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Welcome Thread for new members

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jaywdetroit, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    BTW, I'm a new poster here myself. I actually joined this forum years ago to hunt down solutions to problems for my customers with Dish Network and DirecTV issues. The post above was my first post, though. I have 30 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, much of it installing high end systems. While I've been a DirecTV subscriber for years, I just got my own HR20-700 last week. I'm back here again with problems and questions.

    Overall, I like the DVR a lot.
     
  2. wmj5

    wmj5 Godfather

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    Hi there, I'm a newbie with you people, I registrated in Aug. and yesterday I got a 2 yr.subscription, I been with directv 12 yrs. I have the h20-100 with au9 slimline dish, kdl-40s2010, sony str-dg800 radio shack antenna for locals, everthing is working pretty good if they could just get the bugs out of these receivers,I sure am glad I found dbstalk.com, but there are afew things I don't understand about it, like how to put the info:and icon where your name is, but if its on there I'll find it. thanks
     
  3. tawilson

    tawilson New Member

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    Hi. Since I got the HR20-100 a week ago I've been hanging around here going through the threads. I just noticed this thread this morning and decided to register. I've got the reciever hooked up to my 65" Hitachi rptv which moved my T-360 to the bedroom with the 32"lcd. Funny thing is, for both setups I had to order a HDMI-DVI cable. I've got them connected with component for now. I'm very happy and have had no issues with the HR20 so far.
     
  4. wmj5

    wmj5 Godfather

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    :eek2: :eek2:
     
  5. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Just wanted to pop in here and say welcome to our new and in some cases long time members.

    It's great to have you all here!
     
  6. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, Chris. Nice place you have here. I congratulate your moderators and you for creating and managing a technical forum that is dominated by the solutions to problems, not just bitching about the problems themselves. That's a trick and a half and you've done it. Good job.

    [​IMG]

    - Gregg
     
  7. madodds

    madodds New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    I have an HD20 and it is driving me nuts. I started with Ultimate TV and loved it. It eventually quit and I was forced to go to TIVO. Everyone in the family liked the menus and functions of Ultimate TV better but we quickly adapted to TIVO. I still fill TIVO was a step down. I still have two TIVO receivers (including a HR10-250) and recently bought the new HR20. I'm beyond disappointed, I'm to the point of sending it back and waiting until TIVO comes out with a new receiver. I like having the HD channels but at what cost. There are so many flaws and problems with the HR20 it is staggering, and mine works according to Directv. That is one of my biggest complaints, I call Directv and ask why I can not select the channels I received and their answer is that’s just the way it works. So I'm stuck with the recorder trying to record programs on channels that I don't get, and this is ok with Directv.

    I use to praise Directv, but ever since I have moved to High Definition equipment and expected it to work, I have done nothing but complain about Directv.


    Matt
     
  8. tawilson

    tawilson New Member

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    Ok, what did I say that was stupid now?
     
  9. Miamilaw

    Miamilaw New Member

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    I got my two HD-dvrs a few weeks ago. Followed the links and added a 1TB hard drive and set up a home network on my other tvs. Now here is the question. I have a wired network in my house already linking all my computers. I do not see what advantages there are of networking the dvrs. I can already play music off my computer network to my main stereo. So other then video from a computer (which I do not have any) and this vod (which it seems the consensus is that it is not worth much), why do I want to network these dvrs? Thanks for the input. This forum is extremely helpful for newcomers
     
  10. Phredi

    Phredi New Member

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    I am not sure if I am a new owner yet - I got a receiver in 'distressed condition' and have been playing around with it.

    The drive appeared to be dead, and I have replaced that with a 750GB drive.

    I seem to have two other issues - no Sat reception and secondly it locked up after a while and no amount of rebooting or power removal seemed to help.

    I will try some more of course... hope it can be made to work so I can join in the fun :D
     
  11. Coffey77

    Coffey77 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    :welcome_s to the Forums everyone! We're glad to see all you newcomers! We look forward to assisting and hearing from you all!
     
  12. afulkerson

    afulkerson MI Citizen Corps Vol of Year

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    Well for one thing you need the HD-DVRs networked to use VOD or Video On Demand, which is coming soon to the national audience. It is currently in Beta mode. :) :) :)
     
  13. Miamilaw

    Miamilaw New Member

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    Why do I need to network to use VOD. If I have one hd-dvr and it gets the signal, why does it need to be networked. Are you telling me that it only will go to a computer and then after I download it, then I have to transfer it to the HD-dvr. Sorry, but I have so much wiring and other stuff in my house and computer networks already, that I am trying not to complicate it anymore. I have no problem in doing another network but the comments I read on VOD, on this board were not very positive at this time as to what is available on VOD. What am I missing. Thanks for the help.
     
  14. turbine_slayer

    turbine_slayer New Member

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    Had my HR20 for about 3 weeks now and have had no problems. I liked that it came with a full assortment of cables including HDMI.

    After a quick call to customer retention, I only had to pay the $19 shipping and handling.

    When I first got it I was only getting some of the new HD channels and many channels were breaking up. The installer came back and traced it to a bad B-band converter. Since then, no missed recordings or any other problems I've read about here.

    HR20-700 (Native Off - 1080i)
    HDMI to HP-MD5880
    Optical to HK AVR510
     
  15. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Good deal and :welcome_s to the forum!

     
  16. joe221

    joe221 Mentor

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    I'm a newbie here! Looking forward to my DirecTV install this comming Tuesday! Bye bye Time Warner! :hurah:
     
  17. xtopher

    xtopher New Member

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    Checking in after getting my HR20 and 5 LNB dish installed yesterday replacing the HR10-250 I've had for two years.

    Had a slight issue initially where the MPEG-4 HD channels were coming in intermittently and the 0x18a update download failed. I realized that the installer had diplexed my OTA antenna into one of my satellite cables. Once I removed that, everything worked fine.

    So far, I'm pretty impressed with the HR20 and I'm definitely enjoying the new MPEG-4 HD channels.

    Chris
     
  18. rmullin

    rmullin Mentor

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    Switched from cable to satellite on Tuesday and had problems with the HR20 right off. So I did the 02468 and downloaded the newest software. Then had problems changing channels - took 10-seconds for the new channel to appear, and the dvr functions were spotty. Did a red-button reset, no improvement. Last night I unplugged it from the power for 15 minutes, it rebooted and there is joy in Mudville. Everything now works as expected, and it's sweet.
     
  19. tawilson

    tawilson New Member

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    My picture froze up on me the first night, two weeks ago, and not due to rain fade, so the first thing I did was unplug it not knowing there are other reset options to try first, and it's been fine since.
     
  20. joe221

    joe221 Mentor

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    This is a newbie question...Does the HR20 do a commercial or 30 second skip and 7 second replay or anything like that. Not a deal killer just a curiosity. Thanks for tolorating a dumb question! :D
     
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