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HR24-500 vs. HR24-200 vs. Legacy (split from existing thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Herdfan, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Never. Although the 24's are faster, the HR20-700 is still the best HDDVR D* has. There are still a few issues with the 24's that would keep from giving up a 20-700 for a 24.
     
  2. Rich

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    I certainly would not keep a 23 over a 20-700. I wouldn't have another 23 or another 21 series HR except for a 21-700 or 21-200 and it would take a lot for me to accept them. The first HR is still the best, in my firm opinion. Until they get the 24s straightened out, I won't have another of them, unless the 500 craps out and they send me another one of them. One of them has to work, right?

    Rich
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    Sorry your HR24-500 is still having issues - I do know they are being worked on for resolution.

    Then again....the HR24-100 I have here is the best HD DVR ever...and I've had the opportunity to use 8 different HRx models since the HR series was released - including 2 HR20-700's. The first 18 months of those units were H - E - double hockey sticks compared to the short first 60 days of the HR24-100.

    There is little doubt that the HR24-500 model seems to have some lingering issues, although those seem to be getting alot of focus of late for correction. Since that is the first and only HR not using a Broadcom main processor...that "newness" might be at the root of its inconsistent rollout experience.

    Generalizations on the HR24's as a whole (all 3 models) are not fitting the user experiences being reported.

    I'd take an HR24 over any previous HR unit any day of the week.
     
  4. Rich

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    I've got two 24s a 500 and a 200, both having problems. Haven't had a 100, can't comment on that model. I expected problems since they are new, but this is getting worse, not better.

    I went thru all that mess with the 20-700s too, but can't really blame the 20-700s for the problems with them. I think those problems were due to releasing them before anyone knew anything about them. That includes both subs and the folks at D*.

    Rich
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    We've discussed the -500...the -200 is simply very, very new.

    Hopefully in very short order, both will be your flagship units.
     
  6. matt

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    The -200 came out real quick too compared to the other models.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    Exactly.
     
  8. Richierich

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    My HR24-500 still has Audio Problems and it has been 6 months and still Directv can't figure out the problem.

    I just hope they can figure it out in my Lifetime as I ain't getting any Younger or Prettier!!! :lol:
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    I can attest to all of his points. :D
     
  10. Richierich

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    SMARTAZZ!!! :lol:
     
  11. CCarncross

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    Sorry, I didnt catch all the posts...hence the "reading some of the posts here" part.
     
  12. Richierich

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    Actually, I have an HR23-700 and HR24-500 downstairs in my Den and because of the Audio Issue with the HR24-500 I use the HR23-700 for viewing Live TV and for Playback of MRV.

    So I can't enjoy the Speed of the HR24 because of this Audio Issue. Just terrible.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    At this point...we're just having some fun with it all before the obituary is released on this thread. Mission was accomplished a bit ago.

    Enjoy!
     
  14. Rich

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    That's what I'm hoping for. That's why I haven't given up and dumped them. I can see what they could do. Now, all D* has to do is get them running as they should. Believe me, I want these things to work. I didn't get them with the idea that they wouldn't work.

    I had patience with the 20-700s, I'll try to be patient with these. But understand, the 500 that I've got now is a replacement and is not new. Someone sent it back for a reason and I hope it wasn't a performance issue.

    Rich
     
  15. Rich

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    I don't seem to see the audio dropouts as something I can't live with. On my 500, as well as the 200, they are infrequent and don't bother me that much. I expected glitches and this is only a minor glitch for me. Your audio dropouts must be worse than mine. I'm not even sure if most of them are from the 24s or just from the broadcast itself. I get the audio dropouts on the Nat-Geo channel on just about every one of my HRs.

    Rich
     
  16. Doug Brott

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    OK .. Now you can kibitz about the HR24s and other sundry things.
     
  17. Rich

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    True, but how do you know that D* didn't start working on the 200 the same time or around that time as the 500? That's what I don't get. Among so many, many other things. :)

    Rich
     
  18. Rich

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    Thanx, that was nice of you!

    Rich
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    WOO HOO. :lol:
     
  20. Richierich

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    They have Different Chipsets from Different Manufacturers and the chipset on the HR24-500 may be the Culprit.
     

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