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Hr21 Pro D'oh!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by NewCanadian, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. Sep 7, 2007 #1 of 10

    NewCanadian New Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Ok so now that it is official I want to add one of these to my rack in my theater. Anyone think DTV will offer any deals? I just got my second HR20 installed this week. I was wondering if I should call them and tell them to take it back.

    You can check the post at Engadget HD

    Darryl :confused:
  2. Sep 7, 2007 #2 of 10
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Until it is actually announced by DirecTV...
    It isn't "official".

    I personally would not count on the HR21-PRO anytime soon.

    Do a quick search for HR20p

    That was the "PRO" version of the HR20, that has never been released for sale.
    And yes, I am aware of what Engadget, TVPrediction, and Multichannel all have had to say about it today
  3. Sep 8, 2007 #3 of 10
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I know DIRECTV is showing the HR21 Pro prototype at CEDIA, but they showed a Home Media Center prototype at CES 2006 and I've still never seen that or a DIRECTV to Go.
  4. Sep 8, 2007 #4 of 10

    GregM5 Mentor

    Feb 17, 2007
    The HR21-200:

    "The HR21-200 was leaked last week, and we've seen prototypes at other shows, but now the prosumer DVR will finally go into production around the end of October and offers some nice features for custom installers -- or anyone who's serious about their home theater -- like being rack mountable without a Middle Atlantic shelf, having a built in fiber HDMI port for long runs, or double the storage capacity of the HR20 (about 100 hours of MPEG-4 HD). In fact, the only downside seems to be the omission of OTA tuners, which is a non-issue if DirecTV HD locals are available in your area, but that can be a drag until DirecTV adds all the HD locals in every market."

  5. Sep 8, 2007 #5 of 10

    glennb Hall Of Fame

    Sep 21, 2006
    No OTA tuner, no interest for me.
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    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
  7. Sep 8, 2007 #7 of 10

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    And a lot of times they just show these prototypes just to gage what kind of interest of buzz there might be for it. Many, many things shown at CES and CEDIA never see the light of day, not just from D*.
  8. Sep 8, 2007 #8 of 10

    cal87 AllStar

    Sep 6, 2006
    I wish they would add dual outputs for a "pro" type model. I wouldn't think it would be that difficult to do, as there are 2 tuners anyways. It would be nice for those with dual displays or PiP.
  9. Sep 8, 2007 #9 of 10
    F1 Fan

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    Aug 28, 2007
    Personally I would have 2 HR20s than the HR21Pro.
  10. cal87

    cal87 AllStar

    Sep 6, 2006
    I agree, hence why I think there needs to be something else added to make this pro unit more attractive. Not much in the listed specs to add much value to me.

    Course, it doesn't really exist anyways.;)
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