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Why not tell the world to get HR24s?


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#376 OFFLINE   TITAN_53

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:30 PM

I just fired up my HR21-:eek2:100:eek2: because of this thread just to see how it responds. I've used the menu, guide (regular and mini), list (which is a UPL of 5 DVR's), I've keyed in 2, 3 and 4 digit channels. This is while recording and 4% free space on the HDD. I can't MAKE this thing miss a key press and this is with using 3 of my fingers to key in the digits AS FAST AS MY FINGERS WILL ALLOW. The only place I've seen any slowdown is in scrolling through the UPL.

I'm not naive enough to think that just because mine works fine that everyone else's must've worked or does work fine also or that because other people have problems with them that I must've just gotten lucky enough to end up with the only good one. Unfortunately some people ARE that naive.

Some people have problems, others don't. This is ELECTRONICS we are talking about. What out there has a 0% failure rate?

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#377 OFFLINE   djrobx

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

For me the HR22's speed was acceptable - until MRV got involved. Then just selecting a recording from the playlist became a chore, and I could grab a soda before a MRV show began playing after selecting it.

I did have trouble entering channel numbers, but it improved after a certain firmware update.

The HR24 makes everything fast and responsive like it should be. The ability to page through the guide as breakneck speeds is an added bonus.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:32 PM

I just fired up my HR21-:eek2:100:eek2: because of this thread just to see how it responds. I've used the menu, guide (regular and mini), list (which is a UPL of 5 DVR's), I've keyed in 2, 3 and 4 digit channels. This is while recording and 4% free space on the HDD. I can't MAKE this thing miss a key press and this is with using 3 of my fingers to key in the digits AS FAST AS MY FINGERS WILL ALLOW. The only place I've seen any slowdown is in scrolling through the UPL.

I'm not naive enough to think that just because mine works fine that everyone else's must've worked or does work fine also or that because other people have problems with them that I must've just gotten lucky enough to end up with the only good one. Unfortunately some people ARE that naive.

Some people have problems, others don't. This is ELECTRONICS we are talking about. What out there has a 0% failure rate?

You simply don't realize it's defective and broken. :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:07 PM

Not as many as usual. I'm still surprised by how many people actually have functioning 100s. But some had to work.

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I still have my 3 HR20-100's. All were either used or refurbs (from DirecTV and other sources) and all are owned and they have been flawless for the years I have had them. They are all fast with virtually instant response to the remotes both RF and IR, channel change is fast and the guide speed is very acceptable ( rarely use the guide anyway) and work flawlessly with (ethernet) MRV.

I also have 1 HR20-700 which is my only leased box and that has been fine as well. Other than the hard-drive noise which seems to have disappeared I have no complaints with any of them.

While I certainly wouldn't refuse HR24's if given to me for nuttin' (I love the smell of new equipment in the morning) I could live with these for years to come and would request them as replacements if needed through the PP because of the built-in OTA.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:08 AM

I do try and limit how often I defend my 100s. I always worry I'm the guy trying to tell people how great the Chevy Vega was.:lol:;) I wish I had more first hand experience with several different models. As it is I can ony go with what I know and that's the widely scorned HR20-100. Keep it under your hat but I'm part of the conspiracy.:rolleyes:;)


Please don't get the impression from what other folks imply that I don't believe you. I do and I've always believed the folks that say they have 100s running well. It's just an experience I've never had.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:17 AM

My parents have a Directv HD HVR (no clue what model) and I have noticed on several occasions while using their system the performance is dreadful. Pulling up and scrolling through the guide is pathetic. It makes my Dish VIP 622 seem light speed.

I decided to jump to Direct the other day and have an install appointment on Monday. I put a note for the installer that I wanted the latest equipment. The last thing I want is more 3 year old equipment. I thought I read that if you are getting multi-room option you WILL get the 24? How can I identify it to be sure?

