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Snobs or just too busy or wrong questions??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by the_dudeman, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. the_dudeman

    the_dudeman Legend

    Jun 18, 2008
    Wow, see what I mean! You guys are there right away and willing to help and have opinions. I was ignored out of hand mostly.

    Well, ok I'll ask questions but I think we've been through some of this.

    The consensus with most of you guys is that scalers aren't going to work, or at best work poorly. But as some of you know, HD is but a dream for me as far as satellite goes so I HAVE to find a solution.

    But I've got beleive they have to work because they are building new ones all the time and they even have one they are advertising for beta testers "over there" at AVS. Also they are way expensive! So I can't imagine they could charge that much money for something that doesn't work.

    I have done some research and have posted it before. The 2 I'm looking at are the GefenTV HTS Pro which is supposed to have the same Realta chip that the DVDO models have and sells pre-order for around $500. The DVDO VP20 is the other one I'm considering and it retails for $1499, but probably can be had for less. Also I found a site called Second Act that sells the DVDO for $699 refurb, but you get 1 yr parts and labor from DVDO.

    You guys know my situation, no HD and none coming down the pike as far as D* goes.

    So ok, let er rip with the thoughts/advice/opinions.....I'm all ears.

    And thanks!!

  2. the_dudeman

    the_dudeman Legend

    Jun 18, 2008

    Ok maybe you guys have no advice/opinions about what I asked.

    Well maybe AVS will come through, but I doubt it.

    Oh well, on my own I guess.

  3. K4SMX

    K4SMX Hall Of Fame

    May 19, 2007
    I participate at AVSForum in the areas I know something about and read in many others. I think you'll find that the people participating in the Video Processor forum of AVSForum probably assume participants should have a fair amount of experience and knowledge of the subject prior to posting and would not be interested in teaching VP 101. That said, you can learn more there and faster by searching for threads and reading at AVSF than reading what the few of us here who might happen to be up-to-date on VP's could offer you in the same amount of time.

    I've considered purchasing a VP on and off for several years, and read all that VP stuff over at AVSF from time-to-time, but I keep putting it off. The technology is becoming less expensive, finally, but frankly, I am plenty pleased with my current PQ on my HDTV's with DirecTV and OTA as the sources.
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    2 totally different sites.

    I frequent AVS every day, but only 3 areas (dedicated HT, media rooms, accessories) unless I happen to be looking for a specific piece of gear (projector, receiver, etc.). I also subscribe to 12 different threads currently.

    This forum is basically about one piece of equipment (with some variations). AVS is about thousands of pieces.

    Are there snobs there? Certainly, some are. There's also lots of members that only visit the forums once per week or so. If you expect to have all your questions answered there in 24 hours, you're probably out of luck.
  5. cweave02

    cweave02 W4SKO

    Oct 12, 2007
    As a friend once said . . .

    "You can't fix stupid."

    No relation to AVS, however - I visit there also, but also find the clover more fragrant over here.
  6. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I monitor/participate in several forums over there (non DVR related), and have always found the response latency much, much higher there than here. This place is downright silly stupid in terms of how fast responses come...just nuts!:)

    They had a major server failure in the last week....I mean it was BIG, really BIG, so that might account for some additional latency. Some threads are more active than others in their own right...the local Des Moines HD thread is very, very slow. I"ve been with it for a couple years and a post can go unanswered for 3 to 5 days.

    dbstalk is an anomaly as far as participation goes. I swear people are glued to their monitors just waiting to chime in...mostly with help, occasionally with brain cramps, but at least it's quickly.:)
  7. rudeney

    rudeney Hall Of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    Actually, back when Ultimate TV was, well “ultimate”, the AVS forum for it was always very active and full of helpful people. Of course it’s pretty much dead, now, other than people looking to dump their old UTV’s.
  8. the_dudeman

    the_dudeman Legend

    Jun 18, 2008
    Okay so can we leave that part of my post about AVS for now and look at the questions I asked?

    Or should I start a new thread, and should this thread be moved to another hardware forum?

  9. jodyguercio

    jodyguercio Active Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Try starting a new thread with your questions. The mods will move it to the appropriate place (probably The OT forum).
  10. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
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