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If you could return/swap your R15 would you?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Wolffpack, Jan 4, 2007.

If you could return/swap your R15 would you?

  1. Keep my R15. I have no problems with it.

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  2. Swap my R15 for a R10.

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  3. Return my R15 and cancel my DirecTV account.

    42.9%
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  1. Wolffpack

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    And that's why I went with reliability by deactivating my R15 and moving an old HDVR2 into it's place. Does DTV know, yes. Does it effect their botton line, no.
     
  2. paulman182

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    I guess we all have different standards of acceptibility. I would think there are many on this forum who would be happy to have an R15 that has never missed or deleted a recording, and has only been rebooted a couple of times in two months.

    That describes mine. But I also now know, this level of performance would not be acceptable for everyone. Again, differing expectations, and that's fine.
     
  3. wbmccarty

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    I think I'd be happy with that. But, if I had it, I might find that I'm harder to please than I suppose myself to be. It's hard to say. At least, I'll stipulate that you're being reasonable in accepting your current state as adequately reliable. There is, on the other hand, the possibility that tomorrow you will develop a different opinion due to changes in the unit's performance. This has happened to at least one member.
     
  4. Wolffpack

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    You're absolutely correct. It's all dependant on the user. I've had DTivos for years. Those units run forever without demanding a reset. They occasionally do reset on their own (after running for 60-90 days) but I never know as I don't loose my guide data. They record everything I expect them to record unless the guide data is mucked or I screw-up the priorities of season passes. That's my standard of reliability. I've never had to proactively watch and baby sit a Tivo to do list.

    With DTV switching from Tivo to the DVR+ models, they have in fact lowered the bar in reliability.
     
  5. paulman182

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    Believe me, I am very aware of this possibility.

    I am walking an even higher tightrope too--I've got an HR20, and it has locked up a LOT more than the R15s, and getting more frequent all the time.:eek2:
     
  6. wbmccarty

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    Ouch! Sorry to hear that--for everyone's sake.
     
  7. Upstream

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    I have had problems with my R15, so I didn't select the "no problems" option.

    I wouldn't want to replace the R15 with an R10. What I have seen of it from friends seems too limiting. I would much prefer a properly working R15 over an R10. So I didn't select the "swap for R10" option.

    I would like to swap my R15 for a similar or superior DVR working properly. Since there wasn't an option for a better DVR from DTV, I selected the "cancel DTV" option if I could get a better DVR from another service.
     
  8. ApK

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    Like what?
     
  9. Clint Lamor

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    Ok all as wolff stated earlier this isn't a Tivo is good/bad or the R15 is good/bad lets get back to the topic.
     
  10. samo

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    I have 2 R-10s and 1 R-15. I missed more recordings on each of my r-10s is past couple of weeks than I missed on on my R-15 since Dec 2005. I don't care if it is a TiVo bug or corrupted guide data feed from DirecTv - if problem doesn't go away in a next week or two I'll call DirecTV and ask them to replace my R10s with R-15s.
    Great TiVo reliability is worth nothing if it doesn't record season pass half of the time or more. You should add "replace R-10 with R-15" choice to your poll.
     
  11. ISWIZ

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    Keep my R15. I have no problems with it.- That is, that I can't deal with. Perfection is not my standard for DVR's. Recording is, and mine does that fine:D
     
  12. Jasen

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    I voted that I'd keep it. Mine works fine havent had to reboot it
     
  13. Wolffpack

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    I believe that's something you can do currently at any time. They're giving them away for free.
     
  14. Wolffpack

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    As with all polls, the poll poster never anticipates all variations of how the questions are interpreted. My original intent for these poll questions was:

    #1: Keep my R15.
    #2: Swap my R15 for a R10.
    #3: Return my R15 and terminate my DirecTV subscription....move to cable or another provider.

    Sorry for all the confusion. I was interested in seeing how the R15 and HR20 compared and really interested in how many #3 selections were made.

    Maybe one of the mods has the power to change the poll questions?

    {Again, not intending this to be a DVR+ vs Tivo thread}
     
  15. Wolffpack

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    Bump. Let's get some more responses to this to make the numbers mean somthing. The HR20 poll has close to 200 responses. I know there's more than 100 R15 users out there.

    To clarify....The real meaning of the poll questions are:

    1) Keep my R15 (regardless of why, your just prefer it)
    2) Trade my R15 in on a R10
    3) Return my R15 and cancel my DirecTV subscription.

    Let's not let the HR20 guys get more responses than we do.
     
  16. cybok0

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    I'd trade my 2 R15s for 1 R10.
     
  17. Upstream

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    ApK -- Since you asked, there are lots of things in the R10 I find limiting. You may say that they are a matter of personal preference or opinion, and that is true, but it is my preference. Some of the things in the R10 which are limiting: 30 minute buffer instead of 90 minute; no picture in guide; no interactive channels; lack of ability to see amount of disk space left; lack of one-button record; lack of ability to see programs scheduled for record in guide; lack of screen saver on music channels; too small disk capacity.

    If the R15 worked properly, I would consider it far superior to the R10. But since the R15 does not work properly and since I consider the R10 to be a compromise of features to get reliability, I selected the only option in the poll which could deliver both features and reliability -- leaving DTV for a better DVR from another company.
     
  18. qwerty

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    The R10 has no problems? If that's the case, I'd swap!
     
  19. Wolffpack

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    I guess it depends on who you talk to. :grin: I've never had a problem with my R10s or SD-DVR40s (any Series 2 DTivo) that couldn't be blamed on guide data or user error. Never had problems with the HR10 until 6.3x stuff started. Right now on 6.3b it's running fine.

    There's been something going on with the Tivo guide data for some Series 2 units for a month or 2 now, but again, I haven't seen that problem on my units.
     
  20. Clint Lamor

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    All DVRs have issues at some point. Some just more often then others :lol:
     
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