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How long have you had your HR20-700?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Mar 12, 2009.

How long have you had your HR20-700?

  1. 6 months

    0 vote(s)
  2. 12 months

    1 vote(s)
  3. 18 months

    5 vote(s)
  4. 24 months

    43 vote(s)
  5. 30 months

    67 vote(s)
  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Kind of a quick poll to see how long some of you have had your HR20. I'm talking about units that have never been fixed, swapped or modified.

    I got one of the original HR20's back in August 2006. The box is still chugging away and has never had a day of trouble (hardware wise).
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    I got my first two HR20-700's in September 2006 and my third HR20-700 in May 2007. Still have them all.
  3. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    Between 24 and 30 here, so I voted 24.

    Also, no hardware trouble whatsoever. It lives in a hot cabinet in a very dusty room (due to gas heat.)
  4. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan New Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    I have had my original 2 HR20-700's for almost 30 months if I can go by Michaels post above. I'm pretty sure we were both within the first group of folks to get them when first released.

    I haven't had any problems with mine hardware wise either.

    However, I have had eSATA drives connected to them for a bit over a year. So technically one could say they are modified.
  5. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    October 2006 for my first one. Never had any hardware problems. All my DVRs are on a UPS and I am certain that helps.
  6. scuba_tim

    scuba_tim Godfather

    Sep 23, 2006
    Ahhh... I remember the installer pulling it out of his truck, first one he'd seen. Seems like so long ago, how it's changed, still runs like a champ. 30 months and counting
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I stretched it a bit and voted 30 [when in fact it's 28].
    While in the early days, I had my first swapped out a couple of times, changing it didn't resolve anything since, as we all found, the software update around Feb/Mar '07 was what resolved "my issues", which was also the time I got my second one.
    Both have been going strong ever since.
  8. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    Was one of the first to get one and have not a single problem with that unit.
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    September 2007 - my first HD DVR
  10. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    Been about 26 months for me... so I voted "24".

    I signed up for DirecTV in Jan. '07 with two HR20-700s. One has been swapped and I still have the other one. I can't remember why I swapped it though... but the referb they sent me is still running strong.
  11. sat4r

    sat4r Godfather

    Aug 27, 2006
    Willow Park Tx
    I have had two of the HR20-700,s since they came out, no problems at all. Each has a lap top cooler to lower temp and one has a 1 TB external hard drive running latest firmware. Outstanding receivers!
  12. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

    Nov 21, 2007
    Choctaw, OK
    Oops, voted too quickly and didn't take into account that my first HR20-700 was replaced for becoming non-responsive to either IR or Rf remotes..
  13. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    I got the first one in September of 2006 (DOB 09/06/06). The second one was in February 2007 (DOB 10/09/06) as a replacement for a cratered HR10-250. The second one appeared to be a referb since it was set to a Chicago zip code. Number two is my most used unit, followed by a HR20-100 that my wife uses. The first HR20 is in the bedroom and is mostly a backup. Both -700s have laptop coolers installed on top. No problems from any of them. :D
  14. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    Since I've had my first for just over 28 months, I voted 30
  15. cmoss5

    cmoss5 1960'S NOSTALGIA

    May 26, 2006
    Had since September 2006...never a minute of any kind of problems...wish my other 2 HDDVR'S were as reliable as my original...is great!!:)
  16. wolfman730

    wolfman730 Legend

    Sep 10, 2006
    Two installed Sept. 2007 and operating with no problems mechanically.
  17. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    HR20-700 here.

    I put down 24 since it's the closest I could vote without "overbidding." :p It's actually much closer to 29 months (which it will be, as of March 21). I got mine on 10/21/06 and it's been working fine (physically) ever since. :)
  18. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

    Sep 18, 2006
    First HR20-700 installed on 9/17/2006 (would have been 30 mths).
    After HD crashed, it was replaced on 3/24/2007 (24 mths ago).

    Second HR20-700 installed on 5/27/2007 (22 mths ago).

    Third HR20-700 installed on 8/30/2007 (19 mths ago).

  19. shaun-ohio

    shaun-ohio Icon

    Aug 24, 2002
    zanesville ohio
    have had mine since sept 2006 no major problems with it
  20. GBFAN

    GBFAN Godfather

    Nov 13, 2006
    October 2006

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