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HR10-250 -does it need b band connectors?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by circadianswing, May 25, 2010.

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  1. circadianswing

    circadianswing Cool Member

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    I'm hanging onto my HR10-250 tivo/hd dvr because I like how fast it changes the channel and the dual channel buffer. I do have HR21 and it has it's benefits as well.

    My question is, I notice the quality of the tv on the HR10-250 is like standard def, even though it's plugged into a 1080i HD 32" LCD tv. Do I need those B band connectors that are hanging off my HR20 unit, as I notice I can't even get some HD channels on the HR10-250 unit.

    it's been a long time since I thought about it, but just had the guy come over who replaced my dish and I forgot to ask him.

    thanks!
     
  2. Steve Robertson

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    The HR10 250 will not be able to see a majority of the HD channels that have been launched in the last year or 2 or 3 or so the connectors will not make a difference time to put that thing in the museum.
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    Are there even any channels left in MPEG2? Most (if not all) of the HD programming has moved to MPEG4 which the HR10-250 can't receive.
     
  4. miketorse

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    Sorry to tell you this, but it looks like SD because it is SD. The HR10-250 is no longer a HD DVR, unless you are getting channels via OTA antenna.
     
  5. circadianswing

    circadianswing Cool Member

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    thanks for your responses, I think I recall that was what happened some time ago. maybe I'll hold out for the next tivo based unit.
     
  6. Scott Kocourek

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    I hope you are a very patient person. It may be a while.
     
  7. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    :lol:
     
  8. xzi

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    You are aware that all the HR2x series DVR now have dual-live buffers (it's called DoublePlay) and the new HR24 is supposedly pretty fast.
     
  9. hilmar2k

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    The HR24 is very fast, but still lags significantly when changing channels. Everything else about it is blazing, though.
     
  10. wingrider01

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    funny, everytime I see this the old song "In the year 2525" comes to mind, not sure why but it does
     

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