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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Winter 2012 Release Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 #81 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    Not based on what we've seen so far.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 #82 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    Someone did the math. They hooked up the unit to a killo-watt meter and the savings was "negligible". There's not a 10w difference between on and standby.



    That would be great, if the unit actually was saving that much.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 #83 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    No it's not. There is ZERO difference between "standby" and when power saving mode kicks in.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #84 of 559
    TomCat

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    This does not work when deleting the program you just viewed. At all. Never has. It has always taken a long time before it finally pauses, because the underpowered CPU is busy deleting a program on command, which apparently is much more important not to defer than a pause command (which in my mind should take precedence).

    Not only that, it takes a much loooooooooooooooonger time to delete (while it inappropriately does not clear the "want to delete" banner [of course I do, that's why I pressed the button 30 seconds ago]) than it did with the SD GUI. I could hear who the killer is AND watch him walked out in handcuffs during the time the PIG appears and the time it finally pauses. Before, I could just hear who the killer is. Neither has ever been welcome, which is a requirement in my living room. Just dumping me into audio and video I don't want to see is ridiculous.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 #85 of 559
    dpeters11

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    According to the Energy Star charts, the tested difference between on and sleep is 2 watts for an HR24-500, most others listed were less than that. HR24-100 is less than half a watt.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 #86 of 559
    TomCat

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    Probably for the same DRM reasons that you can't record Sonic Tap.

    I used that the other night and the info was changing very quickly. Maybe a benefit of the new GUI?
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 #87 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    Yup, nowhere near 10w. I've seen the posts and charts right here on dbstalk.com.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 #88 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    The one change with the new release that really really irks me is that they took away -- for delete.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 #89 of 559
    sigma1914

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    Press mute and don't look at the PIG... problem solved.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2012 #90 of 559
    TomCat

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    Sorry, saying something sounds dumb is not an attack. "Why you...I oughtta...", now that's an attack. "YOU are so dumb!"; that's probably an attack. Although both are really only opinions. Rude is not a felony offense on the internet (if it were, I'd be in solitary).

    Or maybe I'm wrong; I once posted "You know what, if f I could only reach through this VGA monitor screen..." on a Tivo forum and never even finished the sentence. BOOM! Banished for 3 days (don't throw me in that briar patch). OK, stupid post on my part (won't be the last), erring on the side of caution, etc., etc., I get it. But I got a lot done those 3 days. :D

    Have I learned anything since then? Probably not all that much. You really have no idea how much I am holding back. :grin:

    But I really love you all, even if I have to defend a post or two every so often. :)

    Here's a tip: preface everything controversial with "I'm just sayin' " which makes EVerything all right [not].
     
  11. Jan 30, 2012 #91 of 559
    TomCat

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    Guess its time for me to stock up on existing remotes.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 #92 of 559
    Go Beavs

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    I stand by those numbers based on testing done on HR2x DVRs by fellow forum members. It's not really a wild guess. If you've got different testing results, well then I stand corrected.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2012 #93 of 559
    dennisj00

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    I've had a 'Kill-a-watt' on a HR22-100 since this 'energy savings' started.

    32 or 33 watts is all I've seen off or on - and since the display is +/- 1 digit, you be the judge.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2012 #94 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    I use my Harmony remotes but I do have a backup stock of DirecTV remotes. With the key presses going away though that doesn't offer much solace.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012 #95 of 559
    TomCat

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    So YOU say. I say that person did the math wrong. The fiction section is over on the far side of the bookstore.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2012 #96 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    Read on buddy, I'm not the only one. Stop pointing fingers at me, I don't make up stuff.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2012 #97 of 559
    sigma1914

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    Then YOU test it and disprove the results.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2012 #98 of 559
    cypherx

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    LOVE the update, Pandora is awesome.

    Still wouldn't mind seeing an option to view more channels in the grid.

    I did a little mockup, 2 more channels plus logo's. Would of taken a lot more time to do more hours.

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  19. Jan 30, 2012 #99 of 559
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    Just tired Kill-a-watt on HR20-100:
    41W blue ring off.
    41W-42W blue ring on.
    40W-41W standby.
     
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    Why did they change this and what is the new way to delete something in the playlist?
     

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