So What do think abou the HR20?

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

  1. milominderbinder

    milominderbinder New Member

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    I have never had this problem. I djust looked and am not seeing others reporting it. Please post it at dbstalk so the developers can see it. Please include all the details you can: date, channel, program, usage at the time, etc.

    - Craig
     
  2. Sir_winealot

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

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    This is my major complaint about the HR20, and although the problem has gotten a lot better, it still happens from time to time for me as well. It sucks not being able to trust the unit ...especially with the new fall shows coming up.

    That, and my wife and kids still hate the thing. Perhaps once the new HD channels get going their attitude will change.
     
  3. milominderbinder

    milominderbinder New Member

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    I just checked the issue thread and I do not see this posted. If no one is posting a problem, the dvelopers have nothing to fix. Please post any problems in this forum:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=112

    - Craig
     
  4. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    Another reason I think HR20 is a crap.....

    I have CHUCK SL to set to record: Both, Disk Full, OnTime, Ontime.

    It's Premiering tonight at 08:00 on 40-01, my NBC OTA.

    Just checked, Here is ToDo list:

    L&O CI 242 at 07:00pm - 08:00pm
    Torchwood HDNet at 07:00pm - 08:00pm
    MNF ESPNH 073 at 08:30 pm
    JourneyMan 40-1 at 10:00pm

    Check out Chuck's SL Episodes, it shows that it will record the re-run on Saturday, same channel but not the Premiere tonight.
    Select RecordOnce on Premiere night, It took with no conflict.

    Huh ???????

    If you have one, check out all your SLs.
     
  5. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    This is what happened AVPhan.

    When you set up your SL, you must have set it up from the re-run on Saturday. Then, when you press record the first time, it sets that as a one time recording. The next press makes it a SL, but does not change the explicit request for the specific episode that took the first record press.

    In this case, it wouldn't record the show tonight because you have the same episode set to record already.
     
  6. kmill14

    kmill14 New Member

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    I will be "looking over the shoulder" of my HR-20 every step of the way during these next couple weeks. If it misses anything, my wife will have my head.


    Still miss the DLB, as others have pointed out, particularly for NFL watching.

    Do like the "space left" bar.

    Don't like the lack of only giving me options to record channels I actually get.

    Don't like that all my recordings seem to start about 30 seconds in, at least.

    Do like the NFL ST Player Tracker and Game Mix channel

    Don't like the 35 second skip with 2 second back-up?!?!?!? :mad:

    I like the one-click record option
    I like the ability to view the guide based on subject, though I never use it..heh.

    Overall, it does OK, but not great. The lack of a DLB to me is absolutely frustrating due to my desire to flip back and forth between multiple programs on a wim.
     
  7. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The same thing happened to me regarding Chuck and I did not press the record button; I used the Record Series option in the menu. I don't see anything in the guide data that would cause this to happen, but it does seem to have been affecting a lot of HR20 users. I did not try it on my HR10 to see what would happen.
     
  8. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    NBC fubar'd the guide data on Chuck for this Monday's episode and they've changed the guide data a couple times (at first it wasn't flagged as "HD"). The Monday premier seems to be flagged as a repeat while the Saturday repeat is flagged as first run. Thus why it wants to record the Saturday episode. I explicitly canceled the Saturday recording and set tonights to record and all is well.
     
  9. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    Absolutely not. Searched for Chuck, pull up 2 weeks or so ago when only first showing was on the guide and set the SL.
    Did similar thing on HR10, HR10 recording the show fine, no intervention.
     
  10. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Look above. There appears to be a Chuck related issue.

    What I described would cause those results, so do be aware of that differing behavior. Hope everyone that wants Chuck, got it.
     
  11. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

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    I've only had the HR20 a week and must say that the speed of cruising through menus is nice. Some of my season pass settings on my HR10 take forever to complete.

    Another nice thing of the HR20 is upgrading the space. I got the 750 GB Free agent external HD for $199 - 10% coupon, and bought a 3 dollar eSata cable from firefold and it's up and running with a bunch of space for the new season. I still have a grounding problem with my upgraded dual drive HR10 where I can't put the case on without it rebooting some times.

    Frank
     
  12. Maik

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    I have have 3 HR20's for several weeks now and I have been very pleasantly surprised. In my opinion, the only thing I miss is the dual buffer. Otherwise it is better than the 10-250 in several of the most important areas...1) the PQ is better 2) the OTA works much better. I get channels that I was not able to get with the 10-250 3) Ability to use the guide while watching a recorded show 4) ease and speed to record a season pass.
    Hard drive capacity seems quite large as I already have several HD football games as well as a bevy of HD movies and shows and yet meter says I have 70% available.
     
  13. yaddayaddayadda

    yaddayaddayadda New Member

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    I miss the dual buffer. A Lot. I also miss going back (left arrow) to get back to the menu exactly where I was. Other than that I like the box, and am happy with the switch.
     
  14. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

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    doesn't the back button work as you want?
     
  15. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Left arrow going back was added a couple months ago. It will even work when watching a recorded program like a Tivo does. Quickest way to delete a program I think.
     
  16. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    Nope, lots of people lost it. Go figured even after I deleted the SL and reset it up.
     
  17. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    eSata is nice if you get to have it added right away. Try after you have HR20 for a while, what's with plugging eSata in to lose all your programs, SLs, and have to reset every little things.
     
  18. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    eSata is nice if you get to have it added right away. Try after you have HR20 for a while, what's with plugging eSata in to lose all your programs, SLs, and have to reset every little things.
     
  19. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Huh? lots of people have gone forward in time beyond Saturday and it isn't recorded?

    or do you mean lots of people didn't learn about the data issue and make the correction for last night?
     
  20. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    I posted this over the other board too:

    Deleted the SL entirely
    went to guide to CHUCK at 8:00 (done this around 06:00pm).
    pulled the episode up,
    Selected Record Series, with my options.
    After that, went to Episodes.
    It showed, 08:00 being set to record, not the other two (Saturday and Next Monday). Figured having enough time to next monday to recheck it.
    This morning, No Chuck on HR20.
     

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