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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:16 PM
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:39 PM
My overall feeling is that the HR21 I had was maddeningly slow, and the performance of my unit was not unusual based on what I learned on these fourms. While I don't feel that I am an excessive "GUI explorer" or channel surfer I understand that not everyone uses their DVRs the same way and that the HR21 performance lag does not bother everyone. I am greatful that it did bother enough people that D* decided to spend the money necessary to get the issue addressed in the HR24. I think this is proof enough that it was a very significant issue to a lot of D* customers.
Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:36 AM
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:31 PM
Come on, do we need to go there?
There you go.
Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:45 PM
A very reasonable suggestion, and much appreciated. I don't have MRV unfortunately, I just recently hooked up a wireless eithernet ridge but I did not think I would use MRV so I didn't order it.
I didn't see it posted whether or not you have any other DVR's and, if so, whether you have the DVR's connected to the Whole Home Service (or MRV). If so you could download all new recordings to the DVR that isn't replaced and watch them later, while in the meantime you make popcorn and watch everything on the HR21 and clear the hard drive. Once the HR21 is clear of programming replace it with the HR24 and then watch the stuff that was recently recorded via the Whole Home service.
That is the way we did it when we recently had a hardware swap. The only downside was that there are times that we record more than two programs at the same time and we had to negotiate what didn't get recorded because we were not recording anything new to the DVR that was being replaced.
Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:56 PM
How about considering the Whole Home solution via DECA. If you order the Internet Connection Kit you usually can get the price down to about $75-80 and they will connect everything, including any other D* boxes. Also, they will replace any equipment that isn't compatible with compatible equipment, including an antenna, SWiM connector, etc. You end up with a fully compatible system that is covered by D* in case of failure or performance issues. They don't cover ethernet connection solutions so if you were to do what I believe you are suggesting the network connections would not be covered by D*.
Either way it will cost you the same $3.00 per month and if you don't already have the Powerline or ethernet bridge the installation fee would be around or less than buying the adapter or a minimum of two Powerline units.
That is a tempting offer, and I appreciate you give me such a nice detailed suggestion. I ended up buying my own Linksys wireless N bridge yesterday. I just didn't think I would use MRV much since I watch 95% of my programming on our living room TV.