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Should I keep an HR22 or an HR23

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Burt, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Burt

    Burt AllStar

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    I just upgraded two of my TVs to HD. When I upgraded the first, D* sent me an HR23. I hate it. It is so slow, it's difficult to believe D* released it.

    When I got the second TV, I requested an HR24, knowing that they would send me what ever they dug up first. Of course they sent an HR22.

    I called them and asked them to send me a different receiver, again hoping for an HR24. Of course they sent another HR22.

    So here is my current situation.

    I have:

    1 HR23 working as well as it is going to work on my high priority TV. (TV 1)
    1 HR20 working well on a low priority set. (TV 2)
    1 SD DVR that was on the medium priority set that is getting replaced by a new HD TV. (TV 3)

    I hate the HR23.

    I also have 2 HR22s that I haven't activated yet, one of which will have to go on the new medium priority TV.

    Two of these DVRs are going to have to go back to D*. The down side of returning the HR23 is that I will lose about 60 hours of recorded programming. I will also lose half the recording time if I keep the HR20 (Not a big deal. My son uses that one and he is happy with it. He watches too much TV, anyway. :) )

    Here is the big question: Is the HR22 significantly faster than the HR23. I think I am willing to lose my programming if I can get reasonable speed out of the HR22.

    This would leave me with the following.

    TV 1: HR22
    TV 2: HR22
    TV 3: HR20

    If I haven't confused the hell out of everyone, any advice would be much appreciated.

    Oh, did I mention, I hate the HR23?

    Thanks,

    Burt
     
  2. west99999

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    There have been alot of refurbished HR22's going out lately by both DTV (shipping) and tech delivered. They all have 500 gig hard drives in them so you shouldnt be losing recording capacity.
     
  3. west99999

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    Just saw you are talking about losing already recorded programs not losing capacity. Either way I personally dont see much difference between the 2 models as far as speed.
     
  4. codespy

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    If it helps or matters, two years ago I had a bunch of HR10's, couple HR20's, a HR21 and HR22. They replaced my HR10's with four HR23's. The 23's were worse (for me) than the 21 and 22. Turned off scrolling, native, did all the tricks and they stunk. Maybe it was the internal BBands, maybe not, I did not care. They were terrible.

    I politely raised enough of a stink, on the phone for 1.5 hours transferred among four different CSR's, in the end they replaced all the 23's with HR24-100's. Immediate gratification.

    My THR22-100 is faster than the 21, 22 and 23 (slightly apples to oranges).

    The only thing I like about the 21 is the shiny black, then the power supply took a dump and they sent me a refurb 21.
     
  5. Burt

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    So far, the consensus seems to be that there is no difference between the speed of the HR22 & HR23. I hope they are wrong and you are right. I'll know after this weekend. Thanks for the response.

    Burt
     
  6. gimp

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    I recently upgraded my entire D* system. The old system consisted of a non-SWM 5-LNB dish, a very very old HR10-250 and a HR22 with a 2TB eSATA. With the eSATA drive about 70% full the HR22 was very very very s l o w. the new system has a sWM 5-LNB dish, an HR34 with the 2TB eSATA, and a HR24. I have the whole home option with the cinema connection kit. I am extremely pleased with the new system and it was well worth the cost. Here are the top benefits I've observed thus far:
    - extremely fast GUI navigation compared to HR22
    - recordings on both DVRs are seen seemlessly on both machines in the list
    - no more recording conflicts with 5+2 tuners
    - 100 series recording limit on HR34 is a huge improvement
     

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