To flush guide data, do you have to wait until the system is fully rebooted and viewing live TV before you reboot it again? Or can you just do a menu reset and then press the red button again while it is starting up on the basic blue screen?
It is a little slow, especially DVR's. One does have to wonder how taxed the CPU is. They seem awfully underpowered. Though HR44 users say those systems are incredibly fast. The HR44 is using a much better CPU. So that kind of rules out software since its running the same software as the HR34. It must be a CPU or Memory/Bus limitation.
Because its write once - deploy many... the software build is theoretically not optimized for each set to box CPU. Why do you think Flash and Java suck performance wise? Write once / deploy many...
I think there is room for optimization. Each CPU has its own library of hardware acceleration drivers and optimization routines. It'd run really fast if it was all written in assembly language specific to the processor. However the development time (and remember time is money) is most likely why it is not done that way.
If I could do more via my iPad (like manage to do list, series priorities, see DVR disk space usage, browse VOD screens and queue content to download, etc...) I wouldn't even have to go in the guide on my HR24-200. It would be nice if the YouTube app on iPhone or iPad could pair with DirecTV like it can with XBOX and other YouTube media streamers. Takes a while entering search terms using the old tap text method on the DirecTV remote.
Edited by cypherx, 17 April 2013 - 03:30 PM.
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