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Moving from Tivo to HR20


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#1 OFFLINE   DocTauri

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 01:04 PM

Back when I was hacking the DTivo for fun as much as for added functionality. The key features that I hacked for were (in my own order of importance)
1. Multi-Room Viewing (transferring shows)
2. Extend storage capacity
3. On screen Caller ID

I don't care about extraction, so that was never a big deal.

So my questions are does anyone have any timeframes for the following:

1a. DTV has openly stated that MRV would be available on these units. Does anyone know WHEN? This is honestly the only thing keeping the 5 Tivos in my house.

1b. I don't own, nor have I ever seen an R15, but from what I understand, it's the SD version of the HR20 (same software). Is this the case?

1c. Will I be able to transfer shows between HR20 and R15? I know that you can't watch HD shows on an SD DVR, but will I be able transfer SD between the two?

2. At one time, I understood the eSATA merely allowed you to override the interal HD. Has this been fixed now to allow cumulative storage? (i.e. 250GB internal drive and 250GB eSATA = 500GB of storage capacity).

I'd be willing to bet that a lot of the hacking community is like me, and would gladly trade my Tivii in for HR20 and R15's if these were all addressed.


Thanks,
Doc

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#2 OFFLINE   jwd45244

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 01:14 PM

Back when I was hacking the DTivo for fun as much as for added functionality. The key features that I hacked for were (in my own order of importance)
1. Multi-Room Viewing (transferring shows)
2. Extend storage capacity
3. On screen Caller ID

I don't care about extraction, so that was never a big deal.

So my questions are does anyone have any timeframes for the following:

1a. DTV has openly stated that MRV would be available on these units. Does anyone know WHEN? This is honestly the only thing keeping the 5 Tivos in my house.

1b. I don't own, nor have I ever seen an R15, but from what I understand, it's the SD version of the HR20 (same software). Is this the case?

1c. Will I be able to transfer shows between HR20 and R15? I know that you can't watch HD shows on an SD DVR, but will I be able transfer SD between the two?

2. At one time, I understood the eSATA merely allowed you to override the interal HD. Has this been fixed now to allow cumulative storage? (i.e. 250GB internal drive and 250GB eSATA = 500GB of storage capacity).

I'd be willing to bet that a lot of the hacking community is like me, and would gladly trade my Tivii in for HR20 and R15's if these were all addressed.


Thanks,
Doc


Multi-room viewing is not out yet.

The R15 and HR20 do NOT use the same software. They have a very similar UI. You cannot transfer shows between any Units at present.

Using eSATA is an override not and addition.
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Slimline w/ SWM LNB---- (mounted on CommDeck) ----> SWM Power Inserter -----> CM4002IFD Diplexer
Winegard OTA Antenna ------------------> CM7777 OTA Amplifier ----------------> CM4002IFD Diplexer
CM4002IFD Diplexer ----> STS-4 splitter ----> HR20-700 - Vizio VO32L, HR20-700 - SDTV, HR21-200 (w/ AM21) - Vizio VX42L, HR21-200 - SDTV; CM4001IFD as splitting diplexer on all legs; All networked

#3 OFFLINE   DocTauri

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 01:20 PM

Multi-room viewing is not out yet.

The R15 and HR20 do NOT use the same software. They have a very similar UI. You cannot transfer shows between any Units at present.

Using eSATA is an override not and addition.


Thanks for the info. Any idea if/when these things may be *rectified*?

Thanks,
Doc

#4 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 02:49 PM

I wouldn't hold my breath for any of them.

MRV between HR20's is at best a rumor with no solid foundation that anyone has documented or qualified. In other words, it may or may not happen. If it does, I imagine it will be a ways down the road, as there are several other things they are specifically working on that are not yet available.

MRV between HR20's and R15's is even less likely. While I wouldn't say impossible, I would say very unlikely.

I do not know where the eSATA capabilities stand.

Carl




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