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Will the new HR20-250 have caller ID?


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#1 OFFLINE   vid53

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 04:21 PM

Really hoping that this one will have caller ID.

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 04:29 PM

I have never undetstood why one would want a phone number/name blopping up on their TV screen every time the phone rings. Especially after paying for an HDTV and an HD DVR. Cordless Caller ID phones are cheap and plenty.

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:53 PM

Because you could be in the basement watching a loud movie and your neighbor is trying to call, to let you know your house is on fire upstairs might be a good example. Also I have not found a caller ID add on with component video jacks as my receiver has. Hope I was able to answer your questions.

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 11:53 PM

last report, yes as the software build is going to be off the r15 software, but it's not offical yet, i'll keep an open ear.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:41 AM

Will this new unit be Tivo based?

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:48 AM

It will not be Tivo based, but based on the software of the new DirecTV DVR's like the R-15.
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#7 OFFLINE   mssturgeon

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:59 PM

It will not be Tivo based, but based on the software of the new DirecTV DVR's like the R-15.


More info for those interested in a breif article here:

Well, I was going to post the URL ... but I'm too wet behind the ear apparently. So go to the site in my sig (weird, I can put a URL there) and find 'CES - Day 3' under the Articles section. Once I have 5 posts, I'll re-edit this post to include the URL instead of nav. instructions.

Simply put:
- CallerID: yes
- Buffer: 90 minutes
- Record time 200/50 hours (SD/HD)

The record times for HD will increase a bit with the move to MPEG-4, since that is a more efficient encoding mechanism.

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Your Guide to High Definition Television

#8 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 08:04 AM

- Record time 200/50 minutes (SD/HD)


Don't you mean 200/50 Hours? :D

But it is more like 200/50/30 Hours (SD/MPEG-4 HD/MPEG-2 HD)


According to the initial reports... but as always, recording times on DVRs are just approximates.
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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:05 PM

Don't you mean 200/50 Hours? :D

But it is more like 200/50/30 Hours (SD/MPEG-4 HD/MPEG-2 HD)

According to the initial reports... but as always, recording times on DVRs are just approximates.

Hey - your SIG says "HR20-250" - how is that possible... Something you're not telling us Earl? Or a simple typo.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:07 PM

Don't you mean 200/50 Hours? :D

But it is more like 200/50/30 Hours (SD/MPEG-4 HD/MPEG-2 HD)


According to the initial reports... but as always, recording times on DVRs are just approximates.



oops ... corrected.

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#11 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:09 PM

Hey - your SIG says "HR20-250" - how is that possible... Something you're not telling us Earl? Or a simple typo.


Hee Hee ... ummm... oops...

Typo, I sware... really... Not kidding this time.
Just an honest typo....
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