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Why are DVRs so expensive?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Xsabresx, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Carl Spock

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    Maybe you can! ;)

    You can also use the Hauppauge DVR with your DirecTV HD receiver if you don't want to pay the DVR fee plus $199 up front. As I read their literature, the Hauppauge DVR will even change the channels of your receiver for you.

    The question is do you want to go through the rigmarole to make it work?

    If you are hot rodder and want to put Chevy small block engine into your '32 Ford Deuce coupe, you certainly can. It's been done hundreds of times, just like I'm sure there are many folks on this board who use the Hauppauge DVR with their DirecTV HD receiver.
     
  2. dubber deux

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    This is correct. Unless you want to twist the truth and say that confabulating the use of a product not intended for use with D*is an alternative to being forced to use the D* boxes.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm not quite sure what you're saying here.
     
  4. Xsabresx

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    Can I just point out that what I thought was an interesting question has turned into quite the lesson in electronic manufacturing and marketing? :icon_cool
     
  5. Richierich

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    Is CONFABULATING an actual word??? :lol:
     
  6. Carl Spock

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    And this is also the first time the word "confabulate" has been used in the millions of posts on DBSTalk!

    Yes. It means to informally discuss.

    What a thread. :righton:
     
  7. dubber deux

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    Yep.

    I just felt like using a silly but accurate word. It kind of reminds me of my experience in dealing with D* CSRs pickme: .

    Actually it can also mean remembering a complicated but easily confused process.

    DO I WIN A PRIZE?

    I'd like to be CEO of D* for one week.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    Was it properly used, though?
     
  9. Carl Spock

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    Yes, although I'm with Stuart. Grammatically, the sentence is correct but I don't get dubbers point.
     
  10. Richierich

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    Confabulation is defined as the Process of Remembering a complicated and intricate process that can be lead astray at any given point.

    Also, Confabulation is the Process where a memory is falsely remembered.
     
  11. Carl Spock

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    You're going to make me look it up, aren't you?

    I first heard confabulation at a conference when the moderator told us to confabulate in break-out groups.

    Good ol' Google sez:

    con·fab·u·late

    /kənˈfabyəˌlāt/

    Verb:

    1.Engage in conversation; talk.

    2.Fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for loss of memory.
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    I seem to remember hang gliding over a forest full of guinea pigs while discussing the meaning of that word.
     
  13. dubber deux

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    From wikipedia

    Confabulation : The process of remembering is a complicated and intricate process that can be lead astray at any given point.

    Ha...now that does sound like dealing with D*'s "system.
     
  14. Carl Spock

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    No, no, no.

    Stuart, there is as difference between confabulation and premature senility.

    Can you tell me what you had for breakfast this morning?
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    I cannot.
     
  16. Carl Spock

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    QED
     
  17. sigma1914

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    That's the definition when dealing with psychiatry. That's not being discussed here. You're using it improperly, IMO.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Oh jeez, I didn't know you were bringing Latin into the conversation!

    "Si illo ambulare possem, ergo non talcum requiram."
     
  19. jahgreen

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    It sure is, and a darn good one, although I don't think it was used correctly in that sentence.
     
  20. dubber deux

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    Not really, dealing with D*'s "system" is a form of psychological torture.
    :kickbutt:

    But yeah I'm stretching here sigma...kinda like the CSRs do. :dance07:


    BTW sigma...thank you for replying in a civil manner. Appreciated.
     

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