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A Review of the R10

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Dec 13, 2004 #21 of 632
    MichaelK

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    OUT OF THE BOX it does that?

    i actually find that promising- maybe there's some codes to get daily calls, or other network type stuff. There's really no reason that D* should tell tivo to not put that in. If its isnt supported or an official feature why would they care? But alas i'm not a D* bigwig so i am not too confident.

    I cant wait till some one pulls the drive and hexedits the backdoor code to see what they get. You up for it ebonovic?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2004 #22 of 632
    BubbaTX

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    Noise of fan and (stock) harddrive are not a problem. The R10 is more quiet than my HDVR2.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2004 #23 of 632
    ebonovic

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    I have found some posts on DDB, that definitively show that this unit has no more memory then a DirecTivo Series 2a and 2b unit. So all the speed improvements we are seeing are from the higher clock speed in the CPU, improved coding, and maybe the new layout of the motherboard has reduced delays.

    So far it is running quicker, but like I said... Time will tell.
    Thanks for the comments.

    As for the other posts: I will check on the Fan, Hard Drive Noise, and the new "trick' features of the remote. But IIRC the Fan and Hard Drive are VERY quiet.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2004 #24 of 632
    ebonovic

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    Yes out of the box it does that... no special trick or anything.

    As for hexediting the backdoor code... not just yet, maybe in a few weeks... The wife approval level is dropping, as I have spent the last month with multiple Tivo's cracked open and all over the place.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2004 #25 of 632
    smak

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    I would consider replacing my T-60 with an R10 (or another new box), when somebody with 50 season passes, and 20 pages of Now Playing still says it's speedy.

    -smak-
     
  6. Dec 13, 2004 #26 of 632
    rhuntington3

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    So the R10's are 80 hours or 70 hours?
     
  7. Dec 13, 2004 #27 of 632
    Jerw134

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    70 hours, with an 80 GB hard drive.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2004 #28 of 632
    BubbaTX

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    Smak,

    I agree with you, only time will tell if the R10 is actually any better (or worse) than the existing series 2 units. Until this baby is loaded up, of course, it's speedy. Except the awful boot time!

    The only reason I have one is because the installer brought this instead of something else. For the moment, I'm happy. When it comes time to mod, I may be saying something else.

    Either way, an 80GB unit for $49 is a steal IMO.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2004 #29 of 632
    ebonovic

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    Okay... Checked on some things:

    Fan and hard drive. From about 5 feet away you can't hear a thing in a modest sounding room. In dead silence... sure you can hear it. Right next to it, I almost have to put my ear on the unit to hear anything of substance.


    FF and REV do NOTHING in any of the list modes.

    Wishlist now lists: Keywords / Attributes (aka: Charlie Brown and Age Appropriate/Children
     
  10. Dec 13, 2004 #30 of 632
    BubbaTX

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    Our R10 is in the bedroom. It's in a modest cabinet with a glass front. I can't hear it at all from a few feet away even in the middle of the night. I could definitely hear the HDVR2 (which has been relegated to the family room).
     
  11. Dec 14, 2004 #31 of 632
    MattDing

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    Thanks Earl.

    Now hopefully you get to enjoy your new unit for a little while before the UMF makes you crack it open and hack the crap out of it. :)

    Matt
     
  12. Dec 14, 2004 #32 of 632
    Robert Deckman

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    I purchased an R10 over the weekend and notice that (after 4 days) there is no "Showcases" option in the main menu. Are they getting rid of the Showcases?
     
  13. Dec 14, 2004 #33 of 632
    mike1977

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    I like the "Showcases" when they have movie trailers in them, like Meet the Fockers.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2004 #34 of 632
    ebonovic

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    Not sure yet if Showcases are going to be in 6.1 or not.
    I have to get the unit a little more time to get the showcases downloads scheduled.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2004 #35 of 632
    Robert Deckman

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    I just read the manual and Showcases are shown. Maybe I need to give it more time.......
     
  16. Dec 14, 2004 #36 of 632
    Jerw134

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    My new Tivo just got installed. No R10 :(. But, at least it was a 70 hour model.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2004 #37 of 632
    ebonovic

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  18. Dec 14, 2004 #38 of 632
    chuckkay

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    does 30 sec. skip hack work?
     
  19. Dec 14, 2004 #39 of 632
    ebonovic

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    S-P-S-3-0-S Bing Bing Bing

    Works.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2004 #40 of 632
    BubbaTX

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    Absolutely. :)
     

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