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DBSTalk Exclusive Third Look: H25-700 High Definition Receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. larry55

    larry55 Legend

    Jun 3, 2010
    hr 25 power cord cord will not work with the am21.
  2. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Thanks, I did not remember seeing that and that picture makes it clear just how small that unit really is. I'll bet they could make a DVR that small too. Just use a laptop drive.

    For example I have a Western Digital Live Hub that is 1.3" by 7.8" by 6.1" and holds a complete media player and 1TB hard drive.

    Yeah they'd have to charge more but if they positioned it as a premium low energy usage model I'll bet they'd sell. Sort of a HR-26G(reen). Small and cool running and low energy, I'd be all over it.

    I also have no problem with a remote power supply. I sell used business model computers like that and I just saw a Advert for a HP business model that is the same way.

    Not to mention the Push in California for things to go green and their calling DVRs energy hogs.

    Someone using Solar power might be attracted to such a unit too.
  3. Vinny

    Vinny New Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    Why am I getting this msg when trying to click on above links:

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  4. beestea

    beestea AllStar

    Dec 13, 2006
    Sorry if this is a bit OT, but I see two mentions of the HR25 being able to schedule recordings on other DVRs... I have three "legacy" HD-DVR's (hr20,21,22) with MRV over ethernet enabled and would love to have this ability, am I correct in assuming this feature is only available in the HR25?

    Not to mention just 2 weeks ago I had a HR22 that had a hard drive fail on it, DirecTV replaced it with ... another HR22. I was *Really* hoping to get my first HR25.


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    Im getting the same
  6. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    There is no HR25!!!

    sheesh! R is for "record" guys!

    EDIT: There is no "MVR" service either.
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    1. There is no HR25, only H25's. (Matt covered this better above)
    2. HR20,21,22, etc are not considered "legacy", they are current technology.
    3. You can use an H25 to set a recording on any HR2X receiver as long as you have "Whole Home" setup.
  8. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just got home, opened up DBSTalk, saw the picture, and thought for a split second it was the HR34. :p
  9. quattro40v

    quattro40v Cool Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Looks great. I wonder why it doesn't have the sleek buttonless face plate such as the HR24?
  10. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    None of the 25's have the touch face of the HR24.
    Might be an issue with the front area so small the touch space could be difficult to zero in on. Just a guess.
  11. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    Looks good as always.

    I really need to get me an H25.
  12. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    There was until marketing got involved. :)
  13. pederk

    pederk New Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    I kind of new at this but how does one connect the box to the internet without an RJ45 on the box?
  14. Alebob911

    Alebob911 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 22, 2007
    It has built in DECA and requires the broadband connection kit to access the internet from the DECA cloud.
  15. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    We had MRV, not MVR. Multi-Viewing Room? I have two DVRs in the living room, but never tried watching things on both at the same time. Might be useful for a football party :)
  16. Zixxer

    Zixxer Cool Member

    Dec 24, 2009
    You can set recordings on a DVR from another one? Seriously, I didn't know this was possible. I have my entire house setup with DVRs, DECA, etc.
  17. afulkerson

    afulkerson MI Citizen Corps Vol of Year

    Jan 14, 2007
    No you can only do that from a H unit not a HR unit you can't do that from a dvr. A none dvr is the only receiver that is able to schedule a recording on any DVR in your DECA network.
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    It's not possible, I'm talking about an H25 not an HR.
  19. Zixxer

    Zixxer Cool Member

    Dec 24, 2009
    Thanks for the responses. Seems odd that you can't manage all of the recording options from any box...very frustrating.

    If I can watch or delete, why not be able to set recordings on remote boxes?
  20. jacobp

    jacobp Legend

    Dec 22, 2003
    I have a H21 that is going bad and needs to be replaced. I currently have a DTV RF Remote that i use. My unit is stored on the floor under the furniture so i need an RF capable receiver.

    I understand that the H25 does not have an RF antenna built into it and that i would need to get an RF antenna from DTV. Is that correct?

    Also, i understand that the RF remote that i currently use with my H21 will not work with a H25 and that i would have to buy another DTV RF remote. Is that correct?

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