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Difference in PQ b/w HR10-250 - HR20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by chudgins, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. Aug 3, 2006 #1 of 15
    chudgins

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    Does anyone else out there see an amazing difference in picture quality between the HR10-250 and the H20. I know about MPEG2 vs MPEG4 but am shocked at how much better my picture looks with the HR20. The off air receiver sensitivity is not even close. With the H20 using my large outdoor antenna, I'm picking up every station in HD and usually with a 95 or better signal. With the HR10-250 I get nothing. I love my TIVO but seriously considering going back to the H20 with the better picture on both standard and high def channels.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2006 #2 of 15
    twaller

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    Do you mean the H20? If you have an HR 20 then this is real scoop!
     
  3. Aug 3, 2006 #3 of 15
    Earl Bonovich

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    I have noticed a picture quality difference between the H10 and the H20, overall... not just MPEG-2/4 issues.

    Now about the picture quality of the HR20........
     
  4. Aug 3, 2006 #4 of 15
    twaller

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    The H20 does have the latest (5th Gen) ATSC tuner. This tuner is supposed to be much better at dealing with multipath interference. The HR10-250 does not used an advaced OTA tuner.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2006 #5 of 15
    Earl Bonovich

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    It does a LOT better..
     
  6. Aug 3, 2006 #6 of 15
    mjones73

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    That PQ and the tuner capabilities are two different things. The HR10-250's are known to have poorer PQ then other Directv HD boxes while the H20 has the reputation of being one of the best looking boxes PQ wise they've put out yet.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2006 #7 of 15
    twaller

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    Now, about the HR20 PQ................Earl?????????
     
  8. Aug 3, 2006 #8 of 15
    Earl Bonovich

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    Earl has left the building..... :sure:
     
  9. Aug 6, 2006 #9 of 15
    chudgins

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    I've answered my own question. The picture quality of the H20 is a h*ll of a lot better than the HR10-250. I actually activated both, did a side by side comparison using the HDMI input and the H20 cleans up the picture, especially the standard def channels. What's better is I called customer retention, told them I was disappointed in the PQ of the HR10-250 but wanted to still keep my TIVO capabilities and they are crediting my account for 5.00 a month for the next 6 months to offset the additional receiver fee when by then hopefully the new HR20 should be out. So I've got 2 HD reciever hooked up to my Sony HD TV, the H20 that I watch live tv and the HR10-250 that I use to record movies and shows. Slight hassel but I'll take it until the new DVR gets here.
     
  10. nhguy

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    "So I've got 2 HD reciever hooked up to my Sony HD TV, the H20 that I watch live tv and the HR10-250 that I use to record movies and shows. Slight hassel but I'll take it until the new DVR gets here."

    Hi, would you mind sharing how you hooked them up? Did a splitter work?
     
  11. bobnielsen

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    A splitter won't work. If you want more than 4 inputs you should get a Zinwell WB68 6x8 multiswitch.
     
  12. chudgins

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    I've got the H-20 connected with the HDMI cable into input 1 and the HR10-250 connected into input 2 using component cables
     
  13. pdawg17

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    This is exciting news for me...I've always felt the HR10 produces a soft-looking picture...I find myself constantly fiddling with my tv's settings...I don't know if you guys would say the H20 is "sharper" than the HR10 but any improvement in PQ is great to me...
     
  14. Wolffpack

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    Sure, now your "birdie" stop talking? :sure:
     
  15. Wolffpack

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    I went from the Samsung TS-160 to the HR10 back in December. Being they're close to the same generation of technology, they looked the same. Comparing the HR10 and H20 I would expect a better pic from the H20. I would also expect a better pic from the HR20. But we'll have to wait on that.
     
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