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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ManOfSteele, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. macizcool

    macizcool New Member

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    TiVo does have this option. It's the button under the fast forward button. It looks like this:

    ->|

    Press once to go to the end, press again to go to the beginning.
     
  2. rodbac

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    No- hit the skip button twice. [edit- beaten]

    Very nice.

    *Any* USB hard-drive? Outstanding, if so.
     
  3. cliffr39

    cliffr39 what???

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    That doesn't do this for me. It is a 30-second skip for mine. It used to the day I pulled it out of the box (7.1 was on it) but then when I connected it up it downloaded an "update" over night (9.1) and changed that key.
     
  4. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    Up to 750 gig But after your 750 gig is full add another 750 gig! The drive is formatted to be a dvr!

    What I like best is wheen you transfer shows you can do it in batches. It shows the size in GB of what you want to transfer and how many GB you have left.

    BTW the 30 second skip is On the dish DVR by default. If you need to skip faster you can do it at 300X speed

    All In all I am happy with it.
     
  5. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    FYI The dish vip 722 has a 30 second skip by defaUlt. The back is 10 second.
     
  6. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    Not If you have the 30 second skip activated. I happen to like the 30 second skip.

    I still Like my tivo but it almost seems like dish designed the New DVR using the suggestions from this forum! Many of the features most were asking for are on these boxes. IE: time remaining, usb support,networking,ect.
     
  7. rodbac

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    I can see why. Nice work, Dish (or whoever designed the thing).

    Tivo's going to have their work cut out for them when my year commitment is up...
     
  8. ilh

    ilh New Member

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    Press FF or RW and then skip to move to the next tick mark if you use the 30-second skip feature.
     
  9. cliffr39

    cliffr39 what???

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    Nice tip thanks, works nicely.
     
  10. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    Yikes all of that work!! Isn't It simple to have a stop and return to the beginning put in the software.:up: I know that tivo doesn't have these features. I just don't understand why. With dvd players you hit stop It returns to where you left off. You hit stop twice it returns to the start.
     
  11. rodbac

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    I'd guess it's because there's no point to a 30-second skip when you can double- or triple-FF through commercials, which is just as easy if not easier (and often more accurate) and quicker.
     
  12. bengalfreak

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    That's just it. You shouldn't have to get used to it or use some kludgy work around. DLB should be standard, I don't understand how they could not incorporate it into their 2nd generation HD DVR. Just a truely poor decision on DTV's part IMHO.
     
  13. bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

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    Um, the newest DTV HD DVR has NO OTA tuners at all. I fail to see how its a drawback that Dish's only has one.
     
  14. bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

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    Look dude, this is a DirecTivo forum. This is the fourth different thread now that I have suffered thru multiple posts from you extolling the virtues of the Dish DVR. Its one thing to say how good they are, its quite another to say how much you like the same things over and over and to dismiss everything good someone else has to say about a competing product. How about you dial the pro Dish DVR stuff down a couple notches. Thanks.
     
  15. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    Ill make you a deal. If ALL discussions Of non Directivos stop. I will comply. I got sick of hearing all the virtues Of the Hr 20,21,s. I am only comparing The 722 to the hr 21. Not to directivo as much. I happen to still have several Directivos I love. But since certain People seem to love to come here Hawking The D* Dvrs. I am giving an alternative. I remember when all non tivo discussion was allowed than I guess someone opened a flood gate. I am through with any dvr discussions anyway. I would love to see it go back to TIVO Only here! At least untill there are no more directivos functioning say around 2095.;)


    OK No more Dish Vs D*!!!! Or D* Vs Dish or hr21 Vs 722
     

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