I have been recording "I Love Lucy" on Hallmark Channel. Several times, the THR 22 shows it recorded the 30 minute program, but there is no video. I have read about this issue before.
It is bad enough the D* created, or contracted to create a basic dumb DVR for all of the TiVo fans, ( and I admit that I am one of them) and then D* won't support it or care enough to have directed the software designers to implement the features to work with the all home network, but not caring enough to update the firmware to fix some of the issues with it is shameful. Then D* advertises it in their commercials as a wonderful DVR. I am sure that when anyone calls in about it, the csr pushes their DVR's saying If you want a whole home network, the TiVo won't work with the Gene system.
I had such high expectations when the THR22 came out, and then the big letdown when it was just a glamourised VHS tape maching that just recorded programs, with no support and didn't interface with any of the D* DVR's. It has been and is still an outcast child of D*.
Although I am a long time subscriber,( And a Big fan of the D* TV service) I also feel that it is better than Dish or cable, It makes me very sad that with todays technology they would not make it compatable with their network. How many years did it take them to write the software and come out with the box? 3? Guess it would have taken another 3 years to have it talk to their boxes.
Would like to think that they would come out with a second generation TiVo DVR that would work with the whole home network, but most likely I will be pushing up daisies before that would ever happen.
Too Bad, Too Sad
Edited by BAMCAT, 27 June 2013 - 11:50 AM.