- Jul 14, 2005
All the bitching about how bad the DVR's are, but not one has mentioned waht type of trouble they are having.
I have mentioned and I am not bitching, just looking for help.
I had a 622 until i switched to Directv a few months ago and got a HR21 .. have to say - from day one - i preferred the HR21's software ... the guide and navigation and features (on-demand - media player) were - in my opinion - much better than the 622's ... at first i thought the hr21 was a little slower than the 622 .. however - a few months in now and either .. the speed has gotten much better recently .. or else i no longer notice the slight delay when changing channels.
The second room connection on the 622 was not something i ever used ... the pip i never used ... so i did not lose any "crucial" features from the 622 when i made the switch - but do your research - if the second room or the PIP or anything else that dish has that directv cannot do is something that you ave GOT TO have ... don't make the switch - but ultimately .. only you can decide what features you want and what features and programming you need .. and only you can decide if making the switch is worth the loss of whatever feature you have heard that other people consider to be crucial.
If it's that bad, then you ought to just quit D* and go back to the EVERYTHING under the Sun guy's.
What exactly does DISH have programming wise that D* doesn't that makes the "Everything else under the sun " statement.
Lets see, Dish does NOT have Sports and DISH does have movies, but D* is slowly catching up in that area. Oh ya, btw, D* has a plan for LOCALS and DISH has lawsuits to deal with over thier locala, so ya DISH has D* beat clearly in every area, except I could not find any.
IF ya just don't like D*, thats fine, DON'T come here just to bash them because your bored.... Bring something with you... Everyone can say that D*'s dvr's suk, sure they can, but these are usually people that do not have them anymore or those that do not want to adjust to the NEW stuff D* has.
I'd expect more original thought from someone located in NW Ohio and flying that flag. I'm relaying my experience with D*'s DVR, which is what I believe was the question asked by the OP. It almost seems as if you are taking it personally. Like someone is bashing you because they have had bad experiences with D*. It's very childish actually.
I didn't mean to single you out, there are many people here that want help and we try when we can, I can't help everyone, but lots of times the next guy can. Generally you'll find some pretty knowledgeable people here.
If we can't find a way to get your issues solved, then a tech would have to be sent out, hopefully we can fix it before that happens.