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OK, so what is fast/slow to you?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by veryoldschool, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Mike Greer

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    Geez - you're making my day... I was hoping the HR44 and a couple of clients would be the way to go.... Doesn't look like that is going to happen.

    I guess - even if the HR44 is screaming fast I'd still end up having to maintain 3 separate schedules and keeping my HR24s....:(
     
  2. Mike Greer

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    Sad but I'd bet you are not far from the truth.....
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Let me put it this way, "you know" I don't find the other receivers that slow, but every time I use my client, I know exactly what others are bitching about.
     
  4. Rich

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    I've often wondered just how large Mike's fingers are.... :lol:

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  5. Rich

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    I think I'd be troubled if Mike were to go for the clients instead of DVRs. I just don't get the whole non-DVR client thing.

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    That's just about all I ever wanted from a DVR. The main reason I have 12 HRs active at this time is...I don't trust them. I just can't get over what I've gone thru since the fall of '06. I do have to admit they seem pretty stable at the moment, but just after the last NR downloaded 4 of my 24-500s went berserk and I thought I'd lost them. They recovered, but 4 of them at once? How can you trust them?

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  7. Rich

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    Mike, stick with the DVRs. Please. Unless you can put up with having a 34 or 44 with multiple non-DVR clients and the 34 or 44 fails. Then you'd have nothing until the 34/44 was replaced and you'd still lose ALL your recordings.

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  8. veryoldschool

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    As someone with a dozen or more DVRs, I can see how/why you don't.
    With the addition of MRV, we moved from stand alone boxes and towards an integrated system.
    In my case, I needed two DVRs [in the main room] and I could use a receiver in my bedroom. With this I could watch recordings, and setup recordings in the bedroom. In the main room I needed to change DVRs to setup recordings and check to-do lists, as I needed to balance them between the two for conflicts.

    With the move to Genie and a client [for the bedroom], I have full access and features/functions from everywhere, without needing to change any inputs, or receivers.
     
  9. Rich

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    Yup, I get that. But you don't have 8 plasmas to feed. They seemed to breed for a while, too... :lol:
     
  10. Mike Greer

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    Stop it! You're crushing my hopes and dreams of having 'fast' receivers from DirecTV someday!:D
     
  11. Mike Greer

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    Ha! Luckily my HR24s don't seem to have the problem of not being able to enter channel numbers. I know what a pain it is because it was a constant thing my HR22s.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    I'm trying to lose any "fanboy" status. :lol:
     
  13. Mike Greer

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    Sounds like I’ll have to stick with the DVRs just to keep what speed I have. I did hope to be able to use an HR44 and 3 clients understanding that if the HR44 dies – I’m done. But I’m not willing to go back to the speed of the HR22s or maybe even slower from what VOS says. Just couldn’t and wouldn’t do that!

    Maybe someday they’ll allow multiple HR44s per account and maybe (talking crazy here!) a centralized schedule so the HR44s can decide where recordings happen…. I know, I know – I’m a dreamer!
     
  14. Mike Greer

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    But would it kill you to just allow me to keep my fantasies alive?:lol:
     
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    Finally got a chance to see an HR34 w/ clients in person. And I thought HR22 to HR22 MRV was slow :lol: All joking aside, it's not an implementation I could see using in its current state. This word gets used a lot, but maybe the HR44 w/ client will work better.
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    Why should you be able to have yours and mine always get dashed? !rolling
     
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    Stack that right after the pile of "soon". :lol:
     
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    Yep. At this stage I'm disapointed to still see threads on this topic around here. I don't really think it's important to quantify the "slowness" of a receiver/client any longer. I've used a Dish receiver, and I think if one were to put the two brands side by side "slow" would be understood. It's been argued as to whether "slow" is a big deal, and it's likely not. But it's my belief that "response time after button push" threads shouldn't even be around today. Except, of course, for my HR22 :lol:
     
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    The financial tribute required to be guaranteed of getting anything better is relatively high.
     
  20. Rich

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    Yet another crushing blow to Mike's dreams... :lol:

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