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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DFDureiko, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. Jun 2, 2007 #1 of 29

    DFDureiko Godfather

    Feb 20, 2006
    Was at Best Buy and saw an HR20S-250.......anyone know what the differences are? I thought there was just a -700 and -100
    It did look somewhat cosmetically different.
    also while I'm at it. Does anyone know if the HR10 or the HR20 runs cooler than the other? or uses less power? Reason is, I have the HR10 in my RV and sometimes do not have the AC running, and am running on Solar/Battery Inverter power. I'll stick with the one that runs cooler and or uses less energy.
    Olevia 237S11/HR20-700 at home
    Samsung LNS23/HR10-250/Motosat MHDTV - RV
  2. Jun 2, 2007 #2 of 29

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    I can find absolutely no information on an HR20s-250. Not sure on the temp between the HR10 vs HR20, but the HR10 is soon to be opsolete.
  3. Jun 2, 2007 #3 of 29
    Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seems like the two run within a few watts of one another. The HR20 runs at 39W.

  4. Jun 2, 2007 #4 of 29
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    The -250 nomenclature is an error on Best Buy's part, which they have flat out refused to correct.

    I have even mentioned it our local managers a few times.
    Heck one of them had it chaged to: HR20-250-700

    The nomenclature came in, right after DirecTV announced the unit, and it was assumed that it would follow the same nomenclature as the HR10-250.

    With all that: No such thing as an HR20-250
  5. Jun 2, 2007 #5 of 29

    pzieger Cool Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    I went into BestBuy three days ago and the had a price sticker over the HR20 saying it was a Tivo unit. I pointed it out and they removed it.
  6. Jun 4, 2007 #6 of 29

    techntrek Godfather

    Apr 26, 2007
    DFDureiko - make sure you vote for "Enable energy saving mode" on the Wish List...

    No way to trim energy useage when its doing something (unless they come out with a model that uses a chipset with lower power requirements), but it should be able to drop into a low-energy mode when its not doing anything. Which is about 75% of the time 24/7.

    Bottom line is the HR20 is not energy friendly, for those that are on non-grid-tie inverter systems like yours, or are just trying to save some coal.
  7. Jun 4, 2007 #7 of 29

    MikeW Hall Of Fame

    May 16, 2002
    Speaking of needing an update...

    On DirecTV's website, they show a picture of a Tivo as a DirecTV+ DVR with an R15 remote.

    I also received a 12 page color brochure from Qwest last week that had the same picture advertising DirecTV's DVR.
  8. Jun 4, 2007 #8 of 29

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Talk about your bait and switch!
  9. Jun 4, 2007 #9 of 29
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Do you have a link on DirecTV's website?
    As going through the main page, I can't find a page that still shows a TiVo powered unit.
  10. james2006

    james2006 Legend

    Oct 11, 2004
    When you go to order equipment on the website the picture provided for the directv plus dvr is a tivo unit...not sure if I can post a link becuase you need to sign in to get to the page.
  11. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Sure enough....

    Thanks for pointing it out.
  12. cb7214

    cb7214 Icon

    Jan 25, 2007
    yeah i always wondered about that on the website too
  13. bto4wd

    bto4wd Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Apr 17, 2007
    As had been pointed out many times before, the HR10 will hardly soon be obsolete.

    The D*/Tivo support contract runs through some time in 2010. Even when all HD programming is being broadcast in MPEG4 the HR10 can still record HD OTA and SD programming. Far from obsolete.
  14. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Depends on your definition of obsolete then....
  15. Radio Enginerd

    Radio Enginerd New Member

    Oct 5, 2006

    But if you're an HD enthusiast I think you'll consider it obsolete come September.

    Again, maybe a matter of opinion but if a set top box and/or DVR can't receive majority (if not all) of the HD content being offered, it falls in that category for me from a standpoint of content.

    The hardware itself won't be obsolete until 2010 as you've mentioned above.
  16. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Even then.....

    The receivers that where out 10 years ago... are no longer supported, or developed for... but they still work.

    So just because support for them has stopped, they may not be "obsolete"
  17. Duffinator

    Duffinator Legend

    Oct 24, 2006
    Wikipedia definition of obsolete. Read the first bullet point. You know Wikipedia has it right! The HR10-250 is obsolete so you better sell them while you can still get cash for them.
  18. cavihitts

    cavihitts Godfather

    Mar 11, 2007
    What's wrong with a 200 hr standard def dvr? Most people don't have HD on every tv in the house. Upgrade to the newer HD-DVR and move the HR10-250 to another room as a SD Tivo.
  19. rminsk

    rminsk Legend

    Dec 4, 2006
    If you look at the first built point then the HR10-250 is not obsolete at all. Until the HR20 can go for more than a month without missing a single recording or a short recording then the HR10-250 will be obsolete.
  20. bwaldron

    bwaldron Impossible Dreamer

    Oct 24, 2005
    Well, my HR20 had a troubled youth, but has grown into a pretty responsible adult - I haven't had a missed, shortened, or otherwise problematic recording since 3/15.

    BTW, I don't consider my HR10-250 obsolete, even without MPEG4 compatibility. Still works great for OTA and SD, and will continue to do so. On the other hand, I couldn't see using it as my main HD DVR in an MPEG4 world.
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