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Update on the New DirecTV HD DVR....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jul 7, 2006.

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  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Teays...
    Basically they are catching up to E* which has been stacking multiple sats on a single cable for some time now.

    I am going to put 2 & 2 together and maybe come up with four.

    1) You have a nice relationship with a dealer.
    2) This dealer helped you get an R15 before almost anybody else for your review over at TCF.
    3) This dealer had an HR10-250 a couple of months before they were available.

    Did I miss anything?;)
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

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    Actually...

    #1: I still have a "relationship" with that dealer, but for various reasons... I can not benefit from that "relationship" as I have in the past.
    #2: That would be true
    #3: That would be true as well (at least I think it is, I know he got them early, just not who early)

    #4: Some newer releationships have turned out very positively... :D
     
  3. MikeW

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    Olsen Twins???
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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    :) No.... And not sure if I could... :D
     
  5. gquiring

    gquiring Godfather

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    Ohhhh where are the spy photos:eek2:

    How about at lease some hints on what it does....
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    :) No spy photos...
    You'll get them soon enough :D

    As for what it does... it records MPEG-4 broadcasts, to a SATA drive.
     
  7. gquiring

    gquiring Godfather

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    External SATA support? Same cable requirements - each tuner needs it's own feed from the dish?
     
  8. cabanaboy1977

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    If your counting your D* contact as the person you know that has a HR20. I'm not really sure that's fair to say you know someone that has one. Is that like saying you know someone who has VISTA but your really talking about Bill Gates :)

    Now if it's someone else out there than that would be even better because it would hopefully mean that there is a warehouse out there that has HR20's and they are just waiting to ship them :)

    Either way it's nice to know that it's out there. Thanks again for the inside info Earl.
     
  9. Herdfan

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    The old thread that had aaron.s's review has been deleted, or at least I can't find it. Just reading through the second thread briefly reminds of the frenzy of the HR10-250 introduction.

    So the best I can come up with is that aaron.s's review was prior to 4/6/04(start date of the second thread), and VE shipped the first units on or around 4/22.
     
  10. Earl Bonovich

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    Okay... so it doesn't count... guesss I don't know someone.. ;)
     
  11. cabanaboy1977

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    :cool: :righton: :bowdown: :smoking: :stickman:
     
  12. harsh

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    There must be something because not a week goes by that you don't publicly lament the fact that DirecTV chose to go in a direction other than TiVo.
    I've seen no mention of a centralized HD capable live distribution system based on TiVo technology.

    TiVo's version of home media involves copying files around while DirecTV's version involves streaming content. There is going to be continuing and increasing pressure from the content providers to do away with TiVo's implementation.
     
  13. DidlySquat

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    The Voom DVR was going to be from UCentric (now Motorola). Isn't this what D* originally annouced as ther solution for HMC?
     
  14. cabanaboy1977

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    If it is then D* took a step in the right direction because the VOOM one was really good (or at least looked really good). I think the video that was out was from on of the E3's and was 15 mins or more and showed you what it did.
     
  15. cabanaboy1977

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    Found it http://www.satelliteguys.us/demo/

    DidlySquat your where right it was UCentric, I don't know if they are motorola.
     
  16. Earl Bonovich

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    A few months after the CES announcement UCentric was purchased by Motorola
     
  17. cabanaboy1977

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    So is possible that D*'s will be similar to the VOOM.
     
  18. Groundhog45

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    A few encouraging hints are beginning to surface. Sounds like it really is getting kinda close to intro. :D

    GH
     
  19. Earl Bonovich

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    There is an eSATA port... if it is going to be enabled right away... different story.

    Don't know what the cable requirements are yet.
     
  20. Wolffpack

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    There's nothing to get over. My "weekly" posts only point out that DTV still cannot get DVR software working whereas Tivo had and has that working. DTV also had a relationship with Tivo. Egos threw that relationship aside. I'm all for moving forward, but thus far, the DTV DVR PLUS+ I've seen does not have anything to do with movement forward from what DTV had with the Tivo units. Active channels, What's Hot, cool gimicks, but those have nothing to do with DVR technology. And that's just an observation, nothing to do with defending Tivo.

    I've seen no mention of that being available with HMC, technology that still is undefined and with no release date. Have you seen reference to the fact that HMC will offer this?

    Plus, this is available with MRV. If my Tivo A is recording a program and via MRV from Tivo B I want to watch that program I can start a transfer to Tivo B and watch that program. This is something I can do now with DTV content (granted by hacking the unit to turn MRV on).. How long will it take DTV to offer this with their new technology DVRs?

    Tivo's method is not centralized. Why does DTV's method need to be centralized, other than a central unit that coordinates what the slave units record and when, basically conflict resolution. Why would all tuners need to be on one unit? Why would all content need to flow into and out of one central unit? That concept goes against everything that currently exists in business.

    I don't want one piece of DTV hardware controlling my entire home. I... a) don't trust their hardware and b) don't trust their software.

    Regarding the copying of files from one unit to another, how do you see HMC working? Do you see real time streaming of content over a wireless home network that can hit 11 or mabe 54 mps max? That's not enough bandwidth. I could have 3 family members all wanting to watch different shows at the same time, Pausing them, RRing, FFing.

    I'm hoping for a workable solution, but the only solution I've seen come out of DTV is one with a limit of 50 SLs and 100 ToDo items. At this point you must consider one's track record for reinventing what already exists. DTV's track record isn't impressive. And that has nothing to do with Tivo.
     
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