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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:32
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So all XtraView really is, is a way for Multichoice to ensure that the two decoders you have are under the same roof so that you only pay one subscription.
Correct!

I'm hoping (read praying) for a whole home DVR concept to replace the whole XtraView mess when MC eventually moves onto the next generation decoder. If you're interested, you can read more here : http://www.dish.com/technology/hopper/
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:32
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XV is NOT a replacement for a dualview SD PVR, where it is possible to view live TV and a recording at the same time or even 2 recordings at the same time.
Which is a real shame.
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:35
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Correct!

I'm hoping (read praying) for a whole home DVR concept to replace the whole XtraView mess when MC eventually moves onto the next generation decoder. If you're interested, you can read more here : http://www.dish.com/technology/hopper/
That looks really cool and like the perfect setup. Once again one can dream can't he.
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:35
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That is why they will have to prise the SD PVR out of my lifeless arms one day -- it is by far the best decoder MC ever released!

If I could find a way I would combine my 2 SD PVRs with XV !
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:37
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Okay what I'm going to do, seeing that the TV in the bedroom is mainly for my wife, is just get her to setup her recordings on both decoders and then that way she'll never have to assume control of the lounge one while lying in bed.
I am in the EXACT same situation. The difference is that my wife (like many subscribers) can't really see what all the HD fuss is about. So, she sets up all her recordings on the SDPVR which can be watched in the bedroom/kitchen/playroom and is shared with children content.

The HDPVR is exclusively used in the HD environment which is the lounge. Occasionally, I use the TV3 option (as I described above) to watch "my" content recorded on the HDPVR.

Now, if only the missing mo..... ok, let's not go down that route ;-)
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:37
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That is why they will have to prise the SD PVR out of my lifeless arms one day --
If I could give you a Hopper?
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:42
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If I could give you a Hopper?
A bird in the hand .............

Prove to me that it works and I will put it under test it until the SD breaks

The hopper is really exciting stuff -- it may prove to be imposssible to ignore if it were available.
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:44
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That is why they will have to prise the SD PVR out of my lifeless arms one day -- it is by far the best decoder MC ever released!

If I could find a way I would combine my 2 SD PVRs with XV !
Ha ha ha, yeah I'm really glad that I didn't sell mine now.

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I am in the EXACT same situation. The difference is that my wife (like many subscribers) can't really see what all the HD fuss is about. So, she sets up all her recordings on the SDPVR which can be watched in the bedroom/kitchen/playroom and is shared with children content.
Ha ha, my wife can't see the difference between SD and HD unless it's a Blu Ray but the problem is that she does enjoy watching her show on the "big" TV and getter her to set the recordings twice is going to be less hassle than trying to teach her to use two environments on one TV
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Old 2012-05-31 , 16:49
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Ha ha, my wife can't see the difference between SD and HD unless it's a Blu Ray but the problem is that she does enjoy watching her show on the "big" TV and getter her to set the recordings twice is going to be less hassle than trying to teach her to use two environments on one TV
That's OK, she can watch her recordings on the "BIG" TV off the SDPVR ... in WS, with a good connection, you should get a more than adequate picture.

That way, you can skulk to the bedroom and catch up on weekend sport action off the HDPVR ;-)
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Old 2012-05-31 , 19:45
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I would sell a few body parts before selling my SDPVR the HDPVR I would swap for a case of beer
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