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The thing I miss most on my Tivo HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by p4594spa, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. Feb 9, 2008 #41 of 108

    elbelcho AllStar

    Jan 29, 2008
    Swivel search was pretty awesome on TiVo as well. Is there a hr2* version of that?
  2. Feb 9, 2008 #42 of 108
    Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    The Swivel search isn't available on the HR2* family. Don't know if something similar is in the works or not.

  3. Feb 9, 2008 #43 of 108

    cadet502 FHNSAB DBSTalk Club

    Jun 17, 2005
    The thing I miss most about my Tivo DVRs is them telling me the truth.

    TIVO - I'll keep this show until you delete it.

    HR20 - I'll keep this show until you delete it, or I'll delete it when I think you've had enough.
  4. Feb 9, 2008 #44 of 108

    Igor Godfather

    Jan 3, 2005
    You can perform a search by keyword (MENU>SEARCH FOR SHOWS>KEYWORD)

    Then enter: AANY Hannah Montana SpongeBob
    Press "continue"
    Then "All"
    When the results come up select AUTORECORD

    I find it pretty cool.
  5. Feb 10, 2008 #45 of 108

    bradfjoh Legend

    Jul 17, 2007
    I miss the Tivo Guide and Dual Buffers the most.

    I don't miss having to wait 1-2 minutes for the confirmation that something will record. But, it is nice to know right away when a show will or won't record. On the HR20, I have to remember to check the toDo list in a couple of days.
  6. Feb 10, 2008 #46 of 108

    1995hoo AllStar

    May 14, 2004
    Right, but my point was that I miss being able to have two things going without having to jump through hoops like this.
  7. Feb 10, 2008 #47 of 108

    skierbri10 Godfather

    Sep 17, 2006
    The thing I miss the most about my Tivo is the very slow guide speed. Oh and the beeps. :lol:
  8. Feb 11, 2008 #48 of 108

    tlrowley AllStar

    Jun 20, 2007
    And then pray that the HR20's ToDo list is accurate and you don't get "unexpected errors"
  9. Feb 11, 2008 #49 of 108

    shmengie Godfather

    Apr 12, 2007
    City of Angels
    i miss the slo-mo button. and unparalleled trick-play.
  10. Feb 11, 2008 #50 of 108

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    My Vote:

  11. Feb 11, 2008 #51 of 108

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    That's strange, mine were off.
  12. Feb 11, 2008 #52 of 108

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    Mine too - on all of them
  13. Feb 12, 2008 #53 of 108

    tnmax Cool Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    I miss 2 things about the HR10-250.

    1. Stability. I've had the HR10-250 for 2 years and not once has it ever missed a recording or had to be rebooted. I've rebooted my HR20-700 at least 5 times over the past 3 weeks. In addition to the HR10-250, I had a Sony SAT T60 Diretv Tivo box for 6 years. Granted it was slow but once again, it was always stable and I never worried about it not doing something. Unfortuntately it met its demise due to a hard drive failure.

    2. When choosing a program to record or setting up a seasons pass, Tivo would display any recoding conflicts. On the HR20-700, it just simply won't record or set up the Series Link. I then have to go into the Prioritizer, etc. to try to figure out the conflict. I miss this the most!!!!

    I've had the HR20-700 since September of last year and overall I do like the interface better. But number 1 and number 2 above keep me from liking the overall experience better than the HR10-250. I feel like I'm a beta tester for a box that has been out for (I'm not certain here) at least a year. I guess I'm just spoiled since I've been a Directv customer since 1996. I've never "worried" about their equipment until now.
  14. Feb 12, 2008 #54 of 108

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    The things I still miss after almost a year with the HR2x are the text-only GUIDE and not having to worry about spoilers, since there was no PIG/PIL to deal with on the TiVo platform.

    But what I miss most of all is the ability to see the full impact of any changes a SL or AUTORECORD made on the TODO list immediately after scheduling a new recording. With the 6.x s/w upgrade, it only took about 15 seconds to rebuild the TODO list, even with 35+ Season's Passes. Now, assuming I remember to do so, I have to check the TODO list several times over a day or two to see what's going to be recorded and what's not. /steve
  15. Feb 12, 2008 #55 of 108

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    That hasn't been my experience. Two times in the past year I've found the HR10 comatose, black screen and unresponsive to remote or front panel commands, requiring a plug pull to restart. My DVR80 reboots daily. I know because I have to re-program the 30 second skip back in. And seriously, what kind of DVR requires you to program that kind of thing in? Both my HR20 and MCE 2005 have that button on the remote. TiVo seems a bit chicken sh*t for making you use a backdoor code, IMO.
  16. Feb 12, 2008 #56 of 108

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003

    Every time I setup a recording if there is a conflict it will warn me and ask me to choose either current recording or cancel the new one I'm trying to set up. So I'm not sure what it is you're referring to. And all conflicts show up in the ToDo list and in the guide. No need to go to the prioritizer.
  17. Feb 12, 2008 #57 of 108

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    Point 1: same here; however, my HR10 did miss one recording and the HR20 is getting better.
    Point 2: All my HR20's display conflicts and ask what I'd like to do.
  18. Feb 12, 2008 #58 of 108

    jjkoe3 Mentor

    Feb 7, 2008
    Press pause then tap FF for slow mo. Not the same but it works.
  19. Feb 12, 2008 #59 of 108

    tnmax Cool Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Am I missing something then? How do I turn this feature on? When I'm in the guide and see something I want to record that comes on at a future time, I highlight the item in the guide and press record. I've never been presented with any conflicts. The orange "R" will occasionally not appear on the item I've chosen. I then have to go to the to do list or prioritizer to determine the conflict on my own. I would love to figure out how to make this work.
  20. Feb 12, 2008 #60 of 108

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    I'm not aware of a way to turn this on or off - it just does it. I've never experienced the behaviour you are describing. Is it possible that you already have a series link to the program already and that the episode you now want it to record is not already selected by the series link?
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