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Fact or Fiction: The HR20-700 has been discontinued

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Incog-Neato, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. Feb 28, 2007 #1 of 140
    Incog-Neato

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    Or production has ended or stopped?

    This came from someone who normally orders them by the dozens from a distributor.

    Sounds fishy to me.

    Can anyone confirm or deny "officially"?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2007 #2 of 140
    Earl Bonovich

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    "Officially" ?

    No, none of us can... well okay, maybe there is one or two users here, that "can"... but they won't out themselves.

    The HR20 has not been discontinued.

    Shortages have started to occur again... but the HR20 has not been discontinued.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2007 #3 of 140
    Stuart Sweet

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    While we're on the subject, what's the latest on the HR20-700B or whatever the black one is going to be designated?
     
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    veryoldschool

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    bonscott87

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    In other words people are ordering them like hotcakes once again. Get yours now before the new HD channels appear, then it will be crazy!
     
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    Capmeister

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    As soon as closed captioning is fixed, I'm getting at least one, maybe two more. :D
     
  7. Feb 28, 2007 #7 of 140
    houskamp

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    mine is already on order :D
     
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    DishDog

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    So are we saying that the box that everyone "hates to love" is really selling like crazy?
     
  9. Feb 28, 2007 #9 of 140
    Earl Bonovich

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    Yes, and has been since it was released.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2007 #10 of 140
    Stuart Sweet

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    I know you are referencing the PCMag article but for the record I do not hate to love the HR20. There has been friction but at this point I'm as happy with this receiver as I've been with any dedicated piece of consumer electronics. I show it off to people and talk it up whenever I can. However, as much enjoyment as I get from the DVR...I love my wife, I love my country, but I don't and can't imagine loving a piece of consumer electronics. Neither can I imagine hating it. If I were that dissatisfied I'd ask for my money back or just walk.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2007 #11 of 140
    Incog-Neato

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    Well, you guys are going to be in for a very big surprise. The HR20-700 is no longer in production and in almost non-existant supply from DTV. New equipment will be 2-3 months away. They have not disclosed any information other then the fact it is NOT from TiVo and will NOT be an HR20-700.

    Believe me or not ..... Earle, check it out with your sources.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2007 #12 of 140
    veryoldschool

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    And then there was the comment from a Retention CSR about a Sony HD DVR with a DVD burner, due out about June.
    I heard it, but without anything else , is rated [like so much from a CSR] as "rumor".
     
  13. Feb 28, 2007 #13 of 140
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    Name your source, the only possible thing that could even remotely be going on would be a switch of manufacturers, possibly because PACE allegedly has been at the root of what some people call manufacturing problems. Beyond that, there is no way in the world that D* is abandoning the HR20 this close to having the basic stability they have been slammed for missing the past 8 months. No way in hell. Sorry but unless you are prepared to give a credible source beyond some person who buys them from a distributor, I would have a hard time finding the information valid. Sorry.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2007 #14 of 140
    jimb726

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    Another possibility is maybe production on the Silver one is done and they are finally switching to the more "desireable" black model, although I would hope they would make both and offer a choice. We will see. By the way VOS, damn you and your lightning quick post, beat me by that much!!
     
  15. Feb 28, 2007 #15 of 140
    tfederov

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    I've got two more arriving at my house on March 27 to give me a total of three HR20s. I jumped in and I'm lovin' every minute of it!! :D
     
  16. Feb 28, 2007 #16 of 140
    carl6

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    Maybe the HR20-700 (or more specifically even, the HR20-700S) will go out of production. But that does not mean the HR20 will. You may see the HR20-100, or the HR20-700B, etc. A distributor would order a very specific item (e.g., HR20-700S), and may get a not available response. But that does not mean the basic HR20 is being discontinued from production.

    I would fully expect the HR20 to remain as the flagship DVR for some time.

    Carl
     
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    veryoldschool

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    No, of course D* will be canning the complete line of HR-20. That's why they're beating their heads against the wall to get the software right. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Feb 28, 2007 #18 of 140
    jimb726

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    D'oh, I meant to say that too!!!:mad:
     
  19. Feb 28, 2007 #19 of 140
    Drew2k

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    It would be pretty funny if the OP was right that the HR20-700 has been discontinued, but it was based on an ordering misunderstanding.

    As already suggested, maybe the HR20-700 model can no longer be ordered because it is being replaced by two models with different case colors: HR20-700S or HR20-700B.

    So the OP could be technically right, but that doesn't mean the line of DVRs has been discontinued - it just means the ordering department needs an additional letter after the final zero! :D
     
  20. Feb 28, 2007 #20 of 140
    veryoldschool

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    Yes I think this really is it. The response from a "posted" black HR-20, has cause the production line to gear up to build the HR-20-700B, black with green lights. Until this runs is complete, the HR-20-700S will be on back order.
     
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