First Look document

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  1. Jan 7, 2008 #1 of 46
    dmurphy

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    I'm working on a First Look document for the R16, and I need help.

    Let's identify some items that are new-and-different about the R16, compared to the R15. Besides stability.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2008 #2 of 46
    lguvenoz

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    The obvious thing would be that we should comment on style. It's much smaller, and definitely more stylish than the R15. The lack of the blue ring is a major benefit (to me at least) from a look perspective.

    Digging a little deeper, the addition of SWM support is another major change from the R15. They also went (I'm grasping a bit as I'm on the road and can't look at the box) with an internal antenna for the RF remote.

    Capacity and functionality otherwise seems pretty similar.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2008 #3 of 46
    lguvenoz

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    I also forgot the quietness. This is the quietest DVR I think that I have ever had.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2008 #4 of 46
    jutley

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    Add to the quietness the temperature. My R16 runs much cooler than my HR20s or my R15s did/do. I think that is a definate benefit.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2008 #5 of 46
    jutley

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    dmurphy do you have pictures comparing the R16 to the R15? I took several pictures when I first opened the box that I would be happy to email to you if you'd like. Just PM me if you need them.
     
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    ProfLonghair

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    I would use the word "unobtrusive". The lights are clearly visible, without being overbearing, and the black finish blends in well in any environment.

    OK, that makes me sound like a snobby pretentious food critic, but it's all true.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2008 #7 of 46
    Mavrick

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    You might also want to add that it is a flat black finish and not the glossy black finish that Directv used on the other new black receivers.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2008 #8 of 46
    carl6

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    I just noted that the fan is like the R15, temperature controlled (it does not run continuously). Probably worth noting. I agree with the other observations. No external rf remote antenna.

    I've got picture inside and out if needed.

    I don't use the R16 a lot, but it seems to be working very well, it is recording everything I have set up, and so far has not demonstrated any problems in my use.

    Carl
     
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    Ditto on the lack of the death star ring, looks much nicer compared to the HR20 it's sitting on.

    I really feel bad for my lack of posting, but I have had no issues with the R16! :D
     
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    I think we are all in the same boat. To be honest, I have been pleasantly surprised how well the R16 has functioned. It's not my main DVR, but when I am watching or recording a show in SD (several times each week) I use it and it has been extremely reliable.
     
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    How is your document coming along dmurphy? Anything we can do to help? Want some proofreading?

    Carl
     
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    It's a-goin! I'll have a proof copy posted at some point today... we can then rip it all apart and get it right!
     
  13. jutley

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    Sounds great! I'm sure I am speaking for all of us when I say thanks for tackling this project!
     
  14. dmurphy

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    Not sure what anyone else thinks, but I'm thinking about publishing in an HTML format ... thoughts?
     
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    Personally I think it is looking very good! One minor correction:the caption for figure 2.
     
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    Looks good!
     
  19. carl6

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    Excellent start. The "very much unlike any other DirecTV DVR" part should probably make a little more emphasis on the flat black as opposed to shiny reflective black of the HD DVR, and also point out the absence of the blue LED ring.

    In the opening paragraph, you might say "newest generation SD DVR" (add the SD part).

    My two nits to pick.

    Carl
     
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    looks good.
     

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