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Why not tell the world to get HR24s?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Mike Greer, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Mike Greer

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    If only DirecTV woud allow it... I'd swap you your 2 HR20-700s for my 2 HR22s - then we'd both be happy!:)
     
  2. Mike Greer

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    So the HR21 was an upgrade by putting a larger hard drive in it. It was also upgraded by removing the OTA tuner. It was also upgraded by making it a littler 'slower'. Right? Just want to make sure I understand.

    Next time I upgrade a computer I'll make sure I remove the sound capability, take out some RAM but I'll put in a bigger hard drive so I can still call it an upgrade..... Aren't you streching this just a bit?
     
  3. joed32

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    It's prettier too.
     
  4. Mike Greer

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    Sorry - Shouldn't have left that off the 'upgrade' list!
     
  5. RACJ2

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    I still find that the speed on my HR22 varies. Sometimes it seems fine, other times it crawls. So I agree with you its slow for the most part, but its not a deal breaker for me. Although I will try to swap out my HR22's for HR24's when my contract is up in Sept. And start a new 24 mo commitment.

    One thing I can't believe is that you are still posting about the speed issue with your HR22's after all these months. Try focusing more energy on the pure enjoyment of the quality HD programming you are getting.
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Nice try at twisting what was said....but no one will fall for that in a second. :nono2:

    The only one who uses the slow word around here is you - coincidence - I think not. :rolleyes:

    Your ongoing claims about your HR22 remind me of this scene from National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation... it starts at the 2:41 point....

    Hint...in this metaphor...the poker chip is your HR22... I'm the dealer...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7GiGsEdMTs
     
  7. Mike Greer

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    Ha! You should be so lucky!

    I guess I missed what you said. I thought you said "the difference would require a stop watch to measure" Did you mean the HR21 is faster or slower than the HR20? My bad....
     
  8. Mike Greer

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    Sounds about like my HR22s but I make the kids use those now!

    I know it sounds like I obsess about the HR22s, I mostly don’t even think about them anymore – I don’t have to use them. The trouble comes up when I come here and see posts over and over by the ‘protective’ club trying down-play the trouble and how much faster the HR24s really are.

    Not a big deal anymore. I admit – watching TV with the HR22 used to piss me off when the remote flaked out but again, since I make the kids use those, it doesn’t even cross my mind until I come here!
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    It's not horrible for new subs to request HR24s. It's not horrible for you to tell new subs that they should request HR24s ... It's not horrible if said new sub still ends up getting something other than an HR24 ....
     
  10. The Merg

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    One correction. When activating an owned receiver that was obtained from a person, it is not that DirecTV needs to change the receiver from leased to owned. If it is activated correctly to begin with, it will be activated as owned. The issue is that most first-line CSR's don't know how to do that and just activate the receiver, which puts it in a lease status and also extends the customer's commitment time for two years.

    - Merg
     
  11. john18

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    :soapbox:
     
  12. Mike Greer

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    Unless you happen to be that new sub!:D

    Back to the beginning - I know it is not popular here but I don't see a problem telling the CSR that takes your order to put in the 'notes' that you only want HR24s. If they don't have them then just wait until they do. If the installer still shows up without HR24s then the installer wasted their time and the new subs time.

    I think DirecTV also needs to create a new group of receivers for the HR24. I for one would even be willing (as I have shown) to pay a little more to avoid the pre-HR24 world. Maybe they could just charge $250 rather than $200 for the HR24s so that people that care can pay an extra $50 and not have to worry about it. People that don't care can stick with the older ones.
     
  13. Carl Spock

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    Mike, when your kids were little, did you ever take them to the store and they said, "Daddy, lookatthis...lookatthis...lookatthis," and when you did look at what they wanted and told them no, they just said, "But, Daddy, Iwantit...Iwantit...Iwantit," and you told them no again, but they just said, "ButDaddy...butDaddy...butDaddy," until you angrily asked them if they wanted to go out and sit in the car, at which point they finally shut up.

    Did that ever happen to you, Mike?

    Because it's happening to me right now.

    I'll say what I said back in post #3. Put it in your signature that nobody should accept anything but a HR24. Start a website. Hell, put a sign on your front lawn to that effect. Do whatever you want to do, but for the here and now, I think we all got your point.
     
  14. sigma1914

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    Great idea. :lol:
     
  15. Carl Spock

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    Sometimes I'm stupidly smart. :grin:


    Mike Greer says nobody should accept a DVR other than a HR24.
     
  16. RobertE

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    This thread has entered the circular argument zone long ago. :beatdeadhorse:
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    I'll go so far as to say "you are" and have gone way beyond "sounds like".

    What "we don't like" is you telling "us" how bad our receivers are that we're using.
    You seem to have NO CLUE how our receivers ARE working, yet simply keep posting YOUR OPINION of how ours are working.

    How many months ago did "we get" that you didn't like your receivers?

    Now where the hell is the beating a dead horse icon?

    Ah here: :beatdeadhorse:

    And for those that know me, stay off my lawn too. :lol:
     
  18. Mike Greer

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    Ok – I am a broken man. You have finally convinced me of the following facts:

    The HR21/22/23 receivers are fine receivers. Anyone that has had problems with ‘slowness’, ignored or delayed remote response and/or problems even setting series recordings in the guide are just fools that don’t know what they are doing.

    The HR21 is an upgrade to an HR20. Anyone that thinks the HR20 is better than an HR21/22/23 is clearly delusional.

    The HR24 receivers are not all that much better than the HR20/21/22/23 and new subs don’t need to worry about it. It’s all good.

    All the rave reviews in the ‘1st look for the HR24’ were done mostly tongue-in-cheek. The real advantage to them is the slimmer case and cool new look.

    If, on the crazy chance, I have a failed HR24 it is ok for DirecTV to send me an HR22 to replace it. They really are about the same anyway.

    Thanks for setting me straight. I was confused and now I have seen the light. And damn the punch is good and tasty!

    I just wish you all would have set me straight before I paid good money for those only a little faster HR24s. That cash could have been better spent on therapy or counseling. Oh well, better late than never.
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    Mike, you may need to check your meds.
    While I don't always agree with everyone, I try to find some middle ground where both sides can exist and find some agreement.
    You had every right to start this thread, and all I was only looking for was some "shading" from your extreme position.
     
  20. BattleScott

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    I would fall for it, and don't see any twisting whatsoever. You clearly stated the performance differences between the HR20 and the HR21 were so slight that they should be considered negligible and that with the addition of the larger HD the HR21 should actually be considered an upgrade.

    I also use the "SLOW" word, since my HR-22 is ridiculously, laughably slow compared to my new HR-24. So he's not alone, just more enthusiastic about trying to get the message past the spin doctors.

    Just in case anyone needs reminded, this is what was published in the first look for the HR-24 as the only MAJOR difference between it and it's predecessors:

    Perhaps it should have just stated:
     

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