1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

HS17-100

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by slice1900, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Bigg

    Bigg Godfather

    434
    23
    Feb 26, 2010
    Guys, you missed the boat on the tinfoil hats. Comcast sends every button click and voice search from X1 up to the cloud through DSG. DirecTV could do the same if they wanted to, at least for boxes connected to the internet.
     
  2. AZ.

    AZ. Legend

    189
    10
    Mar 27, 2011
    As much as I would love to agree.....You do know that Congress just past a LAW (now signed)that allows all information based companies to sell all your info right?
    So anything you do on line now can be sold to the highest bidder!
    And for the most part the sheeple just dont care I guess?



     
  3. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    6,361
    272
    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    They are already doing this. Delete your Directv mDVR app (warning, download shows will disappear) Reload it and pay attention to the next screen that you have to AGREE to, to use the app. It states very clearly that all previous opt-out of data collection is nullified and they can and will track your usage.

    Oh and our wonderful Congress just removed all privacy restraints on ISPs.

    The Devil is already here.
     
    AZ. likes this.
  4. tonyc

    tonyc Legend

    252
    0
    Jun 12, 2006
    Anaheim,CA
    yes it is reverse band 22 channel count according to the info screen , not sure directv PN.
    i should of requested a 4k mini than when i get my TV in a couple of months i would of been set.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  5. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    7,358
    735
    Feb 14, 2013
    Iowa
    Not a complete solution as it doesn't copy your settings, thumb ratings, etc.
     
  6. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    7,319
    185
    Nov 16, 2005
    Los...
    AFAIK, DIRECTV won't install a C61K without a 4K TV.

    But you can buy one from a third party retailer like SolidSignal before you have a 4K TV if you wish.



    Sent from my LGMS550 using Tapatalk
     
  7. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    1,728
    33
    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    True but it is more than everyone else offers
     
  8. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    8,541
    538
    May 17, 2010
    USA
    Congress: The opposite of progress.
     
    Soccernut likes this.
  9. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    905
    59
    Dec 21, 2006
    Dish remotes copy both timers and settings. And now recordings directly from Hoppers to Hopper3s bypassing EHDs.
     
  10. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,341
    503
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    Ok, but are those stored in nvram? So if someone with Dish copies the settings to the remote but they never use that remote, what happens if you take out the batteries or they die?
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    22,152
    192
    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    remote's NVRAM should keep those setting forever ...
    DTV doesn't have so many user friendly features ... EHD tied to an account, backup/restore settings
     
  12. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    905
    59
    Dec 21, 2006
    Geez! Who cares? the "timers and settings" last long enough to transfer to a new receiver. They are updated automatically, once a week, but you can manually update just before deactivating an old receiver.
     
  13. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,341
    503
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    Sure, if you use their remote or plan replacement. I'm thinking about those of us that use Harmony's or urc and our remotes are in the drawer with no batteries.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
     
  14. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    45,954
    1,026
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    Pull it out of the drawer on transfer day, insert batteries and do the transfer.

    At least the feature (along with content transfer) is there. DIRECTV equipment (such as the HS-17) makes no attempt at content or settings transfer.
     
  15. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,341
    503
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    Oh I agree. Myself I'd just prefer automatic cloud backup. I'd probably need to get a backup when it was too late to get one and hadn't done it in a while.



    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
     
  16. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    905
    59
    Dec 21, 2006
    Anything to criticize a feature that works very well from another provider. I only brought it up because a previous poster said the words "no one else has it", referring to a lesser TIVO feature.
     
  17. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    22,680
    1,105
    Nov 13, 2006
    Anything would be better than nothing for sure.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    22,152
    192
    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    DTV/ATT don't want new lawsuit from Charley
     
  19. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    7,358
    735
    Feb 14, 2013
    Iowa
    What could Dish sue them for, unless they did exactly like them and had the remote control save your config? Maybe Dish has a patent on that goofy invention.

    If they saved it to the cloud, or a USB stick plugged into the DVR, or to a network drive on your computer / NAS server Dish wouldn't have any grounds to sue because they don't own and can't patent the whole idea of saving a config.

    Directv doesn't do it because they have show repeatedly they don't care about what a small minority of customers want. Most people don't care about this, or they wouldn't have 21 million paying customers. I can't imagine Dish has a lot of customers who would have chosen Directv if only they had a way to backup their season pass list.
     
  20. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    45,954
    1,026
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    It is a convenience. AT&T|DIRECTV has shown a lack of interest in such conveniences.
    (I could provide a long list, but choose not to turn this into a DIRECTV bashing thread.)

    I don't know where you get your statistics that only a "small minority" want any feature. Such claims are certainly just your opinion. I get the feeling that anything DIRECTV chooses to do is supported by "21 million paying customers" (an inaccurate figure) and anything DIRECTV chooses not to do is irrelevant. No PIP? Who cares. No transfer to other devices on an account? Who cares. No OTA support? Who cares. And if anyone does care just shout them down and say they are a "small minority".

    It is better to focus on what the HS-17 can do rather than what it can't. The list is easier to manage. :)

    (Subscriber counts include subscribers who have suspended their accounts and "commercial equivalent viewing units". The published number is a calculation, not a count.)
     

Share This Page