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HR22 .. It's real

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Citivas

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    Yes, you would. But not everyone wants to do that. Thus the fuss. Not everyone in the world thinks exactly the same or has the same priorities. Some of us either don't want to or have reasons it doesn't make sense to hack our boxes or install internal drives. Thus the reason there is a market for the HR22 which has quickly been going out of stock at BB...
     
  2. dreamyip

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    I just saw a whole skid worth of HR22-100 at Costo for $169... it sucks that I just got the HR21 from BB last week, can't take it back...
     
  3. Citivas

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    I wish I had had the Costco option instead of BB but they weren't offering it online and there are no stores in my area... Anyway, it looks like a second wave of shipments is hitting the stores. It is still backordered on bestbuy.com but last week when I searched in-store inventory in the NY, NJ, San Fran and Los Angeles areas only one store in NY had any inventory...

    Anyway, my unit has had one freeze / software restart so far but otherwise is performing fine. Other than capacity and appearance it behaves exactly like my HR20, as expected.
     
  4. z28lt1

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    My HR22 (not yet activated) went back to best buy today. I randomly hit the lucky number in CSR roulette. I was calling to activate the replacement for my defective HR21 (prior to activating the HR22), and while the CSR was waiting for the new HR21 to download the software update and make sure it was active, we were chatting. He asked about my other receivers and I told him that I had a few HR10-250s that I wasn't able to upgrade for free since last year I upgraded one for free and DirecTV wouldn't allow me to take advantage of that offer again. I was honest with him, told him that I called 2-3 times and each time was told I wasn't eligible for an upgrade, and that I had to pay $199, to replace my "Hi Definition Tivo" that doesn't get any Hi def channels. I told him I understood why, and reluctantly accepted that. He told me that didn't make any sense and he would do it for me. I didn't even ask. So, another HRxx to be installed Sept 8th, and my HR22 goes bacck to best buy. I wanted the larger hard drive, but I'll take the smaller one for free.

    Maybe since it is 2 weeks away, I can hold out hope getting the 22 from the installer, but I doubt it.
     
  5. finaldiet

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    Why buy one when you can just add another drive. I saw Buy.com has a Fantom 1 TB for $149 and its esata
     
  6. Mike Bertelson

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    Opening the receiver would be a violation of the lease agreement.

    Just so ya know...;)

    Mike
     
  7. Citivas

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    I feel like this thread is stuck in redundancy on this issue. Let's just stipulate that everyone who reads is it aware that you can add external drives to the HR2X series. Or that people who don't mind opening the box and voiding support can add one internally. But let's also stipulate that, while some of you just can't make see why, that there are people who do not want to or have reasons it doesn't make sense for them to have an external drive attached and don't feel comfortable adding the internal one. Thus the reason there is a marketplace for the HR22.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    Yes, but technically speaking the 500GB HDD provides double the recording capacity of the 300GB HDD.
     
  9. Rich

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    I agree with Fredtsb and you. I'm switching to 2TB eSATAs now. More power! The Yugos were underpowered (ever drive one? Yuk!) and the 22 is under the capacity level I need. If I got one, I'd just add an eSATA to it.

    You have to remember, I am, and have been, assuming that most of the people on the forum are a little more affluent than the average person and can afford the eSATAs. If I'm wrong with this generality, and I'm sure that in some specific cases, I am wrong, I apologize to those folks and didn't mean to offend anyone.

    Rich
     
  10. rahlquist

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    Stupid question here Doug.

    Say I bought a 1Tb external drive and added it.. Does the non user space stay on the internal drive say the space used by Movies Now etc? Or does that space get eaten out of the new drive as well?
     
  11. Michael D'Angelo

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    The space is used on the eSATA drive. When adding an eSATA it completely replaces the internal drive.
     
  12. rahlquist

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    When doing this does the D* allocation stay the same size? Or does it take a percentage of the drive space?
     
  13. Michael D'Angelo

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    It is always 100GB and it does not matter the size of the drive.
     
  14. evan_s

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    It is a fixed size which is why the 320gb hd has 50 hours of recording and a 500 has 100 hours. It seems to be around 100gbs reserved over all so roughly speaking 200gbs = 50 hours. A tb drive ends up being 900gbs for storage or about 225 hours hd.
     
  15. Rich

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    It's the drive you are using that loses the 100 Gigs. Altho I've begun to wonder about that. I get an awful lot of recordings on my eSATAs and usually have at least one filled up and when I do the math, it seems as if my total hours of recording pretty much matches up with what I would expect to get from a 750.

    We had this discussion quite a while ago and Earl finally answered the question. I hope I remembered correctly. Been a while.

    Rich
     
  16. dcowboy7

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    how much of the 100 is reserved for movies now ?

    someone posted this:
    "Based on posts here, 40g of the 140 is reserved for operations leaving 100g for DirecTV use."

    is that right ?
     
  17. rahlquist

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    Thanks Rich. I remember speaking on here with Earl once about this and I still dont understand why they have to disable the internal drive altogether. Its such a huge waste.
     
  18. evan_s

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    I'm sure the answer is that Esata isn't supported and it was the quick and easy way to get something working. Doing a proper situation where it used the two together would take a lot more work than just having it detect and use the esata hd first and ignoring the internal drive.
     
  19. WyldCard

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    Greetings,

    i am new to DBSTalk and have been reading many of the posts throughout the site.

    I picked up a HR22 at Best Buy to replace my DirecTVTivo R-10.

    A couple questions/issues:

    1. The HR22 does not show up as an option in the DVR Scheduler. Under my setup where it lists the receivers on the Directv website its not even listed as a DVR. Its listed as HD - HR22-100. Could this be why it does not show up in the DVR scheduler? Or is the DVR scheduler not compatible with this model yet?

    2. I have searched for a document that defines what the LED's on the blue ring mean. Are they a diagnostic tool? I have 2 leds that appear to be dead and I am trying to determine if its a manufacturing defect or there is a larger issue.
     
  20. Richierich

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    I must have an HR24 since I have a 1TB Internal Drive in my HR21-700!!! Fantastic!!!
     

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