"Lack of "dual live buffers", embarrassing"1.5 starson by mmyers74
Pros: HD channels (the ones not "stretched") look great...
Cons: 1. inexcusable lack of "dual live buffers"...
Summary: I am surprised and disappointed at 2 things.
1. That DirecTV would put out a product that actually moves them BACKWARDS on the evolutionary chain, by removing the ability to bounce back and forth between 2 live shows. Unimaginable.
2. I am disappointed in CNet for dismissing it as a "Many posters on Web forums are also complaining that the HR20 lacks "dual live buffers," which allow a user to switch back and forth between the two tuners freely when both are playing back time-delayed, non-live programs, without having one jump to the live show."
I have never taken a moment to complain about anything, in 13 years as a subscriber... but this one is off-the-charts unbelievable, and to have it be listed as an also-ran issue is disappointing.
Aside from the quality of HD, this is a truly important feature.