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Is there a DVR "Recycle Bin"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by cypherx, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. CCarncross

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    The "recycled bin" was added to the D* Tivo's after that 6.3 update, the last official one IIRC....so for the 1st few years of the D* Tivo' lives they did not have the ability. I have no idea when Tivo added it to their standalone products or how many years it was before their standalone products offered it either...
     
  2. davel

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    I had one in 2001 on an SD Directivo. Granted I had to add the network card and do it over http. I think it was called tivoweb. Hilarious that Tivo had that control NINE YEARS AGO and directv is just toying with http control now.
     
  3. Richierich

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    It is just all a matter of Corporate Priorities.
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    Then again...they haven't done much of anything with their products since...being lapped and outdone by their competitors.
     
  5. hasan

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    Kind of a case of "What have you done for me lately", eh?

    It's going to be hard for this new product to live up to people's expectations, especially since they have been strung along for such an extended period.
     
  6. CuriousMark

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    That is certainly not my experience. If it were true, my TiVo would not still be connected and used every day doing things my HR24 can't do yet. If it could do those things in High Def, it would be the HR24 that got unplugged.

    Now if you are talking only about the DirecTV DVR With TiVo service, like the HR1-250, you are right, but that isn't TiVo's fault, DirecTV prevented the networking features from being added.
     
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    Especially if DirecTV limits the feature set. Of course Netflix would not be allowed, but that is apparently because of content producer rules, not a limititation imposed by TiVo, DirecTV or Netflx. But there are so many other features I would want to see on this box for it to meet my expectations, which were set by having and using stand alone TiVo boxes. The recycle bin is one I miss a great deal though. Another is being able to clear the time bar in pause. I had no idea that the silly thing would sit there forever in pause, even frame advancing doesn't wipe it out.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    They have not been strung along...they have repeated their failure to deliver, just like they did for ComCraps' unit. They were one large (last minute lifesaving) contract away from going underwater as well about 3 1/2 years ago....but people forget those things.
    I'd love to see that documented somewhere, as to who's choice it was.

    The "old" DirecTiVo here was littered with years of issues, and hardly had many of the things found in today's HR24 series HD DVR. Paying extra on top of that for TiVo is a joke.

    As for failing to support this millennium's networking capabilities...heck..they're already going on 2 years behind making a next generation "new Tivobox" unit...and I bet it fails to match some of the HR24 capabilities too.

    TiVo diehards a a loyal bunch, but blinders are not becoming on anyone, except maybe a horse. :D:lol:

    As for the recycle bin...a nice idea.
     
  9. Richierich

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    That's because they have been working very hard trying to get the New Directivo out the door for the past 3 years!!! :lol:
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    Maybe it'll support color TV this time around. :lol:
     
  11. Rich

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    I had nothing but problems with my TiVos. Now that the HRs have finally settled down I find it hard to believe that a new TiVo is gonna blow the doors off the HRs.

    As long as the implementation isn't disruptive.

    Rich
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect you are spot on. ;)
    Well of course. :D
     
  13. Richierich

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    Yes a Very Nice Idea and How Hard Would It Be For Directv to set this up for us???
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    I'll ask Mike White the next time I talk to him.
     
  15. Rich

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    The DLBs were a "very nice idea" and look how that turned out.

    Rich
     
  16. Richierich

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    I bet it won't Support WHDVR Service and that is a Deal Breaker for me if I was going to Consider this New Directivo Vaporware!!!
     
  17. CuriousMark

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    The ultimate decision on what features are included or not on DirecTV TiVo units has always been DirecTV's. You won't find any more documentation to the contrary than I will find in support. DirecTV is the customer and TiVo is a subcontractor on these cobranded units, so let's you and I just admit that the decisions may have been mutual at best.

    From here it looks like lots of people wearing "DirecTV can do no wrong" blinders. That is expected in a DirecTV forum, and fine as it stands.

    Since DirecTV allowed it to be added to the DirecTiVo's I believe they thought it was a good idea too. I wonder why they never implemented it on the HR line.
     
  18. Rich

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    Aw, it would have to, don't you think? What would be the point of having a DVR that wouldn't work with MRV? Immediate failure?

    Rich
     
  19. Richierich

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    Also, ask him where my Nomad is and my Selectable (by DVR) UPL???
     
  20. Richierich

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    I have Good Money To Bet that it won't be able to Support WHDVR Service at least initially when and if it ever comes out!!!

    Rich, did you ever read that Thread I PMed you about the Failing or Aging Power Supplies???
     

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