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What to call the "Santa" updates... (Was: Any word on an update Earl?)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Brantel, Jan 5, 2007.

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  1. Jan 8, 2007 #161 of 205
    sorahl

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    Earl,

    I never saw a response (did you see the question? <grin>) to my pondering about is there any plans for added copying recorded programs from (if you own two) one HR20 to another?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Jan 8, 2007 #162 of 205
    Earl Bonovich

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    That would be MRV (Multiple-Room-Viewing).

    Definently not in this release, and I really don't know if it is planned or not, for the HR20.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2007 #163 of 205
    sorahl

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    i don't expect this soon, certainly not in this release but I do hope they plan on it. It would go a long way to solidifying their hold on us...
     
  4. Jan 8, 2007 #164 of 205
    jcrandall

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    Earl, I only have two beefs with the HR20s. Have there been any discussions on these two changes - that are 100% software?

    1. Enable RF & IR at the same time - key for users of slingbox, etc.
    2. A scan feature for the OTA channels like on the H20? This process of posting errors and hoping for corrections is wasteful, not to mention D* must update their data every time a station changes their setup (subchannels, etc).
     
  5. Jan 8, 2007 #165 of 205
    Earl Bonovich

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    #1) They are looking into it... but not sure when/if it will return

    #2) DirecTV will still have to update their mappings if/when a network changes their station channel, so that the guide data can match up.

    As for Scanning... it may return, but there are other pieces that need to be changed in order to have it return. (in the software).

    As for the "reporting" and hoping for correction is wastefull.
    Why do you say that?

    From DirecTV's side of things, it has been ASTRONOMICALLY helpfull in narrowing down and trying to get issues resolved in their guide data stream, TMS's guide data, and the actually affiliates... One of the problems is... it is not just a "oh change that" type fixes for some of these.

    But if you would rather that start with DMA #1, and just do one channel at a time...
     
  6. Jan 8, 2007 #166 of 205
    jcrandall

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    I meant wasteful of D* labor compared to a scanning method.

    What kind of results have we seen from the OTA change thread, I've posted 3 issues and so far none have been fixed, and one station has since stopped working, which I also posted. With three HR20s I know it is not one box, and I have the H20 to compare wether a specific station should work or not.

    Thanks for the response. I no way did I mean to imply the posting / communication efforts are wasteful. Just seems scanning would save them time/money.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2007 #167 of 205
    jheda

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    No earl your not damned if you do, most appreciate the updates; i would have thrown the hr20 in the lake without this site so D*, i believe, would appreciate your work here too.......

    i wait breathlessly!!!!
     
  8. Jan 8, 2007 #168 of 205
    Doug Brott

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    For better or worse, DirecTV must have some kind of "sucker" label in my account because I didn't get hit with a 2-year commitment when I got my HR20s. It's well founded because I'm sure I will still be a customer 2 years from now.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2007 #169 of 205
    Blitz68

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    What are the updates in the new release?
     
  10. Jan 8, 2007 #170 of 205
    Earl Bonovich

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    You'll find out when I post them... which I can't yet. :D
     
  11. Jan 8, 2007 #171 of 205
    chrisfowler99

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    They didn't mention a commitment to me either.

    With my luck, 0x114 will come out tonight with the window being entirely contained during BCS game. :D
     
  12. Jan 8, 2007 #172 of 205
    Milkman

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    I have really never called DirecTV with any complaints.

    I swear to god, if that happens tonight, I will have credits for LIFE. :)
     
  13. Jan 8, 2007 #173 of 205
    jheda

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    now that would be funny! talk about a revolt among the gator nation..........
     
  14. Jan 8, 2007 #174 of 205
    stogie5150

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    New stuff's a-coming, Boys....I'm a waitin'....Thanks Earl!


    :dance01: :jumpingja :icon_bb: :righton: :new_popco :icon_band
     
  15. Jan 8, 2007 #175 of 205
    keep amonte

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    I am relieved that a split my OTA straight thru to my HDTV :)
     
  16. Jan 8, 2007 #176 of 205
    Capmeister

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    Heck, I bet I can tell you what's in the update. "Stability fixes." (And, I hope, closed captioning fixes.)
     
  17. Jan 8, 2007 #177 of 205
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    Doug Brott

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    Hey, Stability Fixes will be in there, they just might not be the right ones :D
     
  19. Jan 8, 2007 #179 of 205
    jheda

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    maybe they will include "DLB added" !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    PoitNarf

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    I'll take a wild guess and say the answer to that is no.
     
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