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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Jul 1, 2010 #1 of 69
    Stuart Sweet

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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. Jul 1, 2010 #2 of 69
    rahlquist

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    Nice work guys! Thanks for keeping us on top of things!
     
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    rahlquist

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    How do the temps compare between the HR24-100 and the HR24-500 with the different fan locations?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2010 #4 of 69
    TheRatPatrol

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    So besides manufacturers, I'm guessing theres not much difference between the two?
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 #5 of 69
    jake14mw

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    Hi all,

    I used to watch these forums closely and was up to date with everything, but in the past couple of years, I've lost track. I have a set-up where I have an HR-20-100 (I think), and two DirecTivos, and I'm thinking of upgrading for things like MRV, and seeing this "second look" makes me realize that I don't know the differences between the receiver models, and what's even available. Can anyone give me any advice on how to catch up. Is there something here that at least points out the differences between receivers models?
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 #6 of 69
    Stuart Sweet

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    hilmar2k

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    Basically identical.
     
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    Carl Spock

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    Thanks for the great work, everyone! :)

    When is the last time DirecTV had three manufacturers of one model? Was it with the HR20-100, -600 & -700?
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 #9 of 69
    RunnerFL

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    HR21-100, -200 and -700. And so far only 2 HR24's (500 & 100) and 2 H24's (100 & 700).
     
  10. HDTVsportsfan

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    These HR24's are sweet boxes. Very fast.
     
  11. Mike Greer

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    Has anyone checked to see if the HR24-100 has the same Dolby Digital and Caller ID troubles as the HR24-500?
     
  12. Dave DFW

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    Nice job as always. I love the smaller size of the H24.
     
  13. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Nice!

    Looks like the only way to be guaranteed to get a specific DVR is to become a tester. :)
     
  14. Groundhog45

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    It's good to see that DirecTV is continuing to release more models in the Hx24 line. Good job, guys.
     
  15. The Merg

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    Great job on the Second Look Stuart!

    - Merg
     
  16. GallifreyRebel

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    Maybe someone will help me here, but since you cannot get these at Best Buy anymore, and you cannot call DirecTV and order from them, how do you manage to get the devices? I find companies that sell them when I Google for the device, but who do you trust, I don't know these companies. Recommendations Please??

    It strikes me funny that DTV would put out this new device and then give you no way to buy it from them. They wanted me to enter a new 2 year contract to have my dish and switch upgraded (and $150) but not upgrade my HR21/H21's. I told them no thanks, wasn't going to start a 2 year agreement on 3 generation old equipment. I realize that with the DECA devices my 21 series receivers will work. I even offered to pay them the $400 to get the new equipment and they have no way of ordering it.

    Is it just me or does this seem a little crazy? LOL

    Guess I will eventually break down and pay the $150 to get MRV, but will wait and see what they do in the near future.
     
  17. hilmar2k

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    SolidSignal.com is a [generally] reputable dealer.
     
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    I'm confused. Is there an HR24-100; HR24-500 and HR24-700?

    All three are bascially the same except for what, the size of the hard drive?
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    There is no HR24-700. There is an H24-700. There is no functional difference between HR24-100 and HR24-500; the last three numbers simply denote the manufacturer.

    Here is the current list:
    -100 = [strike]Thomson/Audiovox/RCA[/strike] Technicolor
    -200 = Samsung
    -250 = Tivo (inactive)
    -300 = [strike]Philips[/strike] Pace Micro Technology
    -400 = Hughes (inactive)
    -500 = Humax
    -600 = LG
    -700 = Pace Micro Technology
    -800 = NEC
    -900 = Unused​
     
  20. JACKIEGAGA

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    Great job guys
     

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