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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: H24-100 High Definition Receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. Mar 3, 2010 #341 of 359
    Canis Lupus

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    Moreover IMO optical is just plain fragile. Too many breakages in equipment to make this a lasting option.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 #342 of 359
    RAD

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    I've use TOSLINK fiber cables for a good number of years and have never had one go bad on me.

    That said, HDMI is a nice solution, one cable for everything.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 #343 of 359
    Eagle Shadow

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    Could a Deca be used with a conventional Slimline LNB that has a off air input for local channels. Could the internet signal be injected there? That would be easy to distribute internet to other systems. If not what changes are need in terms of hardware, I used the older slimline LNB with dual coax. Receiver is a HR-21 with bbc's installed.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 #344 of 359
    veryoldschool

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    DECA can't be used without SWiM. A "standard" slimline has the Ka-lo band that uses the same frequencies.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 #345 of 359
    RCY

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    If I get an HD receiver from D* in the next month or so, can I get the "old" one? Are these in the distribution pipe yet? I'm not interested in a kludge for optical hanging off the back of box.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 #346 of 359
    JeffBowser

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    They are not in the pipe yet, you'll probably be OK. However, if you are truly not interested in "kludge" then you'll drop the optical altogether and go HDMI.

     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 #347 of 359
    RCY

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    Not if I want to use an Hauppauge HD PVR with Windows 7 Media Center. Otherwise, I'd just get an HR2x and not bother with a simple receiver.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 #348 of 359
    rbgamble

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    That's where my DirecTV dvr is in the home theater. I have a Sony Amp with 4 optical inputs and one coax for sound (unless I want to do rca connections). Even my old Sony DVD player has an optical connection.

    Guess I'll have to get an adapter if I choose to upgrade.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 #349 of 359
    Mike Bertelson

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    Your old Sony DVD player has it because TOSLINK is nearly thirty years old. It's a hold over from the early '80s.

    IIRC, TOSLINK uses the SPDIF standard (just transmitted by light instead of voltage) which is the same as used by the Digital Coaxial connector. Which is why it's so easy to get an adapter. :D

    It's an old standard so I can understand why it might be disappearing.

    Mike
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 #350 of 359
    Stuart Sweet

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    Is there any more discussion to be had about the H24?
     
  11. Mar 4, 2010 #351 of 359
    loudo

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    Just special thanks to all that put the report together.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2010 #352 of 359
    Groundhog45

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    Don't have enough inputs on your receiver for all of the optical and digital inputs from all of your Hxx and HRxx receivers? I just got an ad for an ONKYO TX-NR5007

    HDMI - 8 in, 2 out
    Component - 3 in, 1 out
    Optical Audio - 4 in
    Coaxial Audio - 3 in

    That should work for almost anyone except maybe Tom.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2010 #353 of 359
    rgage

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    Since their is no HD does it use an external drive or does it need to access a HR2X DVR HD to store content? I read half of the post and did not see the answer.

    Thanks
     
  14. Mar 8, 2010 #354 of 359
    dirtyblueshirt

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    It would get content from a networked HR2x Receiver.
     
  15. Mar 8, 2010 #355 of 359
    Mike Bertelson

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    By no “HD” I’m assuming you mean hard drive, so no, it doesn’t use an external drive.

    It’s a stand alone HD receiver. It has the capability to access the DVRs via DECA or Ethernet for MRV but it wasn’t intended to be used to store anything locally. It only has a single tuner.

    Mike
     
  16. Mar 8, 2010 #356 of 359
    rgage

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    Thanks Aaron
     
  17. Mar 8, 2010 #357 of 359
    DogLover

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    I though that even in the beta of MRV that the receivers had the ability to schedule a recording on a DVR?
     
  18. Mar 8, 2010 #358 of 359
    Mike Bertelson

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    Yeah, you're right. I just started using a stand alone receiver. I should've went back and looked at the previous release notes to find all the features.

    Sorry. :shrug:

    Mike
     
  19. Mar 8, 2010 #359 of 359
    DogLover

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    Yeah, I've just started to use one again as well.
     
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