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DBSTalk.com First Look: R22-100 Standard Definition DVR


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:04 PM

DIRECTV takes a step toward a unified product architecture with its latest standard definition DVR, the R22-100.

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Thanks to The Merg and zuf for this excellent first look!

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:06 PM

Here are larger downloads of the pictures:

Here are the pictures:

Full - Front Panel
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Full - Left Side
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Full - Rear
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Full - Right
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Full - Hard Drive
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Full - Full Inside
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Full - Power Supply
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Full - Rear Circuit
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Full - Right Circuit
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Full - Padded Case pressure
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#3 OFFLINE   MIAMI1683

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

Nice job guys. Excellent first look
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#4 OFFLINE   dave29

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:48 PM

nice job, i like it!!!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:53 PM

the HDMI makes perfecrt sense to me.It's perfect for future upgrades
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:54 PM

Great job on the first look guys.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:56 PM

maybe i missed something, but what is the difference between this and a hr21. i guess what i am asking is....... can hd be enabled on the r22

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:58 PM

maybe i missed something, but what is the difference between this and a hr21. i guess what i am asking is....... can hd be enabled on the r22


I was thinking the same thing, given the HD resolution LEDs on the front panel.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:00 PM

Nice job guys...

Everyone should remember to watch for when Earl seems to ask a quesiton out of the blue like... "Is there anyone out there that is still strictly SD?". At the time I remember thinking he might get a couple of people to admit they did :D

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:01 PM

I was thinking the same thing, given the HD resolution LEDs on the front panel.


Earl would propbably know better. The first look said there's no plans to allow this, but it seems to me that's exactly how this was designed. If you get HD then CIG lights the channels up. If your an SD user CIG greys them out. Makes sense for tech support and software too.
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:02 PM

I was thinking the same thing, given the HD resolution LEDs on the front panel.



They said NO it cannot be upgraded to HD. The thing I am curious about is the price. Is the R22 significantly cheaper than the HR21? Otherwise why not just get a HR21?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:02 PM

Very nice job guys it looks great!!!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:03 PM

Nice job guys...

Everyone should remember to watch for when Earl seems to ask a quesiton out of the blue like... "Is there anyone out there that is still strictly SD?". At the time I remember thinking he might get a couple of people to admit they did :D


I am strictly 4320p, in case anyone is wondering. :D

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:04 PM

They said NO it cannot be upgraded to HD. The thing I am curious about is the price. Is the R22 significantly cheaper than the HR21? Otherwise why not just get a HR21?


if it cannot be upgraded to hd..... then why have the res lites, hdmi, or the greyed out hd stuff in the menu. ??

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:04 PM

They said NO it cannot be upgraded to HD. The thing I am curious about is the price. Is the R22 significantly cheaper than the HR21? Otherwise why not just get a HR21?


From the pics, it looks like it has the sam BCM4501 tuner. Now the question is what is under the heatsink? If its the same as the HR21s, then it's only a software switch. If its different, then all bets are off.

I do like the matte black, vs the fingerprint magnet gloss black.

Also have to wonder what the solution is going to be for connecting to TVs that only have RF input? Will DirecTv/installers be supplying a modulator?
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:06 PM

From the pics, it looks like it has the sam BCM4501 tuner. Now the question is what is under the heatsink? If its the same as the HR21s, then it's only a software switch. If its different, then all bets are off.

I do like the matte black, vs the fingerprint magnet gloss black.

Also have to wonder what the solution is going to be for connecting to TVs that only have RF input? Will DirecTv/installers be supplying a modulator?


i also like the matte black

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:08 PM

I like the front panel of the R16 better.
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:08 PM

As far as HD upgradeability, what I can tell you, is that it is not "impossible" as in the R15s. This DVR is designed for markets with SD-MPEG4 locals. If the decision is made to offer an HD upgrade in the future then the hardware will allow it. It's not clear how that would go and any decision on that is a ways off.
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:10 PM

nice first look guys!!! very cool stuff!
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:11 PM

makes sense.... plus if the subs wanted to upgrade to hd in the future there would not be a reciever swap either.




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