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Update on the New DirecTV HD DVR....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jul 7, 2006.

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  1. Jul 7, 2006 #1 of 182
    Earl Bonovich

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    Okay... I know the title got you all in a tissy...
    But I just to this email...
    Not from my contact at DirecTV, but DirecTV themselves
    "DirecTV Customer Service"

    Here is the PDF:

    Nothing really "new" about it....
    But intresting none the less...
    Earl
     
  2. Jul 7, 2006 #2 of 182
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    Fall = December for directv
     
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    Rpbertxyz

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    I talked to technical support on Wednesday night and I asked him about a date for the HR20. He said it was scheduled to be in August or early September, but now all bets are off. They will not even acknowledge a date at this time. How true this is, I don't have a clue, just what was said.

    Bob H.
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    August and September still corresponds to the information that I get from my contact.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2006 #5 of 182
    shaun-ohio

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    when is that new hd tivo supposed to come out? i have contacted customer service on tivo about it, and they dont have an answer yet either, its supposed to be a series3, wonder if they will beat directv to the draw?
     
  6. Jul 7, 2006 #6 of 182
    Earl Bonovich

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    Series 3 is rumored to be released this year...
    But is also expected to be a fairly expensive unit...
     
  7. Jul 7, 2006 #7 of 182
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    Seeing the PDF file made me think of something. When the HR20 is recording HD off OTA, how much space will that take up on the hard drive? The PDF states the HR20 can record up to 50 hrs of MPEG-4 HD, but only 30 of MPEG-2. So what is the OTA stored as?

    I've been holding off getting the "free" HR10 because I just don't think it holds enough (I know I can upgrade it) and because it doesn't have 6.2. My current box is a DirecTivo w/100 hrs and 6.2. I just won't go back to the 3.x.x software.

    Thanks...
     
  8. Jul 7, 2006 #8 of 182
    Earl Bonovich

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    OTA is MPEG-2
     
  9. Jul 8, 2006 #9 of 182
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    Thanks for posting that, Earl. Interesting that they are providing these updates to the selected few. :)

    I'm really on the fence right now about waiting for the HR20, hoping that my HR10-250 gets the 6.2 update, or switching to E* and getting a ViP622.

    I'm probably spending more time reading the forums on each than I am watching. :)
     
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    steff3

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    LOL! Me too :lol:
     
  11. Jul 8, 2006 #11 of 182
    mika911

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    I'm not looking forward to the new HD DVR. I'm hoping it keeps being delayed.

    The only thing is I know at the same time it will probably delay more national HD channels, for I don't think they can fit anymore in MPEG2.
     
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    Wolffpack

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    As soon as they turn off the West Coast network feeds they should be able to add a few more nationals under MPEG-2.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2006 #13 of 182
    uncrules

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    I hope this thing is out by the time locals are turned on in my market, Greensboro, NC sometime this fall. That way I can upgrade everything at one time. Get the new dish (hopefully it will be the Slimline by then), a HR20-250 for the living room and an H20 for the bedroom.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2006 #14 of 182
    mika911

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    Are they for sure going to do this? If so, when? (As in regards to shut off west coast distant HDs)?
     
  15. Jul 8, 2006 #15 of 182
    mika911

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    Can you still record OTA HD with this?
     
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    Wolffpack

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    LA MPEG-2 info was posted here.

    Yes, the HR10 can record OTA HD signals. It has two OTA tuners and two SAT tuners.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2006 #17 of 182
    Questioner

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    Yes.
     
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    stuart628

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    are you guys sure about the OTA? I am not doubting, its just the Pdf states nothing, only it recieves Directv stuff! also the HR10-250 is getting the 6.x series update sometime soon!
     
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    AnonomissX

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    Wow. Last I had heard it was "end of summer 2006". Now they are saying "Fall 2006", which could mean ....anything. I really hate Directv not giving a better timeframe or a better idea of the cost to "upgrade" if a customer goes with the hr10-250 now, and is waiting to get the hr20.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2006 #20 of 182
    Earl Bonovich

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    I can confirm that there will be an OTA connector on the HR20.
     
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