So What do think abou the HR20?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by JoeAverage, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Gotcha. I haven't checked the other board today. Sorry man, that stinks.
     
  2. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    And BTW, the SL now shows that two episodes waiting to be recorded (Sat and Next Monday).

    Huh ? Mind of it's own, I guess.
     
  3. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    That part makes sense to me
     
  4. yaddayaddayadda

    yaddayaddayadda New Member

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    I did not know that. I don't recall mine working that way. I'll have to double check. Thanks
     
  5. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    I believe the left arrow=back is currently part of a CE release and not the national release.
     
  6. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The guide data for Chuck and some other new NBC series has been screwed up, and keeps changing. This is probably the cause of the scheduling issues. The pilot for Chuck will be shown again on Saturday.
     
  7. madbeachcat

    madbeachcat Content is King

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    I had the H10 for about 2 years and I can only remember a couple of times when it failed to record my show.

    I've had the HR20 about 11 monthes and it hasn't missed a show yet.

    Pretty good for both machines I would say.

    By the by, I had a cable DVR from Cableone and it never could do anything right and had to be replaced twice in 6 monthes.
     
  8. Citivas

    Citivas Old Member

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    If it was the data, then why did it record fine on the TiVo 10-250 but not on the HR-20. Wouldn't it have messed up on both machines?
     
  9. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Part of the problem was that the initial showing was not flagged as HD but the repeat was. It seems that the DirecTV boxes have a preference for HD showings but the HR10 does not.
     
  10. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty obvious that some TIVO lovers are just looking for problems with the HR20, somewhat understandable I guess. I do agree that overall the TIVO is better but it still lacks some good features that the HR20 has, and the HR20 is a pretty good machine considering that you almost have to use it for the future. If you accept that you have to use it and then look at the positives, it really is a pretty solid machine.
     
  11. coachO

    coachO New Member

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    JohnB, I am just hoping the next generation of HR20 comes out before I have to succumb.
     
  12. JohnB1000

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    But of course that'll come out around the time the HR20 is working well and will introduce a whole new set of problems :)
     
  13. SmackDaddy

    SmackDaddy New Member

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    I just disconnected my last two 10-250's and replaced with two more 20-700's. I now have five of them in a rack accessible to the whole house. I have had DTiVo's since 2001 and have probably sold 50+ during that time frame. I love the 20-700's. Better PQ, faster (except on changing channels) and much easier to set up recordings, etc.

    I do miss DLB.
     
  14. Jebberwocky!

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    you have 5 buffers - not enough? ;)
     
  15. tbh999

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    Well, put me on the "It's OK" list.

    I have both an HR10-250 and an HR20-100 (as well as three standard definition DirecTivos). Both the HR10 and HR20 have their pros and cons, but in general, if there was an HDirecTivo that could receive the new channel, I'd dump the HR20 today. I've had a lot more missed shows on the HR20 than I ever had on any of my Tivo's.

    Somethings on the HR20 are much easier and more intuitive than the on the Tivo (such as setting-up a recording). However, there are some things I still haven't figured out how to do on the HR20! And just earlier this week we discovered that there is a limit of 50 shows in the prioritized (Season Pass in Tivo Speak), many of the shows in our season pass are on hiatus (some are anime and go on hiatus for as long as a year). The Tivo units would deal with these items and record them when ever they started-up again, on the HR20, I have to delete them to make room for other shows, also deleting shows in the prioritized that do not have shows scheduled to record is not as easy as you would think, there is a short cut to do it (Press "-" "-" on the remote), but it isn't very intuitive.

    Also, and I'm kind-of surprised about this, I do really miss the dual buffers.
     
  16. tbh999

    tbh999 New Member

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    Also, one positive thing about the HR20 (other than speed). Is that there is a real commitment from DirecTV to improve it. I haven't actually documented it, but it appears that we get a software update once or twice a month! Compare that to year(s) for the DirecTivo's.

    Now, you can take that two ways:
    1. The HR20 needs fixing.
    2. DirecTV is committed to improve it.
    In actuality, I think both No. 1 and 2 are correct.
     
  17. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    I thought it was in the 0x18a (The last national release version), but it is at least in the next software update.

    ON the bottom of the screen, there is a "KEY"... you will now be able to hit the RED button to delete an item in MOST of the screens, including the prioritizer and the todo list.
     
  18. RS4

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    I'm always amazed at how 'committed' DirecTV is. Here they are getting people to pay them while they are still fixing a box that has been out for a year and you guys seem to think this is wonderful. My thought is, why didn't they have the basic functions working long before they released the box? Can you imagine if Apple released an Ipod that let you download a song, but then lost it so you couldn't play it? :eek: People would have been up in arms. Instead, it appears to me that a lot of folks think it's so marvelous that something actually now works. :p

    If DirecTV were so committed to it's viewers, why isn't it adding DLB? :mad:
     
  19. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing you never owned a first gen iPod ?? ton's of problems. Tried Windows Vista in the early days ???, bought a first run model of a new car design ??

    I'd rather have the box with known flaws (of which I don't find virtually any to be a problem) than wait a year or more with no alternative.

    I love the TIVO but I'm more than willing to accept the HR20 as a replacement if that's all that is offered.
     
  20. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    He also never tried an early generation tiVo product. I have and each one had fundamental problems upon release.
     

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