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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Aug 22, 2009.
I didn't know this was a communist board. are you for real?? :nono2:
what a hypocrite, you are whining about other people's whining.
hey buddy, i'm paying for this stuff, so if they don't get it right, i have the right to complain about it. I have the HR10-250 and they got everything right, only problem is that it is outdated and can't get the new HD channels. Bottom line is i'm paying for this stuff, and I don't wanna pay for a half-ass job. If TiVo got it right, without spamming us, DirecTV should too, but they care more about spamming than anything else..
Finally! thank you.
There would be no need for any kind of overhaul if they were more in touch with their customer's needs to begin with. If they were more in touch, they would realize how important DLB was to them and would have included it the first time around instead of doing overhauls years later when it would have been unnecessary if they got it right the first time. you'd think that if they waited all this time, it would be spectacular since all this time for research and development could have taken place along with with new current technology. Instead they got it worse and sacrificed customer friendliness with annoyances due to their need to spam.
Other than the 90 minute buffer (which was expected anyway since we get 90 minute buffer on our single tunner, I don't see any of the other items on that list as anything really that good at all. In fact they are pretty much useless. I would have rather had everything the TiVo did with their version which caused me no annoyances unlike this does.
wow, you are truly a character, you must be used to being whipped and just taking punishment without voicing your opinion, huh... Sorry, not all of us can as submissive as you. I had the TiVo for years before any of the current DirecTV models came out and enjoyed the dual buffers, so when i had to get these new DirecTV receivers just to get new channels, I was actually downgrading my equipment because of the lack of DLB and all other kinds features. And you make it sound like we should praise DirecTV for giving us something that is ridiculously overdue and to top it off, a lame version of it. I guess you can just sit back (mod edit) but I and most here actually have minds and opinions of their own, and we are here on this forum to express them, not bending over to the company that takes our money every month anyway.
You haven't even used it yet and all that you do is complain about it. The Tivo is a completely different DVR from D*. Its not like D* can copy every feature exactly as its still patented to Tivo. You have to expect things to be different then the way Tivo implemented it. I would rather have a DVR from D* rather then one from a separate company.
Nothing anyone says is going to stop you from complaining I respect that. You just need to understand this is the way D* has designed DoublePlay. Its not wrong its just different they got it the way they intended it to be. Just because its different in very few aspects it does not mean its half-assed compared to Tivo.
No... I just actually understand the reasoning behind why its implemented the way it is. I definitely state my opinion and am not submissive. I have never used a Tivo and frankly don't care if I ever do. The D* DVR has been programed completely by D* and well after Tivo. Tivo was perfecting their software before D* so its bound to take time for D* to perfect it in their own way. Its understandable that Tivo is different because it isn't made specifically for a single provider.
I am new to this board and I am very surprised by the amount of vitriol voiced here regarding the ADDITION of features. I just went from my D* SD Tivo to the HR22-100 and I was sadly disappointed by the lack of easy access to the second tuner. I expected any dual tuner DVR to have the same capabilities as my Tivo did. But 2 days later I read that I will get this upgrade soon. Wow!
I have not seen anybody mention something that the HR22 does better than Tivo does, that is the ability to 'one button" swap between a live tuner and a recording. I was able to watch a movie and easily check the live action on a baseball game with just one button. Couldn't do that on my Tivo.
D*, Please please upgrade me next!!!! :lol:
Aw, he's using a splitter. Here's what I use and it works perfectly: Link.
Not a bad price either.
Once you start using it, you'll get used to it .. as for not seeing those items as good :shrug:
So you like have to make two key presses (down arrow then unpause) instead of one each ime you swap tuners but you're annoyed by having to press the down arrow one extra time when you use DoublePlay. Auto-unpause saves you a key press each time you swap.
So you like channel surfing and losing the background buffer simply because you cycled through the channel that was on the background tuner during that surf?
Again, the only thing that is lost is programming that is random. If you knew you wanted to watch it, you would have scheduled a recording or scheduled yourself to be there when it was on. Anything else just happens to be on and you may or may not like it. You still get that on the foreground tuner. you have it today and that hasn't gone away at all. You won't get that on the background tuner.
In any event, this is the way it is done. Don't look for a change.
Ah yes, that's been around for a while .. that is a cool feature.
How long could you have had Doubleplay that you absolutley hate it so much that you have to resort to slurs? I also had some questions/concerns about Doubleplay a little while back but I didn't feel the need to act like that. If you truly wanted a way to buffer 2 shows without recording, you have it. If you just wanted to show your true colors, You've done that too.
I am not-so-patiently awaiting the NR, hoping that it might solve some of the problems I've been having with my HR20-700. How far in advance will the software update indicate that this is coming to me (in the System Info screen). Currently, mine says "none scheduled." Will it at some point put a date or number of hours in that field prior to the download of the NR? Thanks.
If you had PIP you could keep up with the game in real time