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Have you tried MRV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by inkahauts, Mar 28, 2010.

Have you tried MRV and did you like it?

  1. I have tried it, and I liked it!

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  2. I have tried it, and I don't like it.

    73.1%
  3. I have NOT tried it.

    5.2%
  4. I only have one Directv receiver and can't try it.

    17.3%
  5. I don't have DirecTV.

    4.5%
  1. Mar 28, 2010 #21 of 115
    PAJeep

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    love the convenience of watching from either room without duplicate recordings. HR20 (wired) and a HR21 (wireless g) working great.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2010 #22 of 115
    wmb

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    been discussed elsewhere. Seems to be mixed success.

    Try changing the channel your network is one. Most default to the same (6 I think). You may be crossing signals with neighbors. I have about 4 or 5 neighbors with wireless networks. MRV was not working well on my wireless network, but once I changed the channel, it worked great.

    If possible, you should try to hardwire the DVR to the router. That way, it and the client aren't talking on the same channel at the same time.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2010 #23 of 115
    Grentz

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    I have tried it, and I liked it!

    Have been using it for a long time now and use it daily ;)
     
  4. Mar 28, 2010 #24 of 115
    gfrang

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    I voted have not tried it because the receiver in the bedroom is a h20 and doesn't have networking, otherwise i would like to give it a test drive.

    I don't know if i would be interested in keeping it for the long term because of the monthly charge but i like to play around with things like this.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2010 #25 of 115
    ffemtreed

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    I voted tried it and don't like it for two reasons.

    #1 I am having random NO audio issues that I can't resolve. Video plays fine but I get absolutly no audio, it finally works after a couple of times of starting and stopping the program.

    #2 I am still miffed that they are going to charge for a software update feature.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2010 #26 of 115
    spartanstew

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    Tried it and loved it.

    However, I've been using it less and less and probably won't pay when the charge surfaces. I already have my DVR's distributed throughout the house (SD), MRV just helped a bit with conflicts, but will just go back to using my Kids DVR (one of two in the living room) for conflicts like I did before.

    Might even get rid of my DVR in the theater since I now realize just how little I use it.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2010 #27 of 115
    Jeremy W

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    Because it's not free.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2010 #28 of 115
    spartanstew

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    Yes, it is.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2010 #29 of 115
    hdtvfan0001

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    In this household....the non-tech users like it the best, and are now accustomed to having it.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2010 #30 of 115
    longrider

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    I definitly like it, and while I dont like being charged for it if the fee is in the $3 - $5 range being discussed I will pay it
     
  11. Mar 28, 2010 #31 of 115
    mx6bfast

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    Tried it, liked it, will drop it when they start charging me for it.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2010 #32 of 115
    GregLee

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    I like it. I've used it for months, about once every other day. I have no problem with D* charging for the MRV service, but $36/year is too much, for me. I'd pay $6/year, however.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2010 #33 of 115
    Jeremy W

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    The beta version is free, the final will not be. Since I am totally against paying for MRV, I will not use it even in free beta form.
     
  14. Mar 28, 2010 #34 of 115
    Satelliteracer

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    I have it....love it. Three HD DVRs "MRV'd" together. Works like a charm
     
  15. Mar 28, 2010 #35 of 115
    spartanstew

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    So, you have tried it?


    Wait, you haven't tried it?

    :confused:
     
  16. Mar 28, 2010 #36 of 115
    Boston Fan

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    Way too choppy, to the point of being useless.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2010 #37 of 115
    PAJeep

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    what is your configuration?
     
  18. Mar 28, 2010 #38 of 115
    Jeremy W

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    I used it up until it became apparent that there would be a fee.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2010 #39 of 115
    Koz

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    I don't like it because it usually doesn't work for me. VOD works on both very well, but most of the time the playlist doesn't populate with shows from the other DVR. Only works maybe 1 in 10 times. Probably a networking issue on my end, but the work it would take to troubleshoot is above the threshold of time I'm willing to invest for this feature.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2010 #40 of 115
    sat4r

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    I have had MRV since the beginning. All four DVRs are set to record and this is used on a daily basis. I am waiting for the BROADBAND MRV to come to our area. Thanks DTV
     

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