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HR20 At Best Buy


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#1 OFFLINE   I.M. Nobody

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:19 AM

Best Buy Has the HR20 in stock for sale or lease. My question is if I buy and bring it home will I be able to fire it up ? I have 5 Lnd dish and HR10 HDVR now and have local channels in HD.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area

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#2 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:06 AM

Yes. If you're replacing your HR10-250 DVR, just connect the HR20 in its place. If your adding it as a second DVR you'll want two new RG6 coax cables from the dish to your HR20, assuming you want to use both tuners.
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#3 OFFLINE   Skip Towne

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 05:49 AM

You will need to call D* to get the new unit activated.

#4 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 07:56 AM

Best Buy Has the HR20 in stock for sale or lease. My question is if I buy and bring it home will I be able to fire it up ? I have 5 Lnd dish and HR10 HDVR now and have local channels in HD.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area

Thanks


Are you positive it is the HR20?

In a primarily WHITE box, with orange/red lettering that says:
DirecTV Plus HD DVR ?

Or is it the primarily BLACK box, with blue lettering that says:
DirecTV HD DVR?

If it is the white box... then that is the HR20
If it is the black box.... then that is the HR10-250


I am only asking, as even the internet retailers haven't gotten their allotments, and they usually get them weeks before the big chains.
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#5 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:40 AM

The BestBuy website shows a silver (or maybe white) box for the HR10-250, and "search" does not find the HR20.

#6 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:46 AM

The BestBuy website shows a silver (or maybe white) box for the HR10-250, and "search" does not find the HR20.


I'll have to dig up what my HR10-250 box looks like.... I have the original packaging...
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#7 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:28 AM

Sorry, I don't mean the packaging, I mean the box enclosing the unit itself.

#8 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:32 AM

Sorry, I don't mean the packaging, I mean the box enclosing the unit itself.


Ahh... yes... the HR10-250 is silver in color.

I earlier was referring to the outer packaging
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#9 OFFLINE   bonscott87

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:00 PM

I *highly* doubt it was an HR20. As Earl says, it shouldn't even ship to a retailer like BB for at least 3-4 weeks yet. Mid Sept is the release date that I've seen for online retailers.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:07 PM

Agreed, it is probably NOT the HR20.

#11 OFFLINE   Tom D'Angelo

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:43 PM

Agreed, it is probably NOT the HR20.


Went to BB and CC today, neither had it yet and were not sure when they would get them.

#12 OFFLINE   I.M. Nobody

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:23 PM

My UPS driver is the one that saw it at BB. He swears it is the HR20 as he has the HR10 and knows the difference. I saw him today when he droped of packages at my store and he said he will go back and find out for sure what it was he saw. I will find out monday

I keep calling Direct every day and get new release dates. They say late this month.
Time will tell.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:42 AM

It is true, it is on their website. I got an email from Directv telling me that BB had it. I went to their website and I am about to order one now!!

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:47 AM

Now here is my next question, when i order this and it arrives, can I just call Directv and they will bring out the new at9 dish AND the new multiswitch that I need. I have the older 3lnb one, so I need the new dish and 6 X 8 switch to run lines to my 5 receivers- 2 each for the new hr20 and r15?

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:25 AM

Now here is my next question, when i order this and it arrives, can I just call Directv and they will bring out the new at9 dish AND the new multiswitch that I need. I have the older 3lnb one, so I need the new dish and 6 X 8 switch to run lines to my 5 receivers- 2 each for the new hr20 and r15?


Yes. And yes.
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#16 OFFLINE   shortstop11_jeff

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:47 AM

thanks litzdog- ordered from beach audio from other thread link- much cheaper

#17 OFFLINE   finaldiet

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:11 PM

I just got an e-mail from Direct TV that the HR20-700 is now at Best buy:D

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:00 PM

I just got an e-mail from Direct TV that the HR20-700 is now at Best buy:D


I did, to (as I'm sure thousands of people did). However, I am not going to jump on that train until they announce any swap-out program that they may work out with the HR10-250s. At this point, I would swap the one I have that is leased and keep the other two. I'll hold off buying retail for a while.

By the way, I did kind of find it funny that when I looked at the Best Buy site, they had the model listed as HR20-250. :)

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:21 PM

BestBuy.com has an exclusive on selling the HR20 till Sept. 12. It is available to everyone now.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 05:17 PM

So, if I buy one at Best Buy and install it myself, is it a lease or do I own it?

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