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Would You Pay $5/month to add DLB, eSATA, PIP, etc. to Your HR20?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Milominderbinder2, Sep 9, 2007.

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  1. MurrayW

    MurrayW Legend

    Apr 13, 2006
    Well, I just got my first HR20 last week, so I figured I should head over here. The way the Chiefs are looking this year, I may even abandon them on my main tuner. :mad: My wife usually finds some excuse to get out of the house on Sundays in the fall.

    Thanks for the welcome.

  2. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    How about if the Chiefs need just one more bad weekend and then the can win all the rest of the games?

    (Bears fan)
  3. TimGoodwin

    TimGoodwin Icon

    Jun 29, 2004
    Sure why not...it's only money.
  4. mtnagel

    mtnagel Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2006
    When my 2 teams both play at the same time (like this weekend), I used to put electrical tape across the ticker and pray they didn't do a game break thing and spoil the other game. Now, with my LCD RP tv, I switched to Post it notes because they are low tack to hide the scores. Sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I can't watch a game if I know the score. But for the record, I always watch a game delayed so I can skip commercials.
  5. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    You got that right. I don't know if it's that they're understaffed or have too much on their plate with their standalones, cable-integrated (which are still MIA), and the D-TiVo, but they are not what I would call lightning fast.

    Back to the original question, no.
  6. LI-SVT

    LI-SVT Icon

    May 18, 2006
    No, I would not pay $5 a month for this stuff.
  7. MurrayW

    MurrayW Legend

    Apr 13, 2006
    I don't even think that Rex can help the Chiefs enough for a win this weekend, so I think you are safe. :D
  8. MurrayW

    MurrayW Legend

    Apr 13, 2006
    The problem is that one network puts their scores at the top of the screen and the other one puts it at the bottom -- I think FOX is at the top and CBS is at the bottom. The 30 sec skip comes in handy for those game breaks! :D I try to force my eyes away from the scores, but it seems the harder I try the more I am tempted to take a peak.
  9. christo76

    christo76 Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006

    YYYYEEEESSSSSS!!!! The ultimate use of the DLB. Man, just reading your post damn near gave me chills.... Multiple DLBs is the best.... (though I have yet to experience it... ) People claim you are just missing plays, so whats the point. The point is you are seeing all the plays that count. You can jump into any game at any point and see every second of every play from that point on. All the while, keeping you main game on, and not wasting a single second worrying about menus and deleting previous viewed games... which really sucks when you have a bunch of people over ( Oh please hold on everyone, while I delete this, so we can switch...)
  10. Kojo62

    Kojo62 AllStar

    Aug 9, 2007
    PA, USA
    Hello folks. This is my first ever post to the forums, :) even though I've been lurking for the quite some time now, in contemplation of the move to DirecTV HD service.

    I'm a SD DirecTivo DVR owner, so the lack of DLB in the HR20 has actually been the only thing really holding me back from upgrading.

    I became a DirecTV customer for Sunday Ticket alone 5 years ago. I tend to watch the Ticket similarly to MurrayW, and DLB in my DirecTiVo has totally spoiled me for watching football (really all sports now) any other way. Having DLBs has maximized my Ticket investment by being able to consume more than one game at a time.

    To me, it's always been impossible to watch recorded sports. It's just not the same. Sports has to be live or "near live" to retain the drama, and to avoid score spoilers. I can see how others who are not big sports fans could easily find DLB totally unimportant, since I too watch all my other programming totally recorded. But not sports. Sports is a different TV animal altogether.

    That being said, I'll probably now have to learn to live without DLBs, because I really want more HD channels, and OTA is just not enough anymore. So going to the HR20 (or HR21) is looking to be inevitable.

    But I wouldn't want to pay an extra fee just for this one individual feature alone. I want D* to instead recognize DLB for the great feature it is, as one worth including as standard.
  11. MurrayW

    MurrayW Legend

    Apr 13, 2006
    Actually, I rarely miss a play on any of the 4 games that I am watching on my quad buffers. I do miss all the commercials and huddles though! I've gotten pretty fast at moving between the 30 sec skip and 8 sec rewind buttons. :)

    It's amazing how short the actual action time there is in a 60 min game that takes 3 hours to broadcast. Considering that DirecTV is able to get an entire game down to 30 minutes for their shortcut games, I should theoretically be able to get through one quarter of each of the 4 games I am watching before the 30 minute buffer runs out on the game that I am the farthest behind on.
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