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Switch to HR-24/H-24 or not?
Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:34 PM
Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:09 PM
Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:01 PM
First time poster here but long time lurker . I just had my Whole Home DVR system installed today and so far so good. Installer knew to hook DECA to router which I was nervous about after reading some here in the past having trouble with installers doing this. Anyhow I have 2 HR-22's, a H21, and a H23. All is working as it should be but was wondering in switching these out to the newest HR-24/H-24 would be worth the upgrade price. Any opinions would greatly be appreciated .
Just my opinion, but I think the HR24-500 still has some new release bugs. I justified my upgrade for one HR24-500 because the HR22-100 in my bedroom was too noisy. The HR24-500 is much quieter but I don't think the speed potential is fully realized on these yet. I don't see a blazing speed difference over the HR22-100 yet but maybe that's due to the mixed environment of DECA add-on and internal DECA; there may be a speed difference where MRV trickplay delays are concerned.
There may be justifiable reasons to consider, like quietness, MRV TP and AM 21 performance.
I've read posts where users of the HR24-500 were complaining of DD5.1 audio skipping and Media share not displaying full 16:9 picture sizes. I'm sure they'll be addressed soon. Those quirks don't effect my bedroom use, ATM.
However, we've yet to see the real WHD solution; maybe an investment in future h/w should wait for the better solution. The 24 series may only be a teaser of what's coming; time will tell.
Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:25 PM
Posted 03 July 2010 - 04:58 PM
Thank you for the opinions so far. Keep them coming.
What you have is pretty decent. If you were adding another DVR, then I would get the HR24 by ordering it from Solid Signal or one of the other on line suppliers.
Posted 03 July 2010 - 05:00 PM
Swim16 All networked via DECA
Samsung 40" LCD TV
Directv since 1995
Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:03 PM
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.
Posted 04 July 2010 - 12:45 AM
But that's my opinion. Others will tell you to buy the HR-24.
Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:41 AM