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Dish D/PVR watcher list like Tivo?

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Adrian_R, Nov 3, 2004.

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  1. Nov 3, 2004 #1 of 13
    Adrian_R

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    I noticed that Tivo has a list of the most recorded shows (http://www.tivo.com/5.3.top100.asp). I was wondering if Dish Network tracks the same kind of info for their D/PVRs, and if so has it available for viewing?
     
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    Geronimo

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    Negative.
     
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    Adrian_R

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    Negative to the tracking, or negative to the viewing of the tracked information?
     
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    Geronimo

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    Negative to both.
     
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    Adrian_R

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    Bummer. Thanks for the info.
     
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    boba

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    DISH DVR is just a VCR with a hard drive instead of video tape. I have had some VCRs that worked better.
     
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    finniganps

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    That's NOT a fair comment - show me a VCR that buffers on it's own or does PIP. It is MUCH faster to move through a show on the PVR instead of a VCR. I could go on and on. A VCR and the PVR are VERY different.
     
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    Bob Haller

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    Yeah but my old VCRs were more reliable:( provided I remembered to que a tape:(
     
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    finniganps

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    Bob H - if you really feel that way - STOP using the 721 for recording shows and just tape to a VCR. It's not hard to do and like you said you only have to remember to have a tape in the machine.
     
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    I don't think it's a "bummer" at all. I don't need or necessarily want anyone else tracking what I watch.

    And I don't understand why not tracking my viewing habits makes a 508 and 721 LESS desirable and comparable to a VCR. The ability for some conglomerate to track what you watch is good??
     
  11. dbronstein

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    How do you know Dish doesn't track what you watch/record? Obviously if you don't have a phone plugged in they won't, but how can anyone say for sure what info gets sent when the receivers call home.
     
  12. Adrian_R

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    Actually, I agree with you insofar as I would want to know if my viewing habits were being tracked, and be allowed to "opt out" if so and I didn't want them to be.

    The 'bummer' comment was just that I was really curious as to what was being watched by Dish Network viewers (vs. Tivo viewers). Just wanted to compare the two, and was disappointed that I couldn't.
     
  13. Adrian_R

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    Does anyone know if they state in their legal agreements that subscribers agree to if they DO track viewing habits or not?
     
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