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H25-100 High Definition Receiver: Quick Look


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#1 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:22 AM

A Quick Look at the H25-100.

The H25-100 is the same in size and function as the H25-500 as you can see in the previous First Look.

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You will note that there is a slight difference on the back of the units in the location of the plugs.

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Inside, like the H25-500, you will find no wasted space. The H25 series is powered by an external power supply to keep the unit small and easy to conceal.

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Overall, there is not much to say. The H25-100 is essentially the same thing as the H25-500. These units should start appearing in customer's homes at any point now.

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#2 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:35 AM

Very cool!

These very compact-size units are impressive in performance/speed, and still do a great job of HDTV receiver delivery. They are virtually a twin brother to the H25-500 units in the First Look in Post#1.

They are small enough to position almost anywhere.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:49 AM

Nice work Scott!

These units are impressive indeed. I can't believe how darn small they are!

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:58 AM

I like the looks of these H25's. I have been trying to get my hands on one, for a wall mount TV.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:02 AM

These puppies are awesome! I've been using mine as my main receiver in the living room. Other than not having smart search and only having 7 days of guide data I've hardly noticed a difference from when I was using my HR24 as my main unit. It's also nice to be able to set a recording on any DVR from my H25-100.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

My HR25-100 is in our master bath - my wife has adopted it as her "bath receiver" so she can watch all her favorite programs from the comfort of her giant whirlpool tub. :P

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:42 PM

Mine was "kidnapped" by my daughter for her room because it gave her more room on her dresser! Like others have said this thing is small but packs a mighty big punch! I find myself in her room using it when she is not home. :)

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:52 PM

Great little bedroom box, mine moved there tonight. No more bright ring if the DVR loses power or hard drive chatter.

Dave29, H25s are in stock at Solid Signal, $100 plus contract.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:54 PM

I know this is a H25 thread but anyone know if there going to be a DVR version of this box?

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:56 PM

I know this is a H25 thread but anyone know if there going to be a DVR version of this box?


I would doubt it, would need to be a really small drive, like ones they used in iPods or something. The biggest benefit of the H25 is the size and mountability.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:23 PM

The H25's are outstanding! I don't expect there to be any 100 vs 500 wars out there that sometimes appear on other models.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:21 PM

I know this is a H25 thread but anyone know if there going to be a DVR version of this box?


Read post#6, someone's wife used it while relaxing in a whirlpool.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:49 PM

I'm not tech savvy; but I will say it looks very nice. I think more of these will be made smaller for cable and satellite companies.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:49 PM

Read post#6, someone's wife used it while relaxing in a whirlpool.


Ooppss I miss that. Didn't see the "R" in the model number.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:55 AM

Read post#6, someone's wife used it while relaxing in a whirlpool.


Since I didn't see a smiley, I can only hope then you were joking. As that was obviously a typo in L.L.'s earlier post.

There is no "HR25" DVR version of the H25, nor is there likely to ever be given current HDD size limitations.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:19 AM

There is no HR25 it was a typo.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:31 AM

The reason they got the H25 that small is the power adapter is outside the box right? I guess if they made an HR25 that size they would have to do the same thing? I wonder if the HR-24 is the smallest an HD DVR could get?

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:07 AM

Nice box. But no Ethernet connection for those of us who see no need to spend money upgrading our networks.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:42 AM

The H25's are outstanding! I don't expect there to be any 100 vs 500 wars out there that sometimes appear on other models.

Totally agree. I swapped the H25-100 and H25-500 a couple of times, for testing purposes, and they were virtually identical from a use/performance standpoint.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:51 AM

Am I seeing this right? There isn't any digital audio output? My "old" Mitsi 32" HD in our bedroom has a DVI input. If I'm right then I'll stick to my "old" H20-100 which has seperate digital audio outputs and also has OTA capibilties.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

Am I seeing this right? There isn't any digital audio output? My "old" Mitsi 32" HD in our bedroom has a DVI input. If I'm right then I'll stick to my "old" H20-100 which has seperate digital audio outputs and also has OTA capibilties.


Correct, no optical. You need a coaxial to optical adaptor.
I too am disappointed by that decision.

FWIW, when I had a service call on my LNB 2 weeks ago, I asked the tech if he had been installing H25's he said yes. He said they are a pain because he had a few go-backs when customers realized optical capability was missing and had to change them for H24's etc.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:32 PM

Correct, no optical. You need a coaxial to optical adaptor.
I too am disappointed by that decision.

FWIW, when I had a service call on my LNB 2 weeks ago, I asked the tech if he had been installing H25's he said yes. He said they are a pain because he had a few go-backs when customers realized optical capability was missing and had to change them for H24's etc.

Or in my case....the H25-100 works quite well with just an HDMI cable to my HDMI connection on the HDTV in the Master bedroom.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

Correct, no optical. You need a coaxial to optical adaptor.
I too am disappointed by that decision.

FWIW, when I had a service call on my LNB 2 weeks ago, I asked the tech if he had been installing H25's he said yes. He said they are a pain because he had a few go-backs when customers realized optical capability was missing and had to change them for H24's etc.


My H24 doesn't have an optical out which is why it's relegated to the bedroom.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:16 PM

The best part about them for me is I can fit two 4 packs of them in my van in the same space as one refurbished H20-24. One thing that irks me is 90% of them need to be rebooted/re-authorized after initial activation to receive locals and sometimes MRV, at least in the Boston DMA.
A few customers have actually been skeptical about their size thinking they are too small and cannot possibly output the same quality picture as an H20-24 or their old cable boxes. I had a customer argue with me about this last week. You can't fix stupid.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:47 PM

The best part about them for me is I can fit two 4 packs of them in my van in the same space as one refurbished H20-24. One thing that irks me is 90% of them need to be rebooted/re-authorized after initial activation to receive locals and sometimes MRV, at least in the Boston DMA.
A few customers have actually been skeptical about their size thinking they are too small and cannot possibly output the same quality picture as an H20-24 or their old cable boxes. I had a customer argue with me about this last week. You can't fix stupid.



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