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Digging and Discovery :: HR21-200

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by smiddy, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Oct 8, 2007 #1 of 75
    smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I was poking around on my DirecTV account hoping to get a peak to see if the DVR was on my acount yet, nope not yet. I hadn't looked until a few moments ago, but the first round of folks here for the HR21-700 did the same thing, interesting to say the least. As a guess, I would say we'll get an announcement from Earl tomorrow (Tuesday October 9) that they are shipping Wednesday (October 10) and they'll be in our grubby little hands Thurday (October 11) or Friday (October 12).

    But hey, I've been wrong before, and I'll be wrong again. ;)

    I was also trying to see what other had been posting on line in speculation. Man, did everyone copy Endgaget's write-up or what? Which begs a few more questions: Is there a PRO version going into development that a few folks here will get to play with? If you can't say, I totally understand.

    What is unk-0x20? There must be another receiver being hatched eh?

    Anyway, I found a lot of the post here very interesting, thanks for allowing me to join the group. I hope my addition is productive and fun!:)
     
  2. Oct 8, 2007 #2 of 75
    RobertE

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    So who in the -200 group will be the first to lift their top???? :hurah:
     
  3. Oct 8, 2007 #3 of 75
    smiddy

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    The first one to get one I suspect. I wonder if Samsung will use the same CPU.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2007 #4 of 75
    Jeremy W

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    I'm pretty sure that they have to.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2007 #5 of 75
    Sixto

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    x-ray vision :)
     
  6. Oct 9, 2007 #6 of 75
    Capmeister

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    Heh. I keep looking at my online D* account to see if they've added it as well, knowing that it will be activated before being shipped out. :D

    GEEKY!
     
  7. Oct 9, 2007 #7 of 75
    MikeR

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    Maybe one of the reasons we were "chosen"?;)

    I checked yesterday and this morning with no dice...soon...

    Anyone using the HR21 as their main DVR? I'm considering it, (yes I'm married;) ), I'll eventually deactivate the R15 from my account, switch the -100 upstairs to the SD TV, and put the HR21-200 on the Sharp.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2007 #8 of 75
    Capmeister

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    I'll always have an OTA capable DVR in my living room and office, because there's where I have antenna drops. Upstairs in the bedroom, the HR21 is perfect--no OTA there.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2007 #9 of 75
    hdtvfan0001

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    That's one of the beauties of the SWM. With the right diplexer/combiner setup and just one coax connection, you can put an HD DVR (with OTA included if you have the antenna) virtually anywhere in the house. I have 3 now, all on a different level. :)
     
  10. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I will likely make the HR21-200 the main receiver. My HR20-700 has a bunch of programs for my son on it and I'd love to move it into the kids play room.

    BTW, Earl, you must have been reading my mind because I was considering getting another DVR since the kid's shows are filling up the hard drive faster than mom and dad can for their shows. (Yeah, external SATA drives are in my future, but not at the moment) This way the kids control their shows and the parents can control theirs.

    As for OTA, all of my sets have antenna connected and I get all the locals except great less one, which is in the noise anyway for television programming. Since I am getting the main locals via MPEG-4 now that works for me.
     
  11. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Will the HR21-200 tuner be capable of tuning in the locals if they are combined into the satellite signal?
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    Since the HR21-700 has no OTA, I doubt the HR21-200 will.
     
  13. Capmeister

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    I worry about weakening the signal, to be honest. I live 30 miles or MORE from all the TV towers.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    HR21 has no OTA.

    The HR20 does.

    That's one of the key differences in the 2 units.
     
  15. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    That was my thoughts too, but based on what hdtvfan0001 says he can get them. I am suspecting the tuner isn't capable of OTA within that frequency range.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    Agreed. I am between 19 and 23 miles from the various towers in my area - I get all locals via OTA on my HR20's with 90-100 level signal levels using a ChannelMaster Stealth antenna (rated with an internal pre-amp at 30 miles).
    One of the reasons I went with the Skywalker splitters and ChannelMaster Diplexer/Combiner devices was their low signal loss. I get solid OTA signal on all my HR20's. Cable run distance comes into play as well.
     
  17. Spanky_Partain

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    The release notes that I saw certinly backs up the expresso machine mentioned by someone already! I also saw something about OTA, opinionated testers acquired! :lol:
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    See my previous post - the HR21 does not get OTA, the HR20 does - I have both - the question he asked pertained to OTA reception in general, not the HR21 alone.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Since I don't drink coffee, its a good thing I got the -700 version. :lol:
     
  20. Doug Brott

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    It's actually truly an unknown in the paradigm of what I look for. I THINK that it is a test receiver that doesn't yet have an official designation, but I don't know that for a fact.
     

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