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HR20-700 Discontinued

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Blitz68, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That may happen some time in the future (speculation), but not at this time...
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I believe he was making a joke.

    At least I hope so, as there ain't no such creature.
     
  3. Steveknj

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    Then I'm glad I have the 700. Anything Thompson makes is a piece of crap.
     
  4. DavidsonDuke

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    Oh . . . I guess I don't get it.
     
  5. dbmaven

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    :bang:

    My experience with RCA/Thompson D* products has been superlative.
    I had an RCA DTC-100 (the first HD receiver) that I just retired in the spring of this year - 7 years of flawless faithful service.

    And I now have 2 HR20-100s that have also been perfect. No RF issues or anything else.....
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Again, I want to point out there was a similar posting back when the -100 was coming out and the -700 production was moved to China.
     
  7. Jeremy W

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    My Thomson H20 has fared better than my LG H20 did.
     
  8. yogi

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    Yes there is. The HR20i is for the MFH-3 system. Which Thompson makes.
     
  9. Robert L

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    He might have been referring to Thomson in general, especially the RCA and GE brand of televisions. They had a rather huge amount of defects on sets built in the 90's and right on up til today. Maybe some of the recent stuff is better but they have built some really poor TVs, and some other products.

    But I doubt that would mean much with products for Directv, since its a specific design and they probably would have to meet certain specifications.
     
  10. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Middle...
    You know, my ex-wife still has (and uses daily) the RCA 27" TV she and I bought in 1991. For that matter, I still have (and my youngest daughter still uses daily) a 20" RCA TV I bought when I got out of college in 1990. It's hooked up to a D11 SD receiver. (which I will swap out for a DVR one of these days when I run a second line).

    My first Directv system was also an RCA dual-LNB (meaning it had two LNBs and no multiswitch - this was pre-switch days for most consumers) in 1997 and those receivers still worked fine when I took them out of service 6 years ago.
     
  11. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    OK here you go. I called DirecTV like a new customer. I told them I wanted HD DVR and asked which unit they would be giving me. I was told the HR20. When I asked which one (700 or 100) he said he would check and came back and told me the 700. So... Can we assume you are a private satillite installer? Apparently I am still able to get HR20-700's from DirecTV. So the fact that you cannot get them does little to get me excited :lol:

    At first I thought my nightmare scenerio I mentioned in the HR21-700 first look thread came true a little earlier than I expected. But for now the sky is not falling.
     
  12. Robert L

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    Well there is no reason to get into all that in this forum. But I didn't say everything they built failed. But sometime starting in the 90's (or earlier) they went to a TV chassis that gave huge problems. That's just a fact because I was involved with it directly.

    Sears, who purchases lots of products at times without a warranty to get them at a lower price, had so many failures they had to sue Thomson. It ended up as a class action with Thomson having to pay for repairs to anyone that had problem within a certain time frame. But of course I imagine that the lawyers got most like always.

    Still, not all of them fail, just a much higher than normal percent. Personally I don't have much use for their products now, but I guess quality is rather low all around these days.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    The MFH-3 system (MDU) equipment you referenced is not available to the general public, and the naming is purely a coincidence.

    That said, the whole premise and heading of this thread is mis-information.
     
  14. islander66

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    Is the HR20 100 quieter than the HR20 700?

    I have a board over the top of it because the harddrive can be heard across the room.

    Or do they both use the same loud harddrive?
     
  15. hilmar2k

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    You have a board over top of a HR20-700?!?!? That's a bad idea. You are covering up the cooling vents and will likely fry your poor HR20.
     
  16. yogi

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    What is the coincidence?
    The MFH-1 is (MDU) eqiupment. So is the MFH-2. and so is the MFH-3.
    I just stated that thompsons busy make the " i " receivers.
    I was not trying to give mis-information.
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    Bad idea for several reasons:

    1) Heat buildup can damage all the equipment from poor ventillation

    2) If your hard drive is that loud, something is wrong with the drive and you should call them to replace the unit.

    3) Your patience should be commended, but please see #2.

    If the HR20-700 or HR20-100 or HR21-700 or any other HD DVR's are working properly, you cannot really hear the hard drive (unless you stick your ear up to the units). I have 3, all are very, very quiet. The HR21-700 is the quietest of them all.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    I have not heard word one that suggests to me that the HR20-700 has been discontinued. It is made at several plants, perhaps one will be shifted over to HR21, but I don't know.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    I was (only) referring to the model number you referenced in the "i" series"
     
  20. belunos

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    People have already 'asplain'd the bad idea portion of this, but my -100 is very quiet.
     
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