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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. James Long

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    My MPEG4 receiver has DLB. :D

    Perhaps being banished to DISH isn't such a bad thing? :)

    (Sorry for the interruption ... back to the eternal anticipation.)
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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    Well goodie for you. :grin:

    We'll get it...in some form...or "something better"...soon-ish...probably. :)

    Mike
     
  3. Lord Vader

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    Yeah, it's "around the corner."
     
  4. RCY

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    If D* can't get this done by the time my SD boxes die, Dish is a definite possiblity.
     
  5. luckydob

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    Not happening...ever. Period. Nada. Zilch. Zero chance. If there was a chance it would be here already. BUT we have useless things like DOD and support for 8 remotes.
     
  6. Greg Alsobrook

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    So all you're basing this on is that we should have it by now if we were ever going to get it? Any actual proof??
     
  7. JBernardK

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    Did D* ever announce the thing that was supposed to better than DLB?
     
  8. Richierich

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    Yes and it is on the way!!! You should have it at any time so keep holding your breath!!!

    Oh my GOD you are turning BLUE!!!

    I can't believe you didn't get it!!!
     
  9. GrumpyBear

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    Yes it was called a rock in the pond, or a noise in the bush.
     
  10. Doug Brott

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  11. Greg Alsobrook

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    Is it still expected?
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    The status has not changed ..
     
  13. bobcamp1

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    It's funny, my friend turned in his DirecTivo for an HR-21, and he prefers everything about the HR-21 except for one feature. He then took three minutes to describe the DLB function. I told him to not hold his breath. He didn't understand why the newer DVR wouldn't have a feature the older DVR did, and he didn't realize how much he would miss it.

    His stance is "workaround is OK but could get annoying".
     
  14. RCY

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    My wife and kids have no clue what DLB means, but they use it everyday.
     
  15. webby_s

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    You know what, I have this set up on my tvs, meaning I have two HR's to both of my main viewing areas and I don't use it for this purpose (DLB) but I will do an internal household poll and see if it ever would be used as this. I never thought of it. But I will see if I really NEED it or not. I did miss it for a little bit going from the Moxi to D* but now that I hardly ever watch live TV (except for sports) I don't have a need.

    Now don't get me wrong, I think DLB is needed and should be an option. It goes back to... "they had it on the old DVR's they should have it on the newer ones" Meaning don't take something away if we had it and used it.

    Their, there is my contribution to the thread. Good luck to all that want it, I do hope we get it but I have a work around so keep :beatdeadhorse: so :whatdidid whatever.
     
  16. Flyrx7

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    I can only think of the aggravation that would be saved by having DLB for those "inadvertant" channel changes. There is nothing I hate worse than rewinding a buffered tuner to catch the begining of some show, only to have the remote tumble out of my hands and landing on another channel, wiping my buffer.
    In the old days it wasn't an issue, just hit the down arrow and get right back to where you were. Now days when that happens you just have to find something else to watch, because you aint' getting that buffer back.

    That in itself would make DLB pay for itself (not that I'm advocating a fee associated with DLB.....)

    Frank
     
  17. Lord Vader

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    If you drop the remote and it accidentally turns to another channel, you will lose the buffer on the channel you had just been watching, unless the remote accidentally changed TUNERS, which may be even more difficult to achieve, because there's usually only one way to change tuners but several ways to change channels.
     
  18. DogLover

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    Actually, on my old DirecTivo SAT-T60, every channel change changed tuners. So in that case, that dVr would have worked just like Flyrx7 said. It always bufferred the last 2 channels, no matter how you changed them.
     
  19. sunking

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    On the 250 that certainly isn't how it worked. It required you to tell it to change tuners, assuming you aren't recording something. This is much better as it allows you to stay tuned and channel surf on the other tuner to your hearts content. Any other way seems horrible for the constant surfer.
     
  20. DogLover

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    I can see benefits to both ways. The T60 was friendlier for accidental channel changes, but if you were watching 1 program, and surfing during the commercial, you had to always go back to the main channel between changes.

    I would think that the T60 was the easier way to program as an add-on. When it first came out, it only had 1 tuner enabled. I had it for several months before they enabled tuner 2, so DLB obviously wasn't available when there was only 1 tuner.
     
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