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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by p4594spa, Feb 7, 2008.
Swivel search was pretty awesome on TiVo as well. Is there a hr2* version of that?
The Swivel search isn't available on the HR2* family. Don't know if something similar is in the works or not.
The thing I miss most about my Tivo DVRs is them telling me the truth.
TIVO - I'll keep this show until you delete it.
HR20 - I'll keep this show until you delete it, or I'll delete it when I think you've had enough.
You can perform a search by keyword (MENU>SEARCH FOR SHOWS>KEYWORD)
Then enter: AANY Hannah Montana SpongeBob
When the results come up select AUTORECORD
I find it pretty cool.
I miss the Tivo Guide and Dual Buffers the most.
I don't miss having to wait 1-2 minutes for the confirmation that something will record. But, it is nice to know right away when a show will or won't record. On the HR20, I have to remember to check the toDo list in a couple of days.
Right, but my point was that I miss being able to have two things going without having to jump through hoops like this.
The thing I miss the most about my Tivo is the very slow guide speed. Oh and the beeps. :lol:
And then pray that the HR20's ToDo list is accurate and you don't get "unexpected errors"
i miss the slo-mo button. and unparalleled trick-play.
That's strange, mine were off.
Mine too - on all of them
I miss 2 things about the HR10-250.
1. Stability. I've had the HR10-250 for 2 years and not once has it ever missed a recording or had to be rebooted. I've rebooted my HR20-700 at least 5 times over the past 3 weeks. In addition to the HR10-250, I had a Sony SAT T60 Diretv Tivo box for 6 years. Granted it was slow but once again, it was always stable and I never worried about it not doing something. Unfortuntately it met its demise due to a hard drive failure.
2. When choosing a program to record or setting up a seasons pass, Tivo would display any recoding conflicts. On the HR20-700, it just simply won't record or set up the Series Link. I then have to go into the Prioritizer, etc. to try to figure out the conflict. I miss this the most!!!!
I've had the HR20-700 since September of last year and overall I do like the interface better. But number 1 and number 2 above keep me from liking the overall experience better than the HR10-250. I feel like I'm a beta tester for a box that has been out for (I'm not certain here) at least a year. I guess I'm just spoiled since I've been a Directv customer since 1996. I've never "worried" about their equipment until now.
The things I still miss after almost a year with the HR2x are the text-only GUIDE and not having to worry about spoilers, since there was no PIG/PIL to deal with on the TiVo platform.
But what I miss most of all is the ability to see the full impact of any changes a SL or AUTORECORD made on the TODO list immediately after scheduling a new recording. With the 6.x s/w upgrade, it only took about 15 seconds to rebuild the TODO list, even with 35+ Season's Passes. Now, assuming I remember to do so, I have to check the TODO list several times over a day or two to see what's going to be recorded and what's not. /steve
That hasn't been my experience. Two times in the past year I've found the HR10 comatose, black screen and unresponsive to remote or front panel commands, requiring a plug pull to restart. My DVR80 reboots daily. I know because I have to re-program the 30 second skip back in. And seriously, what kind of DVR requires you to program that kind of thing in? Both my HR20 and MCE 2005 have that button on the remote. TiVo seems a bit chicken sh*t for making you use a backdoor code, IMO.
Every time I setup a recording if there is a conflict it will warn me and ask me to choose either current recording or cancel the new one I'm trying to set up. So I'm not sure what it is you're referring to. And all conflicts show up in the ToDo list and in the guide. No need to go to the prioritizer.
Point 1: same here; however, my HR10 did miss one recording and the HR20 is getting better.
Point 2: All my HR20's display conflicts and ask what I'd like to do.
Press pause then tap FF for slow mo. Not the same but it works.
Am I missing something then? How do I turn this feature on? When I'm in the guide and see something I want to record that comes on at a future time, I highlight the item in the guide and press record. I've never been presented with any conflicts. The orange "R" will occasionally not appear on the item I've chosen. I then have to go to the to do list or prioritizer to determine the conflict on my own. I would love to figure out how to make this work.
I'm not aware of a way to turn this on or off - it just does it. I've never experienced the behaviour you are describing. Is it possible that you already have a series link to the program already and that the episode you now want it to record is not already selected by the series link?