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Why are DVRs so expensive?

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

  1. jahgreen

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  2. AntAltMike

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    According to my spellcheck, "spellcheck" isn't even a word.:eek2:
     
  3. Richierich

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    That's because it is Software!!! :)
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    But according to spellcheck, should "software" be capitalized?
     
  5. Richierich

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    No but the person who does that has Mental Problems!!! :lol:

    He also likes to use a lot of Capital Letters to Emphasize Things and he also uses a lot of Exclamation Marks and don't ask me why but he hasn't been the same since he had a wreck on his motorcycle!!! :D
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    Oh Yeah, I Forgot!
     
  7. Richierich

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    Now You Get It!!! :lol:
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    :backtotop

    [ducks quickly]
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, VOS is right, we've had our fun... let's get back to our knitting.
     
  10. Richierich

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    Now, Where Were We??? :lol:
     
  11. HerntDawg

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    I was not saying that DIRECTV is a monopoly in itself, I just meant they hold you to using only their boxes and no one elses. I think they should go back to the way it was before when they let multiple manufacturers make boxes. I mean look at the amount of choices you have for cell phones, hundreds for each carrier. Choices are better IMO.
     
  12. AntAltMike

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    "I'd say, res ipsa locutor, if I thought you'd have a clue what it meant."

    - District Attorney Sylvia Costas, from the NYPD Blue pilot episode.
     
  13. AntAltMike

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    The 3 digit suffix on a DirecTV box indicates its manufacturer:

    Thompson:100
    Samsung: 200
    Philips: 300
    Hughes: 400
    Humax: 500
    LG: 600
    Pace: 700

    The present "problem" is that DirecTV doesn't want variation of its product. Like Henry Ford and Ma Bell used to say, you can have any color you want, as long as it's black.
     
  14. Scott Kocourek

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    The cell phone carrier that I use also decides what makes/models and features they will allow on their system, I have an android phone that has the internal FM radio deactivated that other carriers allow. My point is DIRECTV picks and chooses what they will allow to operate on their system, there are a lot of security issues and troubleshooting issues with allowing everything under the sun.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Or silver. Though I think he was talking the old days, like this box.
    http://sadoun.com/Sat/Products/DirecTV/RCA-DR2.jpg
     
  16. Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    :hurah:'

    Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

    Prolly not actual Latin, but no scholars were harmed in creating the above. :lol:

    Thanks, Mae......
     
  17. Scott Kocourek

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    We're just happy to see ya! :D

    Search engines are a wonderful thing.
     
  18. AntAltMike

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    "Move dish 3 degrees."
     
  19. Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    Heh.

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  20. gnillort

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    I am sure the reason DirecTV doesnt' allow certain features has nothing to do with security and more to do with how much money they will make or charge for that feature. :mad:
     

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