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#1 OFFLINE   Lakers_Fan_24

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:32 AM

Forgive me for the newbie question but:

What are the differences between receivers? I see there's a Hr24,Hr20 a 500 a 700, etc...

Currently I'm with Dish and thinking about going with Direct (NBA package), but don't know one receiver from another. I have a 722 now, so would love the bigger hard drive, so would that be the 700? And DTV doesn't allow external HD's - right?

Any advantages (besides HD size) between all the receivers out there? Gonna go with the multi room view and HDDVR (if I switch).


Thanks very much.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:37 AM

The -xxx is not the drive size, but merely the manufacturer.
All HR22-24 have a 500 GB drive and All HR20-21 have 300.
All can be expanded with eSATA drives without fees.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:37 AM

All HR22-24 have a 500 GB drive and All HR20-21 have 300.


The first HR20's have 300, the rest of the HR20's and all HR21's have 320. The exception being the HR21-Pro with 500.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:48 AM

The first HR20's have 300, the rest of the HR20's and all HR21's have 320. The exception being the HR21-Pro with 500.

Like that 20 GB means much. :lol:
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:46 AM

Like that 20 GB means much. :lol:


To some it might. :)
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:31 AM

It's been awhile since the HR24 was introduced, so I wonder if the next one might have an even larger hard drive internally? Maybe a 750GB or 1TB? This could potentially eliminate the need of an external eSATA drive.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for the replies.




jdspencer: DTV allows external drives, like Dish?

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:21 PM

DTV allows external drives, like Dish?

Not sure how Dish does it. Don't they have a one time charge?
DirecTV doesn't.
DirecTV doesn't work if you change eSATA between receivers as the drive is coded to the receiver.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:46 PM

The external drive (eSATA) functionally replaces the internal one.
It is not in addition to the internal.
Once the external is encoded for a DVR it will only work with that one.
Unless you don't mind it being reformatted for use on another DVR.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 06:56 PM

Just wondering: are the internals 5400 or 7200? Does it even make a difference with DVR's? Maybe access the content faster?

Kinda of a shame you can't transfer the internal recordings to the new external drive. Guess once you format the external the internal become useless.


Yes, Dish has a one time fee of external HD's.


I do like Dish's HD package, guess we'll see what happens on Nov 1st or so if I'm jumping the ship.


Really appreciate the responses, thanks guys.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:21 PM

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Kinda of a shame you can't transfer the internal recordings to the new external drive. Guess once you format the external the internal become useless...

Yeah, this has been a major complaint about the external drive.
But, the internal drive isn't useless as you can disconnect the external and use the internal again.
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:25 PM

Yeah, this has been a major complaint about the external drive.
But, the internal drive isn't useless as you can disconnect the external and use the internal again.


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