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H24 or H25?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DR2420, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. DR2420

    DR2420 New Member

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    I have the option to have an H24 or H25 HD receiver.. I've done a little research and seen what each has to offer but didn't decide anything.. I want the unit that operates faster and has good durability (if there's any difference). One thing I do like about the H24 is the front blue panel display like my HR44. But I want to keep the better unit, if one is any better than the other. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I will take an H24 any day. it works on both SWM and non SWM systems
     
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    The H25 is half the size of a H24.
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I prefer the H24
     
  5. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    H25 also has an external power supply. But it is the smallest of the bunch.

    I did like the H25 I used in my bedroom though, worked better for me in that room than a 24.
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    25 is super fast. My personal experience, it's been a while, was it was the fastest receiver they've ever made, Granted that's not a lot faster than the 2424's also quick. The 25 seems to also run cooler though probably because of the separate power supply
     
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Either will work just fine for you. I think the biggest determining factor for you will be aesthetics. The 24 is larger, about as wide as a DVR and about as deep as a DVR while the 25 is much smaller. The 24 uses a regular AC power cord while the 25 uses a separate power supply.

    From a functional perspective, the 24 has all the normal connectors on the back panel, while the 25 only has an hdmi connector and requires a special adapter cable in order to use component or composite video.
     
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  8. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

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    Composite video connections are included on the back, no breakout cable needed. ;)
     
  9. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Oops, correct you are. Got the H25 and client mixed up on that. Thanks for the catch.
     
  10. Stevies3

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    You also need to purchase an adapter for RF capability for the H25.
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    That's true for ALL HD receivers and HDDVRs, not just the H25
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    say what? The antenna is built in on most the Hi Definition units and DVRs. In fact the only ones it's not is the h25 and I believe the HR20-100.

    You just need an rf remote.
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Ahhhhhh, I was thinking about an RF modulator for "RF capability" not for a RF as in the remote. my bad
     
  14. coolman302003

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  15. acostapimps

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    H24 better if your using RF remote because it has RF antenna built in, and the H25 does not which means you have to buy the antenna seperately to connect, and also no component or ethernet port, plus it you don't have SWM(1 coax without BBC's) but rather non SWM (2 cables attached on back of HR2x DVR with BBC's or 1 cable attached with BBC to back of H2x HD-only receiver) then the H25 won't work but the H24 can.
     
  16. DR2420

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    Well, I decided to just stick with the H25. I guess being the newest model and how fast it operates is what made the decision for me..

    Thanks for all the information though, I do appreciate it!
     

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