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jcricket said:
Pretty sad that while standalone DVRs (Tivo, MythTV, XP Media Edition) have all seen tons of advances (UI, functionality, networking, MRV, to-go), satellite + cable DVRs are moving backwards.
It is a lot easier to provide customer support for all those cool features you mention when you don't have 12 million customers. DirecTV and the Cable companies know better than to start acting like a startup with a few hundred thousand customers.

Do you really think DirecTV's mindless CSR's could handle the questions they would get if they enabled networking or MRV? When DirecTV agrees to add a feature it must be a feature that will directly increase sales without unduely increasing support costs.

It's unfair to compare the features that Myth or Tivo SA units offer with the features DirecTV offers.
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