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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. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I actually have both owned and leased receivers. ;)
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    "Say What"?
    Anything but an "owned outright" receiver, when added to your account, will restart the programing commitment.
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    Incorrect... Adding a leased receiver starts the 2 year clock over regardless of how it is obtained.
     
  4. Carl Spock

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    dschur, thanks for the read.

    As others have said, that $5 charge is a mirror fee and has been there for at least a dozen years, including back when we all owned our gear (wasn't it $3 initially?). It isn't on your first receiver/DVR but is on all the rest of them.
     
  5. pogo

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    I didn't welcome you to the forum, which I should have.

    No, you did not. Now you have clarified -- the context seemed to imply that you might think that.

    Yes. $99 VS $199. D*'s current offer if I were to upgrade my R16 to an HD box
    My HR21 cost $0, and was installed free, including installation of a new dish. (Sigh. Those days are past)

    It's kind of awkward that so many folks can't seem to understand the difference between "can't" and "chooses not to".

    No, I haven't used an HR24, but I believe the accounts that say it is much faster.
    Valuing features that are absent from other models is a good reason to buy one, but the feature set and the speed aren't good enough reasons for me to buy one at a premium.
     
  6. Mike Greer

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    Doug.... Doug.... A bit faster? Not drastic? Really?
     
  7. sigma1914

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    Look at the numbers.
     
  8. Mike Greer

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    I’ve forgotten what this thread was about but… Bottom line is the HR24 is much faster in EVERYTHING that it does. Anyone that asks me if they should switch to DirecTV will get the same advice. DirecTV is great but you want HR24s not the older receivers. Simple as that.

    2 years from now I expect that new installs will be the same deal – you may get HR24s you may get HR22s. You may get new, you may get used. I don’t care so much about new/used but HR22 vs HR24 is a deal breaker…
     
  9. Mike Greer

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    What numbers would I look at? There are some for HR24 vs HR20 - what about HR24 vs HR22? What about hitting 'R' in the guide to record a series.. Big difference between my HR22s and my HR24s.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    You're not alone there.... :D
    From what I'm reading here...the only word that is causing any kind of confusion or disagreement is the word "much". It's a subjective term, and if it were not in that sentence, I suspect few would have any heartburn. ;):)
     
  11. Mike Greer

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    It’s funny how the early testers were talking about how much faster and better the ‘New’ receivers would be and how great their experiences with the HR24 were. Now that new receiver is causing DirecTV problems by showing just how slow the old ones are those same people are now downplaying the difference.

    Does EVERYONE here work for DirecTV?:lol:
     
  12. sigma1914

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    There goes the thread. Now, you're implying too far. Enjoy your agenda Mike.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    That's a glass-is-half-empty look at it.

    It would seem quite reasonable to assume and expect new equipment to outperform its predecessor(s)....otherwise...what's the point?

    The degree of improvement differs for each user...depending on what is being compared. There seems to be little doubt the HR24 is indeed fast. In my case...it was sigificantly faster than the unit it replaced...yet...the previous unit was perfectly acceptable for years prior to seeing the HR24 in action.

    My HR21, in contrast, is faster than others I have replaced, but not as speedy as the HR24. How much? The difference? Does it matter?

    BTW - you don't have to work for DirecTV, Dish, or anyone else to see these things. Eyeballs work just fine. :D
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    Mike I think you and I are just using adjectives differently ..

    5x difference == drastic

    50% difference == noticeable

    The HR21, HR22 & HR23 are NOT 5x slower than the HR24. If fact, I doubt they are even 2/3 the speed of the HR24? But yeah, the HR24s are faster.
     
  16. Mike Greer

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    My only agenda is to keep my friends/family/neighbors/clients from having to deal with the same problems I went through with my nasty HR22s.

    What is your agenda?
     
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  18. veryoldschool

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    Let me check my to do list first. :lol:
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    The differences would be just "as real", but greater, since we have always said the 21/22/23 are slower.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Mystery solved.
     

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