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HR21-200 Field Testers: Write your Review

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by Earl Bonovich, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Dec 20, 2007 #81 of 131
    carl6

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    Internal pictures delivered.

    By the way, and I forgot to mention this in the emails I sent the pictures with, but we should note the presence of the second cooling fan (the one under the hard drive). Was that done on the -700?

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  2. Dec 20, 2007 #82 of 131
    hdtvfan0001

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    No...its new...yes it will be mentioned...thanks again.

    We are burning the midnight oil to get the draft version done in the near future for Earl's consideration...
     
  3. Dec 20, 2007 #83 of 131
    Spanky_Partain

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    Are the heatsinks removed in the pictures? Need to know the chips in case there are model number differences that need to be checked out. I have not taken the top of mine off yet. There are pictuires in the first look post that has the package/box pictures.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2007 #84 of 131
    hdtvfan0001

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    Yes, we have photos of 2 main chips....without heatsinks...don't get too excited about change in that area...

    Thanks to the great work by several fellow HR21-200 CE testers here, I got a flood of pictures, ideas, and a bit of suggested content as well.

    That "forced me" :lol: to burn the midnight oil and make alot of progress on the First Look. I can share that there will be even more photos in this version than its -700 counterpart. The overall "look" of it will be very similar to the -700 version, as we got alot of positive feedback on that layout - Drew2K came up with much of that concept.

    Despite some "cut and paste" kidding...there actually was alot of content that had to be created, updated, and revised. Since this will be as much a comparison piece with the -700 version as a "new release" piece, we had to include a bit of both aspects.

    The final process --- once a draft is done and reviewed by us authors, we forward it to Earl for his review, approval, and any related revisions - at that point....a final version release time will be up to him (and DirecTV) for the actual First Look itself.

    Both HDTVSportsfan and I appreciate the efforts of all the contributors.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2007 #85 of 131
    smiddy

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    Well, dude, if I am ever in your neighborhood or you are in mine, I owe you one great big beer (or whatever beverage your heart desires), thanks man!
     
  6. Dec 20, 2007 #86 of 131
    HDTVsportsfan

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    HDTVfan001 has by far done more work on this than myself. He deserves a round of applause and a big thanks from me. He's carrying me on this.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2007 #87 of 131
    smiddy

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    He is a powerhouse to be sure! But don't sell yourself short, I will be offering you the very same, beverage of your choice if we ever get together in our travels. :D
     
  8. Dec 20, 2007 #88 of 131
    hdtvfan0001

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    Thanks for all the kind words, but this was abosolutely a team effort - many people shared information, comments, and of course, photos. I just tend to get very "heads down" on these things once I get started. My partner, HDTVSportsfan, contributed in many ways on several fronts.

    For those of us that have done this before, we know its alot of work, but purely a labor of love. That is one thing I have learned to appreciate from Earl and others here.

    That said, it ain't over until it's over...it's in the Editor-In-Chief's hands for review...
     
  9. Dec 20, 2007 #89 of 131
    smiddy

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    Awesome dude! I can't wait to see it. :D
     
  10. Dec 20, 2007 #90 of 131
    Greg Alsobrook

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    wow... you guys are already done???? crazy!! nice work though... i also, can't wait to see it! i'm sure you guys will set the bar high for us...
     
  11. Dec 20, 2007 #91 of 131
    Groundhog45

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    Many thanks to both of you HDTV guys for all the hard work to assemble the review. We all appreciate your efforts. :D :allthumbs

    I see a trend here. DirecTV needs to send HDTVfan001 a -100 now so he will write a review there also. Three in a row. :D
     
  12. Dec 20, 2007 #92 of 131
    hdtvfan0001

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    If its done remains to be seen....
    Well......I'm not sure....cough...uh don't really know...cough....

    OK, I'm game! :lol:
     
  13. Dec 20, 2007 #93 of 131
    smiddy

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    They did twist your arm a bit, didn't they? :lol:
     
  14. Dec 20, 2007 #94 of 131
    hdtvfan0001

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    Ummmmmm.....no... :D :lol:
     
  15. Dec 20, 2007 #95 of 131
    smiddy

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    Yes they did, like the Foosa do when the terrorize you and your clan. But not as hard, I guess, since it seem you still have an arm left. :lol:
     
  16. Dec 20, 2007 #96 of 131
    hdtvfan0001

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    It's glued on. :D

    Anyway...things are now on "standby" mode until I hear back on the review/approval. That may take a few days (or so I've been told).

    In any case, I was pleasantly impressed by all the helpers to this project. It is never a one-man show and won't work as one anyway. I am most appreciative to my fellow CE testers. :)
     
  17. Dec 20, 2007 #97 of 131
    smiddy

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    Good call man! We will sit tight and wait for the release and review.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2007 #98 of 131
    Ken S

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    So, is there anything I can do? My offer to proof-read/edit is still open. Let me know.
     
  19. Dec 23, 2007 #99 of 131
    hdtvfan0001

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    Thanks....the (hopefully) final draft is in the hands of the Editor in Chief for approval review....then it will be up to him to determine changes and s final publication date...
     
  20. VLaslow

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    I can't believe how quickly you guys produced it. Merry Christmas!
     

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