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Ces2008 - Hdpc20


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#761 OFFLINE   nc88keyz

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:03 PM

directv since the sat-a1 came out
avid htpc user for very long time
would love to test as well.
used to be in tivo betas .
but then they cut directivo users loose.

i never recall seeing anything in regards to the HDPC20 enrollment. Supose you had to be in the right place at the right time

Have vista htpc running on a zalman touchscreen case.
73 display at 5300ES hdmi switching reciever.
Have a 616 switch sitting right behind the nest too :)
Also have X360 with HD ..pre hdmi

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#762 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:05 PM

might wanna go beg on microsoft.com... since they are the once conducting the beta... :)
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#763 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:19 PM

Believe Microsoft already sent all the invites already.. sorry guys..

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#764 OFFLINE   BTDT

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:09 AM

The solicitation for beta testers for this thing occurred over a year ago. I missed out as well. Sniff!

#765 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 03:53 PM

With my Dishplayer crashing two days ago and erasing everything I'd saved including all the timers... All I can say is that, when this thing hits the streets, I'm *there*. I already have a Windows Home Server that stores all the stuff I get off the net. Combining the HDPC20 and a Vista box with the rest of my network will make this seamless.

#766 OFFLINE   mhammett

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

So we aren't going to see this until 2009?

#767 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 04:29 PM

I would say we will hear something about this in 2009.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:22 PM

So we aren't going to see this until 2009?

Check out this thread for some rumors on it: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=125889

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:03 PM

tick tock this year is running out...maybe more info at the next CES Show ;)

#770 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:05 PM

tick tock this year is running out...maybe more info at the next CES Show ;)

I think it's safe to say the HDPC-20 will not be out this year.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:07 PM

I think it's safe to say the HDPC-20 will not be out this year.


microsoft gutted Vista, so no HDPC20
I am no longer connected with Directv or any other satellite provider

#772 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:09 PM

microsoft gutted Vista, so no HDPC20

:confused: The HDPC-20 was announced well after Vista was released...

#773 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 03:11 PM

It would be more appropriate to say that MS gutted "Fiji" - the Service pack release of Vista that was supposed to have support for the HD-PC20

#774 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 03:31 PM

It would be more appropriate to say that MS gutted "Fiji" - the Service pack release of Vista that was supposed to have support for the HD-PC20

Now that I can agree with.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:51 PM

It would safe to say - as I posted at beginning of the thread - based on 10 years old experience with such devices (ABA-1020/ABA-1030), it was same vapoware and don't expect have it in a future.

Small market, low margin, a paranoya of MPAA & RIAA, a lot of SW development from third party companies (M$), etc.
Dead end.

It was good only to taste a water :(.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:58 PM

So, do folks think that DirecTV is done relying on Uncle Bill for developing products, since this is obviously not happening anytime soon (see multiple other threads). Or maybe DirecTV always realized the HDPC20 would never get anywhere.

According to their website, DirecTV's going with Adobe Air for their new Supercast client over Microsoft Silverlight. So maybe they are moving on.

HR44 - 5 tuners does it for now





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