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What Receiver does not have a Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Toolfriend, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Toolfriend

    Toolfriend Cool Member

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    I am so sick of a the noise from my HR20-700 Hard Drive in my bedroom I am ready to go to just a receiver to replace my DVR. Do all receivers have a hard drive? Are the none DVR receivers quiet or do they have a drive for pausing programming?
     
  2. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    D & H series are non-dvrs so no drive and 100% silent.
    R & HR series are dvrs and will make various levels of noise.
     
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Loud noise is a sign of a coming HDD crash.
     
  4. sd72667

    sd72667 AllStar

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    Can you install a quiet Sata HD to your receiver?
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    So far no one non DVR [read quiet receiver] has the pause feature.

    You are must select only one type - quiet receiver OR pausing DVR !
     
  6. Richierich

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    Just install a Quiet SATA Drive in it with more storage capacity such as a 1 or 2 TB Drive and be done with it.

    I can't hear mine but they are WD Drives and they have them now designed for use in an AV DVR Environment where it runs 24/7.
     
  7. gspaul

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    I had the same issue with a loud internal drive on my HR20-700 in my bedroom. I hooked up an external drive I had sitting around and it is much quieter now.
     
  8. CCarncross

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    As has been stated all DVR's have HDD's in them, and you cant pause or ff/rw anything on a non-DVR model, unless its playing back a recording from one of your DVR's via thwe whole home function.
     
  9. mfryd

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    Are you sure the noise is from the Hard Drive? My owned HR20-100 was very loud. I replaced the fan and it became quiet.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I know it's not the question you're asking but the HR24 series are darn near silent except when booting.
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    No. Not at all necessarily. My HR20-700, since I got it years ago, will occasionally sound like it's vibrating apart, but dampening it with my hand and/or repositioning it slightly does the trick.
     
  12. webby_s

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    I would agree!
     
  13. ticmxman

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    You could add a HD reciever and connect via whole home set up to other dvrs in your house. Thats what I did and the H24 has no HD and is silent.

    I agree HR24s are nearly silent. Although I did have a HR24-100 replaced, it was was noisy right out of the box. The replacement HR24-200 is silent.
     
  14. bakers12

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    The HR20-700 is about the noisiest receiver that DirecTV makes. This is because of the closeness of the HDD to the vent slots. Later models fixed this, mostly by putting the vents on the sides.
     
  15. CCarncross

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    If you put in a new HDD, they are pretty silent as well. The original Seagate that mine had made all kinds of noise but when I installed a shiny new WD AVGP drive, it went to nearly silent operation.
     
  16. B Newt

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    Another option is a SSD. A solid state drive has no moving parts. But they are $$$$.
     
  17. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Is there any technical reports what shows how SSD withstand a A/V type of load, like the DVR creating, doing constant buffering ?
     
  18. dpeters11

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    Considering they have a limited number of writes per sector, not sure SSD is a good idea, at least with buffering.
     
  19. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It was alarming question for such 'quick & dirty' solution. To help the poster to get wide, more solid picture of whole DVR functioning.
     

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