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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. Jun 5, 2009 #101 of 136
    Rich

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    Another convert. At least your 20-100 works. I've never had one that lasted very long. I did have one that I made the mistake of hooking up an eSATA (FAP) to before activating it (just wanted to see what would happen) and it "ate" the eSATA. I then tried with just the internal drive and that got destroyed too.

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  2. Jun 5, 2009 #102 of 136
    Richierich

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    Well Rich I have 2 HR20-100s and they are working flawless and very fast. However, the picture does looked washed out and fuzzier, not as Crisp. I use them as a backup DVR or in my Upper Office which my wife uses on occasion but I never use it so it is no big deal but I am glad that the HR20-100s are not my PRIMARY DVR or I would be P!SSED!!!
     
  3. Jun 5, 2009 #103 of 136
    Rich

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    Remember, the only 20-100s I've had were replacement units. I bought none new. I did buy the 22 new and that lasted 3 months and morphed into my 23. I'm sure lots of people have perfectly functioning 100s, but I've never seen one.

    A lot of folks that I consider worthy of trust think that there can be no difference in PQ on any HR. I have to defer to them. I just don't have the knowledge to support an argument against their opinion. I really thought I had that the other day when I saw that map, but it was really the same on all three HRs. I was disappointed. I really wanted the 23 to be something special, and it doesn't seem to be any different than my 21-700s, aside from the obvious things.

    Steve mounts a really good argument in favor of the 23 just being a 21-700 with those obvious differences. I've gotten the impression from his posts that he has done his homework. He's convinced me.

    I'm not dissatisfied with the 23 I got in place of the 22. Not at all. If the 700s keep coming, I'll be happy. I just expected so much, that's what disappoints me. Serves me right for being optimistic for a change :lol:.

    By the way, no problems with bogging down on the 2TB? How full did you get it?

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  4. Jun 5, 2009 #104 of 136
    Richierich

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    I'm at 28% and it is running like a champ but just not as Fast as the HR20 but it definitely looks sharper, crisper, and sounds louder and better and I have had my best friend Dan look at the 2 DVRs without telling him which looked the best and he picked out the HR23 so I am convinced it is a little better, probably due to better chipsets from Broadcom.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2009 #105 of 136
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    What kind of TV are you using it with? I've got mine on a 42" and a 50" Panny plasmas. 720p sets.

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  6. Jun 5, 2009 #106 of 136
    Richierich

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    I've got the HR23-700 on a 55" Samsung 1080P LCD along with the HR21-700.

    My HR21-700 & HR10-100 are on a 50" Samsung Plasma.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2009 #107 of 136
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    All I've got is Panny plasmas. Better picture on the 55" set than the 50" plasma?

    What do you have the 20-100s on?

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  8. Jun 6, 2009 #108 of 136
    Richierich

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    The HR20-100 is on a $14,000 Samsung Plasma but the picture is washed out and definitely nothing like the HR23-700 on my $5,000 Samsung LCD. I can't believe that the prices have come down so much but as a cutting edge guy you have to pay the price but the HR23-700 definitely looks better than the HR21-700 on the LCD.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2009 #109 of 136
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    Just want to share my frustration with the 22-100. Its locked up every morning for me and requires a 20 minute reboot. pressing skip goes right to the end of the program about 10% of the time. The guide is super slow. It will randomly scramble the screen so I have to cycle through all the resolution formats to fix the problem. and did I mention is SUPER SLOW!

    I think i'll call DTV today and get a replacement. I was hoping the longer I held out the better chance i'll get a HR23. too bad it almost unwatchable at this point.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2009 #110 of 136
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    Anything that ends in 700 or 200 will be an upgrade. That slip/skip problem went completely away when I hooked up the 23 to the same feeds as the 22 it replaced.

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    I have a bridge down the street that might interest you. The shares are not cheap, but the thrill of being an owner of your very own bridge far outweighs the price of the shares. :lol:

    $14,000 for a TV? I gotta say this: OH MY GOD! :hurah:

    Seriously, I'm glad you can afford something like that.

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  12. Jun 7, 2009 #112 of 136
    harsh

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    Went to the local BB yesterday as they had some deals on N routers.

    They had 3 HR22, 1 R16, 8 R22 and 1 D12.

    Interesting to note, there were no signs or stickers on the packaging regarding them being lease program.
     
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    I think at BB they make you sign an agreement to lease the units when you make the purchase.

    Costco just sells them with a sign posted over the HRs stating that they will be leased as soon as they are activated.

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  14. Jun 7, 2009 #114 of 136
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    Then you didn't look very hard. It's right on the front (top) of the box. Right below the picture of the the receiver.
     
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    harsh

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    I know where the stickers are supposed to be and what they look like. I inspected the entire package of each of the topmost boxes (and the top of the second where applicable) in the respective piles and they were all label-free. I would also note that it didn't appear that any labeling had been removed.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2009 #116 of 136
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    I'm just curious why there would be any interest for anyone who doesn't have DirecTV service.

    As for the labels, they are plain as day to see at my Best Buy when I saw the stack there 30 minutes ago - all HR22's.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2009 #117 of 136
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    There haven't been stickers on the boxes in some time (unless very old stock), it's actually printed on the box itself. The printing of the "Box is leased, ect" went in effect when the current retail packaging debuted.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2009 #118 of 136
    dave29

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    Thinking of getting Directv service and a receiver?
     
  19. Jun 8, 2009 #119 of 136
    harsh

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    When they offer a selection of programming that appeals to me at a reasonable price and a fully functional HD DVR, I'll think hard about it. I'm not married to any particular service and not currently under commitment to any of them.
     
  20. Jun 8, 2009 #120 of 136
    Rich

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    I just looked at the brown box my new 23 came in and the box that wretched 22 that I bought at Costco came in and both clearly have the lease statement printed in places that are hard to miss.

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