Will the HR10-250 EVER get the 6.2 Update ??

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  1. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    I don't know what the contents are going to be...
    And I am sure they will do something similar on DirecTV.Com

    The Release notes I have been given (the officinal and non-official ones) where basically PM's containing the contents of the release.
     
  2. MichaelK

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    hundreds- maybe thousands so it on an HR10 at CES...
     
  3. BillyT2002

    BillyT2002 Crush!Kill!Destroy!

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    You have just accurately described the chaos that results when a company writes software using the waterfall software development method. This is why I have no faith that DirecTV will succeed in writing good software. They are in business to distribute entertainment media, and not to write software. They should leave the software development to companies that are in business to write good software and have a track record of writing good software.

    If DirecTV really wants to do this right, they should hire good software developers and QA people and adopt the agile and test-driven software development methods which I have described within this thread:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4148485&&#post4148485
     
  4. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    DirecTV isn't writing the software - NDS is. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong.)
     
  5. litzdog911

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    NDS provides DirecTV's new non-Tivo DVRs. I'm not sure if DirecTV has kept a different team for the Tivo-based software.
     
  6. BillyT2002

    BillyT2002 Crush!Kill!Destroy!

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    DirecTV, NDS - it really doesn't matter which it is as NDS owns DirecTV and neither one of them is a software company whose principle business it is to write good software. So, everything I stated above still applies. ;)
     
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  8. wmcbrine

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    Surely Tivo is responsible for any updates to the HR10-250 software? With DirecTV just specifying features and approving/disapproving the result?
     
  9. rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    That is for adding functionality like TiVo2Go on there own DVR. Microsoft is not suppling the DVR for DirecTV.
     
  10. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    Of course, TiVo is writing the software for 6.1 or whatever equivalent version we end up getting, and of course TiVo is following DirecTV's direction about what to implement.

    Sorry for my earlier post about NDS writing the software - I had a few tabs of TCF open in Firefox and thought I was responding in a thread about the R15. :eek:
     
  11. kbohip

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    If they ever did come out with the 6.2 update for the HR10-250, I'd never get rid of this thing! Seriously, this has been one of the best pieces of electronics I've ever owned, not for it's speed or features of course, but for it's reliability. An HR10-250 with increased menu speeds and folders is all I want. That's it. Nothing else. I

    Unless of course the HR20 turns out to be even better, but after seeing the R15 fiasco, I know it won't. ;) Anyway, I guess I'll have to start plugging this into the phone line again.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2006 #952 of 987
    clorox

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    We're going to need another update pretty soon or I'm going to jump out my window.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2006 #953 of 987
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    :) I hear you...

    Just don't jump... Think of the Streets and Sanitation workers that would have to clean up that mess...

    :D
     
  14. Jul 7, 2006 #954 of 987
    newsposter

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    notice his lack of confirming rumored dates :)
     
  15. Jul 7, 2006 #955 of 987
    joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

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    i noticed. :D
     
  16. Jul 7, 2006 #956 of 987
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Who me?

    All I know is that my End of June date, changed to....
    but I wasn't given an updated time frame, hence I am not going to hazard a guess... other then "sooner then later" :D

    If I get a date... I'll give a date...
     
  17. Jul 7, 2006 #957 of 987
    whitepelican

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    It might help if you put down that remote for a few hours. :)
     
  18. Jul 7, 2006 #958 of 987
    ebonovic

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    If I get that kind of Date.... I would be in some serious trouble with the wife... :D
     
  19. Jul 8, 2006 #959 of 987
    newsposter

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    I hope you didn't copy and paste his reply (assuming he works for DTV) as they can scan their servers for the exact phrase and shut him down:)
     
  20. Jul 8, 2006 #960 of 987
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    It wasn't a email message...

    And given the person I have been talking with.... I am not too worried about "the source" being shut down.
     
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