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A Review of the R10

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

  1. Dec 15, 2004 #41 of 632
    alert5

    alert5 New Member

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    I'm sure I know the answer already, but are the outputs the same?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2004 #42 of 632
    Jerw134

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    No outputs were added or deleted, but they were re-arranged.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2004 #43 of 632
    DrEvil

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    They took away the IR Blaster connector.

    It was never used on any of the DirecTiVo's except for the Sony SAT-T60 to control some Sony VCR's for the "Save to VCR" function.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2004 #44 of 632
    tivoboy

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    it is still speedy
     
  5. Dec 15, 2004 #45 of 632
    Robert Deckman

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    After 5 days, my R10 still has no Showcases. Anyone have them yet?
     
  6. Dec 15, 2004 #46 of 632
    westje

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    I'm new here. I do not have TiVo yet, but with any luck Santa will be bringing one. :)
    Anyway, I am very interested in what you have had to say about the R10. Pretty thorough. I was a little concerned though about your comment on the 72.5 satellite. What do you mean when you say 'There is no check for the 72.5 Sat.'?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Dec 15, 2004 #47 of 632
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    During the setup of the unit, it gives you the opportunity to check the strength of each of teh Sats... During the setup, there was NO opportunity to check specifically for the 72.5 sat.

    That being said, I am not familiar enough with the 72.5 sat, other then it is new and provides locals for some newer markets. I don't have one, and maybe the unit is smart enough to detect that and not even give me the option to test for it.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2004 #48 of 632
    bajamark

    bajamark New Member

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    Well I'm also new to DTV Tivo and purchased the Hughes SD-DVR80 last sunday (best buy) and had loss of color problems. So after reading the forum about the Direct Tv Tech support telling another member here to go get the R10 (at Circuit city) and they have had NO complaints, I also went last night and bought one and activated it....But guess what? Yup, loss of color problem is in the R10 as well. All you have to do is change the channel up and down a few times fast and Bam! Black and White just like the old days of TV. It does cure itself but wow, seeing this link go all the way back to 2003 and no cure yet? What is going on with the Engineering departments? Also, I have DTV coming out this Saturday and installing one more DVR and three standard Rx'rs for $49.00 total. I will be hounding the install tech with this problem. If anything good comes of that I will post it.
    Been with DTV for 7 years.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2004 #49 of 632
    Jerw134

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    What good will hounding the install tech do? He doesn't work for DirecTV, and he didn't write the buggy software for the Tivo. There's nothing he can do about the problem.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2004 #50 of 632
    Apok

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    Ya, hounding the install guy would just be acting like an ass. Not his fault.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2004 #51 of 632
    MattDing

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    I'm hoping to have locals on the 72.5 coming next year. :rolleyes:

    From what I understand of it, the system only offers options for the 72.5 sat if a signal from that slot is detected during startup. An installer (or you) would have already pointed your 2 dishes prior to hooking up the unit and booting it, so it would catch 72.5 and give you the options. Don't worry. The software is built to handle it.
     
  12. Dec 16, 2004 #52 of 632
    shadowfaxs3

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    I just swapped an T-60 for an R10 and really haven't noticed any speed improvement at all.

    It took 24hours to get it working including multiple calls to tech support. Tivo support finally got it straightened out and mentioned that they'll soon have the USB ports working via a software upgrade and it will let me share saved programs between my units.
    I guess they're telling everyone.

    DTV (customer retention) paid for the R10, dual-LNB and new cable run in exchange for a 1year contract agreement since Dish would have set me up the same way.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2004 #53 of 632
    bajamark

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    Sorry Usrbingeek, bad choice of words. Lets change "hounding" to "Technical talking". Don't be to quick to think an install tech doesn't turn out to be very Knowledgeable about system operation and troubleshooting. Remember, most great engineers once started as great installers!
     
  14. Dec 16, 2004 #54 of 632
    Blurayfan

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    My unit just got showcases last night. It was activated on 12/09/2004.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2004 #55 of 632
    mk5572

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    Mine got Showcases yesterday too. Along with those advertisement things.

    Also, Mine is loaded with 32 SP's and about 110 hours of recorded content and it still zips along. WOOHOOO!!!!
     
  16. Dec 17, 2004 #56 of 632
    Jerw134

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    The ones that pop up when you're fast-forwarding?
     
  17. Dec 17, 2004 #57 of 632
    mk5572

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    No, I meant the lines that are on the start screen at the bottom such as.....

    "ELF now playing on PPV"

    I didn't get this line until yesterday, the same time I got the Showcases line.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2004 #58 of 632
    Jerw134

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    Oh, those are just direct links to specific Showcases.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2004 #59 of 632
    schipperke

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    Didn't Tivo use to record some show early in the morning, that was there show?
     
  20. Dec 17, 2004 #60 of 632
    spec2

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    Anyone know if the IR Remote for the R10 uses the same codes as the Philips DSR models that were recently discontinued? My parents are jonesing for a DTivo and it going to fall on me to reprogram their Pronto remotes. I've got the Philips DSR7000 that I bought this summer so I could easily dump my Pronto files into theirs if the R10 uses the same codes. Otherwise they'll just have to live without the direct channel buttons. Did it once and that was plenty.
     

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