DVRs falling off by that I guess you mean not on the combined playlist, is a common problem on these threads with the Genie nee HR34.
And most folks we see with DVRs don't really use them at all. Hardly any series recordings, once in a while a recorded program, don't use double play, have no idea that you can pick up the buffer if you don't turn it off (standby) don't ever build a buffer to skip commercials. No clue at all even when you explain the features and walk them through how to use them. All they have with a DVR is a remote instead of going up to the TV to twist a knob and change the channels. Yes some are running TVs with only a coax input and a knob to change the channels. So of course they are not going to run into any glitches. They never poke at that part of the software.
New to the forum. Found it by searching for a fix for the remote that quit working over the holidays in my wife's office. Glad I stumbled upon it!
As to the bolded: Hey! I resemble that remark!
I've had Direct TV for about 2 1/2 years now and didn't know about these features.
The bottom line as condensed as possible. My wife's remote went out over the weekend so I got online to see if I could find a fix and found this site. There was a post by one of the mods (female, don't recall her name) who mentioned an free upgrade to the Genie was being offered. I called DTV and after a brief time on hold the rep came back and informed me that I'm eligible for a free upgrade to the Genie plus one satellite receiver as well as a free replacement for the defective remote. After reading about all the issues with it from reading this forum all morning I'm not sure I did the right thing but it's being installed tomorrow morning.
Now the questions.
1) Where does one go to learn about the above mentioned features such as "build a buffer to skip commercials". How is this done?
2) Does anyone know if the "satellite" receiver has pause/FF features?
3) Is it possible to hook up my surround sound to these newer DVRs? I haven't even tried it since the DTV install because it itimidated the hell outta me.
I'm sure there's got to be a way but I don't know that I have the right receiver, it's kinda old, probably obsolete in this arena.
That's it for now but I'm sure there'll be more to come.
Sent from my keyboard using my short, fat fingers.