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HR24 is it worth it? Worth the potential headaches?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ticmxman, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. ronkuba

    ronkuba Legend

    Feb 17, 2007
    I have 6 HR24-500's and not a problem with any of them.
  2. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I have 3 HR24-500s and the Only Issue is that I get the Audio Dropout Problem which is Actually my Audio changing from Digital to Analog and then later back to Digital and then back to Analog and as I have both Digital and Analog Cables I don't get the Dropout perse but I get a change in Volume and it is annoying so I use my HR23-700 which I have in the same room since I mostly use my Whole Home DVR Service (MRV) and rarely view Live TV.

    It is Much Faster and doesn't lose keystrokes but they need to fix the Audio Problem before I will use it full time.
  3. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    Do those of you who are NOT having problems with a HR24-500 use Media Share? Now that mine seems to be working well with my AM21 and OTA recordings, this is the only feature where I still have concerns:

    Loss of sync when watching videos (recent issue)
    Some 16:9 videos are incorrectly recognized as 4:3 (old issue)
    Audio skipping when listening to music (recent issue)
    Inability to display landscape (W>H) photos (old issue, varies with server used)

    My HR21-700 and H24-100 do not have these issues at all.
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    WTF!!! Really. Never would have guessed. ;)
  6. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    It's one better.

    - Nigel Tufnel
  7. larryah

    larryah AllStar

    Jul 29, 2010
    I have two HR24-500 and only problem was a few audio dropouts....but recent update seemed to fix that. Picture and sound now great. Cant say about speed...nothing to compare it to.
  8. ticmxman

    ticmxman Legend

    Aug 27, 2007
    OK then, I'll wait for the HR25. :D

    STEVEN-H Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Louisville, KY

    Well my setup is Sony Bravia Sync and the HR24 just being connected to the Amp. makes it not work.
  10. grecorj

    grecorj Legend

    Jan 20, 2008
    :confused: Are you looking to upgrade? Or just curious? If you're happy, why change?

    Of course...but all things being equal, menu speed/grid speed is something eveyone uses a lot...H24 is much zippier than my old DTiVo AND I'm still recording the shows I want ... best of both worlds.

    +1 :)
  11. HDTVFreak07

    HDTVFreak07 Icon

    Sep 12, 2007
    I would LOVE to have HR24's to be able to put behind my LCD HDTV and out of sight. Right now, I just have the bulky HR20's.
  12. Beckzilla

    Beckzilla Legend

    Oct 28, 2007
    You obviously have never experienced the speed of a HR-22. A sleeping turtle going in reverse is much faster!
  13. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    They aren't that slow :rolleyes:

    They are no 24, but they aren't that bad.
  14. TermiNader

    TermiNader DIRECTV since 1997

    Jul 10, 2007
    I have had two HR20-700s for three years and an HR-24 for three weeks. The HR-24 goes through my Sony DG810 A/V receiver to my Vizio 52" LCD with no issues and great quality:

    • Much more available hard disk space for recordings
    • 30 second skip is VERY fast
    • Great response to key presses on remote
    • Text and brightness/contrast are very good
  15. Just Ask

    Just Ask AllStar

    Mar 3, 2008
    My new HR24-200 is headed out to the house on a MASTEC truck as we speak. New R22's to replace old r15s that are " not compatible with Whole Home DVR (MRV i think is what the tech called it). based on what has been posted here about the HR24, I am very excited.

    However, my question is this... does anyone have tips for someone like me that is about to go throught the change from multiswitch land to the world of SWiM?

    Any comments would be appreciated......thanks

    Just Ask
  16. Just Ask

    Just Ask AllStar

    Mar 3, 2008
    Have intallers at house and need help with AM21 and my new HR24-200.....is there something special to get the HR24 to recognize the AM21?

    Thanks in advance!!!!!

  17. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    - Unplug power from HR24
    - Connect the USB cable that comes with the AM21 between the AM21 and the HR24
    - Connect the power cord that's physically attached to the AM21 to the power input connection on the HR24
    - Connect an OTA antenna feed to the AM21
    - Plug the power cord that used to go to the HR24 to the AM21, the HR24 will start it's power up process.
    - Once the HR24 finishes booting up on the remote hit MENU, then select Parental, Fav's & Setup, then System Setup then Sat & Antenna.
    - There should be an Antenna Setup option, select that and enter your zip code for your location. If you're in an area where you can receive OTA channels from a different DMA select secondary market also and enter a zip code for that DMA.
    - The box will then download the guide data for your DMA(s), once done you'll have a list of the ATSC channels for your location which you can select to add to the APG or leave unchecked and they won't show up.
    - Done
  18. Just Ask

    Just Ask AllStar

    Mar 3, 2008

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