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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. bananfish

    bananfish Mentor

    Aug 13, 2007
    Well, keeping this discussion civilly focused on the HR24, I have a hunch that at least some existing customers actually will be able to score an HR24 from DirecTV - if that takes a policy change, well, I expect there will be a policy change.

    They didn't design speed into the HR24 with the idea of teasing and annoying existing long-term customers - they know some existing customers are craving that speed. I'll be surprised if they don't find some way to accommodate profitable long-term customers that haven't upgraded in a while who request an HR-24 and are willing to commit for another 2 years.

    I'm sure they won't be volunteering to give them away, but customers with lots of "hearts" tend to get accommodated, and I think I've got quite a few.
  2. DirectMan

    DirectMan AllStar

    Jul 14, 2007
    If you have a new installation requesting MRV when it is an orderable service option wouldn't it be likely that D* would specify HR24/H24 receivers, just like when D* prioritized SWM for 5 or > tuner installs a while back?
  3. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I'd say that this is a real possibility, yes.
  4. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

    Aug 21, 2006
    Fresno, CA
    Wow. I am in Fresno and when I moved a little over a year ago, the installer didn't want to use SWiM and it was only at my insistence that they used my own SWiMLine dish instead of the AU-9 that they brought with them. The excuse was that SWiM didn't really work all that well and they had numerous problems with them. I think it was an excuse to save money on the dish.

    The local supervisor was extremely upset when my 4 receiver install turned into a three room installation, with two of them on a common wall. I hope new customers in Fresno aren't seeing the same issues.
  5. Duke3K

    Duke3K Cool Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    DirecTV is taking orders on the new units.

    I just ordered my MRV HD upgrade from Directv Customer Service. I'm getting (1) HR24 (1) H24 and the MRV setup. It's going to be installed tommorow. As you guys have said if you specify that you want MRV - they will guarantee that it will be the HR24/H24 units but you have to do MRV meaining you are upgrading at least two of your recievers.

    I live in Denver - so I guess I'm one of the lucky ones for a change.
  6. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    That's only because you are in one of the test markets. FOR NOW, most people will probably not be able to get any such specificity in equipment.
  7. SunDevil2012

    SunDevil2012 Cool Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    DirecTV is starting to look better and better every day.
  8. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Thread split off to here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=174322
  9. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    So when can I get an HR24 and H24.
    I want to do a MRV upgrade.
    I have a D12, and R16 currently., I want to go HD in 2 rooms, while keeping the SD DVR in 1 room.
    So the HR24 can share the recordings with the H24?
  10. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    HR24s & H24s are available in select markets starting today .. Nationwide perhaps in 6-8 weeks according to what some folks are hearing when they call DIRECTV.
  11. BudShark

    BudShark New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    See the big announcement on the front page. The HR24/H24 MRV is now a released and supported option in 4 markets. So it should be coming to you in a short period of time.
    The HR24 can share recording with the H24 and any H21-H23 with an external DECA adapter.

    In your case since you don't have an H21-H23 currently, once the program is available to you the best option would be to upgrade to HR24 and H24 with the R16 left in place.
  12. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    This is exactly the route I want to take.
    Do you Know if the offeres would still be the same. They said Currently my accout May 10 would be eligable for a HD DVR for $99 and a H- for $99.
    They said though call back when it gets closer, Since a Free upgrade might become available to me.
  13. utbronco

    utbronco Mentor

    Dec 26, 2007
    I have really been looking forward to the general release of MRV and now of the new HR24 DVR. I'm in SLC, Ut. so I'll be waiting a couple more months. I'm wanting to put two of the HR24s in my home replacing one HR21 DVR because of the 50 series recording limit. They would be located in different rooms. I had hoped that I could put some of my series requests on one unit with the rest on another unit without having to use the keyword searches. I do have an older SD unit next to my HR21 which I understand could be a problem if a DTV Technician decided to make a stink about it.

    I'm not sure if DTV is going to sell me two of the HR24s and MRV. Anyone have any idea??

  14. Mike Bertelson

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

    Jan 24, 2007
    That very thing is being discussed here.


    Of course this only applies to the test markets.

  15. newlions

    newlions Mentor

    Sep 10, 2004
    How is the responsiveness of the remote on an H24 w/ DECA going to the HR24 (as the MRV server) for things like menu navigation or 30 sec slip?

    I have read about and experienced lag times between legacy DVRs using MRV over Ethernet. Is the lag noticeable? Is there any speed/lag difference in IR vs RF for those who have tested this combination. Thanks!

    My setup:
    HR22, HR20, and R15

    What I am thinking of going to:
    HR24, HR24, and H24
  16. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I'd guess the answer is the HR24 has more power, so the MRV/server responds faster than my HR20 does.
  17. b00st3d

    b00st3d Cool Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    dang, wished I hadn't just bought my HR23!
  18. johnp37

    johnp37 Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Central NJ
    Don't feel bad, I bought a couple of 23s a few months ago from Amazon. Still in their boxes, not yet activated. Anybody interested? PM me, I'm sure we can make a deal.
  19. Slipkid87

    Slipkid87 New Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    So let's say you already have an HR-21. How does one go about upgrading to the latest and greatest? $hell out $199 a pop again? Ouch!
  20. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    right now even that won't get you one..
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