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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR24-500 DVR (and H24-100 Receiver)


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:38 PM

In May 2004, the DIRECTV HR10-250 was the height of technology. DBSTalk was there.

In August 2006, the DIRECTV HR20-700 took TV watching to a new level. DBSTalk was there.

In November 2008, the top dog of DVRs was DIRECTV's HR23-700. DBSTalk was there.

Are you ready to take the next step? DBSTalk is already there. Read on...

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 12 February 2010 - 03:20 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:39 PM

You've already met the H24-100. Now it's time to meet its bigger brother, the HR24-500 HD DVR.

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Edited by Stuart Sweet, 27 February 2010 - 10:52 PM.

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#3 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:41 PM

Take a look... the 24 Series are the receivers you've been waiting for.
HD Version available at Youtube (click here)

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Edited by Stuart Sweet, 26 February 2010 - 11:43 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:44 PM

But that's not enough... you want to know more. You want a first look. DBSTalk is there.


24 Series First Look


(To make comparisons easier, I've consolidated the content from the H24-100 first look into this document.)

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Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 26 February 2010 - 02:04 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:48 PM

I'd like to take a minute to thank some folks for all their help.

Chris Blount, Doug Brott, Tom Robertson, Michael D'Angelo, Greg Alsobrook and Donnie Byrd, my friends and colleagues, who run a great forum.

Jason Nipp, James Long, Kent Taylor, Ron Barry, Allen Noland, Rob Glasser and Stewart Vernon, who don't even have DIRECTV service and help out immensely on the DIRECTV side anyway. Great guys.

Greg Alsobrook and Canis Lupus who did a fabulous job on the video.

All the CE testers and their counterparts at DIRECTV, who were tireless in getting this great product out there.

...and...

Earl Bonovich because... well... if you have to ask why, then you haven't been here very long.

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 05 March 2010 - 08:50 AM.

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#6 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:26 PM

And with that... commence discussion!
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:28 PM

[table="header"]

Comparison: HR24 vs HR23

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External

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Case - Color/Material|Black Plastic on Top & Sides, Clear Plastic on Front
Case - Buttons|All buttons are touch sensitive, Different then HR23
Case - Front Lighting|Power Button illuminates when "on"
|Guide, Menu, Rec, Select (with 4 arrows), Res buttons illuminated with blue circles
|No trickplay animated "blue ring"
Case - 1080p|New separate LED indicator for 1080p
Case - Vents on Sides and Bottom|Same as HR23
Case - Dimensions|2 3/8" High x 15" Wide x 9 5/8" Deep (10" with connectors)
|3" High x 15 1/8" Wide x 12 1/4" Deep (12 5/8" with connectors) for HR23
Case - Weight|6lbs 10oz, HR21-200 is 8lbs 4oz
Input - Power 2-Prong Plug|Same as HR23
Input - Satellite|Same as HR23
Input - No Over-The-Air (OTA) Input|Same as HR23
Input - Internal RF Remote Antenna|Same as HR23
Output - Composite|1 Composite (V/L/R), HR23 has 2 (V1/L1/R2 & V2/L2/R2)
Output - S-Video|Same as HR23
Output - Component|Same as HR23
Output - HDMI|For 1080p: 1080p24 only, Same as HR23
Output - Digital Audio Coax|Same as HR23
Output - Optical Audio|Same as HR23
Output - USB (Front)|Same as HR23
Output - USB (Back)|Same as HR23
Output - Ethernet|1 Ethernet Port (10/100), HR23 has 2
Output - Phone|Same as HR23
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Internal

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CPU/Main Processor|? (? DMIPS - Awaiting Chipset Details), HR23 has BCM7401 (450 DMIPS)
|Potential HR24 processor information - CX24500 (730+ DMIPS) - Not confirmed
Wideband Tuners|2 Non-Wideband Tuners, SWM or BBC's required for Ka Lo (D10/D11/D12)
|Same as HR20/21/22 - HR23 has 2 Wideband Tuners
500GB Hard Drive|Seagate ST3500312CS Pipeline Hard Drive, Same size as HR23
Performance|"Very fast", More responsive then HR23
Coax Networking|DirecTV MoCA Functionality built-in, Entropic c.Link Technology - Press Release
Power|Energy Star Compliant, 24-25 watts
|HR21-200 with no DECA: 28 watts, with DECA: 33-34 watts
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Remote Control

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Remote|RC65RX with UEI QuickSet - Press Release
Remote Responsiveness|More responsive then HR23
Remote Features|Same as HR23 (along with the addition of QuickSet)
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Programming

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Access Card|Same as HR23
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Firmware

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Firmware Level|Similar to HR23 (same GUI functionality as HR23)
[/table]

Edited by Sixto, 15 March 2010 - 10:34 AM.

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#8 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:30 PM

Keep in mind that I do not know when these will be available .. I'm sure it will be very soon though .. So get ready!

They are not available as of today, so you can't call and ask for one just yet
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#9 OFFLINE   say-what

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:31 PM

good work as usual, if I might say so myself :)

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:31 PM

2 please! Very nice!
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:49 PM

Nice! The unit looks solid. I want one. :D

Great job dudes!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:59 PM

Great work by all those involved! All this new hardware and tech is killing me because I want to centralize all my a/v equipment. I can't decide whether to grab some of these babies when they hit or hold out for the eventual release on the HMC.
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#13 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:04 PM

They are not available as of today, so you can't call and ask for one just yet


Not that that would do one any good even if they were... ;)

I've been looking forward to this First Look... and while I enjoyed reading it, I'd really like to see a video actually showing the speed of the unit.

Also... does the ring still rotate when RWing or FFing?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

I. Want.

That being said, I'm a tad disappointed about the loss of the second ethernet pass through... it was a nice touch and came in handy.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:12 PM

Very nice!

Keep this up and we won't have any need/want/desire/use for a Directv Tivo.:D

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:19 PM

Great First Look!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:22 PM

Very nice write up guys! I bet its fun to be able to test this stuff!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:33 PM

Is the power use higher or lower then older boxes?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:38 PM

Posted Image "Oh boy, this is great."

I'm really looking forward to these becoming available.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:45 PM

:) :) :)
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