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DirecTV CEDIA booth tour


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#1 OFFLINE   jfalkingham

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:05 AM

Engadget posted a pretty good collection of photos from DTV's CEDIA booth:

http://www.engadget....dia-booth-tour/

At the same conference, DISH is pushing that they are the HD leader, although I suspect this is short lived :eek2:

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:15 AM

Not a very informative post. Are any DBSTalkers there at CEDIA? Care to report?

OT: I've been to Epping NH, although not in 25 years or so. It seemed like a very nice little place.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:39 AM

"between next week and next year."

I would call that encouraging as we are expecting a lot next year, but now we know to expect something next week!:lol:

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:27 AM

Epping is a bit bigger these days, more than just the short track and the New England Dragway. Did you simply drive through on 101 or 125? :D


I'll take the photos from CEDIA at a minimum, as we all patiently wait for our first batch of HD soon :grin:

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:28 AM

The pics are broken on Engadget's website anyone have a link to them posted somewhere else?
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:58 AM

The HR21 Pro is pretty much a let down. There's hardly any advantage over the HR20 (besides the fact that it looks a lot better).

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

The pics are broken on Engadget's website anyone have a link to them posted somewhere else?


Try here:

http://www.engadgeth...dia-booth-tour/

That is their HD version! LOL

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:06 PM

The HR21 Pro is pretty much a let down. There's hardly any advantage over the HR20 (besides the fact that it looks a lot better).

Based on what?

If its not out yet, and this is a prototype at CEDIA, I suspect no one knows publically what this new box will even have in it or on it.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:18 PM

Based on the hardware.

Still only has two tuners and it doesn't even have OTA.

Furthermore, there is obviously no new software or else they would have mentioned it.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:20 PM

Based on what?

If its not out yet, and this is a prototype at CEDIA, I suspect no one knows publically what this new box will even have in it or on it.



From engadget today regarding HR21-100:

"the prosumer DVR will finally go into production around the end of October and offers some nice features for custom installers -- or anyone who's serious about their home theater -- like being rack mountable without a Middle Atlantic shelf, having a built in fiber HDMI port for long runs, or double the storage capacity of the HR20 (about 100 hours of MPEG-4 HD). In fact, the only downside seems to be the omission of OTA tuners, which is a non-issue if DirecTV HD locals are available in your area, but that can be a drag until DirecTV adds all the HD locals in every market."

http://www.engadget....-gets-official/

100 hours of recording and rack mountable, I'll take it! (wondering if it will fit in my IBM eServer rack):rolleyes:

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:52 PM

100 hours of recording and rack mountable, I'll take it! (wondering if it will fit in my IBM eServer rack):rolleyes:


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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:16 PM

racks are racks baby... it's a standard


Which one? There are a couple... ;)

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:26 PM

I guess the word prototype is new to some people. :rolleyes: :D

Anyone who follows this stuff closely knows that what you see at these shows is not necessarily what gets installed/delivered. Can you say concept car? :lol:
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:55 PM

looks like it outputs 1080p. is that new


The DVR will reportedly handle 100 hours of high-def recording and output it at 1080p over optical HDMI

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:28 PM

Is there a reason why it would output 1080p? D* planning on giving us true 1080i?
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:56 PM

Reminds me of when I saw the HR20 Pro at the 2006 CES. With the announcement of the HR21 Pro I guess the HR20 Pro turned out to be vaporware.

It will be interesting to see if this one gets released.

Here is some more links with info about the HR21 Pro.

http://gizmodo.com/g...unit-297664.php

http://gizmodo.com/g...only-297717.php

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:14 PM

They really should have calibrated that LG up front. EWWW!
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:57 AM

I need to post a slight correction, I meant the 2006 CES, not the 2005. Don't know why I did that.

I even found the old picture of the HR20 Pro I took with my PDA, enjoy.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:29 AM

Reminds me of when I saw the HR20 Pro at the 2006 CES. With the announcement of the HR21 Pro I guess the HR20 Pro turned out to be vaporware.

I will be interesting to see if this one gets released.

Here is some more links with info about the HR21 Pro.

http://gizmodo.com/g...unit-297664.php

http://gizmodo.com/g...only-297717.php


Gee... you think those guys at gizmido are TiVO loyalists? I don't think a new receiver that makes you coffee would have impressed them. Here's something to think about though, the sign on top of the HR21PRO lists Crestron certification. I wonder if this isn't the home media server that we've been anticipating for a couple of years. http://www.crestron....lications/home/

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:33 AM

Reminds me of when I saw the HR20 Pro at the 2006 CES. With the announcement of the HR21 Pro I guess the HR20 Pro turned out to be vaporware.


That's certainly an interesting thought. I forgot about that.
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