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Ces2008 - Hdpc20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Jan 8, 2008 #1 of 776
    Earl Bonovich

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    The official information about the HDPC-20

    Product Brochure
    Front
    Back
     
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    phat78boy

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    Any price or release date time frames yet?
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    No
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    very cool earl.... did they actually have one of these on hand today? i don't remember seeing any pics of it...
     
  5. Jan 8, 2008 #5 of 776
    Earl Bonovich

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    They did not.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    What's the Ethernet port for on the back? "Future use"?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2008 #7 of 776
    tony4d

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    Probably for VOD and connecting to DirecTV, which would be pretty dumb considering the thing is connected to a full-fledged PC.

    Interesting the fine print mentions that it requires a media center pc running "windows vista". So is xp media center edition out? Probably not, and it probably doesn't matter anyway.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2008 #8 of 776
    Draconis

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    If they are saying Vista I'm betting that people running XP MCE (like me) will have to upgrade to use it. <sigh>
     
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    tony4d

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    Well, on paper and in pictures this thing rocks. Now I just gotta wait for 2G windows home server that includes media center server. Plug 2 of these in there and I have a sweet dvr system for the house.
     
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    tony4d

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    Considering they didn't have one at the event it probably won't launch anytime soon, I'm guessing. Anyway, by that time vista sp1 will be out and you should upgrade anyway :D
     
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    Jeremy W

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    I could see it possibly being used for IP callback. It could certainly be possible that DirecTV doesn't want that data traversing through a computer on it's way out. But VOD downloads should definitely be done directly through the computer, since they're stored on the computer.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2008 #12 of 776
    Tom Robertson

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    The very good news is there is a complete Product number and real product brief. That indicates it's on the way.

    Of course, you know it's really about to ship when one of us writes the DBSTalk First Look. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  13. Jan 8, 2008 #13 of 776
    Draconis

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    Actually, I already bought Vista Ultimate, I've just been too lazy to install it.

    After all, if it aint broke...

    I'm rather looking forward to the HDPC-20, and with those 1 TB HDD's they were showing at another booth you are looking at some great storage space.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2008 #14 of 776
    tony4d

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    Yea, but even that doesn't make sense. Just because it needs to to call back doesn't really have anything to do with whether or not it needs to send it out on the wire. It could easily just use the PC's network card.

    I dunno, got me, makes no sense.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2008 #15 of 776
    OverThereTooMuch

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    Looks awesome, sign me up!

    I would LOVE to have my PC video + DVR video all in one place.

    Seems like this thing could plug right into a WHS machine today.

    Seems odd that they give you MRV capabilities with Vista PC's, but not with their own receivers (unless I just haven't gotten to that CES announcement yet :))
     
  16. Jan 8, 2008 #16 of 776
    dklippi

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    Hahaha. As if price matters with this group! I see people with 4 Xbox 360's, 17 HD20's, 100" plasmas, Blu-Ray, etc.....

    Date, now that is important! System Requirements would be helpful too so I can start building my new computer now. I have held off upgrading to Vista until this product ships, but I can't wait much longer.
     
  17. Jan 8, 2008 #17 of 776
    BarkingGhost

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    I think I am about to cancel my two HR21 orders. If this provides the same HD DVR MPEG-4 functionality with me being allowed to create a storage solution then it would be better for me.

    Probably a ten year commitment. :D
     
  18. Jan 8, 2008 #18 of 776
    ToddD

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    Yes and a FCC ID:pace TDS540ND
     
  19. Jan 8, 2008 #19 of 776
    WyldeStile

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    This gives me a reason to hold of on my HD PC Tuner card.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2008 #20 of 776
    jkast

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    Thanks for the information, Earl. Any chance you could re-digitize the brochure at about 4 times the resolution so we could read it?
     

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