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. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Our little community is made of of professional from all walks of life .. It's amazing what one can accomplish with a little teamwork. :grin:
     
  2. xtc

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    What? who called who a liar? you did?

    I got my HR20 then a couple of years later i got the HR22 and the speeds are much worse!!!
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    IMHO, it doesn't make any sense for it to be different in functionality from the other HR2x's. Otherwise I would need to upgrade my DVR every time there was a new feature...not a very good business model. :shrug:

    This DVR had a new look, new hardware inside. Maybe the naysayers are so blinded by their own cynicism that they can’t see past the pretty lights on the front of the box and evaluate what they are reading objectively...I’m just sayin’ :grin:

    Mike
     
  4. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    Everyone has there opinion and you keep stating you don't like it. That is your opinion. But, the majority of us like it and see the value in this DVR and would love to upgrade to this new DVR. So, since you don't like it then just don't upgrade to it and keep everything the way you got it now. I WILL be upgrading to this DVR when it comes out.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    First of all, thank you for the compliment. I spent about 50 hours on design and layout of that document. Personally. Just me. In my spare time. For free. So thank you for noticing.

    Second of all, the thing is, that you really do get it and you don't realize it. This is not intended to be a review. Reviews will come from all of you as you get the hardware. This IS intended to be just what you say, an honest expression of excitement from a bunch of guys who want to tell you about what they've been playing with. That's the point.

    Finally, I understand that the new features may not excite you, but to claim they're not there seems a bit odd:

    • This DVR will be right at home next to a TV, with no wireless adapter, no ethernet, no external DECA, just one wire and one power cord. That's a huge feature for a huge number of people.
    • The remote programs itself. It actually works. Point the remote at the DVR, answer a question or two, and IT PROGRAMS ITSELF.
    • Not to mention, it's fast, no kidding. I didn't even know how to put into words or pictures how fast it is.

    It's not the forthcoming multi-tuner device shown at CES, but it's hands down the best-performing DVR DIRECTV's put out, with or without a bobble-headed animated character attached.

    And you know what? I'm excited. I think it's cool. I want to share that with my friends. So glad you've all afforded me the opportunity.
     
  6. xtc

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    EXACTLY!!!! and the speed increase is what should have been standard in the original models.
     
  7. funkyp56

    funkyp56 Cool Member

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    Agreed
     
  8. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    Then you would be much happier with the HR24.
     
  9. Nicholsen

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    Bitterness is a fair assessment.

    I now have a HR10-250 which has been rendered obsolete, and an HR21-100 which doesn't work properly.

    I have suffered though 2 years of software patches, but the software is still buggy.

    Now they would like me to buy a third box and commit to 2 more years.

    I believe many of the people who are all excited about the new HR24 thought the HR21 was great as well (just a few months ago).

    I will reserve judgment until I see a unit in operation.
     
  10. xtc

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    At minimum, i would like this DVR to do what Standalone TiVo's are now doing for cable customers. (not the ancient HR10-250's)

    And I don't get the point of making new DVR models every year that don't add any major new features and have in fact taken away features such as off-air channels. Just keep producing what you have been and release a new model when you actually have something to show people. Don't release something new just for the hell of it. I can bet that if we actually get the new DirecTivos, that will be something to talk about, this? Not so much.
     
  11. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    Ah.... I get it. You really just want the Tivo back to Directv.
     
  12. xtc

    xtc Legend

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    Well you need to have some thicker skin. First of all i never called you a liar because i don't even know you. and if someone else did, get over it. you don't need to cry about it.
     
  13. xtc

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    VERY well said!
     
  14. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    No one is crying here. I stand by what I wrote in the First Look. If you don't like it, too bad for you. For the vast majority of users, my opinions are more likely to be shared than are your (uninformed) opinions. That works for me. :)
     
  15. Sim-X

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    I can't wait till these are out - I got DirecTV in the fall - what is the best way to upgrade? I heard you can't request certain models from DTV so what is one to do?
     
  16. Alan Gordon

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    Actually... a very good business model... just not a very user-friendly model.

    The problem with making sure functionality stays the same across your entire line means that you're somewhat handicapped in bringing about new features.

    Just don't lump me into the naysayers. I'd LOVE to have an HR24. I'm just simply saying that I understand where some of the "naysayers" are coming from.

    ~Alan
     
  17. mhayes70

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    Probably the best thing to do is when they come out. Get the HR24 at a local retailer. Usually Directv can't promise what model you get.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    xct...you don't like the HR24, you don't like the First Look...WE GET IT! Why keep stirring the pot? Move along...
     
  19. Mike Bertelson

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    That’s a poor business model. How long would you stay with DirecTV if every time a cool new feature comes out you had to upgrade your hardware and extend you commitment...the HR21 has DoD so I have to get rid of my HR20...oh wait, now the HR22 has media share I have to get rid of my HR21...oh look, the HR23 has MRV, goodbye HR22.

    I don’t know about you, but I would be gone in a heartbeat. :D

    If I meant to call you a naysayer I would have said so. ;)

    I don't see how maintaining functionality would handicap the ability to have features. What features would necessarily not be included by maintaining a fairly uniform feature set. :scratchin

    Mike
     
  20. Sim-X

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    So then I will have to send the old boxes back to DTV? That really sucks considering I paid $400 for 3 boxes (I got one free) So now I have to pay another $200+ per new box and send back the old ones and they don't give me any credit?
     
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