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Mark Atwood
I work for a company that makes a PVR. The funny thing is, despite working here for N years, I've never actually *used* our product to watch a show.

I did tonight, to watch the finale of the 3-part "Ravin's Father Destroys the World" arc. It's a NEAT box. Makes my ReplayTV 4160 few slow and dowdy. (Pity the MOXI box doesnt have the automatic commerical skip.)

Right now I'm watching The Batman in HDTV, which is a trick that very VERY few commerical PVR users have enjoyed so far.
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tugrik From: tugrik Date: July 19th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I have the Dish 921 dual-tuner HDTV pvr, so I've been doing HD recording for a partial year now and love it. The image quality is great. However, the UI on this unit is total bupkis. TiVO kicks its ass for usability.

I really badly want a better, multi-tuner, HD/satellite/OTA capable PVR. The next one I get /has/ to have some kind of name-based recording or 'season pass' show following ability...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 19th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
There is the HD-DirecTiVo - 2 HD DTV tuners, 2 ATSC tuners, TiVO UI.
tugrik From: tugrik Date: July 19th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but it's for DirectTv 'stead of Dish. *grumbles at brand non-cooperation* Could I get it for Dish, I'd have one in an instant! :) Good point-out, though.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 19th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, you'd have to switch to DTV - but you can use the same hardware, save for the receiver.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: July 19th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
The MOXI was originally designed for the sats. Scared the piss out of the cablecos. But then Moxi's meglomaniac CEO fuck up, fuck himself, fucked his company, and fucked his employees, and Digeo came along, bought the wreckage, and resurrected the box.

There are still a couple of old engineering development stations that can tune Dish and DirectTV, but they haven't been booted in over a year, and probably can't run the current software load at all.
wendolen From: wendolen Date: July 20th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)


I'm not up for it tonight. I suck, and I'm sorry.

I've been worn out and rather mentally fragile this week, and I need to recharge.
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