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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR24-500 DVR (and H24-100 Receiver)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. Feb 12, 2010 #1 of 935
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    In May 2004, the DIRECTV HR10-250 was the height of technology. DBSTalk was there.

    In August 2006, the DIRECTV HR20-700 took TV watching to a new level. DBSTalk was there.

    In November 2008, the top dog of DVRs was DIRECTV's HR23-700. DBSTalk was there.

    Are you ready to take the next step? DBSTalk is already there. Read on...
  2. Feb 12, 2010 #2 of 935
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    You've already met the H24-100. Now it's time to meet its bigger brother, the HR24-500 HD DVR.

    Photo Credit: Greg Alsobrook
  3. Feb 12, 2010 #3 of 935
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Take a look... the 24 Series are the receivers you've been waiting for.
    HD Version available at Youtube (click here)

  4. Feb 12, 2010 #4 of 935
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    But that's not enough... you want to know more. You want a first look. DBSTalk is there.

    24 Series First Look

    (To make comparisons easier, I've consolidated the content from the H24-100 first look into this document.)

    You must use Adobe Reader 9 to view this PDF. Other PDF readers, including earlier versions of Acrobat or Adobe Reader, may not work.

    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.
  5. Feb 12, 2010 #5 of 935
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I'd like to take a minute to thank some folks for all their help.

    Chris Blount, Doug Brott, Tom Robertson, Michael D'Angelo, Greg Alsobrook and Donnie Byrd, my friends and colleagues, who run a great forum.

    Jason Nipp, James Long, Kent Taylor, Ron Barry, Allen Noland, Rob Glasser and Stewart Vernon, who don't even have DIRECTV service and help out immensely on the DIRECTV side anyway. Great guys.

    Greg Alsobrook and Canis Lupus who did a fabulous job on the video.

    All the CE testers and their counterparts at DIRECTV, who were tireless in getting this great product out there.


    Earl Bonovich because... well... if you have to ask why, then you haven't been here very long.
  6. Mar 11, 2010 #6 of 935
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    And with that... commence discussion!
  7. Mar 11, 2010 #7 of 935

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Comparison: HR24 vs HR23​
    Case - Color/Material|Black Plastic on Top & Sides, Clear Plastic on Front
    Case - Buttons|All buttons are touch sensitive, Different then HR23
    Case - Front Lighting|Power Button illuminates when "on"
    |Guide, Menu, Rec, Select (with 4 arrows), Res buttons illuminated with blue circles
    |No trickplay animated "blue ring"
    Case - 1080p|New separate LED indicator for 1080p
    Case - Vents on Sides and Bottom|Same as HR23
    Case - Dimensions|2 3/8" High x 15" Wide x 9 5/8" Deep (10" with connectors)
    |3" High x 15 1/8" Wide x 12 1/4" Deep (12 5/8" with connectors) for HR23
    Case - Weight|6lbs 10oz, HR21-200 is 8lbs 4oz
    Input - Power 2-Prong Plug|Same as HR23
    Input - Satellite|Same as HR23
    Input - No Over-The-Air (OTA) Input|Same as HR23
    Input - Internal RF Remote Antenna|Same as HR23
    Output - Composite|1 Composite (V/L/R), HR23 has 2 (V1/L1/R2 & V2/L2/R2)
    Output - S-Video|Same as HR23
    Output - Component|Same as HR23
    Output - HDMI|For 1080p: 1080p24 only, Same as HR23
    Output - Digital Audio Coax|Same as HR23
    Output - Optical Audio|Same as HR23
    Output - USB (Front)|Same as HR23
    Output - USB (Back)|Same as HR23
    Output - Ethernet|1 Ethernet Port (10/100), HR23 has 2
    Output - Phone|Same as HR23
    CPU/Main Processor|? (? DMIPS - Awaiting Chipset Details), HR23 has BCM7401 (450 DMIPS)
    |Potential HR24 processor information - CX24500 (730+ DMIPS) - Not confirmed
    Wideband Tuners|2 Non-Wideband Tuners, SWM or BBC's required for Ka Lo (D10/D11/D12)
    |Same as HR20/21/22 - HR23 has 2 Wideband Tuners
    500GB Hard Drive|Seagate ST3500312CS Pipeline Hard Drive, Same size as HR23
    Performance|"Very fast", More responsive then HR23
    Coax Networking|DirecTV MoCA Functionality built-in, Entropic c.Link Technology - Press Release
    Power|Energy Star Compliant, 24-25 watts
    |HR21-200 with no DECA: 28 watts, with DECA: 33-34 watts
    Remote Control​
    Remote|RC65RX with UEI QuickSet - Press Release
    Remote Responsiveness|More responsive then HR23
    Remote Features|Same as HR23 (along with the addition of QuickSet)
    Access Card|Same as HR23
    Firmware Level|Similar to HR23 (same GUI functionality as HR23)
  8. Mar 11, 2010 #8 of 935
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Keep in mind that I do not know when these will be available .. I'm sure it will be very soon though .. So get ready!

    They are not available as of today, so you can't call and ask for one just yet
  9. Mar 11, 2010 #9 of 935

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    good work as usual, if I might say so myself :)
  10. Mar 11, 2010 #10 of 935

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    2 please! Very nice!
  11. Mar 11, 2010 #11 of 935

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    Nice! The unit looks solid. I want one. :D

    Great job dudes!
  12. Mar 11, 2010 #12 of 935

    j2fast Godfather

    Jul 15, 2007
    Great work by all those involved! All this new hardware and tech is killing me because I want to centralize all my a/v equipment. I can't decide whether to grab some of these babies when they hit or hold out for the eventual release on the HMC.
  13. Mar 12, 2010 #13 of 935
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Not that that would do one any good even if they were... ;)

    I've been looking forward to this First Look... and while I enjoyed reading it, I'd really like to see a video actually showing the speed of the unit.

    Also... does the ring still rotate when RWing or FFing?

  14. Mar 12, 2010 #14 of 935

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

    Dec 6, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    I. Want.

    That being said, I'm a tad disappointed about the loss of the second ethernet pass through... it was a nice touch and came in handy.
  15. Mar 12, 2010 #15 of 935

    slapshot1959 Legend

    Jan 24, 2006
    Very nice!

    Keep this up and we won't have any need/want/desire/use for a Directv Tivo.:D
  16. Mar 12, 2010 #16 of 935

    Alebob911 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 22, 2007
    Great First Look!
  17. Mar 12, 2010 #17 of 935

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Very nice write up guys! I bet its fun to be able to test this stuff!
  18. Mar 12, 2010 #18 of 935

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Is the power use higher or lower then older boxes?
  19. Mar 12, 2010 #19 of 935

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    [​IMG] "Oh boy, this is great."

    I'm really looking forward to these becoming available.
  20. Mar 12, 2010 #20 of 935

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    :) :) :)
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