lol:

    I still don't think it would be that hard to do whether it is an H or HR, you are just identifying what recording you want to retrieve off of what Device (an H or HR) to be Netstreamed to your Requesting Device (an H or HR). Excuse me but this Ain't Rocket Science.
     
  7. Feb 13, 2009 #27 of 178
    RAD

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    If you're listening to Harsh, he's a Dish troll, that's what you're missing.

    Let's put it this way, until this last financial call DirecTV never even said that MRV was coming to HD DVR -> HD STB, and Harsh was one of the folks posting that it wouldn't happen that way since there was no buffer. Good sources have said that HD DVR <-> HD DVR MRV would be coming, when is the question.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2009 #28 of 178
    Richierich

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    Well, I hope that HR to HR MRV gets here fairly soon as that is definitely one Feature that I and alot of others would Love to have and it shouldn't be that difficult from a programming point of view once they have HR to H working.

    Am I Missing Anything Now???
     
  9. Feb 13, 2009 #29 of 178
    TheRatPatrol

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    Does anyone know, will this whole house MRV be able to use existing coax cable, or will we have to run CAT5 everywhere?

    Thanks
     
  10. Feb 13, 2009 #30 of 178
    carl6

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    In reading the transcript of the question and answer, I did not see anything that said no HR <-> HR. What it said was there will be HR -> H. It did not address HR <-> HR at all, one way or the other. I do not see this statement as ruling out HR <-> HR.

    As far as I know, right now, ethernet is infrastructure necessary for DirecTV's implementation of MRV.

    Most importantly, it is not WHAT you ride, it is THAT you ride!
     
  11. Feb 13, 2009 #31 of 178
    dodge boy

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    I am betting on it using the coax for the satellite connection for it's communications. That is the easiest way to ensure it is functional for everyone, including those without networks.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2009 #32 of 178
    veryoldschool

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    I have no clue. :lol:
    "My thought" about "next year", was for a new DVR that may have MoCA for MRV with an advanced SWM.
    This year has plenty of time left for HR <-> HR MRV over the network.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2009 #33 of 178
    dodge boy

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    I was going to say a "Chief" but not too many people remember the old Indians, incidentally the "Scout" was a neat little bike too.

    OK Back on Topic....
     
  14. Feb 13, 2009 #34 of 178
    Richierich

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    AMEN!!! I even Ride with Guys that have Hardleys!!! :lol:

    They love to give me CRAP about my Honda VTX 1800R Rice Burner but then I just twist the handle and leave them behind in the dust and they get the picture pretty quick that they can't keep up unless they spend alot of serious cash to upgrade to a Full Bore Kit with an Upgraded AirBox and a Power Commander. :lol::lol::lol:
     
  15. Feb 13, 2009 #35 of 178
    Steve

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    I wish I could hear a recording of the call, because the transcript is terrible. The one thing that concerned me was this line by Mr. Carey (my bolding), after he mentioned 2 HD to one HD DVR:

    "So, really the iteration that we sort of roll, that really is the second half of ’09, is really a software capability to have that boxes share something, certainly but not all basic box; that boxes share that type of constant."

    /steve
     
  16. Feb 13, 2009 #36 of 178
    jacmyoung

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    Yes he mentioned it in the previous call too, this time however he spent more time on the subject.
     
  17. Feb 13, 2009 #37 of 178
    RAD

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    Dripping...

    Which previous call was that? I remember mention of the whole home solution on prior calls but not that the would have MRV HD DVR -> HD STB unless you're saying that is the whole home solution?
     
  18. Feb 13, 2009 #38 of 178
    jacmyoung

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    He mentioned a few times before watching a recorded program from an HD DVR on an HD box in another room as their MRV solution for 2009.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2009 #39 of 178
    Rich

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    Let's see, to be in a position like he is he must be a good politician. Do you believe what politicians tell you?

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  20. Feb 13, 2009 #40 of 178
    Rich

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    You really shouldn't leave yourself wide open like that. The temptation is almost too much. :lol::lol:

    Rich
     

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