Why don't other PVR do what Replay does???

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An interesting interview with former Replay CEO:

http://www.darknet.com/2005/05/interview_andy_.html

Ever wonder why Tivo, etc can't skip x minutes ahead, have lame or no
IVS, can't stream? I mean it would seem easy as pie, yet nobody does it
except Replay.

I've often posted that these consumers who are hellbent on digital so
they can run home to watch the Simpsons in HD are lining up to get their
throats cut. As soon as a significant percentage is digital, they are
going to get hammered with stuff like:

1) You can't record first run TV shows, only repeats.
2) Can't record movies or mini-series unless you pay for view.
3) Can't skip commercials. Even Tivo's lame FF won't be allowed.

Tivo is in bed with them and when it collapses the only conceivable
groups who will buy up the rights are all content providers.
 

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"Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> An interesting interview with former Replay CEO:
>
> http://www.darknet.com/2005/05/interview_andy_.html
>
> Ever wonder why Tivo, etc can't skip x minutes ahead, have lame or no IVS,
> can't stream? I mean it would seem easy as pie, yet nobody does it except
> Replay.
>
1st SFW?

2nd ...and yet many many more people have and prefer Tivo over ReplayTv.

3rd
Why can't replaytv record from the buffer?
Why can't replaytv do anything at all when making it's daily call?
Why can't replaytv allow you to cancel a single repeating replay channel
recording without having to cancel all future recordings and deleting all
previously recorded shows of that replay channel?
It would seem easy as pie but nobody does it except Tivo.

Neither RTV or Tivo offers everything that the other has.



and one last thing - This guy is not a former Replay CEO
 

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On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 03:26:35 -0500, "Zardoz" <thewhiz@emrldcty.com>
wrote:

>
>"Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>> An interesting interview with former Replay CEO:
>>
>> http://www.darknet.com/2005/05/interview_andy_.html
>>
>> Ever wonder why Tivo, etc can't skip x minutes ahead, have lame or no IVS,
>> can't stream? I mean it would seem easy as pie, yet nobody does it except
>> Replay.
>>
>1st SFW?
>
>2nd ...and yet many many more people have and prefer Tivo over ReplayTv.
>

While forgetting that the majority of people are of low intelligence
and mental flexibility (or at least have learned to act that way), and
mindlessly follow others. They fail to realize that what's popular has
nothing to do with what's good.

[snip]
 
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Gee, I can cancel a single recording for one night of a repeating chan
if I so choose. 2 or 3 different ways

As for recording the buffer... It can be done, however here is the
problem... The buffer can be rather large. Up to either 10 or about 15
hours (I forget which) on a 40 hour RTV. (That's the full disc) This can
make for interesting problems

Zardoz wrote:
> "Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:kaOdnSop8ea3SCnfRVn-rQ@comcast.com...
>
>>An interesting interview with former Replay CEO:
>>
>>http://www.darknet.com/2005/05/interview_andy_.html
>>
>>Ever wonder why Tivo, etc can't skip x minutes ahead, have lame or no IVS,
>>can't stream? I mean it would seem easy as pie, yet nobody does it except
>>Replay.
>>
>
> 1st SFW?
>
> 2nd ...and yet many many more people have and prefer Tivo over ReplayTv.
>
> 3rd
> Why can't replaytv record from the buffer?
> Why can't replaytv do anything at all when making it's daily call?
> Why can't replaytv allow you to cancel a single repeating replay channel
> recording without having to cancel all future recordings and deleting all
> previously recorded shows of that replay channel?
> It would seem easy as pie but nobody does it except Tivo.
>
> Neither RTV or Tivo offers everything that the other has.
>
>
>
> and one last thing - This guy is not a former Replay CEO
>
>
>

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On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 11:05:56 GMT, John in Detroit
<Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>Gee, I can cancel a single recording for one night of a repeating chan
>if I so choose. 2 or 3 different ways
>

If you want to recored something else then, just give the "something
else" higher priority. I if was set manually, it will already have
higher priority.

>As for recording the buffer... It can be done, however here is the
>problem... The buffer can be rather large. Up to either 10 or about 15
>hours (I forget which) on a 40 hour RTV. (That's the full disc) This can
> make for interesting problems
>

The buffer is High Quality, limiting it's size to one-third of the
normal Replay capacity (about 13:20 on a 40-hour Replay). You probably
want to record only one show.

