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CES2008 - DVR Scheduler (Remote Booking)


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:58 PM

Here is the official information for the DVR Scheduler:

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#2 OFFLINE   jimd909

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:26 AM

Any idea when this is going to be rolled out to everyone? I still don't have access.

#3 OFFLINE   loungeofmusic

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:44 AM

Any idea when this is going to be rolled out to everyone? I still don't have access.


Does that really say 'Tivo receivers' in the ad? Are they dating again?:hurah:
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#4 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:48 AM

Soft release to everyone roughly January 17th, announcements in early February.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:22 AM

Does that really say 'Tivo receivers' in the ad? Are they dating again?:hurah:


Let's hope that means the HR10-250's will also receive this upgrade.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:40 AM

This is going to be one of DirecTV's favorite new features for those of us who travel. :)
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:43 AM

This is going to be one of DirecTV's favorite new features for those of us who travel. :)


+1

I travel extensively and have been waiting for this to make it to the masses. :D
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:56 AM

Great news!

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:05 AM

When I get home from the Caribbean, I'll have remote booking, I'm very excited :)
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:08 AM

I'm starting to sound like my father here but.......I like that there is no charge.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:09 AM

Why is the guide in the first picture in the ad flipped?
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:11 AM

Does this require that the HR20 be connected to my wireless network? I plan to do that, but that's one of those "when I get a round TUIT" things.

#13 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:12 AM

Does this require that the HR20 be connected to my wireless network? I plan to do that, but that's one of those "when I get a round TUIT" things.


No, remote booking will not requre a network connection to your DVRs
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:13 AM

Does this require that the HR20 be connected to my wireless network? I plan to do that, but that's one of those "when I get a round TUIT" things.


From what I know of in the CE portion, your receiver does NOT have the be networked, I believe DirecTV sends the record command down from the birds themselves. So, that's good news to a lot of people!

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Earl beat me to the answer...So, "It's what he said"

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:19 AM

Why is the guide in the first picture in the ad flipped?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:24 AM

Why is the guide in the first picture in the ad flipped?


Because someone photoshopped a Windows screenshot onto an Apple laptop.... poorly. :-)

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:25 AM

Does this mean the DVR has to have Internet access or will the request to record be sent to the DVR via the satellite? Brochure doesn't say anything about the recorder being required to have Internet access.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:27 AM

Does this mean the DVR has to have Internet access or will the request to record be sent to the DVR via the satellite? Brochure doesn't say anything about the recorder being required to have Internet access.


No Internet access required for the DVR. The Remote Booking signal is sent to the DVR via the satellite.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:28 AM

Really, I figured this would be part of the Internet connection on the HR2Xs

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:29 AM

Does this mean the DVR has to have Internet access or will the request to record be sent to the DVR via the satellite? Brochure doesn't say anything about the recorder being required to have Internet access.


Disregard. Between the time I wrote and posted this message, I see that Earl answered the question. Oh the joys of being interrupted at work when one is trying to surf the net. :lol:

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:36 AM

From what I know of in the CE portion, your receiver does NOT have the be networked, I believe DirecTV sends the record command down from the birds themselves. So, that's good news to a lot of people!

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Earl beat me to the answer...So, "It's what he said"


So, DTV is using satellite bandwith and not charging the DVR customers for remote booking?

Wouldn't it be "cheaper" to use the ethernet port and have users use an internet connection to do the remote booking?

Other random thoughts:

I would rather network my HD DVR as I live in Texas and would not want "rain fade" to interfere with my remote bookings. Even when my power goes out, my UPS keeps my PC going and my DSL connection.

I have only had my HR21 for 2 weeks and haven't fully played with the settings, but I did notice the ethernet ports on the unit and was looking at connecting it to my home network if it was possible.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:48 AM

So, DTV is using satellite bandwith and not charging the DVR customers for remote booking?

Wouldn't it be "cheaper" to use the ethernet port and have users use an internet connection to do the remote booking?


My guess is almost certainly not.

Because using the Internet connection for remote booking means that:

1) Only HR20/HR21 receivers could do Remote Booking. None of the R15's, or TiVo devices, have built-in Ethernet ports.
2) DirecTV would have to field all sorts of questions about getting those receivers networked.
3) Lots o' service calls.

There are portions of the satellite bandwidth dedicated to 'housekeeping' functions (i.e. authorizations, etc.) I'm sure Remote booking is basically just using some of that.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:52 AM

My guess is almost certainly not.

Because using the Internet connection for remote booking means that:

1) Only HR20/HR21 receivers could do Remote Booking. None of the R15's, or TiVo devices, have built-in Ethernet ports.
2) DirecTV would have to field all sorts of questions about getting those receivers networked.
3) Lots o' service calls.

There are portions of the satellite bandwidth dedicated to 'housekeeping' functions (i.e. authorizations, etc.) I'm sure Remote booking is basically just using some of that.


So, would this require a "call home" around 2 am to "reset" or activate things, or will this happen "on the fly"? Meaning, I get to work and remember to schedule something that starts in 15 minutes and it WILL record?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:01 AM

So, would this require a "call home" around 2 am to "reset" or activate things, or will this happen "on the fly"? Meaning, I get to work and remember to schedule something that starts in 15 minutes and it WILL record?


No call home either. The satellite bandwidth necessary to send a message to your DVR is all of a few bytes, compare that to the bazillions they send all the time for a channel itself. :)

Yes, you can hit record online and in a few seconds the DVR will start recording in front of you.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:02 AM

No call home either. The satellite bandwidth necessary to send a message to your DVR is all of a few bytes, compare that to the bazillions they send all the time for a channel itself. :)

Yes, you can hit record online and in a few seconds the DVR will start recording in front of you.

Cheers,
Tom


Excellent info. I am really excited !!

Thanks Tom!




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