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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Tom Robertson, Oct 28, 2007.
It must have been the same guy that removed DLB.
No DLB and now no OTA...the next one will probably only have one sat tuner. :lol:
Well, considering that this thread is supposed to be about the fact that D* DOES plan to continue to support OTA - I'm not really sure what the "mistake" was. All they did is remove it as a default in their future mainstream product line. Which, I'm pretty sure will turn out to save them money. That is rarely a mistake in the business world.
Amongst those out here, OTA is a huge deal but my Mom couldn't even spell OTA much less care about it. And, even though we seem awfully important in this forum - I'm pretty sure there are a lot more of my Mom than us in D*'s world.
There are 55,000 of us registered on this forum (which also covers Dish). How many millions of subscribers does D* have...?
16.5 actually... and we will find out tomorrow, what the latest subscriber count is.
IMHO, the only hugh mistake that D* made was to not have a plan in place to make sure customers that needed a STB with ATSC tuner(s) could get one, at extra charge or whatever.
Yes! That is THE issue. It's D*'s short-sightedness [sic] on full display.
How long are we going to beat this dead horse?
Perhaps, but not necessarily. It could be that demand outstripped supply necessitating the HR21 going out earlier than anticipated. It may be that DIRECTV should have predicted this and been more prepared, but sometimes it's hard to stop a snowball that's rolling down the mountain.
Better communication might be helpful, but in the grand scheme of things it looks like the word as we know is not ending.
We all really should not be surprised. D* released the HR20 too early with horrible software and NO functional OTA tuners ( I know, I got one the second week it was out).
Its a great DVR now, but the cycle starts over with a HR21 lacking forward thinking.
Is the OTA the source of the hardware issues (tuner deaths) that have plagued the HR20? Is the HR21 design cleaner and therefore more robust?
The 3 HR20's that died on me in the beginning were SAT tuners not OTA.
Mine as well, but I was wondering if the presence of the OTA could cause a hardware conflict that would mess up the SAT tuners.
Ah, that I have no idea. Someone else might though.
As far as I can tell, the jury is still out on that one .. One thing 2nd generation equipment has over the first, though, is the ability to correct issues that occurred the first time around.
The HR21 design is certainly cleaner - a look inside the box will tell you that. Much more "integrated". Whether that means "more robust" is undetermined. It certainly is less expensive to build.