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Does anyone REALLY know why no DLB?


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#101 OFFLINE   HarleyD

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:31 PM

What features can directv implement and increase revenue? DLB or VOD?

It depends.

VOD won't make them a dime from me. I'm not interested in it and won't use it...especially on a pay per view type program...even if it is available. That's why I have a DVR. I record the stuff and watch the recordings. That's MY version of VOD.

DLB would probably convince me to get at least one more HR20 for the living room. As it is right now, we get by with one HD-DVR in the family room. It is an HR20 because that was our only option with D*. Given choices I would have opted for a box that had DLB because I have become very accustomed to using it. Instead since I literally "settled" for the HR20 the only room where we have HD is the Family Room and we have 7 rooms with active D* boxes on the account.

You're trying to reduce it to an easy, obvious answer when there are no easy, obvious answers to be had. Individual viewing habits, preferences and manners of equipment usage vary pretty dramatically.
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#102 OFFLINE   tiger2005

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:07 PM

What features can directv implement and increase revenue? DLB or VOD?


Ummmm....How about both! Why does it have to be an either or situation? Easy Answer: It doesn't. They should do BOTH.
Thanks for DLB!! Best feature available on a DVR, bar none!

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 01:04 AM

Wednesday night, my wife was watching "Law & Order XYZ" on UHD or TNTHD or somesuch, and American Idol started recording on the other tuner.
Having owned a DVR for several years now, she just waited until there were 30 or 40 minutes recorded before she went to the list and started watching.

FOX ran over on Idol and failed to record the actual announcement of the winner. After she exploded in a fire ball from the fabricated suspense, we exited the list and exited back to Live TV. The HR20 was tuned to the L&O channel, because that's what we were watching before watchin Idol from the List. We switched over to FOX and found that there was no buffer prior to that moment!

That is why DLB is a NEED and not a WANT.
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While I'll agree that MOST users don't know about DLB, it is something MANY people LOVE when they learn about it.
My Dad has been a master of watching 2 programs at once since the cable man delivered a box with a remote. (I was the remote until that day)
When my parents visited a couple years back he was switching back & forth between Discovery & History channels, I showed him how to switch tuners & watch both shows without missing anything.
He called DirecTV before they left and ordered 2 DirecTivos.

My Mom can't pull the remote from his hand now :)


They need to get SLB working right 1st, then DLB!

#104 ONLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:22 AM

I am still amazed today, how many LONG term (multiple year), users of TiVo based systems (both DTivos and the SA-DTs), don't know they have two live buffers and managed to survive.


Bad argument. Once they know it is there, most get really happy.

You are going against the tide here. The VAST MAJORITY of the dbstalk members want DLB. They are not that odd a group, just informed.
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#105 OFFLINE   Bill Marsh

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:27 PM

OK, gonna jump in here! As a newbie to the depth of this thread (no sarcasm intended) and the acronyms being used like "DLB" I decided to take a Google on this and I think that I have found the answer to "What does DLB mean?"

http://www.alzheimer...a/info_lewy.htm

And I do have a question. Did the older Series 2 DirecTV have DLB or SLB? I got used to the SD DirecTV box.

And what is VOD?

#106 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:28 PM

OK, gonna jump in here! As a newbie to the depth of this thread (no sarcasm intended) and the acronyms being used like "DLB" I decided to take a Google on this and I think that I have found the answer to "What does DLB mean?"

http://www.alzheimer...a/info_lewy.htm

And I do have a question. Did the older Series 2 DirecTV have DLB or SLB? I got used to the SD DirecTV box.

And what is VOD?


VOD is video on demand.

#107 OFFLINE   Bill Marsh

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:31 PM

Thank you for the VOD definition.

Does the DirecTV series 2 box have DLB or SLB?

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:44 PM

OK, gonna jump in here! As a newbie to the depth of this thread (no sarcasm intended) and the acronyms being used like "DLB" I decided to take a Google on this and I think that I have found the answer to "What does DLB mean?"

http://www.alzheimer...a/info_lewy.htm

And I do have a question. Did the older Series 2 DirecTV have DLB or SLB? I got used to the SD DirecTV box.

And what is VOD?

Welcome, Bill. You should also take a look at this site's list of acronyms ... see the link in my signature below.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:29 PM

What features can directv implement and increase revenue? DLB or VOD?


VOD: Won't get any revenue from me.

NO DLB: Won't get any more revenue from me. :D

Seriously, the point of this thread is "what is the reason?" Earl, please ask again, I really miss this feature. Why can't you tell us the reason, assuming you know?

To the anti-DLB crowd: There are many features I don't care about, VIIV, CID, VOD. Yet, I don't go around posting how I don't care about this feature or that. To each his own. Some of you need to move on to a new thread. :rolleyes: I do care about DLB and I'd like DTV to know, as do others.

I agree with you HarleyD, it baffles me as well.

But again, the question is why?

Directv also needs to consider word of mouth marketing. I used to tell anyone that would listen how much better DTV was, especially with the Directivo. I don't do that right now, haven't since they announced they were dumping Tivo and their customer service slipped. I think the power users, those that know about these features, are more likely to recruit new subs for directv than your average Joe. So there is a real benefit to Directv to provide these high end features even though many may not use them.

In general, Directv is on the right path with the HR20. I like it better than the HR10 in many ways. But I really really do miss DLBs!

I would love to love Directv again. ;)

Oh and one last thing, I'd like my HR20 to butter my toast.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:04 AM

Actually the conversation went more like this:

Even last night... American Idol... we started to watch it live... but just couldn't take it (the blah-blah blah and the commercials), so we watched something else that was pre-recorded... and came back to watch IDOL when it was finished recording.


Choice of program material aside (:) ), I can't believe how often I do exactly what you describe above...deliberately DO NOT watch something live and instead watch something else I have previously recorded until the "live program" I was interested in gets recorded.

I find watching just about anything other than sports or breaking news "LIVE" , to be excruciating since discovering the HR20.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:47 PM

Bad argument. Once they know it is there, most get really happy.

You are going against the tide here. The VAST MAJORITY of the dbstalk members want DLB. They are not that odd a group, just informed.


I'm with everyone on DLB. I had it, lost it, and its one of the features I miss the most. I knew it was there on my DirecTivo but REALLY know it isn't there on my HR20... its when I realized how often I use it.

Too bad the guys that are making the decisions don't miss it more - sounds like they are out of touch on what people want... or as long as they don't miss it, we won't see it anytime soon. Booo....

I didn't read this entire long thread of posts, but technical-wise is it that hard to add? It must be.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:12 PM

I want it and miss it and will really miss it come football season. It was one of my favorite features on my tivo and was really disappointed when I noticed it wasnt on my hr20. D*, please give us what we want.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:21 PM

I agree 100% with gopherhockey, nowandthen, and jsquash on DLB -- I had it, loved it and still miss it! I'll never think it's a completed product until they enable DLB ... just my 2 cents.




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