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HRxx with 034C Software vs. Tivo

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Flyboy917, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Blitz68

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    We always had dual buffers, just not dual live buffers...lol

    Ok, I will sit down now.
     
  2. cartrivision

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    :biggthump You are correct sir.
     
  3. coacho

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    Well, I agree with the person that said D* was playing catchup to Tivo instead of making it better. I still use my Tivo to watch football OTA because the slow motion is much better.

    I think my HR20-700 is 95% as good as my tivo. With doubleplay I can finally use it as my primary receiver.
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

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    I'm not so sure it's playing catch up. I think they had a different direction and went with it. True, they added some TiVo features along the way but that doesn’t mean they’re trying to catch them.

    Since the DVR+ first came out, DirecTV has had standing agreements with TiVo. They could have had any feature TiVo has without a legal challenge. With that in mind, it seems to me that this is the direction DirecTV intended to go.

    Mike
     
  5. Nicholsen

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    My HR21-100 failed to record Oz on the 101 last night because ...

    "a broadcast update did not arrive in time. (13)"

    My box remains sluggish, now it has missed a recording (again).

    This is unsatisfactory.
     
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Deja-vu? http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2224765#post2224765
     
  7. Nicholsen

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    Vote early and often.
     
  8. Ken S

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    Actually, I enjoyed the suggestions feature which was based on the thumbs up/thumbs down functionality? Why...same reason I like the suggestions feature on NetFlix.

    There are 200+ channels and no easy way to figure out if there is something good on. Oh, wait I could take 30 minutes to scroll through the HR2x guide...or go to a website and read reviews.

    Now, I should note...I didn't have suggestions record for me...I just had it create a list of programs I might like.

    I understand there are people that are so immersed in TV they have memorized every show they could ever want to watch and maximized every minute of their viewing/recording time. Then there are people with lives...
     

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