The buffer can always be recorded on another device (such as a VCR or
another Replay). That is, if you don't accidentally trigger a dump
when trying to set that up.

Some people claim to be able to do that woith only a single Replay,
but the explanations have been incomplete and suspicious.

>Zardoz wrote:
>> "Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:kaOdnSop8ea3SCnfRVn-rQ@comcast.com...
>>
>>>An interesting interview with former Replay CEO:
>>>
>>>http://www.darknet.com/2005/05/interview_andy_.html
>>>
>>>Ever wonder why Tivo, etc can't skip x minutes ahead, have lame or no IVS,
>>>can't stream? I mean it would seem easy as pie, yet nobody does it except
>>>Replay.
>>>
>>
>> 1st SFW?
>>
>> 2nd ...and yet many many more people have and prefer Tivo over ReplayTv.
>>
>> 3rd
>> Why can't replaytv record from the buffer?
>> Why can't replaytv do anything at all when making it's daily call?
>> Why can't replaytv allow you to cancel a single repeating replay channel
>> recording without having to cancel all future recordings and deleting all
>> previously recorded shows of that replay channel?
>> It would seem easy as pie but nobody does it except Tivo.
>>
>> Neither RTV or Tivo offers everything that the other has.
>>
>>
>>
>> and one last thing - This guy is not a former Replay CEO
>>
>>
>>

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
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> 2nd ...and yet many many more people have and prefer Tivo over ReplayTv.
>
Since as stated previously, 2/3 of Tivos are DirecTivos, you can
subtract a few manys.

> 3rd
> Why can't replaytv record from the buffer?

It can. Since you're a big time Replay owner, figure it out, or ask
somebody in math class.

> Why can't replaytv do anything at all when making it's daily call?

What would you have it "do"? Since it dials in the middle of the night
and won't interrupt a recording in progress, you might be watching. in
which case it allows you to cancel and it tries later.

> Why can't replaytv allow you to cancel a single repeating replay channel
> recording without having to cancel all future recordings and deleting all
> previously recorded shows of that replay channel?

Incorrect (surprise). 1) You don't loose anything. and 2) The entire
question is stupid because a "theme" channel is intended to record ALL
instances of a show on ALL channels. If you don't what to do that, you
don't create a Theme channel.

>
> Neither RTV or Tivo offers everything that the other has.
>
I would say Replay does 95% of Tivo features and Tivo has 65% of Replay
features.

Stop trying to justify buying Dad that Tivo for Father's Day, he won't
know the difference.
 
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On 6/19/05 3:26 AM, in article
1119169601.22fd19c0bef910d2acc6ef73dd4e7957@teranews, "Zardoz"
<thewhiz@emrldcty.com> wrote:

>
> "Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:kaOdnSop8ea3SCnfRVn-rQ@comcast.com...
>> An interesting interview with former Replay CEO:
>>
>> http://www.darknet.com/2005/05/interview_andy_.html
>>
>> Ever wonder why Tivo, etc can't skip x minutes ahead, have lame or no IVS,
>> can't stream? I mean it would seem easy as pie, yet nobody does it except
>> Replay.
>>
> 1st SFW?
>
> 2nd ...and yet many many more people have and prefer Tivo over ReplayTv.
>
> 3rd
> Why can't replaytv record from the buffer?
> Why can't replaytv do anything at all when making it's daily call?
> Why can't replaytv allow you to cancel a single repeating replay channel
> recording without having to cancel all future recordings and deleting all
> previously recorded shows of that replay channel?
> It would seem easy as pie but nobody does it except Tivo.
>
4th
Why can't you go away, you f--king TROLL?!?

5th
When does your school resume.
Summer is too damn long for these kids to be out...


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"George Kerby" <ghost_topper@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> 4th
> Why can't you go away, you f--king TROLL?!?

Because we keep responding to him. Trolls go away when they no longer get a
"rise" out of their so-called audience.

Regards,

Margaret
 

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"Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>> 2nd ...and yet many many more people have and prefer Tivo over ReplayTv.
>>
> Since as stated previously, 2/3 of Tivos are DirecTivos, you can subtract
> a few manys.
>
>> 3rd
>> Why can't replaytv record from the buffer?
>
> It can. Since you're a big time Replay owner, figure it out, or ask
> somebody in math class.
>
>> Why can't replaytv do anything at all when making it's daily call?
>
> What would you have it "do"? Since it dials in the middle of the night and
> won't interrupt a recording in progress, you might be watching. in which
> case it allows you to cancel and it tries later.
>

I record a lot of stuff between midnight and 5 a.m. So I either have to
miss calls or miss recordings.
That's not a problem with my Tivo.


