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Best choice for HD receiver these days?

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#1 OFFLINE   tomcat11



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:36 PM

Maybe some of you could steer me in the right direction. I'm a long time D customer who owns and sets up my own sat equipment and have been out of the loop since I modified my H20-600 in '06 for cooling which is still running fine.

I now want to upgrade my original and still running Standard Def. Sony Sat-B2 (circa 1994) to HD and want to save time in evaluating all of D's current HD receivers and the thousands of posts on this great site.

So is it H21-100, H21-200, H23-600? what do you guys think? I hear they are all kind of crappy and each have their issues.

Are the DVR's any better?

I'm trying to choose the least amout of head ache.


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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:45 PM

Having had a -600 myself, you would be happy with any H21 and I've moved on to the HRs as they too have come a long way since the early days.
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#3 OFFLINE   BattleZone


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:49 PM

To each his own, but all the best features are being developed for the DVRs, and IMO living without a DVR almost makes TV pointless. :)

#4 OFFLINE   rudeney


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:04 PM

To each his own, but all the best features are being developed for the DVRs, and IMO living without a DVR almost makes TV pointless. :)

+1. We have only one non-DVR receiver in the house and it's only there as sort of a "spare" in case both DVR tuners in the living room are in use and we have something we want to watch live (which is very, very rare).

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:16 PM

I have 2- HR21 & an HR22 there are a few small problems. Most of the time they are problems I have created. I like to do all of my DTV work myself. I would definatly go with the larger hark drive. IMO

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