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Where to buy an HR23? and other Q's
Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:02 PM
They could not promise which model I would get when the installation guy comes but they gave me the option to go buy what I wanted and they would give me the $199 credit. So my questions are?
1) Where can I buy one? I could only find online stores such as Amazon and Newegg that carries the HR23. Best Buy only sells the HR22.
2) Is the HR23 the one I really one? Are any of the older models more desirable?
3) Is there a standard HR23 and a HR23-700 model or are they the same thing?
Posted 05 October 2009 - 06:34 PM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 06:52 PM
Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.
SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:35 AM
The HR21s have 320GB HDD, but don't support OTA without AM21.
The HR22s have a 500GB HDD and require the AM21 for OTA.
The HR23s have a 500GB HDD, require the AM21, and do not require a BBC for HD channels, the other HD-DVRs come with the required BBCs.
They all have the same interface, same functions, and RF Remote capablility.
The HR20s are silver shell and all others are black shell.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:37 AM
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:28 AM
I will add that the difference from 320GB to 500GB actually doubles your available recording time. (Part of the hard drive is used by D* for things like "DirecTV Cinema, so the end user portion is about double). You can accomplish the same thing by adding an external eSATA drive. Although that comes from your pocket and disables the internal drive.
Other than the requirement for BBC's in HR22 receivers on non-SWiM setups, there's no difference between HR22 and HR23 receivers. In fact the only real difference in the whole line is some have a 320GB drive and some have a 500GB drive.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:30 AM
Also, some here have reported that the HR23 is a bit slow in remote response. I can verify that, as my HR20 is quicker than my HR23. Hopefully, a later software release can help in that area, if it isn't all hardware related.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:17 AM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:55 AM
retired boxes go back to E86
OTA via AM-21
55" Samsung 8000 series LED 3D via HDMI direct(HR24-500)
52" Sharp Aquos LCD via HDMI (HR22-100)
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:35 PM