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HR23 released to retail?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by johnp37, May 21, 2009.

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  1. May 22, 2009 #21 of 136
    Rich

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    It is ironic. Damn shame too. Crisp clear PQ, good sound, fast enough for me not to complain about speed and I don't use it.

    By the way, the fastest HR I have is my "owned" 20-700 with a 1.5TB Cuda internal in it. Goes thru the guide so fast you wouldn't believe it.

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  2. May 22, 2009 #22 of 136
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    A country wide conspiracy. :lol:

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  3. May 22, 2009 #23 of 136
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    Thanks Rich...

    Don't want this 23 thread to get to far off-topic, but I'll watch for those things and see how it goes... So far, so good with my new 22, but then it seems that's always true when they are new... Oh, and I did dim my 22's ring, and I can turn it off, but lowest setting is fine for me.
     
  4. May 23, 2009 #24 of 136
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    My 22 does the same stupid thing!! I thought it was my Harmony 1000 that was somehow sending too long of key presses from time to time:confused:

    And to keep the thread on topic....I was in my local Best Buy today..........drum roll please...................................on the shelf were all..............................................................................................................................................................HR22-100 HDDVR units....!
     
  5. May 23, 2009 #25 of 136
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    The manufacturer (-700 vs -100) is the key instead of the model number (23 vs 22). The true test would be an HR22-700 vs HR23-100 (if those models existed).

    :)
     
  6. May 23, 2009 #26 of 136
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    The HR23-700 is the only way to go. Much better PQ & AQ than any of my other 5 DVRs and works like a charm with a 2 TB Drive in it!!! :lol:
     
  7. May 23, 2009 #27 of 136
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    Well, anyone who's read some of my posts has an idea of what I think about the 100 series. This doesn't surprise me at all. I just got off the phone with the PP and the CSR I was talking to asked me to press the "Info" button down and hold it. Normally that takes you to the system setup page. Told him it wouldn't work and he asked me which button I thought was the "Info" button. My reply: "The button that has 'info' on it?" Doesn't work. First HR I've seen where holding down that button didn't work.

    Anyhow, you're not alone. :lol:

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  8. May 23, 2009 #28 of 136
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    I just got referred to the Case Management Group. I'll get a 23 now. I hope.

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  9. May 23, 2009 #29 of 136
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    And the outcome of that test would be that the 22-700 was the more dependable HR.

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  10. May 23, 2009 #30 of 136
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    Getting off topic isn't bad if there's a benefit. Bottom line is: You can't buy a 23 at the B&M stores. All they sell is the 22s.

    This is the first HR I've ever had that I couldn't dim the blue ring or use the info button to quickly get to the system setup page.

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  11. May 23, 2009 #31 of 136
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    If patience is a virtue I most definitely would not be nominated for sainthood but I should be considered as I am still holding out for 23s to show up at Costco sometime during the current millennium. Am I an optimist or what?
     
  12. May 24, 2009 #32 of 136
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    I too have been waiting since Sept/Oct last year for them to show up at Costco but gave up last week and put an order in online last week.

    I have a need for it to fit neatly on a shelf without the converters hanging off the back like the HR21s.
     
  13. May 24, 2009 #33 of 136
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    I refuse to pay full price of $199 and am willing to wait till my current HRXXs crap out or hell freezes over whichever comes first.
     
  14. May 25, 2009 #34 of 136
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    Gotta have respect for a man who stays the course. John, did you see the thread where folks are debating the finish on the 22s? Matte or gloss. Seems that a whole new bunch of 22s are coming with matte finishes. That should solve all the internal problems.

    Yesterday, I did the full format on my 3 month old 22. Just in case I was wrong. Took a while, and now it's so screwed up, I can't access the Priority list or the To Do list and any of the other menu functions. But mine has a glossy finish, the matte would undoubtedly work correctly. (I apologize for the sarcasm, but frustration has overcome me.)

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  15. May 27, 2009 #35 of 136
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    I have been trying for some time to get a second hr-23. Got the first one back in October, when the hr-22 was not compatible with my TV. (three different units would reboot whenever the tv was turned on) Case management from d* sent the hr-23 and the problem was solved. I called the main office of Costco last week and asked if they would be getting the hr-23, to replace the hr-22 in their stores in the near future. The marketing person I spoke to said she would contact the buyer, and get back to me. She called two days later and said Costco does not plan on carrying the 23 as their info is that the hr-22 is basically the same. I told her what happened with the 3 22's I had and she asked me to fax copies of the 3 work orders from D*. -maybe this will get Costco to carry the 23's in the future.





     
  16. May 27, 2009 #36 of 136
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    FWIW - I got my HR23 today after ordering it online last Friday. It's matte black unlike the gloss black piano finish on the other HR22s that I have. It also has a red record light and more opaque blue lights up front. Of course, internal broad band tuners for a cleaner install I was looking for on a tight spaced shelf.
     
  17. May 28, 2009 #37 of 136
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    But the 23s are more "robust". :lol:

    I've also called Costco about them constantly carrying the 22s and got the same answer. Obviously somebody at D* fed them that line. And they bit. What else can they do? You watch, they'll still be carrying them at Xmas time. They fly off the shelves. The Great American Herd will believe anything and buy anything.

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  18. May 28, 2009 #38 of 136
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    Just got back from Edison Costco, same tale of woe. A week and a half ago, 3 22s on a pallet, today 3 full stacks, all 22s. It stinks.
     
  19. May 28, 2009 #39 of 136
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    I recorded the Yankees game last night on the 23 and watched it this morning. No problems. Works just like my 21-700s. Which is to say, pretty good.

    Only been a day. I'm using it now and I have a 21-700 in the room and the two HRs are feeding my TV. Been switching back and forth between the two, running the same program on both and I don't see any difference on a 42" Panny plasma. Both are component feeds and the picture looks identical.

    Audio is the same, too. So far, seems like the more knowledgeable among us are right again. A 21-700 with a larger hard drive. Which is still good. Can't beat the 700s, I think.

    I just did a search on each HR. Timed it with a stopwatch. First search ever. Same as the 21.

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  20. May 28, 2009 #40 of 136
    djrobx

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    The only problem we have with our HR22-100's is that it sometimes skips to the end when pressing the slip button. We have no problem turning the blue ring off, nor have we experienced any spontaneous reboots. Have you tried using the buttons on the front?
     
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