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DLB, Wanting is better than Having !!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dreadlk, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. cdc101

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    Took the words right out of my mouth! :D
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    That was one of the arguments he used in the old DLB thread. For some reason he considers DLB so much of a distraction that it actually causes him stress to use it. :shrug:

    Everyone I know that used DLB loved it...I can't understand where the evidence would be something like that. I suppose you could say that frantically swapping back and forth and always, I don't know, worring(?) about what is where could be stressful. The problem with that argumtne is that it's unsupportable...there's no proof and thus not a cogent argument. :grin:

    Mike
     
  3. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Maybe his posts will too, for a while anyway. Here's hoping for overtime.:lol:
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    !rolling !rolling !rolling
     
  5. Kojo62

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    I respect differing opinions, but I really don't see what's so stressful or complicated about the DLB concept, especially if you're the type of viewer who's had experience using a DLB-enabled DVR in the past.

    As implemented, it's still an optional feature that anyone can simply choose not to use if you don't care about it. Shouldn't that pretty much eliminate any perceived stress?

    But it's something I do care about, and it's a feature I've very much missed in the HR series. As someone who's suffered through the manual workaround in its place, I'm just glad to see that my Wish List vote actually counted and grateful that DP is finally here ... well, I will be once I actually get the update, anyway. :)
     
  6. Doug Brott

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    Well, he could always leave DoublePlay off and it's Single Live Buffer just like it always has been :shrug: And you know if he accidentally hits the down arrow he has the change to exit out without starting it. Not sure why it should be stressful at all.
     
  7. David MacLeod

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    hook just 1 input up and disable 2nd tuner completely.
    DP would never be an issue then :D
     
  8. cadet502

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    I'm happy to have Double (DLB) Play. Testing out the freeview of Sunday ticket, kind of a pain to always remember to EXIT before DOWN to swap off the MIX channel back to the game I care most about.
     
  9. beer_geek

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    Yankees, Rangers or Jets?

    That explains a lot.
     
  10. DogLover

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    One problem with this, is that with DP on, the DVR will prompt you if it needs to use the background tuner. If it came on automatically, without you activating it specifically, then you get unneeded pop ups. After all, if you aren't watching the background tuner, why see a pop up about losing it?
     
  11. pjsauter

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    I'm not quite sure how you'd forget to activate it. I don't have DP yet, but from what I gather, if you want to switch between the two tuners when watching live TV, you'd have to hit the down arrow anyway, at which point you get a prompt that hitting the down arrow again will activate DP. Unless you're just assuming that the background tuner will always happen to be on something you really want to see, I guess.

    Just seems as if there were two live programs you wanted to watch simultaneously, you'd want to switch to the other tuner and tune it to the channel you want (or at least verify that it's on the right channel), at which point, DP gets activated . At least, that's how I envision using it (for sports, primarily, or possibly some sort of breaking news story). Assuming I ever get it, of course. ;)
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    You've got it. The odds are that you'll want to watch something else meaning .. no buffer anyway. It'd just be dumb luck if you wanted to rewind and watch the background tuner and doing so every single time .. never happen.
     
  13. gitarzan

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    No, you can hit the 'prev' button. Just now I have been watching travel channel for the last few hours. I pressed the prev button to go to Fox news and a story was on about Galvestion TX that was ending. I would have liked to have backed up a few minutes and watched the entire story but couldn't.
     
  14. pjsauter

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    Perhaps I have this wrong (I often do; just ask my wife ;) ), but when you hit the 'previous' button, aren't you going to the previous channel on the same tuner? So DP being active or not wouldn't really matter.

    Now, if you hit the down arrow twice and activated DP and found something on the background tuner that you'd like to see from the beginning, then, yes, in that case it would be good to have DP active.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    The only thing that allows you to switch tuners is the down arrow. The prev button, and previous channels in the yellow menu will only show you what the last channels are or last channel was on the tuner that you are currently on. These prev channels are kept independently on the two tuners.. Just another great feature on the DP!
     
  16. gitarzan

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    Thats a good point and I don't know for sure. My assumption was that since the foreground tuner may be recording it would make more sense that the 'prev' button is always a toggle between tuners. It would also have to work that way for AM21 locals unless going from a local to another local.
     
  17. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Since you are toggling between two channels on the same tuner, the buffers on the tuner will be flushed when the previous button is used. You won't be able to rewind, nothing there to rewind, nor FF.
     
  18. Syzygy

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    Nah, bad assumption. Please read back a few days, looking for long posts from DP backers like Doug Brott and Drew2k.

    Here's a great explanation, in table form, from Drew2k: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2211873#post2211873
     
  19. gitarzan

    gitarzan Godfather

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    DLB, Wanting is better than asking too many questions !!
     
  20. Wilmo54

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    I have DLB!!!! (I don't care what fancy little name DTV gives it) I'm freaking excited, this is the greatest day of my life...Well maybe not the greatest. But it is the best day this week so far. :hurah::hurah::hurah:
     
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