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HR-20 "Highly Technologically Sophisticated Piece of Equipment"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by NinerK, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. Doug Brott

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    Please play nice, people .. Thank You
     
  2. jtn

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    DirecTV hasn't stopped with improvements. They are trying to get it right to satisfy all customers. I think they will get it to work like the Tivo.
     
  3. tooloud10

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    Dude, there's nothing "ironic" about it at all. I don't think that word means what you think it does.

    That said, I don't want or need wireless on the HR20--it'll just add to the cost and I prefer to manage my own network connections anyway.

    Plus, uh <pssst!>, don't tell anyone, but wireless is generally a pretty crappy alternative to a wired network, especially when you're talking about downloading big files (DOD) or streaming HDTV from another box in your house.
     
  4. tony4d

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    If you can use a wired network connection, by all means, that is the best thing you can do.

    But get real buddy. Do you think everyone has the time, money, knowhow, or desire to string ethernet through walls, above ceilings, and below floors?

    This isn't about what you "should" do, it's about what you "can" do. I spent a little over $100 on a wireless bridge, and both of my HR20s are on my network, done, end of story. The alternative just wasn't feasible.

    So, uh <psssst!>, don't tell anyone, but your situation is not normal. For most folks it's much cheaper and a lot easier to do wireless.

    Prick.
     
  5. Earl Bonovich

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    I wouldn't say his situation is ODD either...

    I don't think you could say either way.... Obviously there is enough cases on both sides......
     
  6. phat78boy

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    Agreed. My only problem with wireless would be if/when MRV gets released. I think the latency/dropped packets issues the wireless networks will be extremely evident when trying to streaming that HD show through the house.
     
  7. tony4d

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    You could be right, but what about your situation, was it easy for you to get an ethernet cable to every room in your house where you have a directv box?

    I think you built your house recently with all this in mind, so you're probably the wrong person to ask lol. But what about your last house?
     
  8. tooloud10

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    Do YOU think everyone doesn't? A wired connection is the standard; why saddle everyone with the added cost when there are products in place to assist the people that prefer a wireless connection?

    My situation is perfectly normal, and I'm sorry that you're clearly very bitter that everyone doesn't think that built-in wifi is such a great idea.
     
  9. tony4d

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    I said wired is the better idea, if and only if it's easier and cheaper. In a lot of cases it is not easier and not cheaper. Do you not understand that?
     
  10. NinerK

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    Oh ya sure, yooo betcha ;)
     
  11. NinerK

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    tool_oud10;

    Nice contribution here. I'm sorry that I don't know as much about these items as you do. If wireless is "crappy" then why does the Setup Guide instruct you to use wireless? :confused:

    P.S. You stay classy.
     
  12. NinerK

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    Wassup T! :highfive:
     
  13. n3ntj

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    Lancaster,...
    If a customer calls and orders an HD DVR, will D* ask if the customer wants the HR20 (for the OTA option) or the HR21 (for no OTA)? Otherwise, how would D* know if the client needs/wants OTA or if they could care the least and the HR21 will work?
     
  14. Michael D'Angelo

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    That is what was thought would happen. But from the post that I have seen so far it does not look like that is happening. It looks like you will get whatever you get and it looks like a lot of HR21's right now.
     
  15. ATARI

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    Has Earl (or anybody else) been able to confirm that HR20s are still being manufacturered?

    And if so, for how much longer?
     
  16. Earl Bonovich

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    My current house... yes... I built it with networking in mind (I have 32 networked jacks around my house, and wirless).

    But in my previous house...

    I spent a weekend running CAT-5 lines, and finding a solution to wire it (I lived on a slab, so I got very good at running lines out the outside walls.)

    And with my Dad's house (50+ year old), I found ways to run solid lines where they needed to be... (and my mom's and brothers)

    I try very hard to find a way to run wired connections, and try to leave WIRELESS for mobile devices... not for ones that are going to stay in place.
     
  17. Earl Bonovich

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    Yes, HR20's are still be manufatured.
    But I don't know of a "end of run" date for them.
     
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