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The not-so cutting edge R15

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by walters, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. dodge boy

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    And drive yourself into bankruptcy, and p/o all your Sd customers who are not ready to pay the HD access fee (no HD tv yet), and fill up the local landfill with all those "dead" DVRs. I think the people in charge at D* have nothing to fear from you calling the shots. I do see a time though when the SD channels will go to MPEG-4, probably when the birds get replaced .
     
  2. Raybz

    Raybz Mentor

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    What is with a CE version?

    Are you referring to Certified to European Union standard?
    Or to Windows CE?
     
  3. ISWIZ

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    Alas, a detail that may show some hope. I don't want a HD box nor the cost involved in something I don't need. Just a reliable DVR, for the most part it works fine but as always, if it's something I really want to see, it will mess up. I will now return to the sidelines and await the news.
    Hope I didn't vent on you too hard, just enough to beat the bushes and get some answers:)
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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  5. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    I hope that the CE will adopt some of the features of the HR20, like single-button guide access. Also I notice that if I delete an item in the playlist with the double-dash, it returns to live TV, while the HR20 remains in the playlist. I'd like to see the R15 do that also. OTOH, I hope they don't slow down the response of the R15 to the remote to match that of the HR20.
     
  6. Kevin Dupuy

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    I believe that is a glitch related specifically to your or a group of R15s since mine remains in the MY Playlist.
     
  7. wbmccarty

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    Concur. I've had two R-15 models and three units. None have behaved like BN's.

    Cheers,
     
  8. Wolffpack

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    Just not getting active updates.
     
  9. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Banned User

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    So when is that Earl? What will it address? Which of the dozens of features that have been added to or corrected on the HR20 will we see on the R15? If the R15 is going to be fixed I may just reactivate mine.

    Are we talking about March, April, May? 2007 or 2008?
     
  10. Wolffpack

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    So basically, you have nothing new to tell us from what you've told us a month or two or three or four ago.

    Maybe you can answer this Earl. If a CE is released and is found to have problems, will we see a new CE released to fix those in a week or two like we see on the HR20? Or will we be waiting another few months for a new CE to fix a problematic CE? I'm just wondering if once a CE is released maybe DTV get's custody of a few NDS programmers until that CE goes national.
     
  11. Earl Bonovich

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    As I stated numerous times now... I don't know.

    Again... as noted many times now... NDS is the ones responsible for the software. So if the CE has issues, there is no past history to determine at what speed they will be able to get another one out. Could it be a week? maybe... could it be a month? maybe.
     
  12. WalkGood

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    What is SWM? I figure not Single White Male....

    Also, why is it called "Cutting Edge"?

    Thanks!
     
  13. Michael D'Angelo

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    SWM is single wire multi-switch. You will be able to run one SAT line to the receiver and run both tuners.

    I guess it is called cutting edge because it is the newest out and it is not sent out to all customer. You have to do a force download during the window to get it.
     
  14. Earl Bonovich

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    SWM - Single Wire Multiswitch

    Cutting Edge - The name we came up with for the forum that discusses the "pre-release" versions of the software.
     
  15. coldsteel

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    Funny, my R15-100s stay in the Playlist...
     
  16. babzog

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    "Something else"... such as, retirement? :lol:
     
  17. weirdude2304

    weirdude2304 Legend

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    will the r15 have features such as video on demand? Also will Directv fix the bug with having to keep resetting my r15? I have to unplug it to reset it once or twice a week because it just freezes and won't respond to the remote or anything. I have one of the first units released.
     
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