Originally Posted by renojim
Before I sent it back I stumbled upon a useful feature that I don't recall seeing mentioned in this thread.
Wow, smart move. I wasn't.
I made the mistake of buying the POS-PHD-VRX a few months before disconnecting the lifeline from DirecTV, and didn't have the luxury of returning it in disgust after I'd realized the mistake I'd made. I just waited too long.
I obviously confused the PHD-VRX "Engineering Project" as an "Engineered Product".
All of the problems I've experienced are noted in this seemingly neverending thread. I was still running 22.xx something before we unplugged it.
All I wanted was freedom from a monthly paid service. DirecTV had me by the balls at $120 mo for crap that we didn't watch.
We're in a big metro area with a hundred OTA channels, so a dual tuner DVR initially appeared to be the way to go. Ahh, freedom...
We're not big TV watchers. I opted for an Apple TV after unplugging the PHD-VRX. The Apple TV was the only HDMI output streaming device the worked at 1080P with our 3yr old DVI-D (HDCP) projector. Yeah, I'm back on the monthly dole with subscription services. Although it's only 15% of the shaft that DirecTV had inserted.
I read that DirecTV is moving towards streaming. "F" them. They're still mailing please-come-back solicitations weekly in hopes of signing us up again.