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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q1 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 22, 2009.

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  1. Syzygy

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    Interesting. Could you check back soon (at your convenience, of course) to see if HR23s are still rolling off the production line?
     
  2. Beerstalker

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    Really? I am pretty sure I have read on here many times that the HR23 was discontinued. They said that since D* has gone the route of SWM there was no reason to keep supporting the added cost of the wideband tuners in the HR23. They stopped making it and kept making the HR22 instead. They also didn't bother putting wideband tuners in the HR24 for the same reason.

    If this is wrong I am sorry and I will go back and correct my posts at AVSForum.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    In this case I believe RobertE is privy to some information that the rest of us may not have. I know HR23 production had stopped at one point, but there's every reason to believe it could have restarted.

    At any rate, I don't think HR23 production, per se, has a whole lot to do with TiVo's apparent inability to deliver a product in Q1-2010.
     
  4. RobertE

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    I have in front of me a new in box, HR23 made on 11/23/2009. I'll put up a picture as soon as I can get my bluetooth working.
     
  5. Syzygy

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    I see. The evidence is a new HR23 made on 11/23/2009. So it's not known whether the HR23 has been discontinued since then.
    It has to do with whether the HR23 is going to be repurposed as TiVo's new product (which of course I'd hate to see happen).
     
  6. Beerstalker

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    No need for a picture I trust you. I was just wondering if production may have stopped after November and you weren't aware but someone else was. I'm not sure how long ago it has been since I started reading comments about the HR23 being discontinued.
     
  7. RobertE

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    Correct. Last day of production could have been 11/24, could have been yesterday, could be next month.

    Until we see a full transistion to Hr24s, I think it's premature to call either the HR22 or the HR23 discountinued at this time.
     
  8. Beerstalker

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    As far as the TIVO goes it really wouldn't be much of a difference if it was based on the HR21, HR22, or HR23. All three of those units share pretty much the same hardware with the exception of the hard drives (HR21 has a smaller drive, HR22 and HR23 have the same size hard drive) and the wide band tuners that were used in the HR23.

    The big question is does the Tivo use the hardware from the HR21-HR23 series, or the new HR24 series. As of right now nobody knows (or at least the people who do know aren't allowed to tell us).
     
  9. grooves12

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    How different is the hardware of the HR24?? It uses the same codebase as the other HR2X series, right?? If so, then even IF Tivo was developing for the HR23, there should be no reason that the same software couldn't be run on the HR24, if not directly, than with minimal modifications.
     
  10. Syzygy

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    I was aware of that. I just hope TiVo hasn't somehow got itself stuck into a contractual requirement to use HR21 or HR22 or HR23 hardware. And that DirecTV will allow TiVo to use the HR24 box.
     
  11. Doug Brott

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    It's a different chipset .. Will that matter? :shrug:
     
  12. bonscott87

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    Same thing could be said that since the HR21/22/23 is the same hardware as the Tivo HD that Tivo should be able to port with minimal modifications yet it's on continual delay. Each quarterly call the Tivo CEO says "it'll be out in 6 months" basically. ;)
     
  13. loudo

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    Last month I was installing a home theater system in a home and they were also having a DirecTV DVR installation done, at the same time. The unit the tech installed was an HR20-700. So there are still some of those around. I am sure there are not any in production but they are still distributing them.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    Truly, no one here knows. But if they began development with an HR21, HR22, or HR23, moving to an HR24 might take a lot of work. Many of the chips are different.

    I can only say this, I'll be extraordinarily surprised if something shows up in the next ten days, so Q1-10 is now done.
     
  15. Jeremy W

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    I sure am. You and others constantly talk about how awesome Tivo is, but then you bash the HR23 hardware when it's exactly the same as the Tivo HD. It's ridiculous, and you Tivotees should be happy to get a Tivo on the HR23 platform.
     
  16. RobertE

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    Ok, got the ancient camera working.

    Here is the receiver sticker with the RID, SN & barcodes partially redacted.

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  17. sigma1914

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    Tivo can stay gone for all I care. Tivotees just stare at me dumbfounded when I tell them I have 5 Tivos fail on me in an 6 year period, but have had the same 2 HR20s going strong for about 3.5 years.
     
  18. grooves12

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    Actually, I think MRV would make the issue MORE significant for some people. If they only have one DVR and have several people using a single DVR from different rooms, it would make the limit pop up more often.
     
  19. Doug Brott

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    Saw this comment from DIRECTV on facebook today:
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    If you have 50 per DVR...I just don't see how that would be the case.
     
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