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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: DIRECTV H25-500 High Definition Receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. Jan 31, 2011 #1 of 177
    Stuart Sweet

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    This is a first, folks... you see it here and it's not even on the market yet....

    the DIRECTV H25-500 High Definition Receiver!


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    H25 First Look


    We're talking small here. This is the smallest DIRECTV HD receiver ever, and smaller than most SD receivers. Yet, it's just as fast and as capable as the other members of the H series.

    Click through to read the exclusive first look!

    Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 #2 of 177
    Stuart Sweet

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    To be clear... I don't know when this one is going to hit market. Right now there's no way to get one.

    This exclusive First Look is made possible with help from DIRECTV. The field testers and I are not prepared to offer any more details. I promise, as soon as possible, we'll give you as much detail as we can!
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 #3 of 177
    The Merg

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    Very nice indeed. Thanks again for a great little First Look. Just enough there to answer the big questions and get our appetites wet.

    - Merg
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 #4 of 177
    Doug Brott

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    I did hear this thing is tiny ... :)
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 #5 of 177
    The Merg

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    And from the pics, it sure is. I can't believe the size difference between it and the H21. I think it might not be any larger than a Wii console from the pics. And the Wii is a terrific size.

    - Merg
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 #6 of 177
    MikeW

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    Can you guys tell us if the unit will work with an RF remote?
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 #7 of 177
    barryb

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    Very nice.
     
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    The Merg

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    There is a port on the back for an external remote, so I would assume that would be to attach an RF antennae. Just supposition on my part though. Besides, considering the form-factor of this receiver, I would assume that it is made to be hidden away and RF remotes would be a huge benefit in those situations.

    - Merg
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 #9 of 177
    Scott Kocourek

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    Great job on the First Look Stuart!!
     
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    dave29

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    Nice First Look. The H25 looks like a great solution to put behind a wall mounted TV.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 #11 of 177
    Sixto

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    cool stuff!
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 #12 of 177
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, it's really small. The shots with the tape measure say it all. I think it's the smallest receiver I've ever had... might be smaller than a D10.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2011 #13 of 177
    Sixto

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    Hmmm. Can anyone make out that Broadcom chip? :)
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 #14 of 177
    Stuart Sweet

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    It's a <gaaak....glrug....renf....>

    Sorry, I just force-choked myself.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 #15 of 177
    hdtvfan0001

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    Excellent First Look testing team - kudos to Stuart on his work as well.

    Even smurfs would love this unit! :D
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 #16 of 177
    Button Pusher

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    Very nice!
     
  17. Feb 1, 2011 #17 of 177
    Alan Gordon

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    I was going to ask if it had the same UI as other boxes until I realized it was stated on the second page of the First Look... apparently because my PDF reader was acting up.

    Good work on the First Look, folks! :)

    ~Alan
     
  18. Feb 1, 2011 #18 of 177
    sigma1914

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    Nice work, again. ;)
     
  19. Feb 1, 2011 #19 of 177
    Doug Brott

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    Yes :)
     
  20. Feb 1, 2011 #20 of 177
    canvasback

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    Where is the ethernet connection?
     
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