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H24 or H25?


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#1 OFFLINE   DR2420

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

I have the option to have an H24 or H25 HD receiver.. I've done a little research and seen what each has to offer but didn't decide anything.. I want the unit that operates faster and has good durability (if there's any difference). One thing I do like about the H24 is the front blue panel display like my HR44. But I want to keep the better unit, if one is any better than the other. Any advice would be appreciated.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

I will take an H24 any day.  it works on both SWM and non SWM systems


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:57 PM

The H25 is half the size of a H24.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:04 PM

I prefer the H24


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

H25 also has an external power supply. But it is the smallest of the bunch.

 

I did like the H25 I used in my bedroom though, worked better for me in that room than a 24.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:46 PM

25 is super fast. My personal experience, it's been a while, was it was the fastest receiver they've ever made, Granted that's not a lot faster than the 2424's also quick. The 25 seems to also run cooler though probably because of the separate power supply

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:14 AM

Either will work just fine for you. I think the biggest determining factor for you will be aesthetics. The 24 is larger, about as wide as a DVR and about as deep as a DVR while the 25 is much smaller. The 24 uses a regular AC power cord while the 25 uses a separate power supply.

 

From a functional perspective, the 24 has all the normal connectors on the back panel, while the 25 only has an hdmi connector and requires a special adapter cable in order to use component or composite video.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:53 PM

From a functional perspective, the 24 has all the normal connectors on the back panel, while the 25 only has an hdmi connector and requires a special adapter cable in order to use component or composite video.

 

Composite video connections are included on the back, no breakout cable needed. ;)


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:29 AM

Composite video connections are included on the back, no breakout cable needed. ;)

Oops, correct you are. Got the H25 and client mixed up on that. Thanks for the catch.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

 

You also need to purchase an adapter for RF capability for the H25.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

 

You also need to purchase an adapter for RF capability for the H25.

That's true for ALL HD receivers and HDDVRs, not just the H25


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

That's true for ALL HD receivers and HDDVRs, not just the H25


say what? The antenna is built in on most the Hi Definition units and DVRs. In fact the only ones it's not is the h25 and I believe the HR20-100.

You just need an rf remote.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:27 PM

say what? The antenna is built in on most the Hi Definition units and DVRs. In fact the only ones it's not is the h25 and I believe the HR20-100.

You just need an rf remote.

Ahhhhhh, I was thinking about an RF modulator for "RF capability" not for a RF as in the remote. my bad


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:06 AM

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:43 PM

H24 better if your using RF remote because it has RF antenna built in, and the H25 does not which means you have to buy the antenna seperately to connect, and also no component or ethernet port,  plus it you don't have SWM(1 coax without BBC's)  but rather non SWM (2 cables attached on back of HR2x DVR with BBC's or 1 cable attached with BBC to back of H2x HD-only receiver) then the H25 won't work but the H24 can.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:33 AM

Well, I decided to just stick with the H25. I guess being the newest model and how fast it operates is what made the decision for me..

 

Thanks for all the information though, I do appreciate it!






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