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What are your thoughts on Dual Live Buffers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 1, 2008.

What are your thoughts on Dual Live Buffers?

  1. DLB's are not an important feature to me, based on my use of the HR2x.

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  2. I might use DLB's if implemented, but I can live without them.

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  3. I would prefer DLB's as implemented on the HR10, but the current work-around is OK.

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  4. I want DLB's as implemented on the HR10. The current work-around is inadequate.

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  5. Until DLB's are added, I will not get a DVR+ unit.

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  1. raott

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    The argument as to why it should be added has been made over and over. Its no surprise to me that those that criticize D* are whining in your eyes.
     
  2. puffnstuff

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    It's my god given right because I was lied to by Directv and this board . I did all of my research , called Directv , asked on this board and was told it's coming . Well I know things change but this is crap . What do they give us anything that let's them say " me too " to the cable companies .
     
  3. bonscott87

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    What you and others don't understand is that there isn't a company on this planet that is going to put out a press release and say "hey, you know that feature that our competitors have and we don't (yea, we know most of you didn't know that), well now you do, we don't have it and this is why". So why do you and other think DirecTV would address this or has to? Please, do you live in the real world? ;)
     
  4. bonscott87

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    Ummmm, DLB has never been a feature of the HR20 and it was never said it was "coming". If you listened to a CSR who has no clue what they are talking about then I'm sorry, but you learned your lesson to never listen to a CSR from any company, let alone DirecTV. :(

    Your 2 year commitment is probably up by now, head on over to Dish or something else that has DLB if it's that important to you. Or hang on to the thread that maybe someday it will be added or hope that the new Tivo unit will have it or that the next generation DirecTV DVR will have it. Your choice. Good luck!
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    I'm not sure I would call it being lied to.

    DirecTV said they were looking into how to implement DLB.

    Now does changing their mind mean they lied? Not in my opinion.

    Actually, DirecTV did say they were investigating the implementation of DLB.

    From the following is some example of posts from the original DLB thread:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=642457&postcount=139

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=650398&postcount=169

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=664937&postcount=206

    It was later that they changed their minds and decided not to implement DLB.

    Earl related what he was being told. When the story changed....well I've already posted my opinions about that. :rolleyes:

    Mike
     
  6. bonscott87

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    I stand by my post. If anyone took that as a "promise" and nothing more then "we're checking into it" then frankly I've got some beach front property to sell in Colorado. :D
     
  7. Mike Bertelson

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    You did say that DirecTV "never said it was "coming"" which is true.

    I was just pointing out that there was a time (seems so long ago now) that DirecTV indicated that they were working on finding a method to implement DLB.

    You could take that fact that decided to tell us, through Earl, that they were working on it as indication that it was coming.

    However, your are correct. It was encouraging but not a promise. :grin:

    Mike
     
  8. redrocker

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    Are we getting DLB's for our HR???? or do we have to wait till the end of 2009 with D*TiVo? Was that a promise?
     
  9. Mike Bertelson

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    Maybe and don't know.

    Sounds like a joke but I'm serious. Nobody knows.

    Mike
     
  10. redrocker

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    Yeah Mike, I know what ya mean. I've been around long enough to figure out they (D*) just tell us what we want to hear and get our hopes up, just to shut us up for a while and seemingly, drag us around like a mindless blonde. No pun entended
    I'm not leaving D* because there's nothing better for me but I wish they would just pay off whoever it is and give us what we want. They really need to get it together. Kinda like the Iphone not having copy/paste in my opinion. lol
     
  11. Que

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    I think it's 68 users that are hit and runs. They Google "swap tuners" or "change to the other tuner" to find out what they are doing wrong. Just to find out that it's not an option on this new DVR . I'm sure their are people that find the site by Google but, never sign up. Their could be old users that never vote but, I bet it's mostly new users.

    Even if it is a small number...2.72 new users that finds this thread and vote each day. They would just add DLB. Maybe in time they will... In the end I think they will have to have it.
     
  12. OneOfOne

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    dlb isnt necessary. if it comes back with the new tivo dvr then fine. this just shows that there are a LOT of whiners who are directv customers. just like in all other aspects of life. its a shame weve become this way as a society. its just tv people.
     
  13. redrocker

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    If DLB's arn't necessary then why do the vast majority of subs want them back? You are in the minority group if you don't need them. I see you have a rather alaberate collection of home theatre equipment that looks like you have gotten all you could get out of by pro. cal. and making players region free...That's what we want from our DVR's...all we can get out of them. I would'nt call it whining at all. Oh, and as far as other aspects of life...How would you know??
     
  14. Dec 1, 2008 #3174 of 3895
    OneOfOne

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    why waste time arguing something that isn't being argued? the fact is no one 'needs' dlb. period.oh, and since most directv subscribers don't post on this site how would you know what the minority view is? and I don't know what the non word 'alaberate' is so I can only guess you meant to say elaborate. you aren't deep enough to understand why tv isn't important so please, don't try to refer about anyone's knowledge or lack thereof about aspects of life. you should be embarrassed but hey its the internet so anyone can spew, right? my original post isn't a troll and this reply isn't either. so drop your righteousness and anything else you may have to say about my post and focus on the thread.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2008 #3175 of 3895
    Lord Vader

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    If one is going to correct another's misspellings or misuse of a word, then one ought to learn that "internet" is capitalized, that sentences begin with capitalized words, that "tv" is a capitalized abbreviation, and that, among other things, the word is "self-righteousness" and not "righteousness."
     
  16. Dec 1, 2008 #3176 of 3895
    Mike Bertelson

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    Ok, no more arguing. Time to get back to discussing DLB. :)

    :backtotop

    Mike
     
  17. Dec 1, 2008 #3177 of 3895
    redrocker

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    He no doubt used spell check anyway, on that one word. Regardless, he is proud of his electrnics.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    Folks, this isn't a spelling contest to see who can get the most words "right." Either talk DLB or move on ...
     
  19. Dec 1, 2008 #3179 of 3895
    DC_SnDvl

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    I 2nd.

    This should not be a place to attack others because they don't see the utility in having DLB or for being proud of what equipment they have and how it is set up.

    No, we don't need DLB, we want it back.

    No, we don't need DVR's, we want them.

     
  20. Dec 1, 2008 #3180 of 3895
    redrocker

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    :( ok, I apologize. I'm all in for moving forward.
     
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