Are the hard drives in the R15 proprietary, or could I pop it out and into my computer as a way to remove content.jonaswan2 said:Bottom line you can't, and if there was a way (which there isn't mind you) to view programs from your R15 on your PC we probably couldn't tell you. Somebody would have to PM you .
Now how do you think DirecTV2Go will work?sheridan1952 said:Earl,
Will they EVER enable the USB port?
Well, I don't know of any reason to why we can't have DirecTV2Go on the R15. When DirecTV originally announced the service, they explictly said you plug the compatible portable media player into a Plus DVR. The R15 is a Plus DVR.Wolffpack said:Do you think we'll see DTV2go on the R15?
Wolffpack said:The USB ports have power. When you plug a cable into them you get an ACK. Other than that they don't respond to basic USB inquiry commands. So "enabled" is all relative. The ACK we see could just be the firmware in the USB chip acknowledging the presence of a device. Doesn't mean there's any code on the back end to communicate with any device, let alone download content.
The status that I was referring to is the fact the R15 has been out for a year and even with 10FA there are gaps in the unit.
With items like this, and the fact that we probably won't see another update to the R15 until maybe Q2-2007, I just don't see any new features being added to the R15 (like DirecTV2Go). I could be completely wrong here but that's just my opinion. Remember, back in May Chase stated the R15 was completely and successfully debugged. To be honest, I'd be very surprised if the R15 even received the new UI that is suppose to be out sometime in 2007. Let's just get it recording what it's suppose to, when it's suppose to and reliably replaying those recordings.
- First Run/Repeat logic is better but still lacking for many shows/networks that UTVs and DTivos handle just fine;
- autorecord feature is pretty much useless until the "Channels I Receive" problem is resolved;
- showcases have yet to be implemented other than CD USA and other non-interesting DTV produced shows (not that I'm holding my breath on that one);
- there are bugs/inconveniences on the R15 that have been fixed/resolved on the HR20 (400 item TDL limit, HR20 doesn't record partials on purpose, HR20 has a new & improved History screen);
- and Viiv has been added the HR20 but we'll never see it on the R15.
I actually like the ability to play music, I used it all the time on my SA Tivos as I have ripped almost every CD I own to MP3 and have them stored on my server and I just stream them.Wolffpack said:It's a method of playing music and displaying pictures from a PC on your TV. One of the latest releases of the HR20 software enabled the network connection and enabled Viiv. Would you want it? Some do, some couldn't give a hoot. There's more discussion in this thread:
There's always the "old fashioned" way ....wikeith said:I am a total newbie in the area of taping into the hard drive of my DirectTV DR15 unit so that I can off load programs to my computer.
Any information and/or links would be greatly appreciated
I've had a networked SA Tivo piped to every room in my house for years, I've had my entire music library on my network for over a year, and I only realized last night that I could put the two together.Clint Lamor said:I actually like the ability to play music, I used it all the time on my SA Tivos as I have ripped almost every CD I own to MP3 and have them stored on my server and I just stream them.