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Our First Night With Hopper & Joeys

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Marlin Guy, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Marlin Guy

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    Why did I suffer SOOOO LONGGGG with my old D* HR20?

    I LOVE this thing!

    When I press a button, the system performs instantly!
    FFWD and skip work like they're supposed to!
    I thought I wouldn't use Prime Time Anytime, but I'm already watching stuff I never would have recorded, because it's there. :lol:

    So far, this has been like upgrading from a Pentium II to an i7 Quad Core ! :D

    Can you tell that I like it?
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    That is great. Glad to hear you are happy with it.
     
  3. tampa8

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    Excellent!!
     
  4. jacmyoung

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    The infamous HR20, why didn't you try to upgrade to the newer D* box before? Did D* try to get you to stay?
     
  5. clotter

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    In my case, the infamous HR20 was the sole reason I switched to Dish!

    Marlin, you're being way to kind when you say that it's like upgrading from a Pentium II to an i7 Quad Core. Commodore 64 to i7 Quad Core and I feel a need to apologize to any C64 enthusiasts out there. :D
     
  6. sigma1914

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    :)

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  7. James Long

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    Yep ... when your team is doing well you feel like cheering ... and such cheering is perfectly acceptable in a DISH forum. :D
     
  8. jacmyoung

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    I suppose I can ask you the same questions, did you try to upgrade to the newer D* boxes? Did D* try to offer you newer boxes to get you to stay?
     
  9. TBoneit

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    Excluding the HR24 the HR20 was the fastest DVR from D*. From reading here and there it appears that the HR21, HR22 & HR23 were slower.
     
  10. clotter

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    I sure did! They had nothing better to offer me at the time. I should note that I've been with Dish for two years now. I had been a D* customer for over ten years and had no other reason to switch except that slow as molasses DVR. In the end, I didn't feel valued as a customer and the switch to Dish ended up being the right thing for me. The 722 was such an improvement! Much better as a DVR (faster) and as total system when taking into consideration the 2nd TV output and EHD capabilities.

    I honestly haven't looked back so I don't know if D* has improved their DVRs or their HD programming. At the time I switched, I was overjoyed with the quantity of HD channels that Dish had. Dish felt so much more like a HD first provider while D* left me the impression of being a SD provider with HD tacked on.

    Now that my two year commitment is up with Dish, I may take another look at D*. I am somewhat excited about the new Hopper/Joey system but am taking a wait and see before I jump in with another 2 year commitment.
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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    I gave D* every opportunity to make me happy, and they refused to do so.
    They would not guarantee me that I wouldn't get another HR20, so I politely turned down their proposal.
     
  12. domingos35

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    as far as HD dish is still the leader,so i would just stay with dish
     
  13. P Smith

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    It's just dual threads CPU 750 MHz ie 0.75 GHz compare to 3 GHZ of i7.
     
  14. fourhokiefans

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    Two weeks tomorrow and all is GREAT!:)
     
  15. domingos35

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    1 week , works like a champ
     
  16. MysteryMan

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  17. James Long

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    Compared to a Pentium II it feels like an i7.
    He wasn't trying to identify the actual processors of either unit. :rolleyes:

    EG: "This has been like upgrading from a Vega to a Bugatti Veyron." One doesn't need to know the engine sizes or specific specs to understand the feeling.
     
  18. MikeW

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    I sure hope the guys at DirecTV are noticing this trend. The speed issues continue to get worse and they have to realize people aren't going to just put up with it. As far as others stating that we should ask for new equipment...they should know it is not that easy and will usually result in an extended contract. I am giving them until the end of MLB this year. If things are greatly improved, I'll seriously consider moving along.
     
  19. P Smith

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    It always coming to the size of the engine when you start counting seconds from 0 to 60 mph.:rolleyes: Perhaps only blondes wouldn't settle with that.
    You fall off on a double count: when he brought CPU analogy (technical !) and when you start thinking you know what he is thinking :lol:
     
  20. MysteryMan

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