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Article on an HR21 Pro DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hdtvfan0001, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. Sep 7, 2007 #1 of 47
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I have been reading a few posts here about some kind of new HR21 Pro DVR...

    Here is a link to an article just published on TVPredictions:

    http://www.tvpredictions.com/directvdvr090707.htm

    Personally, I question how something like this would be ready in October, but what do I know? :eek2: :lol:

    It sounds interesting though...
     
  2. Sep 7, 2007 #2 of 47
    Jeremy W

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    Maybe it's in top secret field testing right now? :up_to_som
     
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    Who is going to buy it? Just curious, I can't really justify spending $500+ on a leased piece of equipment. Actually, I don't think I could justify that much on any DVD unless it had a dual layer DVD and/or HD/BR burner built in. I'm just guessing on the price.

    Hopefully the price of the HR20 goes down when this comes out.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    People with more money than you.
     
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    Herdfan

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    Custom Integrators and their clients. If you notice on one of the pictures from CEDIA, there was a Crestron Partner logo card sitting on top of it. This unit, perhaps two or more, is meant to go into a rack in an equipment closet connected to a matrix switch feeding TV's all over a house. It will be controlled by touchpanels that can run as high as $17K. Total install of said control system can cost anywhere from $50K to $250K or more. These people don't really give a hoot how much the box costs.
     
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    Rich

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    In Phil Swann's newsletter today he announced that D* will begin selling a new DVR "next month" that will record 100 hours of HD. Oh, goody.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    If you dig a little deeper, the tvpredictions article say "according to multichannel" So this is an article about an article?
     
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    Does Swanni ever do much more than repeat other articles?
     
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    That's all he does, but I still subscribe to it because sometimes he comes up with something interesting. He doesn't seem to have a great deal of technological knowledge. And he gets pretty snippy if you disagree with him.
     
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    I saw that, but still thought it was interesting. Just what I need, another year of D*Hell. I'll stick with the HR20 and eSATAs.
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    probably not :grin:
     
  13. Rich

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    I asked him several questions and he is just a compiler of articles.
     
  14. Jeremy W

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    Yes, the problem is that the stuff he comes up with on his own is usually garbage. Witness his recent "New DirecTV HD channels this weekend?" article. Nothing but a cheap ploy to get hits.
     
  15. Thaedron

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    But hits drive advertising revenue...

    We should stop linking his articles here, that would probably cut his readership significantly... :eek2:
     
  16. Jeremy W

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    And that's exactly the point.
     
  17. purtman

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    Actually, if you listen to a lot of news on TV, you'll see "CNN is reporting", "FN is reporting", "AP is reporting". Much of the news you get on the wire services is just news that others reported. The TV stations, radios, newspapers, all pass it on. If you look at the bylines or datelines in newspaper, you'll know who reported it. So Swanni, although he doesn't break many news stories, is not all that different than the traditional news channels we have. It's just that there are a lot of people who like to bash him.
     
  18. Sixto

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    Have had 100 hour HR21 Pro-like functionality for months.

    HR20 + Antec MX-1 eSATA + DB35 750GB.

    Works like a champ.
     
  19. soccercoach61

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    yeah, but does it have gold-plated contacts, dual fans, and rack mount ears? :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  20. Sixto

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    must have missed those on the wishlist :)
     
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