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Who's the most dedicated R15 user?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 2, 2008.

  1. May 2, 2008 #1 of 54
    Stuart Sweet

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    The R15 was here even before I was... and so I'll ask you all:

    Are you the most dedicated R15 user? Do you have the best pedigree? Convince me!
     
  2. May 3, 2008 #2 of 54
    carl6

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    Well, I got two R15's in Nov 05 (I think it was) and still have one of them active on my account. Retired the second one when I got an R16. Was a very early adopter.

    But, I don't watch much on it (with 2 HR20's and an HR21) anymore. Mostly keep it to play with CE's and try stuff out when answering questions.

    Carl
     
  3. May 3, 2008 #3 of 54
    The Merg

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    Well, I have my R15 and my R10. I've only had the R15 for a year when I was allowed to upgrade at no cost. As you can see by my sig, it's hooked up to my main TV. :) I don't watch too much TV in the bedroom as the wife is asleep when I get home from work.

    I download every CE I possibly can for the R15 and try to provide feedback to both DirecTV and other users on the use of the R15.

    Am I dedicated? I'd say so.
    Am I the most dedicated? Well, I'll let someone else decide that.

    - Merg
     
  4. May 3, 2008 #4 of 54
    LOCODUDE

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    I got my R15-500, in the first batch..............Still use it more than my DTivo....Download every CE.......Am I?.....:)
     
  5. May 3, 2008 #5 of 54
    gordon1fan

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    I don't know If I call myself dedicated, but I do like to play around with my R-15 just about every day. I have downloaded CE in the past, but not lately.

    I just had DIRECTV to swap out my R15-100 for a R15-300 DVR receiver. So far the R15-300 is very stable. I play around with it every day to see if there is any glitches and so far I have not found any. My R15-300 is still running the same software (0x1196) since I set it up last Tuesday.

    If you don't mine me asking, what is the latest software currently running on the R15-300?
     
  6. May 3, 2008 #6 of 54
    mhayes70

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    I have 2 R15's on my account and they work great. I have one in our bedroom and I do CE's on that one and have very few problems. The other R15 is in my office and that one is on NR. I do about every CE I can and always report any problems I find. Before the R15 I had Tivo and never looked back. I lived thru all the growing pains of the R15 and it is one of the most stable DVR's I have.
     
  7. May 3, 2008 #7 of 54
    David MacLeod

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    I am. I love mine so much I put it in a box so it stays safe and unused forever...functionality this way remains unchanged from when it was active :)
     
  8. May 3, 2008 #8 of 54
    dodge boy

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    I have 3 of them, I wanted one of each model, since I CW but as they crashed and got updated through the PP they are all 300s now. I like them better than my old HDVR2 and R10...... I think it's a real shame the R15 won't DOD, MRV, or Media Share though, they will become outdated, probably sooner than later :(
     
  9. May 3, 2008 #9 of 54
    Jhon69

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    Most dedicated?...Don't know.:confused:
    Most reformatted....Hmmm could be.;) :D
     
  10. dmurphy

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    Most dedicated? Don't know about that .... BUT ...

    I have one each of the R15-100, R15-300, R15-500. I maintain the R15 Wish List. And I was a field tester for the R16-300 (part of the joint effort on the First Look writeup, too!)

    So I've got a lot invested in the R15/R16 series.... does that make me the most "dedicated"? That's not for me to determine :)
     
  11. Button Pusher

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    We still use our R15-300 in my 17 year old daughters bedroom.It is on everyday and usually left on all night. It was our first DVR and still going strong. It gets all the CE's that are available for it.
     
  12. qwerty

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    :lol:
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    :lol: I think the question said "user" not "archivist"....
     
  14. David MacLeod

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    aren't they one and the same on this series ?? lol, could not resist.. sorry ;)
     
  15. ThomasM

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    Most dedicated? I've had my 2 R15's for almost a year now. One was brand new, the other an original built in 2005. I am an active member of the CE program with the most recent CE on both of my R15's.

    I created a form for "TO DO" list entries which I fill out daily to see what my misbehaving R15's are up to and keep them on track and recording my favorite shows.

    It would be pretty difficult to "stump" me on an R15 question or how this unit behaves....care to try?? :D
     
  16. xmguy

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    I have 2 R15-100's. Can't afford and don't need the HD HR DVRs. Signed up a month ago. I try to keep up with the CE's. One is running CE 120A and the other ( my mom's) NR 1194.
    Aside from some glitches. I love it. Coming from having a ReplayTV DVR. I'm used to the DVR world. I'm just waiting for the next CE. I'm a full DirecTV / DVR Junkie!! :lol:
     
  17. carl6

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    ThomasM,

    You are just the guy I need to talk into working with me to update the R15 FAQ (which I wrote). It is really getting stale, as it remains in it's original version. You sound like you have stayed more current with the R15 than I have. Want to take a shot at it? I've got the original as an MS Word document I can email you.

    Carl
     
  18. Jhon69

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    That's a great offer to ThomasM.:)
    Cause you know if it was up to me?.The update would only be one word......Reformat!.Signed...The Reformattor.;) :D
     
  19. Packersrule

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    I have one and that one too many. I like my two HR20 much better but too cheap to upgrade.
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    oooh, harsh!
     

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