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"ACTIVCE" ON DIRECTV - WHEN will it get its own dedicated tuner

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by joegrjoe, Mar 21, 2006.

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  1. joegrjoe

    joegrjoe Banned User

    Mar 16, 2006

    i know of the delay, read it on yahoo. retailers are mad cause they wanted it to drive holiday sales

    HD via Analog... Sure...
    But again... HD/SD and Analog/Digital are two different things.

    was not making it up .... read this link



    Japan had pioneered HDTV for decades with an analog implementation. The old system is not compatible with the new digital standards. Japan terrestrial broadcast of HD via ISDB-T started in December 2003. It is reported that two million HD receivers have been sold in Japan already.
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    I knew you weren't making it up.... (didn't say you were)

    HD is just a FORMAT for the image (just as SD is)
    Analog / Digital is the transmision method of that format

    It is just here the FCC select Digital as the transmission method.

    Enough of that though for this thread, back to topic..
  3. masterwolfe

    masterwolfe AllStar

    Feb 7, 2006
    I just skimmed thru the thread, but I want to mention that the Comcast Cable DVR, a Motorola DCT-6412 which I had before I moved to the sticks, did have dual tuner buffering, AND only one cable going into the box. Now if you went into the On demand system (which can be compared to Active channel for this explanation) you would then lose the buffers, IIRC. Also, you could not turn off the box while it was recording, even though it would record if you had something scheduled to record and turned it off.
  4. cabanaboy1977

    cabanaboy1977 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Won't the HR20 have 3 tuners? 2 sat and one OTA to record from like the HD tivo?
  5. morgantown

    morgantown Icon

    Nov 15, 2005
    IIRC, the HD TiVo only had/has two tuners, each could deal with OTA HD, SAT SD, or SAT HD.

    Not to beat a dead horse :) , but how about dual live buffers with the NDS/DTV DVR before we plow ahead for three or four tuners :D :D :D.
  6. walters

    walters Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2005
    Functionally it's equivalent, so it's a bit moot, but I believe it's four tuners (two ATSC, two satellite). Any combination of two of them can be used at once.

    And the Series 3 will be six (two ATSC, two cablecard, two NTSC with MPEG encoders), any two of which can be used at once.
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Yes, but anything to do with television is not in that category.

  8. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Since the original poster of this thread is no longer a member...

    I am going to close the thread.
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