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DBSTalk.com First Look: HR23-700

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. ndark

    ndark Cool Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    So I will not be able to run it to the HR23 then to the BD?

    It is a wireless modem and router combo from SBC. All of my other stuff in the house is wireless. I have an unused ethernet port on the back.
  2. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    Disregard Harsh. :)

    If your modem is also a wireless router, you're golden. Connect the ethernet jack to the HR23 and then run a short second cable from the second port on the HR23 to the BD player and it should be fine.
  3. cmziggy

    cmziggy Cool Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Correct, but in the future you will want to get a switch. Just a small 4 or 5 port on will work just fine. Less than $40 on Newegg.com. This will give you have all the ports you need. Also if you need to hook up a Laptop or PC directly you can.
  4. rmach

    rmach New Member

    Sep 1, 2008
    Is there a way to turn off or dim the circle of blue lights on the front of the receivers. I looked at my son's menu and could not find a way to do it, he has a HR21. I will most likely be getting an HR23 and we find these lights to be overly bright and distracting

  5. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    This is for the HR22, and may help. I know my HR20 is the same way.
  6. rmach

    rmach New Member

    Sep 1, 2008
    "Loudo", thanks for the info, it worked like a champ on the HR21, hope it does also on the HR23.
  7. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    You won't need to dim the HR23-700. The Blue ring is less than half as bright as on the other HR's.

  8. TheMoose

    TheMoose Icon

    Jan 20, 2006
    Yea, the first thing I do after a CE is turn off the ring of light on the HR20, I've never bothered turning off the HR23's ring of lights.
  9. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    I turn off the ring as also a way to tell if the unit has rebooted on its own.
  10. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    Half as bright is still too bright for me. I like all my units' ring lights off completely.

    And this is one reason why. It lets me know if they've reset either due to a software download or a power outage.
  11. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    So has anyone seen these in stores yet?

  12. MCodanti

    MCodanti Cool Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Darn, I guess I let them upgrade me just a little too soon, I got HR22s. It would be nice to not have the BBCs hanging off the back, as well as any other improvements they have made...
  13. petej88

    petej88 Cool Member

    May 1, 2007
    Too bad Directv is so tough on upgrades. Now that you have the hr22, you will be able to upgrade to the hr23 for a mere $199. On the other hand, the 500 MB drive space should hold you over fine.
  14. KTVideo

    KTVideo New Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    I have 3 HR20's and 1 HR21. I am considering replacing the HR21 with an HR23.. the main point being to increase the HD recording capacity to 100 hours.

    My main consideration is 1080p picture quality--sharpness with both over the Air HD like Conan O'brion and SNL (via the external tuner) and High quality HD channels such as HDnetmovies.

    Has anyone formed any opinions based on direct comparison on the picture quality differences - if any- between the 20, 21 and the new 23? I am viewing on a JVC RS2 front projector on 76 wide screen.

  15. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I would wait and trade the HR21 in on an HR23 which DOES HAVE BETTER PQ according to my sources which I can't reveal at this time.
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I observed better picture quality on my 37" TV, as I've posted before, but there is no broadcast source of 1080p and regardless of whether you get OTA or DIRECTV for Conan or SNL they will not match up to Blu-Ray quality, if that's what you're thinking. I would think at 76" that you'd see severe artifacting no matter what.
  17. jpitlick

    jpitlick Icon

    Apr 19, 2007
    What is the difference between the HR23 and the HR22?
  18. bhelton71

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

    Mar 7, 2007
    With those kinds of screen sizes and on a projector especially, I would think you would have a high performance hdmi scaler already. :D
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Primarily, it's that you need external B-Band Converters with an HR22 and you do not need them with an HR23.
  20. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    If you look at the first page and click on the First Look viewing it will explain everything to you which is the purpose of the First Look in the first place.
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