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ke4pym
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Charlotte, NC
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reply to Happydude32

Re: Best Buy is so crappy...

said by Happydude32:


4) Due to everything that I have, digital cable, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Movie Pass, Sports Pass, HD Pass two whole house DVRs and 50Mb/5Mb Broadband, it’s actually cheaper to be in Time Warner’s high end Signature Home package and have all three services than to just have internet and TV services at those levels. And as a Sig Home customer, I am exempt from the new $4 modem lease fee making it even better

5) I live in a rural area, cellular reception is pretty much nonexistent in the house, when I use my cell phone at home, I usually have to go outside.

How are those craptacular POS DVR's working out these days?

Consider pestering your cell provider for a microcell. Pester them enough, and they'll send you one for free.

Happydude32
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The DVRs are great and always have been great. They do their job and record the programming I tell it to. That’s their job. My DirecTV DVRs have more bloat and junk on them than you can imagine. Seriously, who the hell wants to watch over compressed YouTube crap on their big screen? Cable is a million times better than satellite!

And yes, I do have a femtocell. Problem is the GPS antenna has to have constant communication with the GPS satellites or the femtocell loses signal eventually. Due to the way my stuff is set up, it’s almost impossible to have the antenna mounted outside where it can get a reliable signal. The thing is basically useless unless I drag it across the room, put it by a window, reboot it, let in acquire the GSP signal. Then it’s good for a day or two.
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djrobx
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said by Happydude32:

The DVRs are great and always have been great. They do their job and record the programming I tell it to. That’s their job. My DirecTV DVRs have more bloat and junk on them than you can imagine. Seriously, who the hell wants to watch over compressed YouTube crap on their big screen? Cable is a million times better than satellite!

Cable DVRs are usually horrible. The one TWC offers us is a complete joke. It has 160-250GB of hard drive space for MPEG-2 video, and a 2002-era UI that's crude and unreliable. Want to find out why your show didn't record? Too bad.

The DirecTV DVRs are a dream by comparison. 500GB+ of MPEG-4 video is plenty of space, and I can even attach a bigger HDD if I really want to go crazy. It has a history feature that will tell you what happened if something wasn't recorded. I can also network them together to watch shows in different rooms.

I'm not sure why you concern yourself with features you don't want to use. I, for one, like being able to pull up YouTube videos on the big screen if I have friends over and and want to pull up something that my guests start talking about. I've been with DirecTV long enough to have seen the DVR before the youtube feature was added, and its inclusion has not altered the performance of the unit one bit.
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Happydude32
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I have both Time Warner Cable and DirecTV. I’ve Time Warner Cable back since 2006, had DirecTV from 2004-2006 and canceled their shitty service the day the contract was up. Got it back this February when TW temporarily pulled MSG and retained service in order to try out NFL Sunday Ticket.
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The one TWC offers us is a complete joke. It has 160-250GB of hard drive space for MPEG-2 video
My Cisco Explorer 8642HDCs each have 500 GB hard drives.

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and a 2002-era UI that's crude and unreliable
DirecTV may have the fancy new HD guide, but it really doesn’t display any more info then you can get on Time Warner. Plus the ads in the EPG make it annoying as all hell.
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Want to find out why your show didn't record? Too bad.
Can’t say I’ve ever had a DVR miss a recording, so that’s not a concern of mine.

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The DirecTV DVRs are a dream by comparison. 500GB+ of MPEG-4 video is plenty of space, and I can even attach a bigger HDD if I really want to go crazy. It has a history feature that will tell you what happened if something wasn't recorded. I can also network them together to watch shows in different rooms.
I’ve had whole home DVR service with Time Warner for upwards of two years now. I have an HR34 and HR24 on DirecTV and like I said two Cisco Explorer 8642HDCs on Time Warner. I much prefer Time Warner’s set top box operation over DirecTVs.

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I'm not sure why you concern yourself with features you don't want to use. I, for one, like being able to pull up YouTube videos on the big screen if I have friends over and and want to pull up something that my guests start talking about. I've been with DirecTV long enough to have seen the DVR before the youtube feature was added, and its inclusion has not altered the performance of the unit one bit.
DirecTV is too focused on adding useless shit features. Besides my TV, Blu Ray Player and A/V Receiver all haves these stupid apps.
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For the future of our nation, we must unite and vote out the terrorist known as Hussein Obama. Come November 6 2012 we must remove the socialist pig out of office and get our country back on the RIGHT track.