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model of HD receiver DirecTV used?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Aluo-sat, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 #1 of 18
    Aluo-sat

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    help:)
    who know what model of HD receiver DirecTV used?
    Do Pace, Humax, Thomsom use HD receiver? if used, what's the model of CPU?
    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2009 #2 of 18
    jdspencer

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    Your question is somewhat vague. Are your referring to current DirecTV receivers/DVRs and who makes them for DirecTV?

    I have no idea what CPU is used in them.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2009 #3 of 18
    litzdog911

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    Some of the "First Look" posts have photos of the internals. You might see the CPU there. Why do you care?
     
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    RACJ2

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    He's located in China, so maybe his company wants to manufacture them cheaper?
     
  5. Sep 9, 2009 #5 of 18
    Aluo-sat

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    Thank you very much for your response.
    As far as i know, DirecTV HD Receiver HR21-700 with CPU BCM7401; HR21-100 with CPU BCM7402.
    So i want to know further of other DirecTV HD Receiver models . Are they all use BCM CPU? Why they prefer of BCM CPU?
    thanks
     
  6. Sep 9, 2009 #6 of 18
    litzdog911

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    I doubt you'll find anyone here that can answer that question.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2009 #7 of 18
    David MacLeod

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    that does seem to be info normal consumers would not be given access to.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2009 #8 of 18
    Mike Bertelson

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    Welcome to DBSTalk! :welcome_s

    The HR21-100 uses the BCM7401. See page four of the following link. ;)

    HR21-100 First Looks

    IIRC, the HR20-700 has the BCM7411 where the subsequent receivers use the BCM7401. I'm not sure about the HR20-100.

    Mike
     
  9. Sep 9, 2009 #9 of 18
    johnp37

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    Welcome to the forum. If you represent a company that can make a CPU to make our receivers run FASTER please, please contact Directv and try to convince them to do business with your company. Directv subscribers will forever be in your debt.
     
  10. Aluo-sat

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    Thanks a lot for your reply. we are a consulting company specialized in satellite TV.
    AS is known to everyone, CPU is the core part for every receiver. I just want to know why DirecTV prefer BCM CPU rather than ST or other brand CPU? What is the superiority of BCM comparing with ST?
     
  11. johnp37

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    Well Alou-sat, most if not all of us here will agree that the HRxx Directv receivers are in great need of a MUCH faster processor. The snails pace functionality of these receivers is pathetic. I am not sure what Directv uses but I would not use the word superior to describe the processor in the HRxx box. These machines are slow,slower, slowest. Maybe they use the cheapest components they can lay their hands on. Maybe you can convince Directv to use a quality(faster) processor. Good luck.
     
  12. Aluo-sat

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    Thank you!!!
     
  13. Aluo-sat

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    i would like to learn more from all of you!!!
    when did DirecTV open HD channels? how many years have you watching HDTV then? in this forum, isn't anyone whoever talk about the CPU of DirecTV receivers till now? what's CPU of the first -generation receiver? how about the second-generation and later generations? why they replace CPU from generations? what's the main features of each generation? Thanks a lot for your instruction.
     
  14. P Smith

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    That's questions what a consultant like you should answer.

    Practically speaking, the matter is discussing behind close doors with each CPU/IDME's manufacturer; a lot a factors implied, major are a cost of chips, volume/time fulfillment and time for developing SW/FW, plus many more include personal preferences of VPs.
     
  15. Mike Bertelson

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    The first gen HD receivers/DVRs weren't even built by DirecTV. Not to mention that the info you're looking for goes back quite a few years.

    You'll probably have to search this and other satellite or TiVo forums for those answers. Most of us would have to do the same. :grin:

    Mike
     
  16. Aluo-sat

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    Thanks for your reply.I am just full of curiosity why you didn't discuss CPU of a receiver in this forum? In fact, everything you previewsly talked about is undoubtly related to CPU. why not talk it directly?
     
  17. jeffshoaf

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    Primarily because we're end users who don't have a direct voice in the selection of the CPUs; when we order a receiver, we don't even get to choose which model we receive, we get the one that DirecTV sends to us or to the installer. And since the CPU is not user changable and we can't really discern whether an issue or feature is due to the CPU or other components within the receiver, we tend to talk about and compare specific models such as the HR20-100, HR20-700, HR22-100, etc.
     
  18. johnp37

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    I believe this thread has gone as far as it can go. The thread starter is looking for information and/or discussions of a technical nature most if not all of us are not privy to.
     

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