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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Zenara25, Feb 2, 2011.
Thanks everyone for your help I'm going to seriously consider the PP.
To address the allegation of slow speeds...
The TiVo was capable of seeing one or two satellites and decoding MPEG-2, which is by nature quicker to start because of its lower compression level. The new device has to listen to potentially six satellites and decode both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.
I have no doubt that in a true apples-to-apples comparison, the HR24 would be faster, but there's no way to do such a comparison.
I agree with the last post. We had a freak wind come through here a year ago that tore 33 solar photovoltaic panels off my roof and sent them up over the house and deposited them on my driveway. My dish never moved! I can't imagine being in a wind condition much worse than that, so I am pretty comfortable that my dish is mounted securely. I have never had the PP, and never really had the need for one, so after 10 years or so, I figure I am money ahead.
Your choice of the protection plan is really your decision... personally I think that for the average user the peace of mind is probably worth it.
The HRxx's have always been slow to change channels. As a matter of fact, after every software "version", it gets slower and slower.