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HR20 At Best Buy

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by I.M. Nobody, Aug 25, 2006.

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  1. I.M. Nobody

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    Best Buy Has the HR20 in stock for sale or lease. My question is if I buy and bring it home will I be able to fire it up ? I have 5 Lnd dish and HR10 HDVR now and have local channels in HD.

    I live in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Thanks
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. If you're replacing your HR10-250 DVR, just connect the HR20 in its place. If your adding it as a second DVR you'll want two new RG6 coax cables from the dish to your HR20, assuming you want to use both tuners.
     
  3. Skip Towne

    Skip Towne Godfather

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    You will need to call D* to get the new unit activated.
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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    Are you positive it is the HR20?

    In a primarily WHITE box, with orange/red lettering that says:
    DirecTV Plus HD DVR ?

    Or is it the primarily BLACK box, with blue lettering that says:
    DirecTV HD DVR?

    If it is the white box... then that is the HR20
    If it is the black box.... then that is the HR10-250


    I am only asking, as even the internet retailers haven't gotten their allotments, and they usually get them weeks before the big chains.
     
  5. paulman182

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    The BestBuy website shows a silver (or maybe white) box for the HR10-250, and "search" does not find the HR20.
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    I'll have to dig up what my HR10-250 box looks like.... I have the original packaging...
     
  7. paulman182

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    Sorry, I don't mean the packaging, I mean the box enclosing the unit itself.
     
  8. Earl Bonovich

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    Ahh... yes... the HR10-250 is silver in color.

    I earlier was referring to the outer packaging
     
  9. bonscott87

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    I *highly* doubt it was an HR20. As Earl says, it shouldn't even ship to a retailer like BB for at least 3-4 weeks yet. Mid Sept is the release date that I've seen for online retailers.
     
  10. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Agreed, it is probably NOT the HR20.
     
  11. Tom D'Angelo

    Tom D'Angelo New Member

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    Went to BB and CC today, neither had it yet and were not sure when they would get them.
     
  12. I.M. Nobody

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    My UPS driver is the one that saw it at BB. He swears it is the HR20 as he has the HR10 and knows the difference. I saw him today when he droped of packages at my store and he said he will go back and find out for sure what it was he saw. I will find out monday

    I keep calling Direct every day and get new release dates. They say late this month.
    Time will tell.
     
  13. shortstop11_jeff

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    It is true, it is on their website. I got an email from Directv telling me that BB had it. I went to their website and I am about to order one now!!
     
  14. shortstop11_jeff

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    Now here is my next question, when i order this and it arrives, can I just call Directv and they will bring out the new at9 dish AND the new multiswitch that I need. I have the older 3lnb one, so I need the new dish and 6 X 8 switch to run lines to my 5 receivers- 2 each for the new hr20 and r15?
     
  15. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. And yes.
     
  16. shortstop11_jeff

    shortstop11_jeff AllStar

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    thanks litzdog- ordered from beach audio from other thread link- much cheaper
     
  17. finaldiet

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    I just got an e-mail from Direct TV that the HR20-700 is now at Best buy:D
     
  18. JLucPicard

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    I did, to (as I'm sure thousands of people did). However, I am not going to jump on that train until they announce any swap-out program that they may work out with the HR10-250s. At this point, I would swap the one I have that is leased and keep the other two. I'll hold off buying retail for a while.

    By the way, I did kind of find it funny that when I looked at the Best Buy site, they had the model listed as HR20-250. :)
     
  19. nullrider

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    BestBuy.com has an exclusive on selling the HR20 till Sept. 12. It is available to everyone now.
     
  20. mrdbdigital

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    So, if I buy one at Best Buy and install it myself, is it a lease or do I own it?

    db
     
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