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DBSTalk First Look: HR21-700

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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:11 PM

DBSTalk is continuing with their First Look Series...

This time: The HR21-700

This review was compiled by a few individuals that participated in the field trials of the HR21-700...

So thank you to:
HDTVFan001 and Drew2k (the primary authors of the review)

Also thanks go out to:
RobertE; RunnerFL; houskamp; Groundhog45; tFederov; Tom Robertson; Jeremy W; Sixto; LameLefty

Also thanks to all the other field testers (who can now add the HR21-700 to their signature lines)... who assisted in the review and actively participated in the field trials.

So... Here is the review... In PDF form.

DBSTalk's First Look: HR21-700 (1mb Download)

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:39 PM

Great work guys!!
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#3 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:40 PM

Very nice work guys .. Thanks!
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:43 PM

Here here! :goodjob:

Way to go, nicely done!
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:44 PM

Excellent job on the First Look. It's been fun working to get the HR21 ready for use.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:19 PM

Very cool! I like the format too!
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:21 PM


You guys did a great job putting the "First Look" document together. I'm sure all that read it will appreciate all the work that went into the writing of the document.

Thanks for your hard work!


HR34-700(0x00985)|Networked: Yes via Deca hardwired to Actiontec MI424WR (FiOS)| OTA: No | DOD Enabled: Yes |Mediashare: TVersity |
HDTV: Panasonic Plasma TH-50PZ85U connected via Monster HDMI| Home Theater: Onkyo TX-LR552 connected via coax cable. Whole Home: Yes

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:28 PM

Very nice job guys. Looks great!

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:31 PM


That is a very nice writeup. Kudo's to HDTVFan001 and Drew2k. Very nice job guys.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:32 PM

Well done, gentlemen! :) :up: :goodjob:

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:34 PM

It's shiney!
All in all great work guys, made for a nice read

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:34 PM

Awesome! Now to get my hands on one...
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:35 PM

Great work guys and that Gloss Black is Wack!

Nice job on the review doc.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:40 PM

Very nice job, fellas.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:41 PM

excellent job guys!!

..............now wouldnt it be funny if this got a CE before hundrednation got their next one :lol:

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:41 PM

good job!! i'm jealous!

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:45 PM

OOHHHH!! AAHHHH!!! It's purdy!!! Nicely done.

#18 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:45 PM

Excellent first look and thanks!

I would also like to send a special thanks to all field testers. A lot has gone on behind the scenes by DBSTalk members and DirecTV to get this receiver working and ready for public consumption. Kudos to all!

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:49 PM

Thanks for the great write up on the new HR21.

This may not be the correct forum, but this does relate to the HR21. I waiting at home as I type this message for the delivery and installation of my new HR2? receiver. I've had a HR10-250 for since they first came out, and I've upgrade it to a 750GB hard-disk, and enabled many blocked features... but I digress.

My question is, do I know which receive I will get? I'm hoping for an HR20, as I have an OTA antenna installed which I used with the HR10-250. On top of that, there are quite a few digital / HD local channels which are available OTA, but not from D*TV. It seems that perhaps the HR21 has not be released yet, but will be released later this month. If that is the case, that's a good thing in my book.


#20 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:51 PM

You most likely will receive the HR20... as the HR21 is just now starting to enter the distribution chain.
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