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More than one HR24 model available?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Indiana627, May 31, 2010.

  1. Indiana627

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    My HR21-100 has been acting up lately (had to pull the plug twice tonight as it became completely unresponsive), so it's gotten me to thinking about replacing it with an HR24.

    I checked out Solid Signal and they list the -500 model and also a "DIRECTV HR24 High Definition DIRECTV PLUS MPEG-4 DVR (HR24) Commercial HD DVR." Also, Doug's firmware site lists an HR24-100 and -200 in addition the the -500. I had thought the -500 was the only one available, or am I incorrect?

    I assume the -100 and -200 will be the same basic unit just different manufacturers like all the other HR2x models, but what is the "Commercial" model listed on Solid Signal? It's listed for the same price as the -500? Is it just a typo on their part?

    Thanks.
     
  2. The Merg

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    Doesn't appear to be any difference between the regular HR24 and the "commercial" version. Probably just a marketing game that Solid Signal is playing for their customers that own retail establishments.

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  3. Jun 1, 2010 #3 of 56
    Stuart Sweet

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    As far as I know the HR24-100 and HR24-200 do not exist in retail channels. There is some evidence that they will but that's all the information I have.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2010 #4 of 56
    j2fast

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    I can't find it right now but I swear read some where around here that the box designated as "commercial" is simply just the item you would use if you were buying the box for a commercial account vs a residential account (its the same box either way).
     
  5. Jun 1, 2010 #5 of 56
    bratboy

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    I was just wondering about this. They are doing whole home for me this Thursday so I called local office just to confirm 2 Hr24's were brought. Lady was nice and dbl checked the order and made notes to ensure the tech brings two of the 24's and she called them Hr24-100's. Couldn't find anything on there being any difference so far so has anyone else found out differently?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2010 #6 of 56
    bobnielsen

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    Doug Brott's firmware version website shows HR24-100 firmware as being in the stream. This may very well indicate that this model is about to be introduced if it is not already being distributed.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2010 #7 of 56
    bratboy

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    Cool, so was the other poster right that the 100 & 500 are the same just different manufacturer?

    Edit: okay just got off phone with installer office. The person I spoke with said that the numbering has to do with manufacturing. 100's are the first batch made and the higher numbers were made more recently but are supposed to be the same. At least now have it confirmed by 2 local offices that the tech will be bringing me 2 Hr24's and they both know if the tech shows with anything less he will be sent away. :)
     
  8. Jun 1, 2010 #8 of 56
    Lee L

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    Unfortuneately, that explanation is compeltely wrong. The -x00 at the end has everything to do with which consumer electronics company makes the box for DirecTV and nothing to do with when it was made. The very first HR2x series box was the HR20-700, followed by the HR20-100. Each number box has had similar "out of order" numbering. The HR24-500 just came out and there are no others available.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2010 #9 of 56
    The Merg

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    You got partly right info. The 3 numbers after the dash indicate the manufacturer. The current HR24 that is being distributed right now is the -500. The hundred number after the dash has nothing to do with the order that the receivers are manufactured.

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  10. Indiana627

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    OK. I thought the -500 was the only one currently available.

    So... Is the HR24 really all it's cracked up to be compared to the HR20-HR23? The slowness of my HR21 is really my only complaint.
     
  11. mcbeevee

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    Personally, I think the HR24 is worth the investment. And I've been using the same HR20-700's for over 3 years, so it was time for a change!

    Manufacturer Codes:
    -100 = Thomson/Audiovox
    -200 = Samsung
    -300 = Philips
    -400 = Hughes
    -500 = Humax
    -600 = LG
    -700 = Pace Micro Technology
    -800 = NEC


    :)
     
  12. bratboy

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    "I see said the blind man to the deaf man as they both fell into the ditch"

    So the number just determines who made it but whether its a 100 or 500 its the same design and internals?
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Actually the current manufacturer of -100s is Technicolor, and Pace has taken over the operation that makes the -300s.
     
  14. The Merg

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    There can be some slight differences regarding the layout of components inside, but all meet the specs as specified by DirecTV for the receiver.

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  15. bratboy

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    Thats fine. My concern was it seemed in the past the various numbers had something to do with what size drives they had installed but that was ages back and perhaps either was untrue even then or just different now,
     
  16. Don H

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    Its my understanding the 500 has optical audio out while the 100 doesn't.
     
  17. LameLefty

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    Yes. :)
     
  18. LameLefty

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    You may be confused; as Stuart noted, there is no HR24-100 in the retail channel. Does something like that exist as a prototype? Who knows? I don't have one and have never seen one.

    However, the H24-100 does exist (I have one). I frankly can't recall if mine has an optical out or not, as it's connected via HDMI in my master bathroom.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    I believe the H24-100 lacks an optical out.
     
  20. Indiana627

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    Another question about transferring my eSata from my HR21 to a new HR24. I had believed all along that all recordings on the eSata would be present but unplayable by the HR24 (or any other HR2x I connected it to), but then I read a thread about 1-2 weeks ago where someone said all of his OTA recordings were playable on a new HR2x, but now I can't find that thread to confirm. Is this the case?

    I believe the theory was that since the recordings never went through a satellite that they were never encrypted and thus playable on different HR2x?

    The one thing really holding me back is the knowledge that I'd lose all my recordings, BUT if my OTA recordings would still be playable, then it would be a very different story as most of my recordings are OTA since D* doesn't offer LIL here yet.
     

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