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DIRECTV Manufacturers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Doug Brott, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1 of 19
    Doug Brott

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    Here's an updated list of manufactures for DIRECTV receivers:

    -100 - Thomson/Technicolor (formerly RCA)
    -200 - Samsung
    -250 - TiVo (no longer active)
    -300 - Pace (formerly Philips)
    -400 - Hughes (no longer active)
    -500 - Humax
    -600 - LG
    -700 - Pace
    -800 - NEC
    -900 - Non existent
     
  2. Mar 9, 2010 #2 of 19
    tkrandall

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    I really don't want to start a flame war or anything but which of these manufacturer seems to have the most robust platforms in the H and HR series? For example, the HR20-700 seems to be a pretty solid platform whereas the impression I have of the HR20-100 is that is it less so.

    Am I off base on that? Objective feedback solicited.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2010 #3 of 19
    carl6

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    I think varying people have different experiences with any of the given models. I have had -100, -200, -300, -500 and -700 equipment, and honestly can say that none have been noticeably better or worse than any of the others.

    Sometimes you see a flurry of postings regarding a particular version shortly after it is released, only to see the activity die down after a month or two as the platform is stabilized.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2010 #4 of 19
    hdtvfan0001

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    I would agree with both your assressment and summary statement, based on my own experience with a range of manufacturers over years.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2010 #5 of 19
    bobnielsen

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    There have been a few exceptions. H20-600s tend to run quite hot and some were recalled.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2010 #6 of 19
    Juanus

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    I know that some of these models had updated/newer/different chipsets inside of them. Is there a list of which boxes had which chipsets?
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 #7 of 19
    P Smith

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    Full contradiction between two phrases. ;)
     
  8. Mar 9, 2010 #8 of 19
    Juanus

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    was that supposed to be funny? or are you just making fun of my grammer?
     
  9. Mar 9, 2010 #9 of 19
    nightrider

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    a little off topic here but , anyone no if i can use another power supply for my h21-200 , does not power up thanks
     
  10. dsw2112

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    You'll probably want to start a separate thread for this... BTW how do you know it's the P/S? You can call D* and they will swap a defective box for the cost of shipping (free if you have the PP.) Not worth the trouble replacing the P/S even if it is the problem...
     
  11. CCarncross

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    Unless he is trying to salvage the recordings..
     
  12. Avder

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    It would really be nice if recordings were linked to an account instead of a specific DVR
     
  13. dsw2112

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    In this case neither applies:
     
  14. BattleZone

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    Also, while many complain that the -100 seem more problematic, it needs to be noted that RCA/Thompson/Audiovox/Whoevertheyaretoday made a larger percentage of receivers than any other manufacturer, so there are more of them in circulation. Thus, even if the *rate* of failure was the same as the other manufacturers, you'd expect to see more failed -100's than others.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    Folks, this is not a discussion thread.
     
  16. LameLefty

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    "Technicolor"? :confused:

    Is that yet another name for the unit that used to be RCA, then Thompson, then Audivox?
     
  17. Herdfan

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    Are you sure about this? IIRC, the -250 designation was used to indicate the drive size. At least that was the speculation in the massive threads over at TCF prior to its launch.

    Plus, it was actually manufactured by Solectron. And I had one that was Hughes branded. (It was a replacement unit shipped to me by DirecTV after I had one of the units with a faulty HDMI port.)
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Well, we're sort of cheating on that one. It's technically not a manufacturer code, but since the -250 designation was only ever used for the HD TiVo, it might as well be.
     
  19. bobnielsen

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    Technicolor is owned by Thomson. I can't find anything which indicates that it was part of the sale to Audiovox.
     

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