>> Why can't replaytv allow you to cancel a single repeating replay channel
>> recording without having to cancel all future recordings and deleting all
>> previously recorded shows of that replay channel?
>
> Incorrect (surprise). 1) You don't loose anything. and 2) The entire

"loose"?


> question is stupid because a "theme" channel is intended to record ALL
> instances of a show on ALL channels.

Unless anything else conflicts with it.

> If you don't what to do that, you don't create a Theme channel.
>

I didn't createa theme channel. I created a repeating record of a
particular show at a particular time. An upcomming episode is one that I
really don't care for at all and since my RTV is still very new and not
upgraded with a larger HD yet, I tried to cancel the record of that episode
to prevent another show from being automatically deleted any sooner than
necessary. It CAN'T be done.

>>
>> Neither RTV or Tivo offers everything that the other has.
>>
> I would say Replay does 95% of Tivo features and Tivo has 65% of Replay
> features.

>
> Stop trying to justify buying Dad that Tivo for Father's Day, he won't
> know the difference.

He's had Tivo for 5 years now.
 

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"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Gee, I can cancel a single recording for one night of a repeating chan if
> I so choose. 2 or 3 different ways
>

not w/o recording something else in it's place.
 

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>>
>
> While forgetting that the majority of people are of low intelligence
> and mental flexibility (or at least have learned to act that way), and
> mindlessly follow others.

Like those people who say how great RTV is because of streaming video and
DVArchive while neglecting the fact that every single other aspect of the
machine is inferior to it's biggest competitor's features?
 

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On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 17:41:57 -0500, "Zardoz" <thewhiz@emrldcty.com>
wrote:

>
>>>
>>
>> While forgetting that the majority of people are of low intelligence
>> and mental flexibility (or at least have learned to act that way), and
>> mindlessly follow others.
>
>Like those people who say how great RTV is because of streaming video and
>DVArchive while neglecting the fact that every single other aspect of the
>machine is inferior to it's biggest competitor's features?
>

I'm running out of troll food...
 
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George, that's a *good* thing. ;-)

Regards,

Margaret


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> I'm running out of troll food...
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"JR" <racmsc@epix.net> wrote in message
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> RTV's limitations have been discussed here long before you
> decided to grace this group with your presence.
> It's not the information you present here that is objectionable,
> It is your manner of presentation.
> Since you have offered nothing of value to me I shall consign
> you to my Bozo Bin with the other ill-mannered children.
> Regards,
> JR
>


So I need to kiss your ass while stating facts and opinions about RTV.
I don't think so.
 
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Zardoz... I'm kind of tired of you coming here and dis-ing the RTV units
over and over and over again...

Long before I went shopping I put the feature and ability charts for
both RTV and Tivo up next to each other... And to be honest it's been a
while so I don't recall exactly what features (other than IVS, and I
think I may have an IVS work-around for machines that don't have it)
affected my decision.

But Replay won, hands down

So..... I'm very happy with my Replays... Even my wife is happy. I do
not think I'd be nearly as happy with Tivo

Zardoz wrote:
>>While forgetting that the majority of people are of low intelligence
>>and mental flexibility (or at least have learned to act that way), and
>>mindlessly follow others.
>
>
> Like those people who say how great RTV is because of streaming video and
> DVArchive while neglecting the fact that every single other aspect of the
> machine is inferior to it's biggest competitor's features?
>
>

--
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George Kerby wrote:
> Why can't you go away, you f--king TROLL?!?

Most news readers support KillFiles.

I just told Zardoz off, polietly, and thus have yet to KF him.

I give him perhaps 48 more hours.. If I'm feeling generous, to annoy me,
and then it's KF time

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Yup, I'm with you, John. I did the same, got my first 5040 refurb from DNNA
direct. I liked it so well, I snapped up a second one. Now I just picked
up a 5504 refurb for $9.40 once I get my $50 rebate. This one is to be my
"spare", so I activated it using the reduced rate $6.96/mo. Even though my
intention was to have a spare (and to ultimately deactivate and store the
unit), I wish they'd reduce the lifetime rate for us multi-RTV enthusiasts.
If they'd knock even as little as $50 off, I'd probably by a third lifetime
activation, to hell with my "spare" unit. My research showed that out of
the box, the RTV was the more advanced DVR. But the RTV has turned out to
be even better than I anticipated.

