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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. Syzygy

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    Leaving in place a method for reducing the brightness of the blue ring (which evidently isn't as bright as before) while making the blue power button/logo much brighter (and evidently not providing a way to dim it).
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It's only brighter because it's bigger.
    Yes it would have been nice to dim it too, but since you can turn off the ring, it would have needed more so the power light isn't.
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

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

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    Wow, I don't think I would have ever called that a mistake. :scratchin

    Not to mention that all the A/V equipment in my cabinet have plenty of lights and displays so one more doesn’t matter. :shrug:

    Mike
     
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Is Caller ID working for you guys?
     
  5. Richierich

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    Working Like A Chanp!!!

    If yours does not work unplug your DVR for 30 minutes and then plug it back in and see if that helps!!!

    I have had to do this a couple of times and it works.
     
  6. Mike Bertelson

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    I don't have phone lines on my receivers but IIRC, it works....as well as the receivers anyway. :D

    Mike
     
  7. Skram0

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    So when I call for an HD DVR upgrade, what kind of things should I make sure they're installing? Like the latest technology in HD dishes and stuff.

    I currently have one dish with a regular LNB and a cable with 2 conductors going inside. I don't need to use both cables, I guess it'd be neat if only one could be used. I'm only planing to use just the one HD DVR.
     
  8. Mike Bertelson

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

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    Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

    Just ask for an HD-DVR upgrade. From the sounds of it they'll probably replace your dish. These days that's probably going to include an SWiM LNB so you'll only have one line coming in. The CSR should be able to tell you what you need based on your account info.

    After you're done with DirecTV, try getting in touch with the installer. They may be able to tell you what actual model numbers you'll be getting. The CSR can not do that. Nor can the DirecTV CSR promise you a particular receiver model.

    Mike
     
  9. cconklin1

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    The blue ring is a contrast killing machine in some dedicated home theaters that use dedicated projectors and screens. It may not have been a "design flaw" but it certainly sucks for the people with projection systems that want an optimum experience in our home theaters....
    Chris
     
  10. RAD

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    Dripping...
    So turn it off if it bothers you, there is that option.
     
  11. LameLefty

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    Middle...
    Or even put it inside a cabinet and use RF on the remote.

    Jeez, seriously . . . some of these "flaws" sound like the petulant nonsense I hear from my teenagers when they're being difficult. :lol:
     
  12. Mike Bertelson

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    And what do those people do with all the A/V equipment? All of mine have lights of some sort when they're on. :shrug:

    Mike
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    Not here. I can close the door on my equipment rack and get 0 lighting. As others have mentioned, other devices also commonly emit light.

    Based on my design in a dedicated Home Theater with 0 ambient light...its a non-issue here...even with the equipment rack door open completely.
     
  14. Skram0

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    Do you think I'd be able to request the same installer who did my move install 6 months ago? That guy, even though I think he was new, did a great job. At that time some lady came by a few hours later when he was done to check his work and to take pictures of the wiring and signal levels. I wouldn't mind the same guy to install my HD setup too.
     
  15. Skram0

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    Overstock has the HR24 for 21$ cheaper than DirecTV. There's no mention of any service agreement. If purchased through here or other stores, would this be considered a non-leased receiver?

    What's the difference with leasing from DirecTV for 200$ or purchasing from another site for 179$?
     
  16. matt

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    Other store's units (like overstock or solid signal) are leased units as well. The non-leased are only available through a handful of sources, and definitely not for $179. The difference in leasing from D* is that you get whatever they feel like sending you, possibly at a lower price or even free. The O and SS routes guarantee you get that specific model, but you will receive no discount like D* might offer for long term customers.
     
  17. RAD

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    Dripping...
    While most folks here know that the chances of getting a purchased receiver is almost nill I do agree that there is no mention of it on the HR24's web pages at Overstock so someone might think it is purchased. I wonder if when someone actually gets one if on the invoice/shipping documentation there's the lease agreement mentioned?
     
  18. tonyd79

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    Better question for me is "Huh?"

    Why does DirecTV charge more for a discounted unit than a third party? These are DirecTV units, not anyone elses.
     
  19. veryoldschool

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  20. MadManNBama

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    The DTV website after I log in offers me a new HR24 for only $99 with $199 above it with a red line through it. Anyone else see this offer?

    I'd like to get a newer second DVR then MRV it for $3, but want to know if this is a limited offer, or just part of a great deal I and other long term customers get.
     
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