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HR24-600? Does such a unit exist?


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#1 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:05 PM

In my quest to find an HR24-100 or -200, I talked to a D* retailer who claims to have just received a few HR24-600s. Can anyone confirm that this new model number actually exists? I've searched and have found nothing with this model number. I questioned the retailer but he was not in his warehouse at the time and couldn't read me the number off the box of the units.

If the HR24-600 is indeed the newest model, does anyone know anything about this one? What's different b/w this and the -100, -200, and -500 models? I would assume, at least, a different manufacturer, if it does indeed exist.

We know the processor is different b/w the -100 & -200 and that of the -500. Plus, the apparent AM-21 issues being discussed regards to the -500.

A few retailers also said they had some HR24-700s, but I believe they are mistaking the H24-700 for an HR model.

If anyone has a source of HR24-100s or HR24-200s, please PM directly to me. Thank you.

Edited by n3ntj, 26 November 2010 - 05:06 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:55 PM

I'm not aware of any HR24's made by LG (-600).
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#3 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:03 PM

That's what the -600 would mean? Is each end number assigned to a specific manufacturer (Pace, Samsung, RCA, etc.)?

Edited by n3ntj, 26 November 2010 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:22 PM

Yes - that's what the suffixes indicate.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

Frankly I was surprised that D* ever signed another contract with LG (for the H23-600) after the debacle of the H20-600.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:06 PM

-100 - Thomson/Technicolor (formerly RCA)
-200 - Samsung
-250 - TiVo (no longer active)
-300 - Pace (formerly Philips)
-400 - Hughes (no longer active)
-500 - Humax
-600 - LG
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:07 PM

Frankly I was surprised that D* ever signed another contract with LG (for the H23-600) after the debacle of the H20-600.


Just what Debacle was that???
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#8 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:08 PM

No such creature out there.

HR24-500, HR24-200, and HR24-100 are in production. Typically, DirecTV only issues a max of 3 vendor versions.
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#9 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:24 PM

Thanks guys.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:43 PM

Thanks guys.

One last thing....I recall that there were a couple retailers that had previous model units (gong back over a year now) that had invalid numbers on them too...so this might just be history repeating itself.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:17 PM

Just what Debacle was that???


IIRC LG designed the H20-600 with an underrated power supply, causing the PS to run at near 100% capacity 24/7, this caused (and continues today) overheating issues [with every single IRD]. The overheating issue causes ghostly malfunctions with everything from the CAM to the Tuner. These IRD's have been sent back, re-engineered [4 times now], and they still get sent back out causing repeated service calls. They're often DOA. I'm grateful at least when they're DOA I won't receive a repeat service call for that IRD.

Frankly it's a miracle that an H20-600 hasn't caused a house fire yet.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:18 PM

IIRC LG designed the H20-600 with an underrated power supply, causing the PS to run at near 100% capacity 24/7, this caused (and continues today) overheating issues [with every single IRD]. The overheating issue causes ghostly malfunctions with everything from the CAM to the Tuner. These IRD's have been sent back, re-engineered [4 times now], and they still get sent back out causing repeated service calls. They're often DOA. I'm grateful at least when they're DOA I won't receive a repeat service call for that IRD.

Frankly it's a miracle that an H20-600 hasn't caused a house fire yet.

Ah yes....I remember my toaster oven unit.... :D
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:21 PM

Ah yes....I remember my toaster oven unit.... :D


I've seen all sorts of browned to a crisp access cards, and burned in impressions on entertainment centers! If it weren't for the HD shortage, I suspect that these units would be long gone. They at least added them to the scrap list before the shortage, we'll see how long it takes for them to reappear on that list.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:24 PM

I've seen all sorts of browned to a crisp access cards, and burned in impressions on entertainment centers! If it weren't for the HD shortage, I suspect that these units would be long gone. They at least added them to the scrap list before the shortage, we'll see how long it takes for them to reappear on that list.

Mine ended up on the infamous recall list and sent that heater back. Until then...it actually worked pretty well for several years...even if it gave off thermonuclear heat. :D
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:35 PM

Mine ended up on the infamous recall list and sent that heater back. Until then...it actually worked pretty well for several years...even if it gave off thermonuclear heat. :D


I've always wanted to plug 20 of them in, all stacked outside, and see how long it takes for:

a. My house to lose power
b. A giant fireball in my driveway
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:45 PM

I've always wanted to plug 20 of them in, all stacked outside, and see how long it takes for:

a. My house to lose power
b. A giant fireball in my driveway

You only needed 2 H20-600's to make the ultimate waffle iron.
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:08 PM

I just received from Solid Signal a HR24D-600 (that is what the sticker on the box says. I had 2 H20-600's die on me over the last year. I hope history will not be reapeating itself.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:18 PM

I just received from Solid Signal a HR24D-600 (that is what the sticker on the box says. I had 2 H20-600's die on me over the last year. I hope history will not be repeating itself.

Nick

As stated before....mislabeling on boxes happens with various retailers.

Look inside the little door on the front (where the access card is located), and it should provide the actual model number there...don't go by what's on the box itself.
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:27 PM

I'd say Mr. fan is right on this one. The label on the outside is likely inaccurate as to my knowledge, there are not -600 HR24 models.
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#20 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 04:47 PM

I just received from Solid Signal a HR24D-600 (that is what the sticker on the box says. I had 2 H20-600's die on me over the last year. I hope history will not be reapeating itself.

Nick


What model number does the unit have listed where the access card goes?
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