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Is the HR24 Worth buying?????

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kcroyaljosh, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. kcroyaljosh

    kcroyaljosh AllStar

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    I currently have 2 HD DVR's (HR-21 and HR20) and one H24. The HR 21 is connected to my Panasonic VT20 3Dtv. Is there any reason that I would need to purchase a HR24 because of my 3Dtv? I have looked over the features and it just does not seem that it is worth the money because their is no difference from my HR21. I have the H24 and I really like it because it was small and it operates cooler.
     
  2. The Merg

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    The biggest thing that you will see with the HR24 is the speed of the unit. If you see how fast you can change channels and move through the Guide on your H24 compared to the HR21, you can see what the difference might be like. Besides the speed, the only other difference will be the size of the HDD in the HR24 (500GB) compared to the HR21 (320GB).

    - Merg
     
  3. jasonki32

    jasonki32 Godfather

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    Also has a significantly smaller foot print. Navigating through menus are definitely faster with the HR24. I enjoy the speed of my HR24 units. For me they are worth it, however, for you they may not be.
     
  4. kcroyaljosh

    kcroyaljosh AllStar

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    I tried calling D* to geta free one because of the small opening in my cabinet in my room where the HR20-100 is now. They would not give me one. I had a bad exerience with the DECA and SWIM install on saturday. They called and canceled because of weather. I wish they would send me a relpacement for my HR20-100.
     
  5. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

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    Wow you really wanna give up a HR20? I love mine. Most on here say they are faster then all others excpet maybe the HR24. Plus they have the OTA tuners in them. I also have a HR20-100 and no way am I giving it up. I will have it till it dies.
     
  6. matt

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    I would give up my owned HR20-100 for an owned HR24 in a heartbeat.

    EDIT: Or my owned R15 :D
     
  7. barryb

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    I don't use OTA here as its just not possible up here in the sticks. I have three HR20-700's that are being used less and less these days (I know, blasphemy). Its because my HR24's are that much faster.
     
  8. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    I would not call a weather related issue a "bad install". If it was a nice day, then yes, or if they botched the install, yes.

    I bit the bullet and just bought a couple from an online place.
     
  9. joshjr

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    Are those owned HR20's? I would be looking to buy another owned HD DVR if the price was right.
     
  10. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    NFS at this time (sorry). We use them to record all of our "keepers" to watch via MRV.
     
  11. ktm250

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    Just don't forget your flyswatter to kill all the bugs :):)
     
  12. ccsoftball7

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    Every time I read the title of this thread, I simply think "YES" to myself. If you are out of your commitment with DirecTV, the answer might be "maybe". However, I bought an HR24 as an additional DVR...I absolutely love it. It has a larger hard drive, but WOW it is so much faster. I would never go back. As a matter of fact, I thought about picking up another and sending back my other DVR. :)
     
  13. GregLee

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    Not because of your 3D TV; the HR24 and HR21 should handle 3D equally well. I can compare the HR24 with my H21 or HR20, and, as previous posts say, the HR24 is substantially faster and more pleasant to use.
     
  14. kmaudk

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    Lady is asking for an assist gentlemen.... got the runaround from D* when I asked to upgrade to the HR24 for my new 3D tv. They said the HR21-100 I already have was fully capable of the folllowing:

    1) 1080P and 3D
    2) Set up of multiroom viewing (D* guy is coming on Friday to set up)
    3) HDMI 1.4 output vs. HDMI 1.3 output (with proper HDMI cables rated at 10.2 gbps)

    HDMI 1.4 supports internet which means a separte ethernet connection is not necessary - one HDMI from my HR21-100 can get me not only video and audio but internet too.

    I FIND ALL THIS HARD TO BELIEVE. Still feel I need to go out and plop down the $200 on the HR24 to get the best picture and connections.

    Thoughts? Much appreciated. Thank you!

    MAUD
     
  15. STEVEN-H

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    I have a HR24 which was connected by HDMI to my Sony amp and TV. Just having it plugged into the amp interferes with all other HDMI operations and the only way around it is to keep the HDMI cable from the HR24 unplugged. I have never had a problem with my HR20 or HR21 with this setup but, the HR24 has done this from day one.


    This problem seem fixed with the release of 0x3ef on 6/18! There is no reason not to get this box now from my experience.
     
  16. andy j

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    Just one quick question. All this is new to me, Can I program my Directv dvr to record a program and then turn the dvr off, or does it have to be left on all the time. Thanks
     
  17. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Do you think HDMI™ Active Intelligence might be the reason? Can you turn that off?
     
  18. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It can be off...which is kind of "stand by."
     
  19. sheureka

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    The DVR doesn't have to be on to record - you can turn it off as soon as you program the recording. Or if you're setting the recording from your phone or computer you never need to turn it on at all. - sheureka
     
  20. STEVEN-H

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    I can try that. However, there was no problem with the HR20 or HR21. We like turning on the Blueray and have the amp and TV turn on and be ready to go. Also with the HR24 connected the TV does not switch to external speakers and that is not acceptable. Direct TV knows how to fix this.
     

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