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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q2 2010 Thread)


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#776 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:51 AM

Horses and carriages can still be found, just that they are confined to very limited places and "carrying baggage" for crap is a requirement:)

The Tivo guy craps out colorful balls! :lol:

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:25 AM

In light of you total dislike for HRx DVRs, why haven't you gone to cable so you could use Tivos exclusively. I know you're a good person and I'm not trying to be a wise guy. But why be miserable using something that you hate? Life is too short for that. Some people enjoy being miserable though and if that's the case please just ignore this post.


Frank did answer that question earlier in the thread, even admitting the Premiere is still in beta. Imagine that.

I'm of the opinion that if you truly love a DVR platform, you follow that platform. And I would think that three years of doing without any new HD channels, even losing a good share of what you had, would be enough to force any TiVotee's hand.

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#778 OFFLINE   wingrider01

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

SDT? Wuzzat? And some details on your 3 HR10s' failings would be nice.


S = small
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T = guess at it, post would be censored if I explained :lol:

Lockups
Overheats
dropped recordings
imaculate conception reboots

Got tired ot the screams of anguish from the kids when the units rebooted in the middle of Dora the Explorer or Blues Clues. Before you assume, full UPS's on all equipment, properly grounded.

only good thing I can say is when they where finally replaced through the protection plan then made nice explosions when hit by a remington 870 with 00 buck

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:37 PM

... only good thing I can say is when they where finally replaced through the protection plan then made nice explosions when hit by a remington 870 with 00 buck

Coulda sold 'em on eBay. ;)

I wasn't going to comment further, but on second thought... I had/have only one HR10. I didn't get dropped recordings or overheating. I had some lockups and spontaneous reboots early on (August 2004), but they didn't make me feel like the DVR was my enemy — like the HR21 does currently.

Maybe your bad experiences were a few months before I got my box, with half-baked software?

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#780 OFFLINE   H8tank

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:03 PM

I will continue to patiently wait for the Dtv HD Tivo, but for now I got a free HR24 coming Tuesday.

I like to hit pause, hit LIVE to switch to other tuner... watch for a bit, then PAUSE and hit LIVE to switch back to my other live tuner, as in watching two ballgames at once.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:09 PM

I will continue to patiently wait for the Dtv HD Tivo, but for now I got a free HR24 coming Tuesday.

I like to hit pause, hit LIVE to switch to other tuner... watch for a bit, then PAUSE and hit LIVE to switch back to my other live tuner, as in watching two ballgames at once.


You don't need TiVo for that.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:14 PM

I will continue to patiently wait for the Dtv HD Tivo, but for now I got a free HR24 coming Tuesday.

I like to hit pause, hit LIVE to switch to other tuner... watch for a bit, then PAUSE and hit LIVE to switch back to my other live tuner, as in watching two ballgames at once.


You can do it with DoublePlay on the HR2x series. Maybe even other DVR's. I use it all the time with Sunday Ticket watching the Pats games and Redzone doing exactly what you are describing.

Instructions here.

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#783 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:14 PM

I will continue to patiently wait for the Dtv HD Tivo, but for now I got a free HR24 coming Tuesday.

I like to hit pause, hit LIVE to switch to other tuner... watch for a bit, then PAUSE and hit LIVE to switch back to my other live tuner, as in watching two ballgames at once.


Use the down arrow on your HR24 to accomplish the same thing .. It's called DoublePlay.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:07 PM

I will continue to patiently wait for the Dtv HD Tivo, but for now I got a free HR24 coming Tuesday.

I like to hit pause, hit LIVE to switch to other tuner... watch for a bit, then PAUSE and hit LIVE to switch back to my other live tuner, as in watching two ballgames at once.


Been able to do that on the HR2x's for over a year. ;)

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:13 PM

Coulda sold 'em on eBay. ;)

I wasn't going to comment further, but on second thought... I had/have only one HR10. I didn't get dropped recordings or overheating. I had some lockups and spontaneous reboots early on (August 2004), but they didn't make me feel like the DVR was my enemy — like the HR21 does currently.

Maybe your bad experiences were a few months before I got my box, with half-baked software?


had the HR10's from a few months after release till the HR2X's came out

Sell on Ebay? Why bring pain and misery on a unsuspected person, as mean as I am I would not even do that to my ex-wife or a lawyer, after all I do have some standards. was more fun hitting them with the shotgun when I got rid of them, they where replaced with owned HR2X's throught he protection plan and Directv did not want them back.

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2 HR21

have had a few spontaneous reboots - mainly when they had the guide data problems, unlike the expeirence with the HR10's - don;t think the hr10 ever had anything but half backed software




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