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DBSTalk Second Look: HR24-100 and H24-700 Receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2010 #1 of 51
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    The coming of the 24 series was huge news this year. And, it's no secret that DIRECTV likes to spread manufacturing among multiple companies.

    We're proud to enter the next phase in the First Look Series... the DBSTalk Second Look. Here, you can get the facts on the next two members of the Hx24 family... the HR24-100 and H24-700.

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    24 Series Second Look


    I'd like to thank the entire test team, especially Doug Brott, tfederov, Milkman, and HDTVfan0001 for the photos for this second 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. Jun 6, 2010 #2 of 51
    cheesedjdj

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    Sweet! Nicely done Stuart.

    BTW you label HR24-100 as a -500 in both of the pics on pg 2.

    EDIT: Also the title of this thread should be H24-700 not -200 ;)
     
  3. Jun 6, 2010 #3 of 51
    matt

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    Very nice. I guess by this that the second round is almost over?
     
  4. Jun 6, 2010 #4 of 51
    mhayes70

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    Very nice..... Short and to the point. Great job.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2010 #5 of 51
    Rakul

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    Sharp document, nothing to add except for what Cheesedjdj mentioned above in post 2.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2010 #6 of 51
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Other than the minor mislabeled HR24-100 photos, and the H24-200 reference correction (to -700) in the heading...this is yet again another Stuart Sweet masterpiece.

    I agree its short, to the point, and yet has some good photos and information.
    It also does a great job of underscoring how similar these units are to the First Look models.

    Super job Stuart.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2010 #7 of 51
    JACKIEGAGA

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    Stuart great job. Whoever took the pic on that blue background it looks really good
     
  8. Jun 6, 2010 #8 of 51
    hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect you are seeing some of Stuart's graphical wizardry in action.

    All the photos turned out pretty well - Mr. Sweet skillfully adds his talents to making them look even better.

    Some of my favorites are always the pix of the "innards".
     
  9. Jun 6, 2010 #9 of 51
    Scott Kocourek

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    Another awesome job Stuart!
     
  10. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Graphically superior as alway Mr. Shadow! I like scottandregan's quote too, nice touch!
     
  11. The Merg

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    Great job guys and Stuart! :)

    - Merg
     
  12. Michael D'Angelo

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    Great job as always Stuart!
     
  13. sigma1914

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    Quality, as usual!
     
  14. Rockaway1836

    Rockaway1836 Godfather

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    Very nice.
     
  15. dave29

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    Looks good Stuart.
     
  16. Sixto

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    Interesting that HR24-100 has a Western Digital AV-GP drive, hadn't seen that specific model number before.

    The drive also is easily exposed, unlike the HR24-500.

    Great job with the document, as always.
     
  17. Sixto

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    Also thinking that if you expect to have the HR24-100 on it's side that it may be better to have an HR24-500 with the fan exhaust out the back, instead of the HR24-100 which is out the sides.

    Would love to see that HR24-100 inside high-res file. :)
     
  18. JACKIEGAGA

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    If that is the case he should get a standing ovation
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Actually...the ventilation with the HR24-100 is very good going from "side to side". In many regular locations, cooling will be very good - mine is in an equipment rack, and the temps with the unit on or off remain steady at 112-113 degrees.

    In some cases, I would think the back fan on the -500 version (such as in a cabinet), could be more of a cooling challenge.

    In either case, both units do a much better job of keeping things cool than previous generation units.
     
  20. Sixto

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    What I was wondering about, and commenting on, was which was best if the HR24 is positioned on it's side, with one side on a flat (closed) surface.

    It's probably optimal to have the unit left-right, but thinking through up-down, and which unit might be better/worse for the up/down scenario, which is how I currently have an HR24-500 at 109°.
     

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