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DBSTalk First Look: DirecTV R16 Standard Definition DVR


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:25 AM

DirecTV has released it latest standard definition DVR, the R16 to the public.

And DBSTalk brings you the details.... first...

Here's our First Look at the R16

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Thank you to dmurphy, carl6 and all the field testers for this great first look

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#2 OFFLINE   dmurphy

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:30 AM

Some more pictures of the R16 ...

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#3 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:30 AM

Great job guys! This was a real team effort!
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#4 OFFLINE   jfosut

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:35 AM

Ooh the R16 looks pretty tasty! Big improvement over the styling of the R15, IMHO. Any difference in the interface or is it pretty much the same as the R15.
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#5 OFFLINE   sean10780

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:39 AM

Good Pictures guys, It looks way better than the R15.

#6 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:40 AM

Ooh the R16 looks pretty tasty! Big improvement over the styling of the R15, IMHO. Any difference in the interface or is it pretty much the same as the R15.


Exactly the same interface
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#7 OFFLINE   dmurphy

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:44 AM

Good Pictures guys, It looks way better than the R15.


As good as it looks, the most impressive thing about the R16 has been the stability. It's very, very reliable. Just works, like you would expect a DVR to do.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:48 AM

very nice job guys!!
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:49 AM

The R16 completes the SWM capabilities for SD. Combined with the D12, you now have SWM capability in both SD receiver and SD DVR.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:57 AM

Great job guys as usual!!!

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:04 AM

thank you!

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:28 AM

nice work and slick looking unit

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:42 AM

Are these shipping now? Or are there still R15s in the supply pipeline?

#14 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:48 AM

Nice job guys!!!

Just a little surprised it does not have a network connection.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:48 AM

Are these shipping now? Or are there still R15s in the supply pipeline?


OOOh and i am getting a replacement for my last remaining HDVR2 in 3 days and i would LOVE one of those ( even though its NEVER going to happen) guess i will be happy as punch with an R-15!!
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#16 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:49 AM

Are these shipping now? Or are there still R15s in the supply pipeline?


They are both in the supply pipeline
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:51 AM

Was more than happy to help out, and am just glad to now be able to change my signature to show my R16 :)

Also to continue to echo the earlier sentiment... This is by far my favorite DirecTV DVR in a very long time. Rock solid, and the quietness is almost unsettling.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:59 AM

I am also glad that I was able to help out and am now able to so the R16 in my signature.
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#19 OFFLINE   DBEX

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:00 AM

Who's the manufacturer?
Or should I say R16-?

#20 OFFLINE   dmurphy

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:00 AM

Who's the manufacturer?
Or should I say R16-?


R16-300. Philips.




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