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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: H24-100 High Definition Receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. Feb 26, 2010 #1 of 359
    Doug Brott

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    We saw hints of it in the past few months. Today I am pleased to introduce the H24-100 High Definition receiver.

    Two things you'll find in the H24-100 are speed and Built-in DECA.

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    Photo: Greg Alsobrook

    H24-100 First Look
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    Thanks to say-what, gulfwarvet, and others for creating this Exclusive First Look.

    Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.
     

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  2. Feb 26, 2010 #2 of 359
    Doug Brott

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    There is no estimation of availability at this point.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 #3 of 359
    dirtyblueshirt

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    I see comparisons in speed to HR2x units, but how would the speed be compared to my H21, which is pretty fast now?
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 #4 of 359
    Groundhog45

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    It's noticeably faster than my H23. Not sure about the H21.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 #5 of 359
    Draconis

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    Looks great, good job guys.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 #6 of 359
    dirtyblueshirt

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    Agreed. Can't wait for the inevitable HR24 review!
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 #7 of 359
    pdawg17

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    Wow...very exciting stuff indeed...the DECA is a smart move by D*...the average customer needs this if MRV/Tv Apps is going to become big...very easy...I am hardwired throughout the house so it doesn't interest me much but the speed DEFINITELY does!
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 #8 of 359
    Sixto

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    [table="header"]
    Comparison: H24 vs H21/H23​
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    External​
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    Case - Color/Material|Black Plastic on Top and Sides, Clear Plastic on Front
    |Painted blue circles on Guide, Menu, Select, and Res Buttons
    Case - Buttons|All buttons are touch sensitive, Different then H21/H23
    Case - Front Lighting|Touch-sensitive Power Button illuminates when "on"
    |Tiny LED indicator for the current resolution, Similar to H21/H23
    Case - 1080p|New separate LED indicator for 1080p
    Case - Vents on Sides and Bottom|Same as H21/H23
    Case - Dimensions|1 5/8" High x 12" Wide x 9" Deep (9 3/8" with connectors)
    |2 3/4" High x 15" Wide x 9" Deep (9 3/8" with connectors) for H21/H23
    Case - Weight|3lbs 6oz, H21 is 4lbs 0oz
    Input - Power 2-Prong Plug|Same as H21/H23
    Input - Satellite|Same as H21/H23
    Input - No Over-The-Air (OTA) Input|Same as H21/H23
    Input - Internal RF Remote Antenna|Same as H21/H23
    Output - Composite|1 Composite (V/L/R), H21/H23 has 2 (V1/L1/R2 & V2/L2/R2)
    Output - S-Video|No S-Video connector on the H24
    Output - Component|Same as H21/H23
    Output - HDMI|For 1080p: 1080p24 only, Same as H21/H23
    Output - Digital Audio Coax|Same as H21/H23
    Output - Optical Audio|No Optical Audio connector (TOSLINK) on the H24
    Output - USB (Back)|Same as H21/H23
    Output - Ethernet|Same as H21/H23
    Output - Phone|Same as H21/H23
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    Internal​
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    CPU/Main Processor|? (? DMIPS), H23 has BCM7402 (450 DMIPS)
    Wideband Tuners|Non-Wideband Tuners, SWM or BBC's required for Ka Lo (D10/D11/D12)
    Performance|"Very fast", More responsive then H21/H23
    Coax Networking|DirecTV MoCA built-in, Entropic c.Link Technology - Press Release
    Power|Energy Star Compliant
    Remote Control​
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    Remote|RC65X with UEI QuickSet - Press Release
    Remote Responsiveness|More responsive then H21/H23
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    Programming​
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    Access Card|Same as H21/H23
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    Firmware​
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    Firmware Level|Similar to H21/H23
    [/table]
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 #9 of 359
    Losana

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    Integrated DECA is great news. Nice write up, keep up the great work!
     
  10. Feb 26, 2010 #10 of 359
    Alan Gordon

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    While I'd really like to ask this question about a HR24, I'm curious about it on the H24 as well.

    The mention of the speed difference when changing channels is great and all, but I'm assuming there are speed upgrades to the GUIDE and PLAYLIST (when using MRV) as well, correct?

    ~Alan
     
  11. Feb 26, 2010 #11 of 359
    Doug Brott

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    There is an undeniable noticeable difference in the ability to navigate through the menus. People will describe it as "faster" when they see it. There's just no other way to easily describe it.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2010 #12 of 359
    Alan Gordon

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    Two other questions.... though the first may be difficult to answer.

    1. The First Look document mentions the new remote. I recently stated in the TiVo thread that my HR2x DVRs have been reliable... a statement that is very true. However, I can't say that about my experiences with the DirecTV remotes. Does the new remote seem to work any better?

    2. First Look pictures show the insides of the H24-100. Does anyone know what chipsets it uses?

    ~Alan
     
  13. Feb 26, 2010 #13 of 359
    WERA689

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    Another great job by the CE team. Thanks guys!
     
  14. Feb 26, 2010 #14 of 359
    Alebob911

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    Nice write up and Good job to the team.
     
  15. Feb 26, 2010 #15 of 359
    Shades228

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    Great write up. I'm expecting to see one of these for the HR24 "soon".
     
  16. Feb 26, 2010 #16 of 359
    matt

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  17. Feb 26, 2010 #17 of 359
    littlesmoniz

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    Does this unit pass 1080p thru HMDI? I have Direct now but am going to switch to Dish tomorrow because my unit will not. Trying to run SAT, PS3, and Oppo blue ray thru prosser-swicther, then to TV.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2010 #18 of 359
    cartrivision

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    No optical audio out and no S-video out. Is this consistent with other H2x receivers or a feature downgrade?
     
  19. Feb 26, 2010 #19 of 359
    smiddy

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    First Look looks great! I got an update off of facebook! :)
     
  20. Feb 26, 2010 #20 of 359
    ffemtreed

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    No optical Audio out????????

    This thing is dead to me.....
     
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