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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR24-500 DVR (and H24-100 Receiver)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    The tests I have been in in the past cost me more cash than if I bought it from directv :lol:
    between adding wire and switches to spending time out in 2' of snow..

    As for speed I can say that my HR21 stayed in the second room due to it being slower than my HR20s.. The HR24 has since replaced my HR20 as my main box.. Yes it is much faster..
     
  2. hancox

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    I just love it that the same people bashing the length / etc of the First Look are also saying "that's it?" at the box... Sigh.

    Look, this isn't a game-changing box. Don't expect it to brew your coffee, but it's faster. Cool.

    The real movement will happen if/when the code branches. That could get *interesting*
     
  3. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Are you insinuating those of us quoted in the document are not honest? In other words, are you calling me a liar? If so, say it directly rather than insinuating it.

    Furthermore, do yourself a favor and do a search on my posts in the last 3-1/2 years. If you can find anything I've posted that's a lie, feel free to point it out to me.
     
  4. xtc

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    So I guess by NOT improving speed for years and years and 4 models later they actually do something about it and this is supposed to make you jump up and down. The speed was atrocious and now it is NORMAL. I don't consider it a new feature or even an improvement, i think they have moved from faulty DVRs to standard. Instead of patting them on the back, you should be saying it about F'n time!
     
  5. xtc

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    Yes. and you said no, but you haven't shown me anything to prove me wrong.
     
  6. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I don't know what rock you're living under but speed has DEFINITELY improved since 2006. Do a search for posts by Steve for his speed tests - he has been quite rigorous in periodic measurements and posting his findings.

    Of course, it's easier to sit back behind a pseudonym calling people liars, I suppose.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Not having one, how could anybody have a clue as to how it works or doesn't, yet can bash the crap out of it. :confused:
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    I think it boils down to several things. One, some people were looking for a new platform... and two, bitterness.

    As far as the new plaform goes... I can certainly understand. It's been four years since the HR20-700 came out. Since that time, there really hasn't been any changes to the HR2x platform. Sure, the HR21 took away speed and OTA, and the HR22 added a larger hard drive, but it's stayed relatively the same. I think some people were hoping for a new platform with an HD GUI, new features, less restrictions, bigger hard drive, etc., and all they got was, more or less, more speed.

    As far as the bitterness goes, I can understand that. I really don't like my HR23-700, and I'd LOVE to be able to replace it with an HR24, but DirecTV doesn't offer an easy (or cheap) way to upgrade. If I want to upgrade to the HR24, I'd have to put out another $200 when I wasn't happy with how my last $200 spent on a receiver turned out. If DirecTV offered their technophile subscribers an easier/cheaper way to upgrade, I'd be a lot more excited about the HR24 than I am. :(

    ~Alan
     
  9. Doug Brott

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  10. mhayes70

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    I can tell you that I want one of these really bad.
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    It is a different platform. It has all new hardware and chipsets inside. It has hardware based functionality that doesn't exist in the previous HR2x's.

    However, the featrue set is maintained across the whole HD DVR+ line so as far as that goes you're not likely to see anything different between DVRs.

    Mike
     
  12. xtc

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    Not necessarily. They may have been honest as in they are not lying about their feelings, but they are just unrealistic and ridiculously overexcited about nothing which does not make them good critics. When i look at it, it sounds like a kid who just got a new game and is just jumping up and down. I looked at the whole thing and could barely find anything about any new features, and I'm thinking to myself, they spent all this time on making this pretty file, but where is the stuff that i'm looking for? what is this hoopla about? where are the details about this box that supposedly make this box so much better than the previous one(s)! That should be the main focus! But hey, They make pretty pdf files though! which makes me think that they are more concerned with the look of the thing than what it actually does. I appreciate the time they took to make the file, but i would have been more impressed if they concentrated on the details than the looks. I wouldn't even mind if it was just text, just comparing the old vs. New. But now that I think about it, because there are hardly any new features in this dvr, the file would barely be worth looking at if not for the time they put into the actual look and design of the pdf file.
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    I guess I should have stated software platform. Though for the end user, the difference in speed is really the only difference in the hardware platform.

    Which I think is the issue. People see the HR24 designation, and every time they see that number change, they hope to see something new.

    ~Alan
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I'm glad to see our naysayer contingent is still going strong.

    The H24 and HR24 are great little boxes. Are they the answer to everyone's prayers? No. But they are an improvement of the 22 and 23 series, which I continue to be happy with despite that.
     
  15. xtc

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    huh? liar? dude, i don't even know you.
     
  16. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    So what are you looking for? It's a DVR.. It's not gonna make coffee or clean your house..
     
  17. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    In the words of Charlie Brown: "Good Grief"

    If you don't like it, fine, but give the rest of us a break.
     
  18. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    What part of your own words do you not understand, "dude?" Your implication was quite clear it seems to me. Clearly insulting.
     
  19. Nicholsen

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    Emphasis added.

    I think an "honest" review is, by definition, unbiased.

    However, I don't think anyone accused or intended to accuse anyone of dishonesty.

    Homerism, yes. ;)
     
  20. hancox

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    100% wrong.

    People can't be honestly excited? Really?
     
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