- Oct 26, 2010
It is/was an ongoing effort to see one or two changes made and to update the status.
This response always baffles me. Its as if certain complaints are off the table. Complain about the PQ. Check. Complain about the content. Check. Complain about how slow the HR34 is compared to the HR44. Check. Ask for more data and a better recording option. You Communist! How dare you! Go back to where you came from! I had a similar response in another popular satellite forum when I brought this up. The resistance was striking. It was like I killed their mother, rapped their wife, and kidnapped their only child. It’s a COMPANY that people pay their hard earned dollars (I would guess an average would be close to $1K per year) to a provider for a service. If you lose your job, D* isn’t going to find you another. If you get hurt and are hospitalized, D* isn’t going to pay your hospital bill. I like D*. I also liked E*, but I hold no loyalty or have any emotional attachment to either. This isn’t about trashing D*. When the DVR experience can be better for the whole, I don’t understand why there is so much resistance and pushback.
This is why we must let things go, both on here and with dealing with Directv. Both places have people who simply refuse to accept that the best can't improve. Most people, including myself, who have the issues in this thread have stated that the PQ is great and the programming is better (Except the lack of Pac12). That goes unnoticed but people come out of the woodwork to be like "leave if you don't like it." The Hopper is HANDS DOWN a better unit than the Genie. If Dish had the PQ and Sunday Ticket, I would be there. They already have Pac12. And their HD is free, although you get what you pay for. There is no reason that the company that has the best programming and PQ can't have the best DVR.
There is evidence on here that the missing show information not the programmer's fault. Tribune has the correct info and they send it to everyone including Directv. Nothing is clearer in this entire situation than the fact that Directv has the issue - be it faulty software, laziness, an error - who knows? Who cares? The blame goes to them, there is not a single reason why they can't fix it. That is all I have to say. Is missing guide data worth leaving a company over? Not to me. The slow inconsistent HR34 is, though, should it ever come down to that. What's the point of having the best PQ and programming if the device you use to access it doesn't work 25% of the time?