DirecTV Plus HD DVR

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Monkeybiz, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. GadgetFreak

    GadgetFreak New Member

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    Earl -- any idea when SAT cards for PC's will be released?
     
  2. bbodin

    bbodin New Member

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    well aside from the GUI, what else is there?!?

    Basically all the complaints I have with the R15 (flipping between tuners, having to hit "guide" twice to actually get to your guide, needing to hit color coded buttons a-la TWC to get to various menus), I see HR20 threads where people are complaining about the same thing, so there must be quite a few similarities.

    From those reviews, it appears one records HD and one records SD...that is where the DIFFERENCES end.
     
  3. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Sorry, no... we probably won't know more about that till CES
     
  4. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Tinley...
    The colored buttons don't bring up any menu's.... it will get you places (like you can get to the ToDo list from MyVod by hitting Yellow... but those are quick jumps from different screens).

    Sure... for a user interaction perspective... they are the same.. Hence the common GUI/User Interface they where trying to achieve... someone who uses a R15, should have no issues using an HR20 (and vice versa), or an H20, D10/D11

    But underneath... they are different systems...
     
  5. herdfan

    herdfan New Member

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    All of that is part of the user GUI. I guess the use of the term GUI should be expanded to refer to the entire user experience.

    With that said, the interface of the machines is very similar, but the engine is very different. The R15 is based off of the XTV/NDS box and the HR20 is based on the Ucentric engine. The coding is totally different.
     
  6. BillyT2002

    BillyT2002 Crush!Kill!Destroy!

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    It would be really cool, if DirecTV would provide an option to redirect the entire user interface to a different monitor/television and/or even a laptop, computer and/or mobile device (using wifi) thus leaving the primary television to purely display television. ;)
     

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