Regards,

Margaret


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> Zardoz... I'm kind of tired of you coming here and dis-ing the RTV units
> over and over and over again...
>
> Long before I went shopping I put the feature and ability charts for both
> RTV and Tivo up next to each other... And to be honest it's been a while
> so I don't recall exactly what features (other than IVS, and I think I may
> have an IVS work-around for machines that don't have it) affected my
> decision.
>
> But Replay won, hands down
>
> So..... I'm very happy with my Replays... Even my wife is happy. I do not
> think I'd be nearly as happy with Tivo
>
> Zardoz wrote:
>>>While forgetting that the majority of people are of low intelligence
>>>and mental flexibility (or at least have learned to act that way), and
>>>mindlessly follow others.
>>
>>
>> Like those people who say how great RTV is because of streaming video and
>> DVArchive while neglecting the fact that every single other aspect of the
>> machine is inferior to it's biggest competitor's features?
>>
>>
>
> --
> John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
> "Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
> Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
 
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Unfortunately you'll still see his posts when others reply....

Regards,

Margaret

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>
>
> George Kerby wrote:
>> Why can't you go away, you f--king TROLL?!?
>
> Most news readers support KillFiles.
>
> I just told Zardoz off, polietly, and thus have yet to KF him.
>
> I give him perhaps 48 more hours.. If I'm feeling generous, to annoy me,
> and then it's KF time
>
> --
> John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
> "Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
> Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
 
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On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:09:23 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
<twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:

>Yup, I'm with you, John. I did the same, got my first 5040 refurb from DNNA
>direct. I liked it so well, I snapped up a second one. Now I just picked
>up a 5504 refurb for $9.40 once I get my $50 rebate. This one is to be my
>"spare", so I activated it using the reduced rate $6.96/mo. Even though my
>intention was to have a spare (and to ultimately deactivate and store the
>unit), I wish they'd reduce the lifetime rate for us multi-RTV enthusiasts.
>If they'd knock even as little as $50 off, I'd probably by a third lifetime
>activation, to hell with my "spare" unit. My research showed that out of
>the box, the RTV was the more advanced DVR. But the RTV has turned out to
>be even better than I anticipated.
>
>Regards,
>
>Margaret
>

I didn't know anything about DVArchive until I already had a 5xxx.

I have used older Replays, but never got a 4xxx since I didn't have
the requirred "always on" internet connection and was spending some
time with Ultimate TV (more limited than Replay, DirecTV only, no
network connection).

>
>"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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>> Zardoz... I'm kind of tired of you coming here and dis-ing the RTV units
>> over and over and over again...
>>
>> Long before I went shopping I put the feature and ability charts for both
>> RTV and Tivo up next to each other... And to be honest it's been a while
>> so I don't recall exactly what features (other than IVS, and I think I may
>> have an IVS work-around for machines that don't have it) affected my
>> decision.
>>
>> But Replay won, hands down
>>
>> So..... I'm very happy with my Replays... Even my wife is happy. I do not
>> think I'd be nearly as happy with Tivo
>>
>> Zardoz wrote:
>>>>While forgetting that the majority of people are of low intelligence
>>>>and mental flexibility (or at least have learned to act that way), and
>>>>mindlessly follow others.
>>>
>>>
>>> Like those people who say how great RTV is because of streaming video and
>>> DVArchive while neglecting the fact that every single other aspect of the
>>> machine is inferior to it's biggest competitor's features?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
>> "Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
>> Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
>

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
 
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>>If you don't what to do that, you don't create a Theme channel.
>>
>
>
> I didn't createa theme channel. I created a repeating record of a
> particular show at a particular time. An upcomming episode is one that I
> really don't care for at all and since my RTV is still very new and not
> upgraded with a larger HD yet, I tried to cancel the record of that episode
> to prevent another show from being automatically deleted any sooner than
> necessary. It CAN'T be done.

On a Replay channel just go under advanced options and uncheck the day
of the recording.
 

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