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HR 24 vs. HR 23

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Chris24, May 24, 2010.

  1. Chris24

    Chris24 Cool Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    I have the HR23-700 model.What the difference between the HR23 and HR24 models?
  2. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    HR23 has internal wide-band tuners and does not need bbc's when connected to a non-SWiM installation

    HR24 lacks wide-band tuners and needs bbc's when connected to a non-SWiM installation. The HR24 also has internal DECA support for MRV.

    The HR24 is also faster.

    There is also a comparison posted early in the first look thread: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=172657
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    The HR24 is going to be faster than the HR23. The HR23 also has wide band tuners installed so it does not need BBC's (like the HR24) if it is connected on a legacy system. If you have a SWiM installation, it is a moot point as neither then need BBC's. The HR24 also has a DECA built into it so an external DECA is not needed if you use DirecTV's Whole Home DVR service.

    - Merg

    Edit: Dang it say-what! :)

    Edit 2: But I did beat VOS! HA HA!
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    The HR23 has wideband tuners, which aren't needed/used with SWiM setups.
    The HR24 is FASTER and has internal DECA, plus a different package/case & some other slight changes.
  5. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

    Sep 18, 2006
    And the HR24 looks much nicer than the earlier HR2x models, especially without the annoying/bright/spinning center blue ring!


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  6. johnp37

    johnp37 Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Central NJ
    The channel number entry bug seems to have been fixed with the HR24. What a relief!
  7. ThunderJam

    ThunderJam New Member

    May 24, 2010
    New to these forums... had to upgrade to HD, as my SD tv broke down. Got a free hr 23 receiver from Directv. With my Samsung un55c6500, I see little repeating freezes/slowdowns every now and then with the picture and sound (not sure if it is the auto motion plus tv feature).

    So my question is... is there any difference in the video/sound processing between the hr23, and hr24 units (and if so will this fix my problem?). Do they use the same exact chip? Is the video/sound any better in a hr24?

    Thanks for any input.
  8. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    It's not the same chip, but there's not a real difference in processing.
  9. Steve Robertson

    Steve Robertson Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2005
    That is what I am looking forward to when I get mine this week
  10. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Looks like you buried the lead. Speed is really the only significant difference for the general user experience; other than that it does what the other do, and the others do what it does.
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    There's also the automatic remote programming...
  12. sshams95

    sshams95 Legend

    Sep 2, 2006
    Does the HR24 still need an Ethernet connection to get access to On Demand?
  13. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    If you're using DECA and have a DECA bridge connected to your internet enabled network, no. The HR24 will access the home network and internet via COAX to the DECA Network Bridge.

    If you're not using a DECA setup, then yes.

    Either way, it needs access to your home network and internet for On Demand.
  14. sshams95

    sshams95 Legend

    Sep 2, 2006
    ok, thanks!

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