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


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#41 OFFLINE   jared52

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:50 PM

Will the tuner work on a Mac? Is it HD (I assume so since HD is in the model name)?

What about Huntsville, AL locals in HD. Looks like Dish got them today so hopefully very soon for D* or I may be switching.

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#42 OFFLINE   Mavrick

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:50 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


I cannot wait for this because I just got my HR21 on Friday and I miss the OTA that the HR20 in the other room has. I do like it though that the HR21 is alot quiter that my HR20.
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#43 OFFLINE   BudShark

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

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.


Me... Want... Need... Me... Want... Need... (passes out on desk).

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hmmm... IF MSFT had a brain... they'd enable DVD streaming over Xbox360 extender...

Then I could/would have a master PC with Blu-Ray, OTA, DirecTV tuner, MP3s, DivX, Pictures, etc etc etc and 3 Xbox 360 extenders... OHHHH the possibilities...

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

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).

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The 360 functions as a media center extender (there are others as well) and it effectively functions as your set top box. I've played with just with basic cable and it's pretty cool. I'd definitely buy one.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

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.


Could you check and see if it will be available for anyone to purchase/lease, or will it be a solution only available via OEM PCs (like the cable OCUR tuners)?

Also, any ballpark release dates or pricing?

Thanks for the info!

#46 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:54 PM

Me... Want... Need... Me... Want... Need... (passes out on desk).

Must... know... when...

hmmm... IF MSFT had a brain... they'd enable DVD streaming over Xbox360 extender...

Then I could/would have a master PC with Blu-Ray, OTA, DirecTV tuner, MP3s, DivX, Pictures, etc etc etc and 3 Xbox 360 extenders... OHHHH the possibilities...

So... Close... Must.. Hold... Out... for... details...


The tuner will communicate with an XBOX360... so basically you will now have a Dual Tuner for DirecTV for your XBOX360
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#47 OFFLINE   rgreenpc

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:55 PM

Earl -

Any chance you can ask about if this will require an OEM box or can I put it onto my current Vista Media Center ( where I am forced to watch DirecTV's HD channels via S-video)

Currently using 2 H20s and 2 OTA tuners. :)

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:56 PM

I'm just curious as to why this add on tuner is as big as the HR21 when the HR20 has the ATSC tuners built in ( I can't remember if the HR20 has two or one tuner).
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#49 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:58 PM

Earl -

Any chance you can ask about if this will require an OEM box or can I put it onto my current Vista Media Center ( where I am forced to watch DirecTV's HD channels via S-video)

Currently using 2 H20s and 2 OTA tuners. :)


It looks to be setup to be sold on it's own... but we will check
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:58 PM

I'm just curious as to why this add on tuner is as big as the HR21 when the HR20 has the ATSC tuners built in ( I can't remember if the HR20 has two or one tuner).


HR20 is going away... sooner than later.

Edit - nevermind. You are talking about size and not "value"

#51 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:00 PM

I'm just curious as to why this add on tuner is as big as the HR21 when the HR20 has the ATSC tuners built in ( I can't remember if the HR20 has two or one tuner).


The HR20 has two tuners.

As for why?

Sizing on a rack/av components.

It being the same size, it just blends visually better...
And allows a lighter component to still be stacked on top of it (like a DVD player or something of that nature)

Or to easily be mounted in a rack as it is not larger then 1U... with some of the same type of mounting equipment out there for the existing products.
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#52 OFFLINE   breevesdc

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:01 PM

The tuner will communicate with an XBOX360... so basically you will now have a Dual Tuner for DirecTV for your XBOX360


EDIT:
Sorry! I didn't see that someone else already asked this question and Earl already answered it.
END EDIT

So the HDPC020 has two tuners inside and (presumably) 2 SAT-IN connections?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:01 PM

On the services side....new channels et al....will there be anything announced on that?
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:02 PM

Earl - you have no idea how happy you have made me as many of us Vista people have been crying and many were ready to leave for HR21s.

I love VISTA Media Center but I can't take much more of the S-Video :)

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:03 PM

Earl,

Thanks for the updates! Can't wait to see pics/docs...
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:04 PM

Any words on MRV, please?

If we can view programs on PC, why can't we view them on a different HR20 or HR21? We are so close. Why not just travel the last mile.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:06 PM

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


Can we get this info?

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#58 OFFLINE   dragonbait

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:06 PM

The tuner will communicate with an XBOX360... so basically you will now have a Dual Tuner for DirecTV for your XBOX360

Wow. I want. :D

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:07 PM

AM21 - ATSC Tuner Add for the HR21 line


Awesome! Very nice implementation. To DirecTV and all the "we must have details now" crowd... it pays to wait for things to be fully baked!
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:09 PM

Any words on MRV, please?

If we can view programs on PC, why can't we view them on a different HR20 or HR21? We are so close. Why not just travel the last mile.


Good question for if this were to be enabled the OTA tuner on the HR21 would not be as big a deal for me because I could record my ota programs on the HR20 and my sat programs on the HR21 and watch them on either box.
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