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DirecTV QuickHits: Tuner Add-On; PC Video Access; PC Device; HR-PRO


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:59 PM

Well we are already pounding the floor.... but we made a quick stop to the DirecTV display....

More details to follow after the semi-private event later tonight:

AM21 - ATSC Tuner Add for the HR21 line
-) The unit is going to be the same width and depth as the HR21.
-) It is approx 1" high
-) Same Gloss Black finish, and molding as the HR21
-) USB Connectivity to the HR21
-) Passthrough power supply... so one cord, for both the AM21 and HR21

HDPC20 - PC Add On
-) USB External solution for the PC
-) Acts as a TUNER for your media PC
-) Approximately the size of the modern Western Digital External HardDrive

HR21-PRO
-) It does exist...
-) HR21 bumped up
-) Larger Hard Drives
-) Optical HDMI
-) And a few other bells and whistles.

View HR20/21 content on your PC
-) We can watch PC content on the HR20/21 now... you will be able to do the reverse...


We will get you pictures and more details later tonight....
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#2 OFFLINE   jefbal99

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:05 PM

AM21 - ATSC Tuner Add for the HR21 line
-) The unit is going to be the same width and depth as the HR21.
-) It is approx 1" high
-) Same Gloss Black finish, and molding as the HR21
-) USB Connectivity to the HR21
-) Passthrough power supply... so one cord, for both the AM21 and HR21


One major question, with this be available for the H21 as well?
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#3 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:09 PM

One major question, with this be available for the H21 as well?


We will ask.......
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#4 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:13 PM

The AM21 looks very classy, in black, same look as the HR21 only slimmer. Looks very cool sitting on the HR21.

Cheers,
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:14 PM

The mythical PC tuner ?!?!?!

I've been a big fan of XP and now Vista media center. My ideal setup is a PC with ~4 tuners and Media Center extenders instead of receivers.

#6 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:16 PM

Anyway to ask about Norfolk locals? :D

Thanks for the update BTW.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:17 PM

Why don't they just start putting them inside the DVR like the HR20. I have always thought they messed up not having the OTA tuner like the HR20. Maybe they planned this and figured it would be a good source of revenue. THose who want one willl buy it. Most don't use them maybe? I am in the minority as most on this site are when it comes to fully utilizing what our DVR's have to offer.


#8 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:18 PM

They WANT you to buy it so it MAKES them money.
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#9 OFFLINE   bhelton71

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:19 PM

The AM21 looks very classy, in black, same look as the HR21 only slimmer. Looks very cool sitting on the HR21.

Cheers,
Tom


Just for clarification - did you guys see this stuff 'hooked up' and running ?

And Tom don't forget - the HR21Pro and the Panasonic 150" need have a date night. :lol:

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:20 PM

Well we are already pounding the floor.... but we made a quick stop to the DirecTV display....

More details to follow after the semi-private event later tonight:

AM21 - ATSC Tuner Add for the HR21 line
-) The unit is going to be the same width and depth as the HR21.
-) It is approx 1" high
-) Same Gloss Black finish, and molding as the HR21
-) USB Connectivity to the HR21
-) Passthrough power supply... so one cord, for both the AM21 and HR21

HDPC20 - PC Add On
-) USB External solution for the PC
-) Acts as a TUNER for your media PC
-) Approximately the size of the modern Western Digital External HardDrive

HR21-PRO
-) It does exist...
-) HR21 bumped up
-) Larger Hard Drives
-) Optical HDMI
-) And a few other bells and whistles.

View HR20/21 content on your PC
-) We can watch PC content on the HR20/21 now... you will be able to do the reverse...


We will get you pictures and more details later tonight....


Is the AM21 including one or two tuners? Is the HR21-PRO going to lack tuners as well?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:23 PM

Why don't they just start putting them inside the DVR like the HR20. I have always thought they messed up not having the OTA tuner like the HR20. Maybe they planned this and figured it would be a good source of revenue. THose who want one willl buy it. Most don't use them maybe? I am in the minority as most on this site are when it comes to fully utilizing what our DVR's have to offer.

I'd wager the farm that most subscribers don't use OTA and/or don't want OTA as long as they get the basic locals from DirecTV. Even then, there are those who just don't want to deal with OTA. I know many people who have no use for OTA, my parents included who would need a fairly large outdoor antenna to get OTA where they live.

It has been noted on several occasions that the OTA solution for the HR21 was planned before the HR21's release. They were designed in tandem knowing that not everyone would want or need OTA.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:25 PM

Why don't they just start putting them inside the DVR like the HR20. I have always thought they messed up not having the OTA tuner like the HR20. Maybe they planned this and figured it would be a good source of revenue. THose who want one willl buy it. Most don't use them maybe? I am in the minority as most on this site are when it comes to fully utilizing what our DVR's have to offer.


They intend to get most markets covered with HD LIL in the next year or so, so they didn't want to add the cost for those that don't or won't need it.

#13 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:26 PM

Any idea if the new OTA tuner will be an upgrade to what's in the HR20?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:27 PM

Awesome stuff Earl. Thanks for the updates.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:27 PM

Mac support for the remote viewing, please. Many of us won't touch anything MS with a 1,000,000 foot pole. :)

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:29 PM

Is the AM21 including one or two tuners? Is the HR21-PRO going to lack tuners as well?


2 tuners and the previous info on the pro indicated no built-in OTA

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:29 PM

Cool stuff, will the HDPC20 be Access Card based, or based off of an existing device in your setup?


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:32 PM

+1 :D

Mac support for the remote viewing, please. Many of us won't touch anything MS with a 1,000,000 foot pole. :)


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:32 PM

HDPC20 - PC Add On
-) USB External solution for the PC
-) Acts as a TUNER for your media PC
-) Approximately the size of the modern Western Digital External HardDrive

View HR20/21 content on your PC
-) We can watch PC content on the HR20/21 now... you will be able to do the reverse...

These are 2 things I'm excited about.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:33 PM

A great list of information so far....looking forward to the photos...

Looking forward to hearing about any new channels, services, public release dates for the current beta services (DOD, Remote Booking etc.)...
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