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Dual Buffers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Que, Aug 17, 2006.

Dual Buffers

  1. A must have!

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  2. Don't really care about it.

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  3. Like the option but, Ok if it's not there.

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  1. Sep 9, 2007 #1461 of 2967
    n3ntj

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    Que - two good letters you posted here. I am going to modify to my needs and email to customer service via my online account. I am going to mail a hardcopy to D* per the address you provided. While we may be preaching to the choir, we need to keep pressing D* to let them know the majority of us want this feature and we want it now.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2007 #1462 of 2967
    NickD

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    Of course not, why would I ask about specific features when I am being told that the HR20 is an improvement over the tivo box. Improvement means better in my opinion, not lacking in features but improving and adding to the current features I was accustomed to.

    I knew going into the HR20 that it was missing DLB because I do read the threads here, so I knew what I was getting into. It is those individuals who do not read forums and scour the internet for information that are getting the short end of the stick here. They are being told that they are upgrading, getting the new box, locking into a 2 year commitment and then finding out that hey why does my box not do this or that. Then it is to late, they are locked into a committment.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2007 #1463 of 2967
    luckydob

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    Should we have to ask for something that is supposed to be an "upgrade"? No.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2007 #1464 of 2967
    orion

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    I registered just so I could chime in on this thread. Not having DLB is EXTREMELY disappointing and is indeed a deal breaker for me. Shame on me for not doing my research ahead of time, but shame on DTV for leaving this BASIC feature out of their "upgrade".

    While HD content is important, being able to pause, flip, watch, pause, flip back, repeat is more important. With baseball playoffs coming up and football season now, I will be looking for a way to return this box.

    There aren't enough pros to outweigh this con. :mad:
     
  5. Sep 9, 2007 #1465 of 2967
    GaryReno

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    Not having DLB is a definite minus. This may cause me not to switch from TW cables HD DVR to D*.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2007 #1466 of 2967
    MikeR7

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    Report on my first ST day with the new(used) HR10-250 and HR20's, one on the same TV as the TIVO, one upstairs on the other TV.

    1. I decided to record both the Vikings-Falcons and Packers-Eagles on the TIVO, because I determined I wanted more than the 30 minute buffer that watching them both live gave me. This worked great, mainly because the pause point works on both recorded buffers. The HR20 should have that at a minimum. Watched the Viking game mostly live, but caught up on the Packers game at reasonable break points. Given the early ending to the Viking game. Caught up with the Packers to almost live, until the unfortunate situation of the game being cut off. Did not think to move to the SD version until it was too late. Anyway saw the replay of the winning kick. No harm, no foul.

    2. Recorded as many games as I could on the HR20's. Had room for all but four, but I have them set up to record on the 30 minute replays tonight. Watched the Bears and Bucs games, and the first half of the Lions game. Watching the in progress recorded Giants-Pokes game right now, on pause while I type this.

    3. Conclusion on DLB: I've used it for some college games and like it, but more importantly would be to have pause points that hold on both recording buffers. I cannot see jumping around to other games other than the main two I've decided to watch at noon and 3:15. I'll watch the other recordings when I have time. 30 minute live buffer is not long enough for me.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2007 #1467 of 2967
    Lord Vader

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    Mike,

    You can easily change your live buffer on TIVOs to 60, 90-minute or longer. ;)
     
  8. Sep 9, 2007 #1468 of 2967
    Sirshagg

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    While this can definitely b done I'm not so sure I'd call it easy.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2007 #1469 of 2967
    Lord Vader

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    Well, it's not that difficult, even for someone as novice as me when it comes to these things. I just followed the instructions and did it correctly on all my DTIVOs. :)
     
  10. Sep 9, 2007 #1470 of 2967
    mtnagel

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    What do you mean the pause point doesn't work?
     
  11. Sep 9, 2007 #1471 of 2967
    MikeR7

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    Woops, my bad. It does work. I must be being brainwashed reading this thread. It works just fine. Guess we don't have any need for DLB at all!:lol:
     
  12. Sep 9, 2007 #1472 of 2967
    MikeR7

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    Is this in the instruction booklet?
     
  13. Lord Vader

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    No, it's on another site that deals specifically with stuff like this. PM me for details.
     
  14. whaleboy

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    I got a message on my answering machine from DTV saying they want to upgrade my HD equipment for some new HD channels they will be getting. I bought an HR10-250 when I signed up for Dtv 3 years ago. So I figured I'd do some checking online to see what was up. New HD channels (lots of 'em).... Cool! I won't be able to get them on my current DVR... Bad. The newer DVR's do not use Tivo software... Bad (I really hate the Dtv interface :nono: ). For the new channels, I guess I'll have to get used to it. Then I find out I can't switch between tuners? WHAT? I thought that was a standard dual tuner DVR thing??? I'm sorry, but I just can't imagine getting by without such a basic function. Its just one of those things that once used to, there's no going back. My wife feels the same.

    Bottom line is that it is a deal breaker. I'll just keep going with my current unit until they switch the present HD channels to the new sat next year, then I'll start looking back to cable to see what they have to offer at that time. I really hope Dtv can get that very basic feature working before then.

    Very disappointed.

    -David
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  15. anubys

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    First week of NFL ST without DLB...I used my HR20 as a third buffer and relied mainly on the HR10 to watch 2-3 other games...

    because of the lack of DLB, all the interactive capabilities were of no use to me on the HR20...
     
  16. jheda

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    What do you mean the pause point doesn't work?
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    Just so we are clear and informative, you guys are saying that a pause point works on the hr10-250; or, on the hr20, the pause point works while recording 2 shows at one time and carefully toggling between these 2 recording shows, correct?

    It is well documented the pause point does not hold on the live buffer of the hr20 while toggling between the live buffer and ONE recorded show.
     
  17. Steve

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    100% correct. And it only "bookmarks" the spot you left on the RECORDED show if you first go to the PLAYLIST and PLAY it. If you just hit RECORD and then toggle back and forth, the RECORDED show continues to run as well. /steve
     
  18. jheda

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    orion, jobedoggie, GaryReno, whaleboy....first and foremost, welcome!!!!!! We look foward to your input on this and other topics. Please if you havent check in on our new member site http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=79834..many great resources...

    My story is similiar to yours, upgraded a year ago to get local channels in HD through satellite, couldnt figure out how to toggle between two channels, found this site, and the rest is history. I have come to love the hr20 more than my sdtivo, for many reasons documented, although admittingly I miss my dlb especially this time of year for baseball, when i love flipping through games while pausing my yanks in the heated playoff race.

    Against all odds, I havent given up on one day, in this or a subsequent unit, DLB in some form will be implimented. Posts clearly indicate though its not in the near future. For myself, the benefits of the HR20 way outweigh the lossof DLB. But i do miss it dearly.

    Good time to give Que credit for dilligent work on this site!!!!!!
     
  19. jheda

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    I really miss it STEVE these next few weeks, where you, vinny and I would monitor redsox, seattle, detroit clevelend etc.....
     
  20. MikeR7

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    Ah, I knew I was half right!!:lol:

    But I think I have for me what the best way to watch two games at once will be, record them both and switch back and forth, regardless of which DVR. I am not going to screw around trying to extend the HR10's 30 minute buffer.
     
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