Were you trying to use skip while watching the NBA finals game you were recording or were you watching a different recording?
Even "cutting edge" things have their issues in the beginning. Just look at how many issues there have been with, and how many times Airbus has grounded, the A380.
No, DirecTV does not put out releases at set intervals. They are put out when DirecTV has determined they are ready to be put out.
DirecTV doesn't always tell us what is addressed in an update. I can tell you though we've received a few updates for the HR34 already, since its release, and the unit has come a long way. There are still missed recordings issues and those are a higher priority than "slowness".
I was using 30slip and fast forward while watching the NBA Finals as it was being recorded. I was delayed, probably 2 hours behind.
Really any button press response lagged 1-2 minutes.
I work with all types of technology and have for many years so I'm fully aware of that. Some of these glitches and slowness issues are basic operation issues that I can't believe are acceptable for public release.
I understand that many in the church of DTV don't want to hear about Dish, and I'm not trying to turn this into a pro-Dish thread, but I have to use the VIP722k as a point of reference because I've had one for over 3 years.
That receiver is smoking fast and stable compared to the HR34 and is 4+ years old. The HR21 is also around that same era and it is similar in its slowness and balkiness as the HR34. What disturbs me is that while DTV has improved their feature set greatly over the past few years it seems as if they've made no strides whatsoever in terms of receiver performance (i.e. speed of operation) and don't seem to care about it. Sorry but this is just hard for me to understand for the supposed industry leader in satellite TV. It's absolutely maddening having to wait for simple functions to complete when I'm used to having such basic functions happen almost instantaneously. What makes it worse is that these issues are probably fixable in software updates. Hopefully DTV will listen to us and try to do something about it. I am not the only person vehemently complaining, I've seen many other HR34 users on this and other forums complaining about similar issues.
I appreciate your quick response. I'll try not to be off topic in the future.