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The DIRECTV HD DVR - 5 Years and Getting Stronger


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#21 OFFLINE   kevinwmsn

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:52 PM

They have came a long way since these came out, but they still got a ways to go. I'm hoping for faster GUI and Channels I Get that works would be great for next year's goal. Getting Media Share better would be a bonus...
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:27 PM

Wake me up when the iPad app gets to the PC.
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:35 AM

Well, I just don't get it. The HR2x's are loud and don't do much that a modified TIVO couldn't do years ago. The interface looks like something from a 1980 Atari. Still a long way to go IMHO.

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#24 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:55 AM

Having an HR20 replaced by an HR24 last Friday got me to thinking about this very subject.

Faster, smaller, quieter, cuter, much more advanced in capability.

I'd say that's a success.

Equipment includes a buncha stuff that I no longer have interest in detailing


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:33 AM

What would be interesting to see would be a side-by-side feature comparison of the various models, from HR20-700 to the latest HR24. How do they compare in command response, channel changing, HDMI compatibility, hard disk size, supported modes (whole house, 3D, OTA), etc?

Maybe this exists here someplace, but I don't seem to find it. Maybe this would make a good "annual report."
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:37 AM

What would be interesting to see would be a side-by-side feature comparison of the various models, from HR20-700 to the latest HR24. How do they compare in command response, channel changing, HDMI compatibility, hard disk size, supported modes (whole house, 3D, OTA), etc?

Maybe this exists here someplace, but I don't seem to find it. Maybe this would make a good "annual report."

It's been posted before but they all can do the same thing "except":
HR20 has OTA, but can't handle 3D.
HR22 change drive size to 500 GB [from 300 earlier].
HR24 has internal DECA.

Speed seems to be:
HR24 fastest
HR20 next,
HR21/22/23 are the slowest.

I may have missed some here, but these seem to be the major differences.
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:07 AM

There was the HR21 "pro" that offers optical HDMI, whatever that is! :P It also has an RS-232 port, but I forgot if the regular HR21's don't have that port as well.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:19 AM

Optical HDMI was a tech that allowed HDMI to work at much longer distances (like 600+feet). Don't have much personal experience with it though.

I'm fairly certain the HR21-Pro is the only one to ever have RS232 or an IR input port (I know the regular HR21s don't have them). I believe most of them can use an RS232 to USB dongle for control though.
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:46 PM

My HR20-700 has been in service since 09/2006. I'd trade her in for a newer model if the AM21 was included. We have several local channels and subchannels that aren't carried and the only way to record them is via OTA.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:03 AM

Having an HR20 replaced by an HR24 last Friday got me to thinking about this very subject.

Faster, smaller, quieter, cuter, much more advanced in capability.


Really? Much more advanced? I have an HR21, an R22, and 2 HR24's. Aside from a larger hard disk and the HR24 being somewhat faster at changing channels, I can't tell any difference whatsoever.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:24 AM

Really? Much more advanced? I have an HR21, an R22, and 2 HR24's. Aside from a larger hard disk and the HR24 being somewhat faster at changing channels, I can't tell any difference whatsoever.

You shouldn't see much difference in features and operation. That's the point. No matter which receiver you get there is no new learning curve.

The HR24s are a lot different with integrated DECA and faster hardware.

The technology is advancing but it's supposed to be transparent. ;)

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:12 AM

Very nice work Scott (and humble Stuart).

IT helps gain an appreciation for how fast things are really moving on the technology side, as well as all the new things we have seen evolve in a reasonably short period of time.


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Nice perspective, fine job. Thanks!
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#33 OFFLINE   Groundhog45

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the summary of the past year. It's nice to remember the progress/changes. Now if I could just upgrade my three HR20s to new models so I could enjoy the speed improvements. :D

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:38 PM

Out of curiosity, did they ever fix it too where when using the AM-21 or HR20 you could use all the tuners at once, that 2 tuners at one time limit kind of sucked.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:28 PM

Out of curiosity, did they ever fix it too where when using the AM-21 or HR20 you could use all the tuners at once, that 2 tuners at one time limit kind of sucked.


Still the two tuner limit.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:21 PM

It's been posted before but they all can do the same thing "except":
HR20 has OTA, but can't handle 3D.
HR22 change drive size to 500 GB [from 300 earlier].
HR24 has internal DECA.

Speed seems to be:
HR24 fastest
HR20 next,
HR21/22/23 are the slowest.


I may have missed some here, but these seem to be the major differences.



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