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DBSTalk First Look: DIRECTV HR21-100 High Definition DVR


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#26 OFFLINE   gbubar

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

Great Job All...
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

Nice job all. Just added the HR21-100 to CE Slinger :D



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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:19 PM

Good job, thanks for all the info.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:49 PM

Nice job, guys. Looks good.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:51 PM

interesting unit. but no pangs of regret over getting a second HR20 last month :)

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:05 PM

Yay! Great work.

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#32 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:31 PM

Great job guys.

Only a few :cough: errors :cough: :D


I can finally update my sig.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:34 PM

Great Work as usual!
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:42 PM

Great report. Thanks :)
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:49 PM

looks good....thanks guys :)

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:20 PM

Great job as usual guys.

I'm intrigued by this statement within the report:

"The HR21-100 runs silently, even in the quietest of environments. The interior fan is barely audible, while the hard drive is completely silent."

Seems too good to be true. :) I definitely need to somehow swap my HR20-700 with the HR21-100. Currently, I have to unplug my DVR every night just so my wife can get to sleep.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:55 PM

Great job as usual guys.

I'm intrigued by this statement within the report:

"The HR21-100 runs silently, even in the quietest of environments. The interior fan is barely audible, while the hard drive is completely silent."

Seems too good to be true. :) I definitely need to somehow swap my H20-700 with the HR21-100. Currently, I have to unplug my DVR every night just so my wife can get to sleep.


Have never heard the fan running or hard drive on mine.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:03 PM

Have never heard the fan running or hard drive on mine.


It's definitely a pretty quiet box compared to my HR20-700's.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:10 PM

Awesome job guys!!! Keep these First Looks coming!

I love the "coming out" party for these - it's a great feeling!

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:03 PM

My hat is off to our members who contributed to this document. Great job guys! :)

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

Excellent addition to the First Look family!

I really want foam in my HR21-700!!!!

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:36 PM

Wow, good job all, excellent First Look!
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:47 PM

Yahoo! We're finally out of the closet.

Really good work on the document, guys! Looks great.
Time to update the sig.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:31 PM

Excellent addition to the First Look family!

I really want foam in my HR21-700!!!!


I really think the foam (memory foam??) is one of the keys to how quiet this unit is.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:37 PM

I really think the foam (memory foam??) is one of the keys to how quiet this unit is.

My HR21-700, which has no foam, is silent as well.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:59 PM

My HR21-700, which has no foam, is silent as well.


As is mine. They're basically right next to each other (-700 & -100) and I can't hear either one even when right in front of them with nothing else on.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:00 AM

I can't hear my HR21-700 either. It's just the "idea" of the foam that I like. :)

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:11 AM

Great job as usual guys.

I'm intrigued by this statement within the report:

"The HR21-100 runs silently, even in the quietest of environments. The interior fan is barely audible, while the hard drive is completely silent."

Seems too good to be true. :) I definitely need to somehow swap my HR20-700 with the HR21-100. Currently, I have to unplug my DVR every night just so my wife can get to sleep.


As others have said, this is the truth. The HR21 is almost silent compared to the HR20. Heck, my HR21 is even quieter than my R15's now that I think about it.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:23 AM

My HR21-700, which has no foam, is silent as well.


As is mine. They're basically right next to each other (-700 & -100) and I can't hear either one even when right in front of them with nothing else on.


I can't hear my HR21-700 either. It's just the "idea" of the foam that I like. :)


I guess I have no clue what the foam is for....:rolleyes:

When I was taking the pictures my daughter wanted to steal the foam.

Something about keeping a makeup something or other from sliding across the table.

So I guess it has some use...:grin:

I wonder what it actually does. If not for sound/vibration isolation then what? I suppose it could block air flow above the drive or vibration protection during shipping.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 08:07 AM

My guess is that it's both air flow management and to reduce vibrations. Does the foam touch the cover when it's attached?

I do find it a bit puzzling as the hard drive is the biggest heat generator in the box. Normally the last thing you'd want is to put an insulating material against the largest radiating surface of the drive.

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