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I had a new HD-DVR added Sat. and the installation guy mention he had heard that DirecTv might soon have a Receiver/DVR with built in DVD player like Cable does. He also said it could be BluRay. Has anyone seen or heard anything about this?
 

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A) I would never assume that an installer is an insider. They don't work for DirecTV and even that often doesn't provide one with a lot of insider information.

B) Are you sure you would actually want this? It would end up being a sub-par Blu-Ray player and a limited DirecTV receiver. Then when a better receiver was available, people would cling to the outdated one because it was their Blu-Ray player.

Keep them separate and the best at what they do, respectively, in my opinion.
 

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RonH said:
I had a new HD-DVR added Sat. and the installation guy mention he had heard that DirecTv might soon have a Receiver/DVR with built in DVD player like Cable does. He also said it could be BluRay. Has anyone seen or heard anything about this?
Cable has one of those? Never heard of it.

It is a bad idea. Two pieces of electronics that can break in one box.
 

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Cable has one of those? Never heard of it.

It is a bad idea. Two pieces of electronics that can break in one box.
As I have said often, I even hate print/fax/copy machines. Shoving a lot of functions into one box just means it will be less efficient at all of them. I don't complain about MediaShare only because I see it as a road to MRV.
 

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The only advantage I can see is in a case where you are extremely limited on space. Right now, most people who have big-screen HDTV’s have probably already invested in a decent cabinet to put everything. Other than having to run an extra HDMI cable, it’s just not that inconvenient to have an extra box. Maybe some years from now when “DVD” is dead and Blu-Ray players are cheap, then sure, throw one into the HRxx. Actually, before they do that, I wish they would offer HDTV version of the Humax TV’s. It sure would make it simpler to put D* in a spare bedroom, bathroom, kitchen nook, etc.
 

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tonyd79 said:
Cable has one of those? Never heard of it.

It is a bad idea. Two pieces of electronics that can break in one box.
Some cable companies have Std. DVD player built into their Receivers/DVRs but they don't have any type on BluRay players. I know the installer really has no true info on this but it was odd he even mentioned it. Just thought I would ask here since you guys would know more about it.
 

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I think this super component device is clearly something of dreams. Even though I'm sure I could buy it, I take it for a grain of salt. Just reading this thread, seems like some are taking it a bit too seriously.

But, it's a point taken, nonetheless. If someone's going to buy it, I'd bet that $25,000 is pocket change for that person.
 

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I think this super component device is clearly something of dreams. Even though I'm sure I could buy it, I take it for a grain of salt. Just reading this thread, seems like some are taking it a bit too seriously.

But, it's a point taken, nonetheless. If someone's going to buy it, I'd bet that $25,000 is pocket change for that person.
If you build an HTPC with a BD drive and eventually the HDPC20 device - I think you're covered. But I get the point - the purpose built consumer device like the ITC seems a little ridiculous. But they started up last year so they must be selling to someone ?
 

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Our "Insiders" here would know about it LONG before an installer would. Most of them don't even know about SWM yet.
Huh??? I thought all the insiders here knew about SWM... :lol: (Ah the ambiguity of the English Languish...)

Cheers,
Tom
 
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