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HR21 vs HR20 and HR22
Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:34 PM
Of course the picture when you open the offer on the web site shows a nice new HR24 which is all I was really interested in getting. I think I will just call them and tell them I don't want the 21 and if they don't have a 24 I will just return it. It would replace an H25 which I have in conjunction with an HR34. I know I will have to buy another DECA to use the HR21 unless I decommission one of my existing HRs. I don't think it is worth it for old technology.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:37 PM
HR24 is my favorite box, speed wise. Solid box (right now anyway).
DirecTv HR24x2 Whole Home with 39" high gain KaKu dish, Roku3,SageTv 8 TB Win8 Server -> DVDO Edge-> Denon AVR, Klipsch KB15's/Panasonic 55ST60 plasma"
Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:26 AM
I don't want the 21 and if they don't have a 24 I will just return it.
No matter what the CSR says, promises, swears, guarantees or whatever they cannot guarantee you will receive an HR24. For orders, HR21-HR24 are the luck of the draw.
If you want an HR24, you have to purchase it from a dealer to be assured you will get one.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:31 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:13 PM
The advantage of the 24? A faster CPU. The advantage of a 21 over a 20? Youth.
The later the build date on your DVR, the longer it will survive (the shelf-life clock started earlier on the 20, for instance, than on later models), or at least the odds dictate that probability. Not so much the HDD, which is regularly swapped out when the units are refurbed (and all but the 24 and up are probably refurbs by now). But what is not swapped out is the power supply and the motherboard. Motherboards can last forever, but the power supply definitely has a shelf life that makes the difference between owning (leasing, really) a 21, 22, 23 somewhat of an increasing advantage over the 20, which may be nearly 6 years old by now.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:21 PM