*sigh* Oh TiVo

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by jethro1138, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. jethro1138

    jethro1138 New Member

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    Well, DirecTV are really REALLY tempting me with their HR20/HR21. It's just... SciFi in HD!!! And BSG about to start again... man, I just can't resist that!

    That, plus my HR10 is now rebooting itself randomly and keeps resetting my channel list and trying to record stuff off wherever it wants to and NOT recording things I told it to...

    *sigh* I really, REALLY hope that some day there'll be a new HD DirecTiVo box. Heck, if there were any reliable rumours about there being one in the near future I'd probably hold off!

    So, uh. Anyone have any reliable rumours? (;
     
  2. jakerome

    jakerome Member

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    Do they BSG on Universal HD channel? I think they used to show some.
     
  3. jethro1138

    jethro1138 New Member

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    They did last season, and I think they were about 3 months behind or something. I'm not waitin' 3 months!
     
  4. barry728

    barry728 New Member

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    I've decided to buy a DVDO Iscan VP30 video processor to scale/de-interlace standard definition channels and keep my HR20-250 instead of getting the HR20/21 and loosing Tivo. I did not like the new HD channels enough to loose Tivo. I guess I am lucky that I don't like the SciFi Channel as much as you.
     
  5. jethro1138

    jethro1138 New Member

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    No kidding. That channel WAS the clincher. They'll eventually move all HD content to MPEG4, but hopefully by then they'll have a new TiVo box.

    Heck, if I wasn't getting an HR2? for free I'd probably think about it some more. But I'd /pay/ for a TiVo box, and hopefully I'll get a chance to do so!
     
  6. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    I hate it when my TiVo is loose. :p
     
  7. kdonnel

    kdonnel DVC-BCV

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    November for BSG is just a 2 hour prequel. The series does not start again until January.
     
  8. brnscofrnld

    brnscofrnld where is this place?

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    I'll have to look again, but I got something in the mail from comcast letting us know that we would be getting SciFi HD and some other channels at the end of this month.
     
  9. DDayDawg

    DDayDawg New Member

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    I have yet to see SciFi HD actually show anything in HD! They are showing things in Letterbox but so far nothing in HD. Dunno if that will change or not....
     
  10. madbeachcat

    madbeachcat Content is King

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    Stargate Atlantis, Flash Gordon, and several movies, Including this last Saturday's movie were all in HD. :) :)
     
  11. jethro1138

    jethro1138 New Member

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    I know. I'm purposefully letting myself think it's cooler than it is so I don't write a nerdy angry letter to SciFi.

    Cause you know that they'll make us wait till Jan and then split the season again...
     
  12. rlj5242

    rlj5242 Active Member

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    You are going to feed it a garbage SD signal and scale it to HD resolution? So it will be garbage at a better resolution.

    -Robert
     
  13. jethro1138

    jethro1138 New Member

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    Yeesh! I just hope he didn't pay the retail $1,400+ for it!
     
  14. coachO

    coachO New Member

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    I took my HR20 out of the box and set it up on top of my HR10, only due to USA and Scifi in HD. Stargate Atlantis looks great and I remember seeing BSG on the HD channel and it looked great also. Using the HR20 only when I have too and with HD Scifi I have too.....
     
  15. fasTLane

    fasTLane Member

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    Anxiously awaiting your HR20 review. :)
     
  16. Scott D

    Scott D Active Member

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    What's an HR20-250? :eek:
     
  17. gquiring

    gquiring New Member

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    I made the switch and received my HR20 this week. As far as I am concerned the HR20 is superior to the Tivo HR10. The UI is fine, fast and clean. Being able to stream photos and music to my DVR is a big plus. I still have audio dropouts on my NY locals (not OTA). Since this was an existing issue with my HR10-250 the problem is something other than the DVR.

    I love the double press of the record button to setup a season pass, talk about easy!! It also has defaults that are retained like record first run only or all episodes. You also don't loose your picture or sound while setting up a season pass. External drives are also supported for easy drive upgrades. VOD is also coming, many have the beta firmware and use it. The VOD uses the ethernet port to download the content from your broadband provider.
     
  18. RS4

    RS4 New Member

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    10 more then an HR10-250 :eek:
     
  19. milominderbinder

    milominderbinder New Member

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    The iScan VP30 is $2,000?

    It would upconvert an 480i SD picture to 1080i?

    A lot of the content on the new HD channels is still SD that was upconverted by the content provider. We are told that they use state of the art upconverters that cost 100 of thousands of dollars. Still read those forum at dbstalk.com and avsforum.com to see what users think of even the best upconverted SD.

    - Craig
     

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