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aztr0

join:2007-10-28
Brooklyn, NY
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·Verizon FiOS
reply to rick0204

Re: Samsung boxes to be the new DVR

Lol at the "will not lose your recordings" thing. I've had the Samsung box with DVR+ since a year ago. I've had my fair share of shows magically disappear from my recordings list and yes I specified it to delete when I tell it to only. The system has somewhat improved, I give that some credit, but the box is still slow in between pulling up the guide more times than not and channel surfing.

rick0204

join:2009-05-20
North Bergen, NJ
2 CV employees told me they are testing a new physical dvr service- not dvr +.

frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
said by rick0204:

2 CV employees told me they are testing a new physical dvr service- not dvr +.

Well, part of what you describe is the DVR+. There may very well be a new physical DVR in testing, but it wouldn't have multi-room capability without DVR+, and that isn't Samsung only.


jaa
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join:2000-06-13
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Vonage
·Optimum Online
said by frdrizzt:

There may very well be a new physical DVR in testing, but it wouldn't have multi-room capability without DVR+, and that isn't Samsung only.

Why couldn't multiple samsung boxes communicate through the coax to a "master" samsung box with a hard drive to provide a multi-room capability without DVR+? Not saying they will do this, but I think it could work...
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frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
said by jaa:

said by frdrizzt:

There may very well be a new physical DVR in testing, but it wouldn't have multi-room capability without DVR+, and that isn't Samsung only.

Why couldn't multiple samsung boxes communicate through the coax to a "master" samsung box with a hard drive to provide a multi-room capability without DVR+? Not saying they will do this, but I think it could work...

There's just about a 0% chance that CV invests all that money into DVR+ and then lots of money into a physical multi-room DVR. That's why I said it won't. It would be a total step backwards.


jaa
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join:2000-06-13
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Reviews:
·Vonage
·Optimum Online
said by frdrizzt:

There's just about a 0% chance that CV invests all that money into DVR+ and then lots of money into a physical multi-room DVR. That's why I said it won't. It would be a total step backwards.

Depends on your perspective. I don't have any CV boxes because I want multi-room DVR, the ability to pause live TV, and ability to store as much as I want.

I'd call it a step forward.

I also think DVR+ will go away in time. Content providers will simply allow old content to be streamed through the internet (with ads), so DVR+ will be obsolete. Many already do this.
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frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
kudos:3
I'm talking step backwards in terms of corporate view (money spent and years of legal fighting up to the supreme court to so quickly plan a replacement), not any pros & cons of hardware & software DVR.

TheWiseGuy
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join:2002-07-04
East Stroudsburg, PA
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said by frdrizzt:

I'm talking step backwards in terms of corporate view (money spent and years of legal fighting up to the supreme court to so quickly plan a replacement), not any pros & cons of hardware & software DVR.

Unless the cost benefit analysis has changed. They did the DVR+ because they analyzed it and decided it would cost less. If they have found costs are greater then expected to run the service or that the cost of the physical DVR has gone down or even that they believe they are losing revenue without a physical DVR then as a corporation they must change their strategy.
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RemyM

join:2005-02-14
Stamford, CT
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reply to jaa
said by jaa:

Why couldn't multiple samsung boxes communicate through the coax to a "master" samsung box with a hard drive to provide a multi-room capability without DVR+? Not saying they will do this, but I think it could work...

They could have done this years ago with the SA boxes but didn't.
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jaa
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join:2000-06-13
kudos:2
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·Vonage
·Optimum Online
reply to frdrizzt
said by frdrizzt:

I'm talking step backwards in terms of corporate view

Got it, and I agree from that perspective. Of course, most of us don't really care about the corporate view.
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IllIlIlllIll
EliteData
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join:2003-07-06
Hampton Bays, NY
kudos:7
reply to rick0204
said by rick0204:

2 CV employees told me they are testing a new physical dvr service- not dvr +.

unless there is going to be a small QAM plant for each corp code, then there just isnt enough QAM frequencies available for DVR+.
i still dont see how there could possibly be enough QAM channels to operate DVR+ if 1,000 customers in one corp code area (like 7801) all started using their DVR+ service, there would be a "service temporarily unavailable" message displayed on the screen (think of when CV gave out the free VOD for customers and what happened).
unless the protocol for DVR+ doesnt use QAM and uses CV's walled garden intraLAN network....
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