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Production of the HR20's... an Update


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:02 PM

Over the past few weeks, with the release of the HR21-700... there has been speculation that the HR20's are ceasing production.

I have an update for you, parts of which can (and probably will) be confirmed by other forum boards that have access to some of the same information.

The HR20-700 HAS ceased production.
PACE is only now production HR21-700's.

The HR20-100 HAS NOT ceased production.
It is still being produced.

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Also, you have seen some reports that vendors are being requested to return their HR20's. This is NOT because of a "recall".

This is being done to increase their stock of HR20's so MODEL-TO-MODEL replacements can be done at this current time of low supply of the HR20.


This is all the info I have to share at this point, on this particular topic.
I do not have any additional information about the future of OTA, or anything like that.
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#2 OFFLINE   mhayes70

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:08 PM

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:09 PM

So to be clear, DIRECTV is still producing the HR20-100, which is still capable of OTA reception and recording of ATSC signals.
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#4 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:12 PM

What company makes the HR20-100?

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:15 PM

good to hear..
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:15 PM

Thomson is manufacturer -100.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:42 PM

How sad. And to think the -700 had better RF then the -100. I'm glad I got one when I did.

HR20-700, may your rest in peace, you are a great machine.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:07 PM

The last I checked, my Costco had a pallet of HR20-700's (along with HR21's). If they are still there, is it worth getting a -700? That is, are there going to be sufficient CE releases to make this worthwhile from a testing standpoint?

I assume D* will still be improving/adding things to the -700 software for some time to come, no?
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#9 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:11 PM

The last I checked, my Costco had a pallet of HR20-700's (along with HR21's). If they are still there, is it worth getting a -700? That is, are there going to be sufficient CE releases to make this worthwhile from a testing standpoint?

I assume D* will still be improving/adding things to the -700 software for some time to come, no?


If I had to guess I would say the HR20-700 will still get the newest software first with the HR20-100 very close behind. Then the HR21-700 will get closer and closer as time goes on.

People have to remember even though the HR20-700's are not being made any more there still is more of them out there than any other HD DVR (HR series).

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:28 PM

Interesting to know. I'm glad they're still making an HR20 version and I kinda figure the "recall" was just a way to stock back up. Hopefully the HR20 will see continued success. Of course, stopping production could just lead to a whole new receiver, HR30 ? - :D
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:36 PM

Of course, stopping production could just lead to a whole new receiver, HR30 ? - :D

No, it lead to the HR21-700.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:41 PM

As I understand it, aren't we just leasing these machines? Therefore if they break, we will be automatically "upgraded" to the HR20-100?


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#13 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:44 PM

As I understand it, aren't we just leasing these machines? Therefore if they break, we will be automatically "upgraded" to the HR20-100?


I would not call it "upgraded". All the units are just about the same except the HR21 does not have OTA tuners.

If the unit does break it will be replaced with a refurbished HR20-700, HR20-100, or HR21-700. You will not have a choice what one you get.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:41 PM

No way!!! The sky really ISN'T falling?!?!?! I guess I built that underground bunker for nothing. :( :sure:
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:49 PM

I would not call it "upgraded". All the units are just about the same except the HR21 does not have OTA tuners.

If the unit does break it will be replaced with a refurbished HR20-700, HR20-100, or HR21-700. You will not have a choice what one you get.


Is that "authoritative" information, or just your "take" on things (not having any choice). It seems we could all have the best of both worlds if we could choose between needing/wanting OTA or not. That would only require a distinction between the HR20-100 (as -700 phases out) and the HR21-700.

If I have an OTA HR20-xxx, I would NOT accept a non-OTA replacement. The idea that an OTA capable receiver is available, and D* couldn't be bothered to insure that you were sent one, reflects poorly on D*'s commitment to their customers.

At this point, I'm not down enough on D* to assume they would replace a fully functional OTA capable DVR with a DVR that had no OTA. It makes no sense, and is going to cause nothing but strife.

Are you absolutely certain that we won't have a choice? If so, please disclose your source, so we can have a friendly chat with him/her. They need to understand the dimensions of the issue and not just blindly follow some corporate script.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:21 PM

Is that "authoritative" information, or just your "take" on things (not having any choice). It seems we could all have the best of both worlds if we could choose between needing/wanting OTA or not. That would only require a distinction between the HR20-100 (as -700 phases out) and the HR21-700.

If I have an OTA HR20-xxx, I would NOT accept a non-OTA replacement. The idea that an OTA capable receiver is available, and D* couldn't be bothered to insure that you were sent one, reflects poorly on D*'s commitment to their customers.

At this point, I'm not down enough on D* to assume they would replace a fully functional OTA capable DVR with a DVR that had no OTA. It makes no sense, and is going to cause nothing but strife.

Are you absolutely certain that we won't have a choice? If so, please disclose your source, so we can have a friendly chat with him/her. They need to understand the dimensions of the issue and not just blindly follow some corporate script.



Why worry about it until it happens to you. You may never have to replace your exisitng box.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:15 PM

Why worry about it until it happens to you. You may never have to replace your exisitng box.


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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:04 PM

What happens to the HR20-700 CE's? I live for those!

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:13 PM

What company makes the HR20-100?


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#20 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:21 PM

What happens to the HR20-700 CE's? I live for those!


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