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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: DIRECTV H25-500 High Definition Receiver


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:17 PM

This is a first, folks... you see it here and it's not even on the market yet....

the DIRECTV H25-500 High Definition Receiver!


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H25 First Look


We're talking small here. This is the smallest DIRECTV HD receiver ever, and smaller than most SD receivers. Yet, it's just as fast and as capable as the other members of the H series.

Click through to read the exclusive first look!

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:18 PM

To be clear... I don't know when this one is going to hit market. Right now there's no way to get one.

This exclusive First Look is made possible with help from DIRECTV. The field testers and I are not prepared to offer any more details. I promise, as soon as possible, we'll give you as much detail as we can!
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:24 AM

Very nice indeed. Thanks again for a great little First Look. Just enough there to answer the big questions and get our appetites wet.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:26 AM

I did hear this thing is tiny ... :)
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:27 AM

I did hear this thing is tiny ... :)


And from the pics, it sure is. I can't believe the size difference between it and the H21. I think it might not be any larger than a Wii console from the pics. And the Wii is a terrific size.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:38 AM

Can you guys tell us if the unit will work with an RF remote?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:38 AM

Very nice.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:46 AM

Can you guys tell us if the unit will work with an RF remote?


There is a port on the back for an external remote, so I would assume that would be to attach an RF antennae. Just supposition on my part though. Besides, considering the form-factor of this receiver, I would assume that it is made to be hidden away and RF remotes would be a huge benefit in those situations.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:46 AM

Great job on the First Look Stuart!!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:52 AM

Nice First Look. The H25 looks like a great solution to put behind a wall mounted TV.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:02 AM

cool stuff!
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:06 AM

Yeah, it's really small. The shots with the tape measure say it all. I think it's the smallest receiver I've ever had... might be smaller than a D10.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

Hmmm. Can anyone make out that Broadcom chip? :)
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

It's a <gaaak....glrug....renf....>

Sorry, I just force-choked myself.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

Excellent First Look testing team - kudos to Stuart on his work as well.

Even smurfs would love this unit! :D
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:19 AM

Very nice!
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:21 AM

I was going to ask if it had the same UI as other boxes until I realized it was stated on the second page of the First Look... apparently because my PDF reader was acting up.

Good work on the First Look, folks! :)

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

Nice work, again. ;)
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

Hmmm. Can anyone make out that Broadcom chip? :)


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:33 AM

Where is the ethernet connection?




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