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New HR24-100

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by VonDarkmoor, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. VonDarkmoor

    VonDarkmoor Cool Member

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    I received an HR24-100 as a service plan free replacement for my old HR21 and the difference in navigation speed is incredible. The HR21 still powers up and the hard drive is intact. I would like to migrate my recorded programs from the HR21 to the HR24, is there a way to directly transfer content? If not, what are the best options?

    Thanks,

    Ian
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Nope.
     
  3. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    :welcome_s Ian

    Sorry but I think you got unlucky by losing your recordings, but you got really lucky that you got a HR24-100 to replace your HR21. You're gonna love that thing.
     
  4. VonDarkmoor

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    Thanks. I was so frustrated by the navigation lag on the HR 21, I kept "overshooting" my selections on the menu and it would turn what should have been a 10 second operation into a 3 minutes worth of operation:aggravation. I know 3 minutes does not sound like much but as my fellow HR21 owners know well, believe me it adds up when you are doing this several times a day. I seriously considered going back to cable because of it. The HR24 has near instant response time and it adds a little sanity back to my life :)
     
  5. VonDarkmoor

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    Not to beat a dead horse, but I thought there were ways to recover programs from the DVR and put em on some other media. There are really no options to recover the programs to get em over to the HR 24?
     
  6. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    Nope... no way to do that.
     
  7. Starchy77

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    You could transfer them to DVD/Blueray/Computer if you have that capability. There is no way to move them from the HR21 to the HR24 though.
     
  8. Mike Greer

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    Talk like that it is going to cause you trouble around these parts!:D

    Keep up this crazy talk and people are going to think you're me!

    But seriously - you're in much better shape with the HR24. But... No way to transfer your recordings...:(
     
  9. VonDarkmoor

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    Thanks Starchy, Marty and scotandregan for your input. Now to tell my wife she's SOL on getting her programs migrated :eek2:
    Wish me luck!
     
  10. VonDarkmoor

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    Kept thinking I had a defective HR21 since it was so incredibly laggy...then I checked the DBS fourms and found that was normal operating performance :eek2:
    Lovin the HR24!!
     
  11. TITAN_53

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    Na, he was way too sensible about it.
     
  12. john18

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    I didn't see it posted whether or not you have any other DVR's and, if so, whether you have the DVR's connected to the Whole Home Service (or MRV). If so you could download all new recordings to the DVR that isn't replaced and watch them later, while in the meantime you make popcorn and watch everything on the HR21 and clear the hard drive. Once the HR21 is clear of programming replace it with the HR24 and then watch the stuff that was recently recorded via the Whole Home service.

    That is the way we did it when we recently had a hardware swap. The only downside was that there are times that we record more than two programs at the same time and we had to negotiate what didn't get recorded because we were not recording anything new to the DVR that was being replaced.
     
  13. Mike Greer

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    You're right - he was just laying it out there....

    "Kept thinking I had a defective HR21 since it was so incredibly laggy...then I checked the DBS fourms and found that was normal operating performance
    Lovin the HR24!! "

    You had better get to beating him down before someone reads his posts.:lol:
     
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Still playing the victim card. Poor Mike. :feelbette
     
  15. Mike Greer

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    Yep - poor me! I'm just not feelin' the love!
     
  16. VonDarkmoor

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    I havent implemented MRV yet, since I dont have any easy way to run an Eithernet cable to the DVR. I'm currently deciding between powerline or a wireless/eithernet bridge...
     
  17. jdspencer

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    The current supported method for MRV, or as DirecTV now calls it "Whole Home DVR", is with the DECA/SWM installation. This will get you MRV without having to run ethernet to the receivers.
     
  18. john18

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    How about considering the Whole Home solution via DECA. If you order the Internet Connection Kit you usually can get the price down to about $75-80 and they will connect everything, including any other D* boxes. Also, they will replace any equipment that isn't compatible with compatible equipment, including an antenna, SWiM connector, etc. You end up with a fully compatible system that is covered by D* in case of failure or performance issues. They don't cover ethernet connection solutions so if you were to do what I believe you are suggesting the network connections would not be covered by D*.

    Either way it will cost you the same $3.00 per month and if you don't already have the Powerline or ethernet bridge the installation fee would be around or less than buying the adapter or a minimum of two Powerline units.
     
  19. TITAN_53

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    Keep clippin those quotes to fit your response Mike. Seems to me like he knows what he finds unacceptable may not be as big of a deal to someonone else, which is the point. Not everyone has the same experience.

    Believe it or not I had an HR24 not respond for several minutes after changing from "hide sd duplicates" to "show all." I better start telling everyone that the 24's aren't as fast as what everyone says and nobody should order Directv until they come out with an HR25!
     
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    $75-80 just for the Internet Connection Kit or for the whole installation?

    The price I was initially quoted for the Whole Home DVR install was $150 + tax. I didn't ask about the connection kit at that point since I wasn't yet ready to place the order.
     

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