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H25-100 High Definition Receiver: Quick Look

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that info...nice to start seeing them out there in the install world... :)

    Enjoy!
     
  2. djb61230

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    Please excuse my ignorance as I have not kept up with the latest hardware from DirecTV. I noticed this does not have an ethernet port. Does that mean there is no local network connection or does it connect to your local network over coax with some other gizmo?

    It's important to me because I use the web service that runs on the earlier models to change the channel in my media system project.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Check out the First Look of the H25-500. http://hr20.dbstalk.com/docs/H25%20First%20Look.pdf They are very simiar.


    You are correct, there is no ethernet port and yes it is connected to your network using Deca. (Ethernet over coax)
     
  4. jonrud

    jonrud New Member

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    I upgraded my system this week and received three H25-500's. I too was unpleasantly surprised by the lack of digital audio since that's what I was using with my older receiver.

    Bigger concern is how warm/hot these units run - all of them. My previous H23's generated no heat that I recall, but the H25's get very warm, especially the metal part on the lower rear of the unit.

    Is this something I should be concerned about or don't even worry about it?

    Thanks.
     
  5. palmgrower

    palmgrower AllStar

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    It has a UL Label, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  6. palmgrower

    palmgrower AllStar

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    UL label insures a device operating within certain electrical safety standards
     
  7. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    You can run a test on it.

    Reboot the box either via the menu, or the side red button.

    At the "Hello" screen, press and hold the select button on the front panel, not the remote.

    When you see "Entering Diagnostics", you can release the select button.

    Select "Internal Tests"

    There is a choice for Internal Temperature (I think thats what its called), run it.

    It should be in the 140-150F range max. If above 150F, call DirecTv and report that your box is running extremely hot.

    At this time, there is no evidence that this may pose any type of hazard.
     
  8. rakstr

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    Ya but I was one of the unlucky that PAID for the Toshiba DST1000 (or something like that) about 10 years ago. Burn myself on it a couple times and it fried itself a couple times (got warranty repair).

    It's ALWAYS buyer beware :)
     
  9. aaronwt

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    I got several years of use out of mine, until i sold it when the HDTiVo came out.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I wouldn't worry about the heat coming out of them. They don't really run significantly hotter than H24s but there is less air between the case and the board.

    in re: digital audio, I hear what you're saying but the feeling is that HDMI audio is really the way to go as we move forward. I've noticed even in my new TV which is superb in every way, that its digital audio out is PCM-only; you need to use HDMI-ARC to get Dolby Digital.
     
  11. Go Beavs

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    I can tell you that my 1st gen AppleTV runs hotter than my H25. They sit next to each other and nothing has burned up yet. No worries... :)
     
  12. Beerstalker

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    Just out of curiosity, what is generating the heat? The power supply is external, no hard drives, so is it the tuner itself?
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Yes, it's the tuner, decoder, and video output hardware. In short, the whole thing.
     
  14. n3vino

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    Leon...
    I just got the H25. The tech told me that the av connector to component is the same quality as hdmi to dvi. Can you comment on that?
     
  15. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    If you are using a tv that has a dvi and not an HDMI then it probably wont make a difference. The receiver will output up to 1080i via component and will not pass 1080P/24, but an older tv will likely not be 1080P anyway.
     
  16. n3vino

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    Leon...
    Yes that's correct. It's an older CRT Sony with a DVI connection and will do 1080I via component or DVI. No 1080P. Thanks for your reply.
     

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