Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Originally posted by jfischer
How long has it taken TiVo/DirecTV to fix the guide data bug on the current systems? Months! What about the audio dropouts on the HDVR2?
Well, then you need to define "fairly buggy" and "riddled with bugs". As I stated in my previous message, I expect there to be a few issues, but I don't expect them to be anything major. While there may be some existing guide data issues, I've never noticed them on my Tivo. I don't have a series 2 box, but my sister and BIL do, and they never noticed the audio dropouts until I mentioned it to them. To me, "fairly buggy" or "riddled with bugs" means the boxes have issues so prevalent that they impair your ability to use and enjoy them. I just don't expect that to be the case. I am NOT happy about spending this kind of money to timeshift HD, but when it came down to it, I didn't want to wait until 4th quarter to do so. I decided that the continued pain of having to watch HD on the networks' schedule was not worth the money I'd save by waiting. I simply don't expect there to be any issues to significantly impair that ability.
The HD Tivo is infinitely more complicated than a stand-alone HDTV receiver
But it's not infinitely more complicated than an SD DirecTiVo, which I think is a better comparison. As I said, I expect there to be some OTA issues, but I'll be surprised if there is anything major beyond that.
I admire your childlike faith in DirecTV and TiVo
Awww, how sweet.... I haven't been given an age-based compliment in, well, ok, maybe lunch. But it's appreciated just the same. But my "faith" isn't blind. It's simply based on my perception of the differences between the SD tivo that has been working quite well for several years now, and an HD version that has little difference except the output section, and the OTA tuners, that have been reportedly working well in beta for some time now. Either way, we'll find out in a matter of weeks.
Right now, I'm so embarrassed to live in Georgia, all I know to do is laugh about it:
"I don't know how many of you have ever run over a skunk with your car. I have many times, and I can tell you, the stink stays around for a long time. You can take the car through the wash, and it's still there. So the scent of this Super Bowl halftime show will long linger in the nostrils of America." - Senator Zell Miller - Republocrat - Georgia
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