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How did you get your HR-22 or 23

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve Ruddy, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Bought my HR22 at BestBuy. It would be nice when paying for a box at D* that they allowed you to specify which box you want for the price. When getting a free box I can see where it would be whatever they have but when paying you should be able to specify.
     
  2. wilbur_the_goose

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    Aren't they exactly the same as the HR20?
     
  3. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Functionally, aside from the lack of OTA tuners, yes.

    The HR21 is an HR20 minus OTA.
    The HR22 is the same, but with a bigger drive.
    The HR23 has the bigger drive, plus wideband satellite tuners, eliminating BBCs from the signal chain (irrelevant for people on SWM setups).
     
  4. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    I thought the HR21 had a 320GB drive vs. the HR20-700 with a 300GB, but I may be wrong on that.
     
  5. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    You're right. Some late-production HR20's may have had the 320GB drive as well I think. It adds a few hours of HD recording capacity, more or less.
     
  6. hiker

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    Which menu to see what size HDD is installed?
     
  7. BattleZone

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    I don't think there's any menu that will tell you the size of the drive.
     
  8. hiker

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    I can't find either. Not even the max capacity in hours? Jeez...
     
  9. Richierich

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    You can find all of that info right here if you do a Search. You can find what kind and size drives are in each unit along with other posts that will tell you how many hours of recording capacity you get for MPEG-2 recording and MPEG-4 recording, etc.
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

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    There isn't any menu option.

    Just the percent available bar in the play list. :grin:

    HR20 - 300GB drive ≈50hrs MPEG-4 HD (some late models have 320GB)
    HR21 - 320GB drive ≈50hrs MPEG-4 HD
    HR22 - 500GB drive ≈100hrs MPEG-4 HD
    HR23 - 500GB drive ≈100hrs MPEG-4 HD

    When ever I've tried to compare the amount recorded against the amount available it is always within ±10%.

    YMMV ;)

    Mike
     
  11. Richierich

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    Here is some info and I'll see if I can find anther great post about capacity.

    The HR20/HR21 had either 300GB or 320GB HDD. With roughly 100GB reserved space. So HR20/HR21 has 200GB of user space (~50 hours of MPEG4-HD) and the HR22/HR23 have 400GB of user space (~100 hours of MPEG4-HD).

    Some more info on capacity sizes of drives in hR DVRs.

    HR20-700-- 300g
    HR20-100-- 320g
    HR21-100-- 320g
    HR21-200-- 320g
    HR21-700-- 320g
    HR22-100-- 500g
    HR23-700-- 500g
     
  12. hiker

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    Thanks. The reason I want the software to show it on a menu is that I'm curious to know if I have 320GB on my 2 HR20's. I guess I'll need to open up the cases if my curiosity gets the best of me. :lol:
     
  13. Richierich

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    Just take the five screws off with a Torx screwdriver and check out the hard drive. You may have to take off the front panel if I remember correctly so be careful with that piece and the ribbon that connects it to the motherboard.
     
  14. Mike Bertelson

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    Of course we all know that opening your box is a violation of the lease agreement. ;)

    I'm just sayin'. :grin:

    Mike
     
  15. Richierich

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    Yes, if you don't own your box you will be violating your Directv agreement which means that if they find out you will be charged full price for the unit and then you can do anything with it that you want to.
     
  16. todd1010

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    Well I haven't had my service installed yet but I told them I want 2 of the HR-23 HD-DVR's when they install on Friday.

    I told them that if they don't bring the HR-23's then I won't sign any service agreement and they'll waste both my time and essentially the installers time. I'm told that the installer will call several days before the install to verify and at that time I'll tell him that if he doesn't have the 2 HR-23's then don't bother to come out. I don't want to waste anyones time because I know what I want and all of this can be avoided if they just bring the right tuners.

    We'll see how this goes on Friday! Wish me luck...
     
  17. paulman182

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    Good luck, but if this doesn't work out, you may not get a second chance.
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    You may not want to do this if you don't own the receiver .. even then, I believe the HR20-700s have the HDD upside down so you couldn't even tell (although I might be remembering this wrong).
     
  19. Mike Bertelson

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    Come on, not you. :rolleyes:

    I tired to look at the First Looks with Earl's pictures but the links don't work.

    Ya know, not that I don't believe you or anything....:D

    Mike
     
  20. dave2323

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    So if I want OTA my only choice is the 20 with less space?
     

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