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DBSTalk Exclusive Third Look: H25-700 High Definition Receiver


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:07 AM

DBSTalk showed you the H25-500 and H25-100, and we're pleased to round out this first look series with the H25-700 High Definition receiver!

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H25 Third Look


The H25-700 is functionally identical to the other members of the H25 family and will use the same cables and RF kit as the other H25s.

Click through to read the exclusive first look!

Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 23 September 2011 - 07:24 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:25 AM

As always, I would like to thank the entire test team for all their help on this project.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:30 AM

Well done guys.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:33 AM

Looks great!
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:38 AM

Nice work guys. The pictures look great. :up:

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

Can't say enough about these guys. I have 2 H25's now, a 100 and a 700, and they are bad fast. I watch all my TV with the one in my living room and basically use it as a "head" unit to set recordings on all my DVR's.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

Nice work on the 3rd Look.

Now DirecTV is up to 3 versions (virtually all the same but from different manufacturers) of the H25 HD Receiver.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:51 AM

Great Job on the Third Look, the H25 series receivers are awesome!

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:03 AM

Quality as always.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:12 AM

Gotta say that I always love the look of these First Looks. Very professional and visually stunning and I always enjoy reading them.

Edited by spartanstew, 23 September 2011 - 08:20 AM.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:37 AM

Gotta say that I always love the look of these First Looks. Very professional and visually stunning and I always enjoy reading them.


Agreed, Stuart always does a great job on the first look docs.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:57 AM

Stupid question - but what is the USB port on these units for? I forget.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:58 AM

Stupid question - but what is the USB port on these units for? I forget.


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:06 AM

Also does a decent job of charging your iPhone.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:15 AM

My H25-700 is the fastest receiver that I have. I also have it hooked up to use as a way to select shows to record on the various DVR's that we have. :):)

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:21 AM

Nicely done!

I'm starting to think that we could drop to just two DVRs in our household and replace one of them with an H2x receiver.

I like having the pause and rewind functions most of the time when watching, but in one of our locations it's very rare that we watch any live TV there at all. Not that we watch that much live TV elsewhere in the house...
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:29 AM

Another great job by a great team. I appreciate this teams commitment to helping others in this forum. I know it's not easy putting together a document like this. Thanks again for all your hard work.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:32 AM

Also does a decent job of charging your iPhone.


Wait...can I charge the iPad using the USB....if of course I had an H25. :)

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:40 AM

Great job, as usual!
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:43 AM

Wait...can I charge the iPad using the USB....if of course I had an H25. :)


Not very well at least. If you plug it into a computer USB, with the screen on, it will say not charging. At least with the screen off, I can get maybe a 40% charge overnight from a PC. The USB port just doesn't provide enough power for a reasonable charge time.




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