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Pick only one DLB, MediaShare or VOD


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Poll: Pick only one DLB, MediaShare or VOD (190 member(s) have cast votes)

Pick only one DLB, MediaShare or VOD

  1. MediaShare (17 votes [8.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.95%

  2. DLB (93 votes [48.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 48.95%

  3. VOD (80 votes [42.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.11%

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#51 OFFLINE   Indiana627

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:16 AM

DLB!
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#52 OFFLINE   Elistan98

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:25 AM

VOD

If there is a show i want to watch i record it. I just make sure my percent used stays around 50 so i know when i need to start watching stuff

If I watch Football I'm only watching the Bengals and I don't change channels unless they are doing that poorly in which case I don't want to watch football at all. (besides wife would kill me if I watched more than one game a day and some days i think that one game might do me in as well depending on her mood).

Mediashare is ok but am looking forward to when video is included as well.

VOD gives me the chance to have access to The Anime Network and/or The Funimation Channel since D* wont carry the linear channel. VOD could also be used in this way for channels they dont want to carry 24-7. It can also provide access to premium channels for those 1 or 2 shows your interested in but dont want to pay 13 a month for.

#53 OFFLINE   HarleyD

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:08 AM

The point of the poll is obvious.

It is an opportunity to demonstrate that DLB is as important (or moreso) to the members of dbstalk.com as two of the features that D* is actively pursuing.

So if there is any debate at D* as to "should we" or "shouldn't we" put DLB on our to do list they can weigh that a statistical sampling of actual users consider DLB as important as other stuff they have already decided to do.
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#54 OFFLINE   HarleyD

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:28 AM

When this poll opens up to the 16,000,000+ user base...

Is when we will know what a "great #" of subs want...

Polls are based on representative samples of the population in question. The results are extrapolations with a margin for error.

You will amost never see a poll taken of the entire community at issue when that community exceeds a certain size. Suggesting that a poll is not valid unless all 16 million subscribers are given the opportunity to respond is quite a stretch. It is a statistical sampling, a barometer of sorts, not a binding vote. No more...no less.

Even the widely renown Gallup polls typically only engage about 1000 people at a time for the latest round of questioning.
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#55 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:45 AM

First off, a forced choice poll of this nature is a common and legitimate way to gather marketing information. Of course in the real world we are not limited to just one. But it makes people think about what is most important.

As a thread, this poll has answered some people's questions about things other then DLB. It poll has done some good.

And it did give everyone a chance to rattle the old cliches again. :)

During football season, for me, DLB. I use it too much to surf the other games and the workaround just isn't surfing friendly at all.

Now, should the ALL ACCESS package come to pass where all my old DVRs don't cost anything, I might be less interested in DLB. Then MRV likely jumps to #1 for me.

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#56 OFFLINE   jheda

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:54 AM

Tom, can you explain the all access pass?
And what is your opinion on a DLB stickie?

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#57 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:58 AM

Tom, can you explain the all access pass?


The all access package is only a rumor at this point. Hopefully it will happen but don't think it will. Earl has talk to a few people at DIRECTV and they said there is no such thing. But they were happy to see so many people wanting it. The package would be the Premier package which has the DVR services included. The HD package and as many receiver's on your account as you would like for $119.99.

#58 OFFLINE   jonaswan2

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:03 AM

And I was too late :D.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:19 AM

Im in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The all access package is only a rumor at this point. Hopefully it will happen but don't think it will. Earl has talk to a few people at DIRECTV and they said there is no such thing. But they were happy to see so many people wanting it. The package would be the Premier package which has the DVR services included. The HD package and as many receiver's on your account as you would like for $119.99.


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#60 OFFLINE   ATARI

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:25 AM

DLB +1

#61 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:30 AM

And what is your opinion on a DLB stickie?



Well, I never made my opinion on the DLB Sticky..

My opinion, just as it was when QUE asked with the original (and still the current)... Do you want DLB thread...

That is why I allow that particular thread to be bumped, time and time again.

I will make that particular thread, a sticky (Que's)... and all conversation can continue in that thread... All other DLB threads, will be refered back to that particular thread.

If that is the course that is wanted... we can make that happen, as I don't want the Q&A section to become a: "I want this X,Y,Z feature", "It's Time...", "I demand", "Let's boycott"... every other post (which I feel is what has happened the last week)

As for DLB:

DLB is not a feature of a system.
DirecTV 100% understands that there is a population of users that want DLB.

As I have said... time and time again.
DLB is on the list of requested items, however it is not in active development.

I don't know how many times I have to spell that out.

They KNOW there is a population that wants DLB, however at this time, they have decided to work on other features of the system.

DLB has not been officially, once and for all, eliminated from the possible future feature list.

As for why... I have asked, and as expected... didn't get any "official" statement, other then what I just typed above (it is on the list, but is not being worked on). I can ask a 1,000 times... and I know I am going to get the same answer, as that is in fact THE ANSWER

There is nothing else to give.
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#62 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:31 AM

The thread has been stuck.

All DLB Conversation is to continue in this thread:
http://www.dbstalk.c...ead.php?t=62118
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