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HR20-100: Next Look - Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. Mar 30, 2007 #21 of 411
    lewgar

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    Haven't heard anything noise from this box, even sitting right next to it with the TV off. In my opinion quieter than the -700 it replaced by a long shot. But then again, maybe i had a bad -700....
     
  2. Mar 30, 2007 #22 of 411
    lance30276

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    Just curious, what should the temp run on a HR20-700?
    After last nite's update I noticed mine at 128 degress, before the
    update 120-122 most of the time.

    BTW: My first ever post!
     
  3. Mar 30, 2007 #23 of 411
    Stuart Sweet

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    Golly. I guess they're going to suggest people use it as a reading lamp or headlight?
     
  4. Mar 30, 2007 #24 of 411
    Earl Bonovich

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    Welcome..
    And for the -700 model; Upper 120's is the normal (around 127)
     
  5. Mar 30, 2007 #25 of 411
    Stuart Sweet

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    Welcome to the forum!

    HR20-700's run at 120-128 degrees in normal use. At 127-128 degrees the internal fan kicks in. You're still doing fine.

    (Dang, Earl beat me again)
     
  6. Mar 30, 2007 #26 of 411
    BillyT2002

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    Earl, do you think if I ask them nicely enough they will contract out a manufacturer to get me a silver or gold model with a flat (non-circular) red, Cylon toaster eye moving back and forth horizontally, that'd be great. I'd pay them $2000 to purchase a Cylon model... ;)
     
  7. Mar 30, 2007 #27 of 411
    Earl Bonovich

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    Actually... I have kind of found it funny... that days after the XBOX360 was out... they had mods to change the LCDs...

    I am surprised no one has done it yet for these units.

    And "2nd" DirecTV is a MAJOR sponsor on SCI-FI and specifically BSG..
    That would be an AWSOME marketting campaign and "Special eddition" unit.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2007 #28 of 411
    harsh

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    The temperature readings are thought to come from the hard drive itself, so it is likely that they have recognized the error of their ways in running the drives so near the limit.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2007 #29 of 411
    harsh

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    Because a substantial majority of the HR20s are leased and "enhancing" not an option? This is one major disadvantage to the leasing option.

    Given that refurbishing is the standard method of repair, investing in such goodies might not be such a good idea unless you come up with a complete clip-in panel.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2007 #30 of 411
    jheda

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    For us nontechies on board here, is there any FUNCTIONAL difference betwen the two models?
     
  11. Mar 30, 2007 #31 of 411
    old7

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    Any word on the second ethernet port? Why would a DVR need 2? I think it has great potential, but before I get my hopes up, what do they have in mind for the second ethernet port?

    Why can't DirecTV stick with one power cord? I was actually more surprised that the HR20-700 uses the same power cord that the DirecTiVos use than the fact that the HR20-100 uses the three prong cord used by the D-10 and R-15. If they want to switch, then switch, but stop switching back and forth. Or is this more a manufacturer's choice?
     
  12. Mar 30, 2007 #32 of 411
    Earl Bonovich

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    Well there is when you compare the software versions... but keeping the versions the same... there is no functionality differences.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2007 #33 of 411
    Earl Bonovich

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    More of a manufacturer's choice, based on the power supply used.

    As for the 2nd port: Future "ideas", that may or may not happen.
    Cheaper to include it now, then having to add it later.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2007 #34 of 411
    harsh

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    Bingo!
     
  15. Mar 30, 2007 #35 of 411
    rcoleman111

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    How do you tell what temperature it's running at?
     
  16. Mar 30, 2007 #36 of 411
    Bay CIty

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    The next time pinky appears stick a thermometer in her mouth
     
  17. Mar 30, 2007 #37 of 411
    rcoleman111

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    Have there been any polls that show the percentage of people who want these black cases? It doesn't matter to me what color it is, but there seem to be a lot of posts from people who want DVRs that match their other video components. I wonder what percentage are women.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2007 #38 of 411
    jefirdjr

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    Menu-Help & Settings-Setup-Press select on Info & Test, then scroll down to see current temp.

    Alt Method (if on latest firmware)
    Press & hold Info for 3 seconds
     
  19. Mar 30, 2007 #39 of 411
    jheda

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    Im a guy and its my only silver component and i would love black....not a poll but just an fyi
     
  20. Mar 30, 2007 #40 of 411
    DBEX

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    Earl ~
    Is the HR20-100 series replacing the 700 series as far as you know?
    Are these new models the only ones that will ship when the stock of "-700s" runs out or are the "-700s" still in production?
     
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