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Question for HR-24 owners

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by radamo, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    !rolling

    Yet...there's nothing wrong with some of that? :D :lol:
     
  2. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    When has the FAN ever posted a negative comment about D*? I'm sure that would have been a post that I'd remember...:lol:

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  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I just told you the downside. :)

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  4. Mike Greer

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    But in this case it is like the Delta Agents are on LSD! Worked fine until the 'updates' and not the same remote trouble as my HR22s. DirecTV just needs to start drug testing in the engineering department and/or give us back the firmware prior to the October updates.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    You must be confusing Delta with Southwest. :D

    Latest firmware is very nice thank you. Are you lost?...we're talking about HR24's here.
     
  6. Richierich

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    Well, I must admit I have seen a couple of NR Downloads that caused my HR24 to act Sluggish even after I had Rebooted it twice and it stayed that way until the next NR Download where right now it works Great.

    I just wish we could Opt Out of New NRs if we choose to do so until we knew they would work okay!!!
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    Yup...the -500's had some hiccups until late.

    Wonder if this will make DirecTV reconsider ever using that other CPU company in the future. The Broadcom based HR24's seemed to be much more solid right out of the gate (-100, -200). Then again...they're all quite good at this time.
     
  8. Richierich

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    I was actually wondering that very same thing that the other HR24s with Broadcom Chips in them were not experiencing some of the Pains that the HR24-500s were experiencing so maybe it was the Chipset from that other Manufacturer.
     
  9. Herdfan

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    I don't know. My -100 has experienced its share of lockups.
     
  10. Hutchinshouse

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    Love my HR24-500.

    Looks great, runs cool. IMO, the GUI looks better too. Better contrast and a little sharper than the HR20 I replaced.
     
  11. Rich

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    And, aside from not being able to deal with the Guide, Playlist and that sort of thing concerning remote commands, my 500s seem to be fine. My 20-700s have problems with the Guide, Playlist and that sort of thing too, but they seem to handle them better than the 500s do. I realize that with my overloaded Playlist, I'm actually causing some of these problems.

    Rich
     
  12. Rich

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    Might be my imagination, but I think the PQ in general has improved. Not just on the 24s, but on all my HRs.

    Rich
     
  13. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Why does the "Supported Resolutions" screen in the Miscellaneous Options menu on my HR22 say 1080/24P and 1080/60P for both 2D and 3D? Currently running the NR software since I just got the HR22 in a swap needed for 3D.
     
  14. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    It means the TV reports that it supports those resolutions, not necessarily the DVR. Mine also reports 1080p/50, but I haven't heard of that being used for anything.
     
  15. betterdan

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    I am really wanting to get an HR24 but I'm just wondering myself if it will be worth the upgrade.
    I have an HR20-700 right now (on my second one since Directv wanted to replace my first one when they thought it would fix the audio dropouts haha of course it didn't) and I am having frequent problems lately which I think may be due to heat possibly as I recently moved it into a an enclosed cabinet with less holes in the back than the one it was in before. I have had to reboot it more lately and it's getting old.
    I see the HR24 should run cooler so that's a plus.
    Since I got a new LCD tv I am also having problems with the remote working on the HR20 sometimes. I saw someone posted to put some masking tape over the sensor to block stray signals from the LCD and this did help although it made the range less and now I have to point it at the receiver a little more to get it to respond. Wondering if I will have the same problem with the HR24.

    Lastly, with both HR20-700s I've had, sometimes I get slow motion/stuttering mostly when it's starting a new recording and when it's recording 2 shows at once. Doesn't happen all the time and lasts maybe 30 seconds to a minute but it is really annoying. Anyone know if this is solved on the HR24 or does it happen with it too?

    I tried to call Directv and ask them if I could get any discount or something to offset the cost of having to buy it from a third party but of course they said no since I wasn't buying it from them. I know I'm being cheap but if Directv would offer me something I'd go ahead and order it now.
    Thanks for any info.
     
  16. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I have an HR24-500, and have no issues with it whatsoever. I am, however, using an external 1TB drive, so cannot comment on the units internal drive speed. I seriously doubt you will have a problem with a HR24 stuttering, and unlike the HR20, it is 3D capable, and lots faster. I still have my original HR20 using an external 750GB drive, and have had 0 issues with it either...and its REAL old. Ive never used the internal drive on either one, so heat isnt much of an issue.
     
  17. betterdan

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    Thanks Daven. I couldn't care less about the 3D issue though as I don't plan on getting a 3D tv until they make ones where you don't need glasses ;)
     
  18. raromr

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    I have 2 500s and 1 200. The 200 seems far better. On both of my 500s, I have freezing issues. Meaning that when I am watching tv and then try to access things like the Guide or Playlist, the picture freezes and you either have to rewind a bit or change the channel to undo the freeze. Often, I find myself having to do a RBR to fix the issue for a few days.
     
  19. psuscott0483

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    hypothetically, if my hypothetical hr20 were broken and did not pause or rewind live tv or watch low def channels, could i hypothetically say i had a hypothetical new 3d tv and they would hypothetically replace it with an hr24 that hypothetically watched 3d, hypothetically speaking, of course.
     
  20. sigma1914

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    You would hypothetically receive a HR21, HR22, HR23, or HR24...All of which do 3D, only the HR20 does not. The 24s aren't the only 3D receivers.
     

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