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


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#21 OFFLINE   Canis Lupus

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:34 PM

If I'm thinking it through correctly, it wouldn't need to be access card based, because the USB port would effectively just be another output yes?

EDIT: Actually no, nevermind. USB from your PC, then what, networked? Then the external device takes one of the HRs outputs physically, like a Slingbox? If it's HD, does it have HDMI and Component?

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


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#22 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:35 PM

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


Dual tuner... and 99% sure the HR21-Pro will not have ATSC...
But I will verify that when we go back tonight.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:35 PM

AM21 - ATSC Tuner Add for the HR21 line
-) It is approx 1" high


As thin as that is, not enough height in my AV rack :nono2: to even squeeze that in. Guess I'll stick with the HR20 then as planned.

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


Is this going to be the glossy black or the matte black? OTA? release date? price? :).

[EDIT: Oops... Earl answered one of these as I was typing]

#24 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:36 PM

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


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Access Card based.... It is it's own receiver, it will work independent of any other DirecTV receiver.
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#25 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:37 PM

I'd love integration with Windows Media Center. There's where I access all my music from.

Nice stuff!

Could you get into the Gates keynote?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:37 PM

I am real interested in the HDPC20. I would love to add this to my Vista Media Center.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:37 PM

As thin as that is, not enough height in my AV rack :nono2: to even squeeze that in. Guess I'll stick with the HR20 then as planned.



Is this going to be the glossy black or the matte black? OTA? release date? price? :).

[EDIT: Oops... earl answered one of these as I was typing]


Glossy Black...
Pretty sure no ATSC
Release Date: Soon, hopefully will get a tighet tight frame tonight.
Price.... Hopefully we can get the ball park later tonight as well.
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#28 OFFLINE   Canis Lupus

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:38 PM

Ah ok thanks.

Access Card based.... It is it's own receiver, it will work independent of any other DirecTV receiver.


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#29 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:39 PM

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


Hooked up and running... most of them.
I will have to double check the AM21 to make sure, but I do know it is functional and not just a shell box.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:44 PM

If you could ask, (or answer if you know), how many tuners are on the HDPC and is there a limit to how many you can add to Windows.

That is very awesome, I actually quite like the Media Center format and would love to have that as an alternative.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:44 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 - 01:46 PM

AM21 worst case for those that have limited shelf space..... what's the distance limitation? I'm assuming whatever the USB standard limitations are?
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#33 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:46 PM

If you could ask, (or answer if you know), how many tuners are on the HDPC and is there a limit to how many you can add to Windows.

That is very awesome, I actually quite like the Media Center format and would love to have that as an alternative.


Two Tuner... SWM compatible.
I do not know if you can have more then one on a PC, I will ask later on.

We will try to get a scanned PDF of the information sheet ASAP.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:46 PM

Access Card based.... It is it's own receiver, it will work independent of any other DirecTV receiver.


Very cool. Thanks!

Just a PC interface, or does it have multiple active outputs such as our HR2x's have now?


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:48 PM

Glossy Black...
Pretty sure no ATSC
Release Date: Soon, hopefully will get a tighet tight frame tonight.
Price.... Hopefully we can get the ball park later tonight as well.

...and if they need testers..... :D

Love to see the back panel on this thing... :)
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:48 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 - 01:48 PM

What kind of PC are they hooking this up to, brand, model?
What is required on the PC side?

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#38 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:48 PM

Very cool. Thanks!

Just a PC interface, or does it have multiple active outputs such as our HR2x's have now?


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Purely PC Based.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:49 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


This is exciting stuff ........

Will we be able to use 3rd party pvr software and will the box be ir controllable?

Will they ever make a pure internal card?

Darn, now I have to quit experimenting with mythbuntu and BTV until this is out.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:50 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


Thanks Earl. This is great stuff.

Does this mean that one could put a Media Center PC in his entertainment room and use this device to watch/record DirecTV content? Does it have dual tuners or would you need two HDPC20's for dual tuner support?

An interesting possibility... if DirecTV begins offerring Media Center support, you will effectively have MRV. As I understand it, the XBOX 360 allows you to connect with your Media Center PC and watch recorded shows. I think you can also watch live TV through the tuner in your Media Center PC (if one is available).

I know that MRV is coming for the HR20. But it's interesting that there may be other MRV options out there via HTPCs.

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