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Old 10-11-2007, 03:16 PM   #16
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Don't you miss being able to switch tuners while pausing each program and not loseing the recorded time as you switch back and forth between tuners? I do. I also miss being able to do a "Title Wishlist". Actually, I miss the quick 30 second skip. You know, the one that works instantly. The HR-20 takes to long to go through commercials. I think the flipping scenes are a distraction. If the HR-20 could be programmed to do those things, I would be a lot happier.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:57 PM   #17
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Unfortunately if you want the new HD, you have no choice. Personnally, I like my HR20-700, unlike my wife, who begs me to have her Tivo back.

It's only messed up one recording, so I can't really complain. As long as it records my football game on Sunday, you won't hear a peep out of me!
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:55 AM   #18
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First let me say you won't find a bigger fan of the prior Tivo's. I was very concerned about leaving my two HR10-250's I had for years. I must say the transition into the HR20 has been great. There are many things about these box's that really is superior to the Tivo, too many to list. I think there are only 2 drawbacks, but no dealbreakers.
1) No pausing on the other tuner. I always enjoyed this when I had money on 2 games at the same time.
2) The OTA tuner is a little weaker. I get occasional hiccups (on Fox & NBC mostly) that I didn't get on the Tivo. The OTA picture is awesome, but again just little annoying blips during crappy weather.
When the HR20 first came out it was getting KILLED online by almost everyone that had one. Major flaws, it was a total lemon. they have done a great job fixing all the bugs. I've had 2 of them for about a month now with ZERO issues. Don't believe the hype, the HR20 is a fine unit now. With the new channels my Tivo's are a distant memory.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:01 AM   #19
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HD DVR here and I did look into all the TiVO options about six months ago. I couldn't get a straight answer from D* but when I called TiVO they told me straight up I couldn't use them with satellite. My only complaint is the pause one program and flicking to the other channel. I noticed the auto "step back a few seconds when stop FF x3" option was installed recently, so they are finally getting it similar to TiVO. Thing is that TiVO has been around for years and why the DVR companies can't reverse engineer it to be the same or better is beyond me.

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Old 10-12-2007, 11:02 AM   #20
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I agree with the previous post from the Patriot's fan. We should trust his judgement ..anybody from the Patriots is probably well versed on how to record and film things. Go Colts/Packers
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:37 PM   #21
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I don't know about everyone else but my old HR10-250 would take forever to set up season passes, recordings, etc. It's all a quick, one-button process now with the HR20. I had my reservations as well but to me, the HR20 is worlds better than the HR10-250.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:54 PM   #22
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I have both the Hughes SD (Tivo) DVR and the Directv Plus HD DVR. The DTV HD box has numerous features not available on the Tivo box and I much prefer it to the older machine. Now if DTV would just get off the dime and give us a way to network our DVR's so we could access them to change the programming, etc when we are on the road.....
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:51 PM   #23
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I agree with the previous post from the Patriot's fan. We should trust his judgement ..anybody from the Patriots is probably well versed on how to record and film things. Go Colts/Packers
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:59 PM   #24
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Having just got an HR20, I would have to add that I liked the button layout for the Tivo remote much more than the HR20's remote.

Also, I too am a little annoyed by the "super fast forward" when skipping 30sec or to end of program, but I suppose I can get used to that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:01 PM   #25
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well i've never had a tivo i had a crappy dvr from cablevision when i switched i was and still am completely amazed how much better the HR20 HD DVR is then my no feature messed up a lot of times not even recording the programs i told it too cablevision dvr HR20 completely blows away cablevision's so called "dvr"
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #26
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Now that I've had a chance to use it, its not bad. I still miss the wish list feature most of all.. I remember there was a mini series on I missed, I stuck it on wish list and forgot about it.. a year later Tivo recorded it when there was an all day marathon I didn't know about. Seeing that recorded just made my day ...Tivo is just awesome.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:07 PM   #27
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Yeah, I was reluctant to switch from my TiVo (I was one of the earliest adopters) to the HD DVR, but I friggin' love the thing now. Many new features that TiVo lacks. Lots faster than TiVo too. Took about a week to adjust to the way things worked, but after that, I wouldn't even consider going back. Only drawback, like the others said, is not being able to toggle between the two tuners.

Oh and I read the original poster who mentioned that he had three months left in his contract and didn't want to pay the $300 termination fee. It's actually prorated, so if you only had three months left you'd only owe them $37.50 to terminate.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:54 AM   #28
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I just got upgraded to HR20 and wish I had read this thread before I spent 2 hours trying to figure out how to flip between the two tuners without losing the trailing buffers. I'm REALLY going to miss that. Oh well... I guess 2 steps forward and 1 step back is better than the reverse. Does anyone think D* might be able to add that feature in future software upgrades? I also miss being able to search for movies to record by category (i.e. action movies, etc.).
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:52 AM   #29
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I feel exactly the same way. A lot of questions about the new DVR. I was here when the new dvr's came out and to me it still sounds like they are having the same problems that they did when they first came out. I have also read posts where some people have not had problems. My problem with the switch is, why did dtv dump TIVO? For the money of course. IMO DTV could not give a rats arse. They are getting the money and not TIVO for theire lame boxes. I cringe at having to give up my TIVO for the MPEG 4
You guys cry too much, we split with Tivo because they wanted more money for the service point blank. If you want a DVR service anywhere else ask them how much it costs a month heh. Dtv developed there own DVR to keep costs down because they do care, if they wanted to fleece you for DVR services it would be more than a5.99 flat fee regardless of how many dvrs you have. Most other providers charge per box.

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Old 10-23-2007, 09:00 AM   #30
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HD DVR here and I did look into all the TiVO options about six months ago. I couldn't get a straight answer from D* but when I called TiVO they told me straight up I couldn't use them with satellite. My only complaint is the pause one program and flicking to the other channel. I noticed the auto "step back a few seconds when stop FF x3" option was installed recently, so they are finally getting it similar to TiVO. Thing is that TiVO has been around for years and why the DVR companies can't reverse engineer it to be the same or better is beyond me.

Like all things that you really don't have a chance with changing, you learn to live with it.

Well Dtv still can provide Tivo, even activating new accounts if you have a tivo box we can add that for you. Iím not sure why tivo said that but as of yesterday we can still turn tivo on for anyone who wants that service, we just dont sell new tivo boxes.
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