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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by inkahauts, Nov 15, 2008.
I voted for Dual Live Buffers. I have no need for multi-room viewing.
MRV, as it would also speak to the 50SL limit as you could have 50 different SLs per DVR.
Since I've spent the last few days working on networking my HR20 and HR21, and testing the Directpc software, I'd like to see the MRV working so I can record more and watch between rooms. The DLB's would be nice. All the others are not high priority items for me.
When using my old DVRs from the "company that shall remain nameless" )), I could hit the "DirecTV Central" button which would bring me to a screen with no audio and video, every time. I could then select which recording to start, whether complete or in progress. I didn't have to avert my gaze, sing "fa-la-la-la-la-la" or anything like that.
That's all I'm asking for: Give me a "safe" place to go with one or two keystrokes. Hitting pause doesn't always work; for example, if the buffer was full and I'm at the beginning of it, hitting pause will only work for a second or two, then it will continue playing.
DLB- I use that more then any of the others.
That's exactly my thought. Currently, I have 3 HD DVR's all recording essentially the same programs (except for a few instances where there are 3 network programs that conflict with one another). All of the DVR's are using about 45 of the 50SL. If I could just record shows on a single DVR and watch them on the other TV's, I would only be using about 15 of the 50 series limit.
Alright, I think I get it now.......MRV should take care of all these things by the time they're done with it (6-9 months as noted, maybe).
- QLB's with multiple receivers
- 150 series link with only 3 receivers
- Parental controls will have to be pretty robust with MRV
- CIG, well c'mon, how hard can that be?
That's a good example of what you could use Autotune for. Although couldn't you just set up a reminder on your Blackberry or similar device?
MRV. I like the idea of being able to free a tuner by having the recording take place on a DVR the is much less used than the main viewing one. I don't really have a preference one way or the other on the additional features.
I voted for CIG. I use auto-recording extensively to be on the lookout for old movies that I would like to see and I am getting tired of deleting things "recorded" on the premiums that I don't subscribe to.
As a subscriber with an out of market sports package (NHLCI) I really want CIG fixed completely. I want the search for autorecords to ignore the channels I don't get.
For me, it has to be MRV. I haven't watched live TV in years, so DLB is a waste of time for me.
I don't understand how CIG could be that big of an issue to resolve.
Looking at the votes and some posts, CIG seems to a problem that hasn't been fixed, and has been a problem from the begining.
I would have to agree with folks, that CIG needs to be fixed before any real enhancements. What good is MRV, if you record nothing?
It's a marketing issue more than a technical issue. They want you to see that there's something you may want to see on a channel you 're not currently subscribed to. Same reason those channels now display in the GUIDE, but grayed out.
I think it's a despicable practice. IMHO, we're intelligent enough to figure out that we might be missing out on something we can subscribe to, without the need to be constantly reminded in the GUIDE and SEARCH results. /steve
DLB for me... MRV for my wife... but since I control the remote control, DLB is more of what I need. I rarely watch the receiver in the bedroom and my other 2 HR's are next to each other in the entertainment center.
AS football season progresses, I miss that DLB more and more and more.
Marketing arms, can be a real pain. I am not bashing, but with dish, you have a choice between All Channels and All Subscribed, leave it in Sub, and all you see is what you get. You can always hit the All Channels and look at all the Green or Red channels you don't get. One thing that was a pain, was with the HD vs SD version of a channel. If you don't hide, lets say 140 sd for Espn, when you tune to the channel, it always selected the HD version. If you set it up for DVR on the other hand, it would always select the SD version of the channel. Granted if you hide the SD version you don't have the problem, and except for the Cartoon network this is fine. Kids(and I) enjoy Naurto, and some other shows, but I see no reason to record them in HD, so I have just the one channel that is a double while channel surfing.
I've had about a month now in my post-TiVo life, and I think I'm about as comfortable with the HR22 as I'm going to get.
I can easily see bumping into a 50 series link limit, although I'm not there yet.
I have zero interest in MRV, DLB, and Parental Controls.
Channels I Get has room for improvement.
The one thing I really, really miss from my TiVo is suggestion recording.
Welcome to the Forums and welcome to Directv!
There is a way around the suggestions... If you'd like some help setting up your HR to record some things you might like I am happy to help...
Just tell me what did you find yourself watching that it was recording, in terms of types of programs.. Was it certain people that were in the show, certain types of shows, like action dramas, was it Discovery channel stuff like Extreme engineering? PM me a list of the kinds of things you where watching, and I can tell you how to create a couple autorecords that will mimic suggestions...
I chose the all-inclusive option only because I couldn't decide between CIG and DLB. Honestly, if all these did work (minus the parental controls as they don't apply to me) I probably wouldn't have hesitated in upgrading to the HR2x.