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HR20 vs HR 21, HR 22, HR23 and HR24-whats the diff? what to do?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by disneyfun1, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. disneyfun1

    disneyfun1 Cool Member

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    what is the difference between all the models? i have an hr 20-700 in my bedroom and living room, Kids have an hr21 and hr22 in their rooms, we have been on whole home for a while using direct connect internet wire into each one from the router.

    Wanted to upgrade my hr20 in the living room to the new hr24, mainly for looks but hopefully functionality as mine gets slow a lot as most of them do, and to just have new equip.

    ordered a new one from DTV, they mailed me an HR21, Called back, they said to try and get the HR24 they promised, have a tech come out. He just left, but only had HR22 on his truck. he called his boss and i guess the boss has some so he may come back later today he said if they send him, or i reschedule.

    Should i just keep what i have-the hr20, or upgrade and hold out for the hr24, or just take any model they have?
     
  2. The Merg

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    This thread will give you in-depth information on each of the DVRs:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=117744

    In summary though, the HR20 and HR21 have 320GB HDDs compared to the HR23 and HR24, which have 500GB HDDs. There is no HR22. The HR23 has wide band converters built-in so if you have a legacy setup (2 cables to a DVR to use both tuners), you don't need the BBC adapters. The HR24 has DECA built-in, so if you are using DECA for Whole Home, you don't need an external DECA. The HR24 is also the fastest of the receivers and in my case responds significantly quicker than my other DVR.

    - Merg
     
  3. Rich

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    There are two HR22s, the HR22-100 and the rarely seen HR22-200.

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  4. disneyfun1

    disneyfun1 Cool Member

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    the tech just came back and installed an HR24-500 in place of one of my HR20-700's. So far seems to be nice. Have to wait for guide to download to get my season passes back in. We plugged in the ethernet wire and have the whole home working as before. he stated there is a new way to do, which would require him to put in a new multi-switch and do some other things to all the hd-dvr's we have, but i said if it works hard wired to the internet, we can leave it that way and it does. He had an issue with it receiving signal on a transponder and could not continue, so he adjusted the dish which did not fix it so he replaced the LNB and it worked fine after that, so i guess that solved another issue i had and didnt know about.

    Will this box not go to 1080p unless its a 1080p program? we have a 1080p tv and my harman-kardon receiver upgrades the signal to 1080p as well, but the box only lights up to 1080i, even though when i test it, it says it will receive that signal.

    any other tricks i need to know about with this new box?
     
  5. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    None of the receivers will convert 1080i to 1080p. Most/all 1080p TVs can do that internally, I think. Some On-Demand programming is in 1080p, but not broadcasts.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    In case it matters, I believe it's the HR24-500 that uses a different colorspace than the others. Some have had to make adjustments to their calibration for it. It uses RGB, the others use YCrCb.
     
  7. The Merg

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    I think I was thinking of the H22 when I typed that. :)

    The HR22 has a 500GB HDD.

    - Merg
     
  8. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Finally, a mistake.... :lol:

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  9. The Merg

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    Shhhh.... :)

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  10. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I was stunned, I had begun to think you were omnipotent..... :lol:

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  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Rarely seen is an understatement. I'm not sure anyone's actually seen one outside the lab ;)
     
  12. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Can't really trust my memory, but I think I have read a couple posts by members who had one.

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  13. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    LGM2007 has one.

    Didn't look any farther...too lazy.

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  14. miesque1127

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    Just got WHS and On Demand.

    I have 2 HR 21 DVRs, and they brought me a HR-24 for the back room. Tat TV is rarely used, would you suggest I use the HR-24 in a room that gets more use??

    Is it ok for me to disconnect and swap the DVRs without screwing anything up??
     
  15. bobnielsen

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    You should be able to swap without any issues. You should keep the HR21 and its DECA together when moving it (the HR24 does not need a DECA).
     
  16. djr5899

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    Is there any information on this site about the HR22-100? I just got a 2nd HD TV in my home, and they sent me an HR22-100 to replace my SD DVR.
     
  17. dpeters11

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    Same as the HR22s mentioned in this thread. For this model, the -100 is irrelevant other than differentiating manufacturer. Bigger hard drive than your 20, no OTA, has 3D support.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    This might be the closest: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=121332

    The only difference is you have the 500 GB drive.
     
  19. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    The Tips & Resources forum has a ton of documents that explain the DIRECTV equipment and services.
     
  20. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Is there a thread with a list of colorspace for each of the Directv DVRs?

    It makes no sense that the HR24 would have RGB (which is analog) colorspace. This would also defeat what they have tried to do on the 3D Channels making sure the equipment is 3D Compatiable (in fact, I do not believe the 3D SbS units will even accept analog).

    Perhaps you are thinking about the HR20s having a different colorspace (RGB Analog) and that is why they could not work with 3D?

    You might remember the first Computer Video Cards that had DVI output usually also had a DVI to RGB adapter. Thats why those worked - because the RGB coming out of the early Video Cards was Analog and using RGB colorspace. As most of the HDMI outputs are now digital and using Digital YPbPr Colorspace (either 4:2:2 or 4:4:4), thats why an RGB adapter will get you nothing on the newer units.
     

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