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:54 AM

My parents have a Directv HD HVR (no clue what model) and I have noticed on several occasions while using their system the performance is dreadful. Pulling up and scrolling through the guide is pathetic. It makes my Dish VIP 622 seem light speed.

I decided to jump to Direct the other day and have an install appointment on Monday. I put a note for the installer that I wanted the latest equipment. The last thing I want is more 3 year old equipment. I thought I read that if you are getting multi-room option you WILL get the 24? How can I identify it to be sure?

Jon


I was in the same position a few years back. I had a couple of 622s that worked well. I didn’t even think to compare the speed of the HRx series before making the switch. Well, as you can see here I wasn’t happy. The HR22s I got were much slower (and still are). If I had been using Comcast Motorola boxes I would have thought the HR22s were a step up in speed. You’re doing the right thing going for the HR24. It’s crazy that the old 622s (4 years old now?) are so much faster than the HR20/21/22/23s.

I think even the new speed demon HR24s are not as fast as the 622 but it’s not all that much of a difference. I stopped by a reseller that had demo receivers and TVs set up. For Dish they had a 622 and for DirecTV a HR24. Speed was pretty close but I think the 622 was just a bit faster…. Not a deal breaker because they are close enough in speed….

If you’re getting ‘Whole Home DVR’ then supposedly your chances are good on the HR24. I’d call a few hours before your install time window and ask to have the installer call you before heading for you. You could then specifically ask the installer if there are HR24s headed your way.

You’ve seen the DirecTV receivers at your parents so you don’t need to take my word for it. I suspect that if you don’t get HR24s you’ll spend the next 2 years of your DirecTV days wishing that you had ‘not accepted’ anything other the HR24s.

Good luck – hopefully HR24s are headed your way!

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:08 AM

I decided to jump to Direct the other day and have an install appointment on Monday. I put a note for the installer that I wanted the latest equipment. The last thing I want is more 3 year old equipment. I thought I read that if you are getting multi-room option you WILL get the 24? How can I identify it to be sure?

Jon


If you order whole-home as part of the installation you are SUPPOSED to get 24s. However, this depends on supply and you might get other equipment.

You can identify by (1) asking the installer and (2) reading the model number on the side of the box. You should ask the installer before the installation and if he calls (as he should) before getting to your house, ask him if he has 24s on his truck since you are getting whole home. If not, he may be able to go pick some up before getting to your home.

And lastly ...

This is what an HR24 looks like (the H24s are smaller variants)

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This is what an HR21/22/23 looks like

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The HR20s are silver versions of the last image above.

Oh, and the model number is printed on the DVR/receiver as well. Just open the access card door on the right side and look under the access card slot. The exact model should be printed there.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:16 AM

If you order whole-home as part of the installation you are SUPPOSED to get 24s. However, this depends on supply and you might get other equipment.

You can identify by (1) asking the installer and (2) reading the model number on the side of the box. You should ask the installer before the installation and if he calls (as he should) before getting to your house, ask him if he has 24s on his truck since you are getting whole home. If not, he may be able to go pick some up before getting to your home.

And lastly ...

This is what an HR24 looks like (the H24s are smaller variants)

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This is what an HR21/22/23 looks like

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The HR20s are silver versions of the last image above.

Oh, and the model number is printed on the DVR/receiver as well. Just open the access card door on the right side and look under the access card slot. The exact model should be printed there.

Nice summary Doug.

So what outstanding questions haven't been answered?

I defer to the OP.
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#385 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:19 AM

Nice summary Doug.

So what outstanding questions haven't been answered?

I defer to the OP.


I have plenty of questions that won’t get answered but….:D As long as new subs know what they are getting into – especially those coming from Dish Network – I’m happy!

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:25 AM

I have plenty of questions that won’t get answered but….:D As long as new subs know what they are getting into – especially those coming from Dish Network – I’m happy!

That was the intent and goal of my question.

Thanks.
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