Any black HR20s out yet?

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  1. Feb 5, 2007 #1 of 16
    jamieh1

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    Has anyone got a black HR20 yet?
     
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    TOakley1

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    I've been wondering about this too. There were some threads a month or so ago, but no information since. Does anyone know when the black units will be available?
     
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    mtnagel

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    Don't you know, silver is the new black :D

    I'm just kidding, but with my new tv, new DVD player, the R10, and the HR20, everyone of my components is not silver except for my 10 year old receiver (which I'm looking to upgrade). So it seems that everything is going to silver unless D* is trying to get everyone to go back to black. I personally don't care either way. It would be nice to have all one color, but it's no biggie to me.
     
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    Coffey77

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    Time to get out the old Sharpie and start coloring the front panel! ;)
     
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    TOakley1

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    Yeah. It does seem that silver is the most common these days, but it sure would be nice to finally have some components that match. Plus that black HR20 on the D* site sure looked sharp. :D
     
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    We should make this a sticky. Some of us are holding out for black HR20s before we upgrade our HR10s.
     
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    mtnagel

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    It's really that important to you?
     
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    TOakley1

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    I don't know that it's a deal breaker for anyone. However, if the black ones are coming out soon then yes, a lot of people will wait for it.
     
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    IndyTom

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    Let's talk about the where the bar is around here (and the Tivo boards).

    A patch that allows folders gets thousands of views and hundreds of posts. So, in that aspect, I can see where holding out for an aestetically pleasing compononent is important. :)
     
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    I wouldn't really say that's a fair comparison. Folders are much more useful than not having them (IMHO). Color isn't.

    And I don't have a problem with someone waiting for the black one if they already have an HDTivo and can get OTA HD locals, but I couldn't imagine waiting months for a certain color if I just bought an HDTV and only had an SD Directivo. But that's just me.
     
  11. IndyTom

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    I agree with you there, if those that don't have any form of HD receiver.

    However, it appears that those that are holding out have HR10's. I am in the same camp - I have three components under my TV (2 that are black (AV and DVD) and 1 Silver (HR10). If I thought the black HR20 was coming in 6 weeks, I would wait - for nothing more than making my system more visually appealing.
     
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    I'm with you. I've gone through 2 failed installs so far. As long as they can get the new dish up, I'd take a pink one if that's all they had.
     
  13. TOakley1

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    I'm in the same boat as you. I'm not really missing anything right now. Mpeg4 isn't available here yet and I have HD OTA , so I'm willing to wait a "little" while longer to get the black unit.

    If the black units aren't coming for a while, then I'll get a silver one and be happy. :) It just would be nice to know when these units are going to be available.
     
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    I just bought an HDTV and I'm waiting months just to get it installed. Ordered the HR20 about 10 days ago. Just got an install date of April 3. That's over two months from order date. :eek2: And I too would prefer black. :) I have an HR10 for my theater but my other two HDTVs are only getting SD right now. :(
     
  15. houskamp

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    Just put em in a cabnet then any color is fine... :)
     
  16. HarleyD

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    They need to recycle all the refurbed silver returns first.
     
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