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New Dish Network Ad touts 2x guide speed performance compared to DirecTV receivers

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#121 OFFLINE   am7crew



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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:37 PM

its true, if you say its not your crazy or dont have a HD DVR.

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#122 OFFLINE   Truman



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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:27 AM

heh, i'm going to go ahead and assume you didn't read through much of the thread before posting.

no one's going to argue that it's not true. all of us d* subscribers are (is painfully too strong a word to use here?) aware of just how slow the guide can be.

#123 OFFLINE   am7crew



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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:04 PM

I must take back part of my previous post. Lastnight I hooked up my HR22 and it did a software update which just said it added TVmail but had different/better font on the menu and box seems allot snappier, going through the guide is allot faster however its still a short delay in actually changing the channel. Good news is, maybe if Dish keeps saying these things it will get Directv to improve the boxes under the hood.

#124 OFFLINE   Tom Servo

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:09 AM

Yeah the software update has helped the snappiness of the guide but some of the other features are still dead slow, like changing/selecting channels, navigating through recorded programs (ff/rew/pause response) etc.

Maybe working on each problem in bits is how they're doing it now.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:17 AM

I just saw ... an ad for Dish Network that aired on FNC touting their service... complete with a side-by-side pic comparing [Dish and DirecTV] speeds.

My first thought was, “Wow, that DirecTV guide is actually faster than mine!

My first thought on reading this was "How can you pick an HR2x box to compare with, when they're all so different in speed."

Lucky for DirecTV that Dish didn't have available one of DirecTV's really slow boxes. (Even with 0x0368, a few users are reporting unbearable sluggishness.) But then, maybe viewers of the commercial wouldn't believe Dish hadn't faked the speed; no DVR could be that slow! ;)
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