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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: H24-100 High Definition Receiver


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:20 PM

We saw hints of it in the past few months. Today I am pleased to introduce the H24-100 High Definition receiver.

Two things you'll find in the H24-100 are speed and Built-in DECA.

http://www.dbstalk.c...25&d=1267196343
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H24-100 First Look
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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:27 PM

There is no estimation of availability at this point.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:52 PM

I see comparisons in speed to HR2x units, but how would the speed be compared to my H21, which is pretty fast now?
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:58 PM

I see comparisons in speed to HR2x units, but how would the speed be compared to my H21, which is pretty fast now?


It's noticeably faster than my H23. Not sure about the H21.

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#5 OFFLINE   Draconis

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:07 AM

Looks great, good job guys.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:09 AM

Looks great, good job guys.


Agreed. Can't wait for the inevitable HR24 review!
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#7 OFFLINE   pdawg17

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:15 AM

Wow...very exciting stuff indeed...the DECA is a smart move by D*...the average customer needs this if MRV/Tv Apps is going to become big...very easy...I am hardwired throughout the house so it doesn't interest me much but the speed DEFINITELY does!
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:19 AM

[table="header"]

Comparison: H24 vs H21/H23

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External

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Case - Color/Material|Black Plastic on Top and Sides, Clear Plastic on Front
|Painted blue circles on Guide, Menu, Select, and Res Buttons
Case - Buttons|All buttons are touch sensitive, Different then H21/H23
Case - Front Lighting|Touch-sensitive Power Button illuminates when "on"
|Tiny LED indicator for the current resolution, Similar to H21/H23
Case - 1080p|New separate LED indicator for 1080p
Case - Vents on Sides and Bottom|Same as H21/H23
Case - Dimensions|1 5/8" High x 12" Wide x 9" Deep (9 3/8" with connectors)
|2 3/4" High x 15" Wide x 9" Deep (9 3/8" with connectors) for H21/H23
Case - Weight|3lbs 6oz, H21 is 4lbs 0oz
Input - Power 2-Prong Plug|Same as H21/H23
Input - Satellite|Same as H21/H23
Input - No Over-The-Air (OTA) Input|Same as H21/H23
Input - Internal RF Remote Antenna|Same as H21/H23
Output - Composite|1 Composite (V/L/R), H21/H23 has 2 (V1/L1/R2 & V2/L2/R2)
Output - S-Video|No S-Video connector on the H24
Output - Component|Same as H21/H23
Output - HDMI|For 1080p: 1080p24 only, Same as H21/H23
Output - Digital Audio Coax|Same as H21/H23
Output - Optical Audio|No Optical Audio connector (TOSLINK) on the H24
Output - USB (Back)|Same as H21/H23
Output - Ethernet|Same as H21/H23
Output - Phone|Same as H21/H23
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Internal

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CPU/Main Processor|? (? DMIPS), H23 has BCM7402 (450 DMIPS)
Wideband Tuners|Non-Wideband Tuners, SWM or BBC's required for Ka Lo (D10/D11/D12)
Performance|"Very fast", More responsive then H21/H23
Coax Networking|DirecTV MoCA built-in, Entropic c.Link Technology - Press Release
Power|Energy Star Compliant

Remote Control

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Remote|RC65X with UEI QuickSet - Press Release
Remote Responsiveness|More responsive then H21/H23
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Programming

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Access Card|Same as H21/H23
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Firmware

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Firmware Level|Similar to H21/H23
[/table]

Edited by Sixto, 01 March 2010 - 11:25 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:34 AM

Integrated DECA is great news. Nice write up, keep up the great work!

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:35 AM

While I'd really like to ask this question about a HR24, I'm curious about it on the H24 as well.

The mention of the speed difference when changing channels is great and all, but I'm assuming there are speed upgrades to the GUIDE and PLAYLIST (when using MRV) as well, correct?

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:39 AM

There is an undeniable noticeable difference in the ability to navigate through the menus. People will describe it as "faster" when they see it. There's just no other way to easily describe it.
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:48 AM

There is an undeniable noticeable difference in the ability to navigate through the menus. People will describe it as "faster" when they see it. There's just no other way to easily describe it.


Two other questions.... though the first may be difficult to answer.

1. The First Look document mentions the new remote. I recently stated in the TiVo thread that my HR2x DVRs have been reliable... a statement that is very true. However, I can't say that about my experiences with the DirecTV remotes. Does the new remote seem to work any better?

2. First Look pictures show the insides of the H24-100. Does anyone know what chipsets it uses?

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:04 AM

Another great job by the CE team. Thanks guys!

link to my system specs: http://www.dbstalk.c...d/#entry3298344

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:29 AM

Nice write up and Good job to the team.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:51 AM

Great write up. I'm expecting to see one of these for the HR24 "soon".

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:49 AM

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Slimline 5 with SWM-16
Wireless DECA
HR34-700!
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Owned H25-700 and H24-700 off and packed for the move.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:56 AM

Does this unit pass 1080p thru HMDI? I have Direct now but am going to switch to Dish tomorrow because my unit will not. Trying to run SAT, PS3, and Oppo blue ray thru prosser-swicther, then to TV.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:18 AM

No optical audio out and no S-video out. Is this consistent with other H2x receivers or a feature downgrade?

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:00 AM

First Look looks great! I got an update off of facebook! :)
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:35 AM

No optical Audio out????????

This thing is dead to me.....




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