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Which HR20 is D* Shipping?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SteveHas, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. SteveHas

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    Can someone tell me which model HR20 D* is shipping now.
    I have a HR20-700, and just ordered another one.
    Thanks
     
  2. luckydob

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    hr20-100s- Watch out for the remote.
     
  3. dminches

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    I just got a unit on Saturday and it was the HR 20-100s.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    You could just as well get a -700, both are shipping.
     
  5. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    What do you mean?
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    I too am curious... what is wrong with the remote?

    And both the HR20-100 and HR20-700 is shipping.
     
  7. nelsonrl

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    I just got three last week - all were 700's. One is defective and being returned - onlt one tuner working. BTW, whats the real difference?
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    Well, on the -700 the RF remote antenna is internal; on the -100 it's external, stuck out from the back of the unit.

    Also, on the -700, game lounge is enabled. The -100 does not yet have that.
     
  9. luckydob

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    I mean...the remote is terrible on the 100 compared to the 700. Very sluggish and doesn't always work.
     
  10. Lord Vader

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    I put mine back into IR mode and it works fine. In RF mode it was extremely sluggish and not very responsive.
     
  11. Oilfan

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    I got a HR20-700 shipped from DTV. RF remote works well.
     
  12. Alan Gordon

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    Yeah, RF remote is one of the few perks I was looking forward to on the HR20 that my HR10 didn't have (I used a RF transmitter for it, and was looking forward to doing away with it), but after finding out that the remote forced me to hit the button 3 or 4 times in the same room with the HR20-100 and virtually non-existant anywhere else in the house, I said "Screw it" and turned it back to IR.

    It was either that, or see the remote flying out the window one day...

    ~Alan
     
  13. bscolvin

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    I got my hr20 last week it was a 700.
     
  14. wallyj

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    Installer told me his company returned all the 100's and was only using 700's. Not sure what that was about....
     
  15. The Bad Guy

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    I got a 100s last week and have no problems with it. What's the real difference between the IR and RF remote?
     
  16. MLock

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    Don't forget the other difference -- the 100s don't have the CE for video on demand yet.

    We're not in the 700 club, so we're outsiders.
     
  17. cgiannetto

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    When the installer showed up to upgrade my system to the 5LNB dish and install one HR20 and two H20's on the 18th, he said it was my lucky day because they had supplied him with -700's that day. He went on to say that he's had much more trouble with the -100's being either DOA or needing replacement shortly after installation. I thought he did a great job with the install and stuck around until everything was activated, despite being put on hold for nearly an hour (had to go to third level support to get all of my receivers working again as the second level CSR made so many changes to my account that it mucked things up royally).

    I have not read anything along these lines here and perhaps it's just one installer's perspective but so far I'm pretty happy with new receivers. Happy enough to order another HR20-700 to replace the HR10-250 I've still got in the bedroom.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    ...if you have a -100, don't you have to put the external RF antenna on to run RF? I don't have one so I don't know. Hundrednation, I'm asking for your help.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    ...and a big :welcome_s to cgiannetto!
     
  20. MikeR

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    Correct.
     
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