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DBSTalk First Look: DIRECTV HR21-100 High Definition DVR


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#21 OFFLINE   pacjag

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:10 PM

I installed one of these last week. No problems so far. Looks just like
my HR21-700. Very nice job on the write-up.

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#22 OFFLINE   flipper2006

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:20 PM

Very nice article, right to the point, with pictures documenting it, and without (i know we all love it) meaningless info.

Looks like it's getting easier and easier to replace the drives internally.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:41 PM

Nice job all. Just added the HR21-100 to CE Slinger :D
Receivers: HR20-700, H20-600, H21-200, D12-300, RCA DRD486
Dish: AT9 | Multiswitch: WB68
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#24 OFFLINE   say-what

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:43 PM

great job guys

#25 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:49 PM

Nice work guys!

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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



You've been waiting patiently for that, haven't you. :)
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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.

Now to update the signature....
LR: HR34-700, H24-200, Fios DVR, BD350 Blu Ray, Roku Netflix Player, Chromecast, Sony 65w850 TV
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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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#34 OFFLINE   Canis Lupus

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:42 PM

Great report. Thanks :)
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#35 OFFLINE   ccr1958

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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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#38 OFFLINE   bwaldron

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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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