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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. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    See thread http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=176749 for info. BTW MRV/Whole Home DVR service is now nationwide, pilot ended Thursday.
     
  2. MONSTERMAN

    MONSTERMAN Godfather

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    Trying to upgrade my R15-500 and D11-800 to the HR24-500 and H24-100 with MRV and SWM.

    Directv customer service offered a $100 discount, so the total was $340 for everything plus shipping and tax, with me installing everything as well.

    I have never gotten anything from Directv for free, seems now new customers get the best deals and loyal customers get the shaft :nono2:.

    Is $340.00 a fair price for a loyal Directv customer of 16 years, never a late payment?
     
  3. jjwolf

    jjwolf New Member

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    just curious how is that 340 broken down for hardware and
    for the SWM?

    What equipment are they sending you for the SWM? If its the LNB, they are
    expecting you to install it?

    I have the SWM and receivers but just need the DECA
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Lower...
    Unless you don't want an installer in your home, DirecTV should at least throw in installation for you (a $50 value).

    BTW, if you don't already have one, I'd ask to have a 3-LNB SWM dish installed and peaked as well. For your set-up, that's probably a cleaner way to go than adding a stand-alone SWiM to your existing dish. Just my .02, others may disagree.
     
  5. MurrayW

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    I got a HR24-500 this weekend as part of a DECA install. I connected an IOGear USB 2.0 to Serial/PDA Converter Cable GUC232A to the back USB port and connected it to a null modem cable and everything worked fine just like my 3 HR20-700's and HR21-100.
     
  6. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big Mentor

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    Thanks, that's what I was hoping for. The HR24 should be in my hands mid-week.
     
  7. cavinny

    cavinny Cool Member

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    Did you request a HR-24 or was it random?
     
  8. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big Mentor

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    I ordered it from Solid Signal.
     
  9. Gottria

    Gottria Mentor

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    So what if your installer shows up and doesn't have the HR24 and you refuse it? Do you get charged? Do they come back when they have a HR-24? Do you call DTV and tell them you want a HR24 or you not having one installed?
     
  10. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

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    You need to find out from Directv who your installer is so you can call them and request an HR24.

    I did that and finally got what I wanted because I found out that the Directv CSR did not write up the order right.
     
  11. ps2baseball

    ps2baseball Cool Member

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    Does this mean I can hide the box? That is huge for me.
     
  12. ps2baseball

    ps2baseball Cool Member

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    Does this have a 30 second skip and reverse?

    Thinking about switching from Dish. Also, does this have the mini guide, meaning I can stay on a channel and hit the up key to surf channels?
     
  13. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Yes, 30 second skip and reverse. Mini Guide on DirecTv uses the "Blue" key on the remote to do that, but yes.
     
  14. Richierich

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    Yes as long as RF can penetrate whatever you hide the DVR in.
     
  15. jwehman

    jwehman New Member

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    First post, new DTV customer ("Hi!")

    I have the HR-24 (and coming from 7 years with TiVo, I'm very happy with the functionality...almost (completely?) on par with TiVo's usability)

    My question is regarding Internet connectivity. I currently have MRV working with another H-24 downstairs (and watching Avatar 1080p from the H-24 while it was actually recording to the HR-24 was quite an accomplishment...kudos!).

    However, the ethernet port on the HR-24 does not appear to be working (the LED's do not light up, and the DVR does not see the connection). From reading here, that appears to be the case with the internal DECA functionality turned on.

    But...what do I do if I also want internet connectivity? Do I have to go to some menu and enable/disable DECA to get the internet connection working? I'm mainly only concerned with VOD...but it does appear that Directv2pc might serve some purpose as well.

    Thanks in advance!

    Rgds,

    John Wehman
     
  16. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    When you boot the HR24/H24 up without an ethernet cable connected to it the internal DECA adapter is enabled and the ethernet port is disable and if there's an ethernet cable connected the internal DECA adapter is disabled. There is no way to have both active at the same time. What you need to do is contact DirecTV and tell them you also need internet connectivity (ICK feature) which adds a seperate DECA adapter where you have your router to connect the DECA network to your ethernet network. This is a question the CSR should have asked you when you ordered so it would be on the work order (or it was and the installer didn't install it).
     
  17. psuscott0483

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    how does this work? can i get a h24-500 and my other hd receivers will suddenly be able to see whats recorded on it? or do i have to run coax or cat6 to interconnect all of them?
     
  18. Mike Bertelson

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    They would have to networked somehow. Either via DECA (coax) for Ethernet (Cat5/6).

    Then you'd have to have MRV/Whole Home DVR activated for $3/mo.

    Mike
     
  19. ps2baseball

    ps2baseball Cool Member

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    So, if my wife goes in the other room and grabs something off of the living room DVR, does she hijack the TV like Slingbox? Or does she just take a tuner.

    And do I understand this correctly, this puppy has 3 tuners?

    Any PIP?
     
  20. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    With MRV, she doesn't have access to the tuners on the server DVR.

    She would be streaming a recording.

    You would still have access to both tuners and the Playlist. You probably wouldn't know she was watching something off that DVR.

    However, the DVR can only stream to one client, so someone in another room can't watch anything from the living room DVR.

    Mike
     
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