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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 1, 2008.
They are into chaos lately. I say go for it. ;-)
Who says this is progress? You may think it is progress because it's some what resembles parts of DLB but do you truly know these "baby steps" will lead to true DLB? I've been with D* way to long to fall for the "For Future Use"\"Something better is Coming" BS. Like I said several times before, the Something Better is the DirecTivo unit coming next year. As far as I am concerned all these so called "baby steps" are nothing more than added features and half a** attempts to create something that closely resembles DLB that will hopefully satisfy the masses until the DirecTivo unit comes out.
I have no problem eating crow if D* ever adds true DLB to the HR2x's. But honestly, I truly believe that will never happen.
OK .. thanks for sharing your belief
It sure seems to me they are working towards true DLB.
Am I missing something?
Why can't someone in the know just came out and say "Yes, they are working on getting DLB for the HRs."
They come out and say what we are privy to.
They may not know or may not be allowed to tell.
Either way, if they were able to tell us something you can bet they would.
There's just nothing to say right now.
Besides, not saying either way isn't going to change who I have for my TV service provider. I just want all the HD I can get. Not that I wouldn't take DLB/something when it comes.
Please don't say that . If I wanted to pause I would . Also I just tried all of my TIvo's ( including the 10-250 ) and it doesn't pause it keeps on going just like it meant to do .
It's not that they're "working on" DLB--they have the technical ability to switch it on when they want; rather, they simply choose not to offer DLB.
As long as my D* SD boxes hold out, I'm not in a hurry to make a decision on HD satellite content. I can get the "big events" (NFL, Superbowl, World Series, etc.) OTA HD.
DLB and stability are key elements that will go into choosing my provider for HD content.
I wish I could anything OTA. For the most part, all I can get is PBS in HD.
Everything else has to come from a service provider. We'er surrounded by high ground....not even really that high either...just high enough I guess.
That's why I was willing to give up DLB, to get HD. Of course, back in Dec '06/Jan '07 time frame it was thought that Directv was working on it for the HR20.
In '96 a DirecTV rep(at the Big E) told me they would have locals soon. We finally got 'em in the fall of '02.
Well get DLB soon......:sure:
At least I have HD. :lol:
I'm not really sure it's simply a matter of "switching" it on. Unless you know something I don't. Which could very well be the case.
I have seen it posted that, the Current line up HR2x's have what's needed to make DLB work. D* has just chosen not to go that way.
Having "what's needed" and putting all the pieces connected are not mutually exclusive.
Now that is true.
It's true that under certain conditions both tuners are buffering while nothing is recording.
I think it's a whole other thing to keep it that way and make both tuners accessable.
I'm not a programmer so I could be wrong about that but what I do know makes me think it's harder then just turning it on.
However, I've been know to wrong.
I am a programmer, and yes it may be difficult, and it may not be. Without looking at how they do things currently one can never know. But since the HR2xx's are capable of recording 2 channels at once, I can't see there being a lot of work to just turn on this feature for DLB, and have the recordings dump to a temporary file that the user does not see?
Why do we even continue this line of technical discussion about DLB when Earl once explained that DirecTV had the technological ability to implement DLB? They simply choose not to do so. Too many people here keep talking about whether it's feasible technologically, how they'd do it, etc. That's all irrelevant because they just choose not to implement it.
When I first received the HR20-700, I was more than miffed that it didn't have DBL, like my Tivo had. me--->:bonk1:<----HR20
But, I quickly appreciated the 90 minute buffer of the unit, now is the chance to save a show that I missed. Nice.
Now, there is a big part of me that would miss the big buffer for two small DLB buffers. If both buffers would be 90 minutes, I would be ecstatic. :icon_da:
I believe it stems from the fact that it just doesn't make sense that they "choose not to implement it". Logically, it would seem that there would have to be a physical barrier preventing this feature, or a patent or something, because "we can do it, we just choose not too" seems pretty adolescent.
They CHOOSE not to do it YES. They COULD do it, and they do monitor this forum.
So how else to tell a company INCLUDE, the MOST REQUESTED feature!!!
Remaining quiet or just dropping it, sends the WRONG signal. Lemming's we ARE NOT.