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HR10-250 -does it need b band connectors?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by circadianswing, May 25, 2010.

  1. circadianswing

    circadianswing Cool Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    I'm hanging onto my HR10-250 tivo/hd dvr because I like how fast it changes the channel and the dual channel buffer. I do have HR21 and it has it's benefits as well.

    My question is, I notice the quality of the tv on the HR10-250 is like standard def, even though it's plugged into a 1080i HD 32" LCD tv. Do I need those B band connectors that are hanging off my HR20 unit, as I notice I can't even get some HD channels on the HR10-250 unit.

    it's been a long time since I thought about it, but just had the guy come over who replaced my dish and I forgot to ask him.

  2. Steve Robertson

    Steve Robertson Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2005
    The HR10 250 will not be able to see a majority of the HD channels that have been launched in the last year or 2 or 3 or so the connectors will not make a difference time to put that thing in the museum.
  3. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    Are there even any channels left in MPEG2? Most (if not all) of the HD programming has moved to MPEG4 which the HR10-250 can't receive.
  4. miketorse

    miketorse Icon

    Jul 29, 2008
    Sorry to tell you this, but it looks like SD because it is SD. The HR10-250 is no longer a HD DVR, unless you are getting channels via OTA antenna.
  5. circadianswing

    circadianswing Cool Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    thanks for your responses, I think I recall that was what happened some time ago. maybe I'll hold out for the next tivo based unit.
  6. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009

    I hope you are a very patient person. It may be a while.
  7. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
  8. xzi

    xzi Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    You are aware that all the HR2x series DVR now have dual-live buffers (it's called DoublePlay) and the new HR24 is supposedly pretty fast.
  9. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    The HR24 is very fast, but still lags significantly when changing channels. Everything else about it is blazing, though.
  10. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    funny, everytime I see this the old song "In the year 2525" comes to mind, not sure why but it does

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