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Would you pay $1 dollar more per month for the HR20 as described below?

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Okay After catching criticism from a select few people for the TIVO poll, let's turn the tables:

Assume D* provides you a *BUG FREE* MPEG4 HD DirecTIVO for the same price you are paying right now. Would you pay another dollar per month for a *BUG FREE* HR20?

(Not the HR20 with the features you hope it will have, the HR20 you have now, minus the bugs.)

Link to previous poll:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=69993
 

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Earl Bonovich said:
I had some professors that need a slap..

That is why professors and TA's are not always allowed in discussion sessions.
Yeah - I had one prof that gave out a "C" if you did everything he asked, and answered all his essay questions perfectly. The idea being that any college student ought to be able to do that, and therefore they should get an average grade for doing so. He needed a slap.

Hey speaking of grades, THAT GIVES ME AN IDEA FOR A NEW POLL!!!!!!!

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Dusty said:
I took HR20 for the promise of the national HD to come in 2007. My HR10 is still activated.
As did I, and as did many I suspect.

I know the polls are useless for D*'s marketing department (well I won't admit they are useless, but they don't say as much as they would like) but they do point out that the majority prefers TIVO over the HR20 even a few months after the launch and that many are open to paying for the option.

I think it's fair game to draw attention to this. There are many of us out here who want to continue being D* customers, but really miss the TIVO option - already. And I think there is a popular thread out there asking D* to come out here and interact with us. I've called for this as well, because (at least for me) to continue to have an open mind about this product, I want to know more about what D* plans for it - and when. I can't believe I am considering cable after 7 years with D*, but that's how much I like dual buffers, and the other missing features.

I also want to point out another thing these polls don't do: They don't say anything negative or positive about the HR20 - just that people prefer TIVO.

I think the HR20 has good potential - but I don't know that I will Choose it and D* if they don't do something about these missing features.

I think if enough people voice that - maybe THAT can be some use to D*. Because I'd think they want to know, and I'd prefer to stay with them.
 

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Dusty said:
I think you want to believe people prefer TIVO. To me, Tivo is a mean to an end and is never the purpose. I do like it, but it is not that important. If the comparison is based on the current definition of HD Tivo plus MPEG4 capability, I'll choose HR20. The HR10-250 is still a cripled Tivo. There is no HMC, no internet programming. It's not worth any extra dollar than HR20. I will react differently if it is a full version Tivo. I am skeptical they will in the long run, but I hope Tivo survives. An affordable and "working" two-way cable-card Tivo S3 with FIOS is my dream. But short of my dream, I can live with OTA enabled HR20 or MPEG4-capable HD Tivo just about equally.

I love Tivo and have recommended it to many friends. I love that fact that it's hackable, too. I had a lot lower expectation for HR20 before I got it. I am not even one of those guys that never had a problem with HR20. But I must admit HR20 surprised me. Even as is now, it's a lot better than I expected. I think some Tivo lovers may agree it's better than the DVRs from the cable guys.
I WANT TO BELIEVE!!! Come on - of course I believe it. I have a couple of polls proving it. :D

 
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