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Why didn't they put a 1TB+ drive in the HR24?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mogulman, May 28, 2010.

  1. May 28, 2010 #41 of 122
    Sim-X

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    I think they should have put a 1TB in standard but look how long it took them just to make a "decent" box. I don't even have one yet. The good news is that at least they let you use a bigger one if you wish. I got a 2TB drive & love it. I can record movie after movie and it hardly makes a dent.

    I agree with you they should have put a 1 in but hey now you have a reason to buy buy a 2TB. I don't think I would have bought a 2TB if it came with a 1. Since I had to buy a new drive anyway I went with the biggest. I actually went with a 1.5 at first cause I got a deal on it, but the EARS drives suck for DVR's so I ended up just getting the best drive I could. The EVDS 2TB drive.
     
  2. May 28, 2010 #42 of 122
    employee3

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    All this discussion about eSata being unsupported reminds me of a saying I once heard working in IT :

    "I don't want their support, I want their "stuff" to work."

    Use your imagination for the original quote.
     
  3. May 28, 2010 #43 of 122
    P Smith

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    When it stop rotating. :D
     
  4. May 28, 2010 #44 of 122
    rainydave

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    I'm very satisfied with the 2tb drive in my HR21-700. I like being in that 1%.
     
  5. May 28, 2010 #45 of 122
    Tom Robertson

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    I suspect you mean .1% :)

    And congrats. As prices are dropping, I might join that group too.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  6. May 28, 2010 #46 of 122
    barryb

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    When I "buy" a car (cash or loan), I can do things like put in my own sound system.

    When I "lease" a car, there are stipulations.

    The same applies for DirecTV equipment. I can buy a unit and light it on fire if I want to, but if I am leasing.... its not mine to mess with. If I wanted to upgrade a drive in a DirecTV box, it would suit me to just purchase my own.

    I decided that DirecTV's "whole home solution" (MRV) would be my best choice as I now have several terabytes of storage.
     
  7. May 28, 2010 #47 of 122
    Carl Spock

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    This is the real reason. It isn't cost effective.

    That $10-$20 cost, by the time you get to retail, is $50-100. That is a pretty typical consumer electronics markup for manufactured goods, and a number I'm not pulling out of my ass. :grin:

    That's just to cover cost. The market really charges what it can, not what it costs. Weaknees has shown that 0.001% of the market - or whatever this undocumented number is - will pay $399 for a 1TB drive. It's just too expensive compared to adding a eSATA drive for that few people who'd use the extra space.

    Having a special model makes even less sense. Before the run is over, DirecTV will produce hundreds of thousands of HR24s. A special model will reduce the run by a couple of orders of magnitude. DirecTV's costs go up with a shorter run. They simply couldn't charge enough to make any money on the deal.
     
  8. May 29, 2010 #48 of 122
    andy A

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    (edit) sorry did not realize that someone else already mentioned this.
    You can, Weaknees http://www.weaknees.com/directv-hd-dvr.php sells them with up to a 2TB drive. For the price they want though it is cheaper to upgrade it yourself.
     
  9. May 29, 2010 #49 of 122
    -Draino-

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    $3.00 per month x 12 month = $36.00

    Unless I'm missing something?
     
  10. May 29, 2010 #50 of 122
    hilmar2k

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    You are. The cost of the extra receiver.
     
  11. May 29, 2010 #51 of 122
    -Draino-

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    Haha.....I work for the government, so I though there could some kind of fuzzy math going on!!!

    Yep, missed the cost of the receiver!!!
     
  12. May 29, 2010 #52 of 122
    djrobx

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    My options:

    Time Warner = 160GB of MPEG2 ... not expandable. eek!
    AT&T U-verse = 250GB of MPEG4 ... not expandable.
    DirecTV = 500GB of MPEG4. Expandable.

    After having Time Warner, having 500GB of MPEG4 storage on a DVR seems like an endless wasteland of capacity. We have two, and now with MRV I don't feel pinched for capacity at all. More storage would be nice, but I can see why DirecTV wouldn't feel that it's worth the added expense at this time.
     
  13. May 29, 2010 #53 of 122
    hilmar2k

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    Not to nitpick, but...

    DIRECTV = 400GB of MPEG4. Expandable.
     
  14. May 29, 2010 #54 of 122
    TBoneit

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    And of course Dishnetwork where you can use as many USB external drives to move video off of the internal drive.
     
  15. May 29, 2010 #55 of 122
    Drucifer

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    Heard that same line with computer memory decades ago.

    Believe me, you put it out there, it will be used.

    Me, I rather have 'em figure out a way to daisy chain HDs.
     
  16. May 29, 2010 #56 of 122
    hilmar2k

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    Right, but it costs money to put it in there. Until a much greater percentage of users are demanding more capacity, there is no reason for DIRECTV to spend money to put a larger HDD in there.
     
  17. May 29, 2010 #57 of 122
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    The key is to be able swap out a larger HD as an option when ordering. This way way you satisfied the bargain hunters and the premium buyers.
     
  18. May 29, 2010 #58 of 122
    hilmar2k

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    Nope, that's an awful idea. Screws up the whole supply chain. As I said before, that creates more problems than it solves.
     
  19. May 29, 2010 #59 of 122
    CraigerCSM

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    I think I barely use 1% to 5% of my HR-22's Hard Drive.
     
  20. May 29, 2010 #60 of 122
    TheRatPatrol

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    Speaking of the HMC, is there any updates on this?
     

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