1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

THR22 Asked and Answered thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. macq

    macq AllStar

    81
    0
    Feb 19, 2006
    Well, if we are going to speculate I'll chime in with my own. I have years of experience reverse engineering the software on black boxes so have some related experience. I'd have to guess the designers chose to "discard" some of the incoming i-framesets rather than trying to control the output frames to the TV. This would make the output jerky no matter what you did. You could just discard more sets to move forward faster. The end result would be that all FF speeds would have the same level of jerkiness but move through the picture quicker - which is exactly how the D* software boxes behave. This contrasts with how Tivo boxes appear during FF at all speeds.

    The only solution would be to rewrite the entire FF code around the output from the chips - likely not a trivial undertaking if you didn't start out that way.

    In the end it doesn't matter why or what. What matters is how the FF works for your particular purpose. I like silky smooth FFx1 so prefer Tivo in that regard.

    I suggest we stop speculating - it's not really helpful.
     
  2. dmm

    dmm New Member

    1
    0
    Feb 13, 2012
    We just signed back up for DirecTV after over a year hiatus, so they enticed us with "we want you back promotions" which basically were the same as new customer promotions. We got new dish, half price plan for 12 months, and free HR24.

    I am a long time TiVo fan (from the R10 days) and miss its ease of use compared to the often awkward menu and UI of the HR24. I'm thinking of having them send us the THR22 but I have a few questions:

    1. Does the THR22 show the Rotten Tomatoes score, like the HR24.

    2. Can the THR22 show a mini picture while in In the Guide and other menu areas?

    3. I understand the THR22 is not compatible with the iPad app for viewing content. But is it compatible for scheduling? What if I leave the HR24 on our system while running a THR22-- does that change the answer?

    4. If I really like the above three features, will I find the THR22 a step backward?

    Thanks for your input!
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    12,204
    63
    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    1. No

    2. No

    3. I don't think so.

    4. Yes.
     
  4. sbl

    sbl Icon DBSTalk Club

    897
    3
    Jul 21, 2007
    Remote scheduling with the iPad app should work fine - it works with my HR10.
     
  5. drumdude

    drumdude Cool Member

    35
    0
    Oct 25, 2011
    I have an iPhone. Do either the Directv or TiVo iPhone apps work to schedule shows on the THR-22?
     
  6. midas69

    midas69 AllStar

    95
    0
    Jan 30, 2008
    Yep, they work.
     
  7. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    14,583
    369
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Do the old remotes from the Hx2x receivers operate the Tivo? I'm not a peanut fan and am curious about what button is the Tivo button?

    Also, what about code sets with having a HR24 in the same console center.
     
  8. Heynonny

    Heynonny Mentor

    35
    0
    Jul 11, 2009
    Yes. Menu.
     
  9. shadowbozo

    shadowbozo Cool Member

    11
    0
    Jan 31, 2007
    Well I finally had two THR22's installed last weekend. They seem to work well since my wife is not complaining. I have an HR-24 for myself. I didn't want to spend the extra $$$ for the third DVR.

    Today I called to get a replacement THR22 since the hard drive in it is so loud. When my wife, who is hard of hearing, complains about the grinding noise, I knew it was time to call.

    We shall see how long it takes to get it.
     
  10. sbl

    sbl Icon DBSTalk Club

    897
    3
    Jul 21, 2007
    Well, now that I have a THR22 I tried remote scheduling with the iPad app. The app listed the THR22 and allowed me to select it for scheduling a season pass, and then said it had been successful, but the next day I went to check the THR22 and there was no sign of the request. Has anyone else gotten this to work?

    I will try the web scheduler next...
     
  11. midas69

    midas69 AllStar

    95
    0
    Jan 30, 2008
    I've tried a few times using the web scheduler and it's always worked. Unfortunately I don't have an iPad. If you'd like to send me one (nothing fancy) I'll be happy to try it out for you :D
     
  12. sbl

    sbl Icon DBSTalk Club

    897
    3
    Jul 21, 2007
    Tested a single recording from the iPad yesterday and it worked. My guess is that I tried it earlier when the index had not been fully processed.
     
  13. sbl

    sbl Icon DBSTalk Club

    897
    3
    Jul 21, 2007
    I can't find another mention of this, but if you go to the program details page of a recorded program and press Info, one of the things it will display is the percent remaining of the disk.

    I note that the graphical free space indicator, which is mentioned in First Look, is not described in the manual.
     
  14. StL_Don

    StL_Don Cool Member

    19
    1
    Dec 10, 2008
    It is mentioned in my manual on page 4. You control it from the Now Playing List by pressing the Enter button. This also lets you change sort and group options.

    Don
     
  15. EricG

    EricG Godfather

    334
    0
    Mar 28, 2002
    Hard to believe this is still unsupported. I miss my old TiVo something bad, but I cannot live without Whole Home.

     
  16. macq

    macq AllStar

    81
    0
    Feb 19, 2006
    Yeah, it's a shame because the Tivo Premiere (non D* unit) has Multi Room Streaming which works amazingly well (no surprise).
     
  17. Oct 1, 2012 #257 of 258
    drmanny3

    drmanny3 New Member

    5
    0
    Sep 1, 2011
    I setup the unit at my parent's home. The one problem we did have was that I could not find an acceptable code for the Sony Home Theater. It is a relatively new unit 2011. That is going to be a big problem for my parents. They will need to use the Sony remote to control the volume of the sound. Anyone out there have some ideas on how I can get the peanut remote to work with the Sony. The Sony unit is the HT-SS380

    Thanks,
    Manny
     
  18. Oct 1, 2012 #258 of 258
    macq

    macq AllStar

    81
    0
    Feb 19, 2006
    You originally posted this problem in Dec 2011. What have they been doing in the meantime? Did you end up using IR or RF?

    You've never said so I'll ask ... Did you try ALL the codes listed for Sony? Were the lights on remote blinking properly to indicate accepted code entry?

    I don't have the book in front of me but the code entry is different for sound than for power on/off. Are you sure you used the right button combo and codes for sound?
     

Share This Page