Its not A HR10-250

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by unclebrownie, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. unclebrownie

    unclebrownie New Member

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    High Falls,...
    Well the Hr20-700 is not a smart DVR like Tivo HR10-250 , set it to record (from the guide) two shows first run only & keep only 2 shows but what does it do it records the shows that say (in the guide) repeat .The remote does not set up as easy as Tivo & of course no DLB is a PIA .The Native is a + as is the Active mode but am glad i did not give up my HR10-250.
    unclebrownie
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Blame the guide data not the DVR. It doesn't matter if the guide shows "repeat", the unit uses data not visible in the description to determine suitability for recording. The HR10 has the same problem.

    As for the other concerns you have, there's another forum for complaints and questions.
     
  3. unclebrownie

    unclebrownie New Member

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    High Falls,...
    If it was the guide data then why did my HR10-250 NOT record the same shows ??
     
  4. reh523

    reh523 New Member

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    Build a bridge.... "get over it"
     
  5. JJ

    JJ TiVoPlantation Owner

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    Poor functionality
    of the HR20-700 compared to the HR10-250 is well documented. Since the HR20 is the only game going forward by receiving MPEG4 signals, it is your tolerance for the inferior product that DirecTV is testing...
     
  6. unclebrownie

    unclebrownie New Member

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    High Falls,...
    What else could i expect from someone who lives in PHOENIX AZ .
     
  7. Sirshagg

    Sirshagg New Member

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    The HR20 has a bug where it records the episode you selected when you setup the series link no matter if that episode matches the series link options.
     
  8. unclebrownie

    unclebrownie New Member

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    High Falls,...
    You are very right on that point,
    unclebrownie
     
  9. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Tinley...
    Actually it is not a bug... it depends on how you setup the recording.

    If you use the R button to set it up in the guide.

    The first press setups up the single record...
    The 2nd press setups up the Series Link, but doesn't un-do the setup of the first R.

    As since it doesn't matter if you hit the R's with in seconds of one another...or a week, the functionality remains the same....

    If you use the INFO->Record All menu option, then you shouldn't get the first episode to recrod.


    And to the OP... what show?
     
  10. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    I wonder how long unclebrowneye has had the Hr20-700 ?

    A day or so ?

    It's different than the HR10-250 TiVo unit, but I didn't have to much trouble getting used to it.
     
  11. RS4

    RS4 New Member

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    Indianapolis...

    It just shows that we all have a different tolerance for pain:)
     
  12. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    ... and Nixon was not a crook ... and Clinton did not have sex with that woman.
     
  13. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Tinley...
    So... mis-understanding how the feature works... makes it a bug....

    Okay... No wonder you all think the HR20 is so buggy...
    You still think it is a TiVo, and if doesn't work the way that the other product works, or how you expect it to work... it is a bug...
     
  14. unclebrownie

    unclebrownie New Member

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    High Falls,...
    Did not use the R button , highlighted Pgm. ( CSI ) in the guide the left panel asked Record Series, Both , First Run or All chose First run keep 2 shows then OK still got a repeat show recorded .
     
  15. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Tinley...
    Hmmm... (I though you used the R, based on your first post)... either way... some more questions...

    Which channel? CBS or one of the syndicates...

    Reason I ask, is that for CSI I have had that set since the day I powered up the first HR20... and that (and CSI:NY) have been 100% on the ReRun/First Run logic.

    Was it the very "next" showing, after you set the Series Link?

    What was the description like for the show... was it "generic" info, or was it very specific... (As I have had it happen on Law and Order, but in each case the extra one was very generic information about the show).

    Regardless.

    Since this is TCF... head on over to www.dbstalk.com for more discussion on the HR20.
     
  16. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, yes, we who put up with your HR20 bashing! :eek:
     
  17. hoopsbwc34

    hoopsbwc34 Unpaid Tivo Salesman

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    Come on Earl... it's not that we expect it to act just like our Tivo, but that we expect it should be intuitive... and to be honest that's exactly why the Tivo is so popular, because there aren't these hidden "features" that you have to figure out what's really going on. If I wanted to do a series link, I hit record twice, why would I not expect it to ignore the original record? I'm trying to do a series link! At a minimum that should be over ruled if it doesn't meet the series link requirements (first run, etc.)

    I'm just waiting for you to post something that says..."yeah, that's probably not as good as Tivo." I mean, I know you're a big supporter of the HR20, and it does have it's advantages, I fully admit it, but sometimes, can't someone else be right??

    Edit: Just to show I'm game here's what I like so far about the HR20 I just upgraded to

    PIG is great when I'm going through menus trying to set things up
    One click record, two click series link... nice
    Reorder series links with no wait!
    Overall speed of moving through menus, making changes, etc.
    I think the info data, guides, menus look less cartoony, more "sharp"
    CE is sweet too
     
  18. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Tinley...
    But the system is doing EXACTLY what you told it to.

    With your first press you told it to Record THAT episode....
    2nd you told it to set a series link for it.


    Sorry that the box doesn't make an "assumption" that you didn't want to specifically record that first episode, regardles of the series link option.

    Or is that "TiVo" made so many assumption on what you wanted to do...
    Or you are so used to how it did make those assumption, and did "other things" you didn't ask it to...

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    Regardless...

    Has nothing to do with "one way or the other being better"..
    No where in my original post did I say either or was better then the other.
    I explained how the feature works, what it is doing... at that is it....
    Nothing more... nothing less.

    If you wan't to oblivous and don't want the facts about how it works.....

    I didn't bash the TiVo for doing it the way it did, nor made a claim that either way was better then the other.


    And yes... "other people can be right"...

    But the statement was about "this" being called a bug... which is not.
    A mis-understanding on how the single R press works when you in guide mode... doesn't make it a bug...
     
  19. hoopsbwc34

    hoopsbwc34 Unpaid Tivo Salesman

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    But if I hit record twice...that means record this series... hit it once it means record this show... For me that just means I have to find the right show to start recording a series link on.. (wait not that one it's a repeat...where's the first run, oh here it is... ok start a series link here) ?? Or just delete the show, no big deal, but still doesnt' make sense to me.

    I guess I'm not making my point here... so I'll let it go. In my mind, I would have never thought this (and I'll admit that it may be cause I'm Tivo trained :D )

    All that being said... I had a similar experience where a couple shows that were repeats were recorded even though I said I only wanted first run. This was that celebrity bull riding show on CMT I believe. Hey so what... it's Vanilla Ice on a Bull!!
     
  20. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    To quote myself.
    Please go to that other forum to get the info. :)
    http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=112
     

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