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I got an HR-24 today!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Void4545, Mar 24, 2010.

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  1. Mike Greer

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    Geez - they really need to fix this. I can see wanting to make as much money as possible - they are in business to make money after all... But come on! An HR24 is not (I hope) in the same league as the HR20/21/22/23s.

    I am paying $200 and adding 2 years only because I can't stand my HR22s. If my HR24 arrives and fails and they replace it with something else I'll be done with them. I'll need to get a TV consumer reporter that goes after thieves like DirecTV but I'll do all I can to get out of paying the ETF. If it comes down to it I’ll pay the ETF just to get away from them.

    I suppose the next thing they'll do is sneak into my house at night and drink my beer? After all if they had to buy their own that cost would have to be passed on to their customers right?

    Give me a break!
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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    I don't get it. The only difference between the HR24 and the other HR's is speed, and the DECA is internal.

    Other then that there is absolutely no difference in operation. The HR24 does nothing different.

    Don't get me wrong. I feel that the speed of my HR24 is enough for me to want one, but I would hardly consider it in a different league. I certainly don't think it's worth replacing my other HR's to get HR24s.

    Mike
     
  3. Mike Greer

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    If DirecTV feels the same way maybe I should cancel my HR24 order and DirecTV.

    Call me nuts if you'd like but it is worth $200 if I can at least get the DVR we use the most to:

    *Respond to remote right away not making me wonder if I need to push a button again.

    *Have the ability to navigate through the menus without wanting to smash the remote.

    *Not having to wait 2 - 5 seconds for my recording list to refresh after I hit 'list' wondering why what I just recorded isn't at the top of the list

    *Not having to cancel playback of a program that I accidently started because just after I hit 'select' my HR22 POS moved one more recording down (after catching up to the buttons I pushed)

    *I'll likely replace all 3 of them if the HR24 even comes close to the speed of the 4 year old Dish 622 receiver I used to use.

    But seriously - if DirecTV really thinks the HR24 is in the same league maybe it is time to part ways.....
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    I've been following some of your posts lately, and understand you haven't been happy.
    The last few have started to suggest there may be no DirecTV DVR that will meet your expectations.
    The HR24 is faster, but even my slowest HR21 [similar to your HR22] has never given me the problems you've just posted.

    Maybe you should find a HR24 to test drive long before you go whole hog with your upgrades.
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    Ok, maybe I'm missing something. :scratchin

    Aside from the speed of the unit, what puts the HR24 in a different league? :shrug:

    Mike
     
  6. Mike Greer

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    You're probably right - I should probably cancel my HR24 order and wait for them to show up somewhere in Utah so I can take a look....

    I'd like to blame my setup by I have yet to see any HR21/22/23 that responded like my old 622 from Dish. I did play with an HR20 that was better but still very much slower than my 622.

    I while back my main HR22 recorded a marathon of some show. The free space was down to 13% (or something close to that). I selected the folder to delete them all. When I hit delete nothing happened so I hit delete again nothing happened... After 10 or 15 seconds of nothing the recordings started disappearing from the list one at a time. Took maybe 2 minutes to delete 8 or 9 shows. Not the end of the world because that doesn't happen very often but why are these so slow at EVERYTHING compared to Dish?

    I was hoping the HR24 was DirecTV finally fixing their DVR troubles but maybe not....
     
  7. Mike Greer

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    Ah - the speed puts it in a different league. I don't care about DECA. I just want a DVR that responds when I push a button on the remote. Maybe that's too much to ask.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    Since I left Dish when I moved to HD, I don't have any experience with their DVRs. "I've heard" they're faster.
    "If speed" is your major issue, then I have to think the 24 is the answer and would find it hard to believe there is anything faster out now.
    My units have been:
    HR20-700 [still active here]
    HR21-200, which was slower than the HR20s,
    HR24-500.
    After using the HR24, the HR21 has been retired.
    Yesterday I powered up a HR20, which has been acting as a MRV server all week, and it felt like the HR21, since I've gotten used to the HR24.

    My watching habits are watch & delete, so the drives are never close to being full, but my SLs are all close to the 50 limit. FWIW
     
  9. sigma1914

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    Or maybe you can't be satisfied? You've never tried the easiest solution...replacing leased units. Instead, you've kept the same 22s and stating repeatedly your displeasure.
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

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    Not to belabor the point, but I have an HR20, HR21, HR23, HR24, and an H24; all of which respond to button pressed properly. The Hx24's are by far the fastest. Maybe you're getting some interference from somewhere. :shrug:

    I do use a pretty powerful universal remote, but I doubt that has much to do with it.

    I understand you are frustrated with speed but lets try not to lead anyone into thinking there is more different about the HR24 then it's speed...I'm just sayin' :grin:

    Mike
     
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    It is a bit frustrating when there is a certain receiver that you want and you're at their mercy to give you what they have.

    I, like many of us on here, want the latest and greatest. But sometimes that's not possible.
     
  12. Mike Greer

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    I have used the Dish receivers and still have family and neighbors that do now. There is zero doubt that Dish receviers are faster and I'm talking about 4 year old Dish receviers. The newest Dish receivers are even faster! I played around with a 722k that was recording 4 HD streams (2 sat and 2 ota) and it was still fast - couldn't see any difference in speed after I started the recordings.

    Dish receivers aren't perfect but they are fast!

    Speed is my major issue. I don't especially like the layout etc of the HR2x stuff but I don't have any major comlaints there. If they were half the speed of the Dish receivers I'd probably not complain.
     
  13. Mike Greer

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    I don't think we need to go down that road again. Unless of course it is just a Utah thing. Maybe there is something in the air here that makes the HR2xs slow?

    The only defect in my HR22s are the defects that were designed into them.
     
  14. Mike Greer

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    Unless the interferance is in the air the slow performance is everywhere that I have played around with an HR2x.

    I agree - the ONLY difference that people should see in the HR24 is DECA and Speed. Otherwise it is the same as the origanl HR20.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    Given that you have an expectation from the Dish receivers, then I would try to find a HR24 somewhere and check it out [first].
    What "I like" is no guarantee you will.
     
  16. sigma1914

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    So, there's no chance you have bad units? :rolleyes: You're 22s are representative of all HR2Xs?
     
  17. Mike Greer

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    Good advice, thank you.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    Maybe it time for all to take a step back now.
    We all may have different expectations of what "we want".

    If someone wants help, we're all here, but we don't need to pick on other members for their posts.
     
  19. Mike Greer

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    You tell me the odds. I have used HR21/22/23s in at least 8 different locations and they are all slow to respond to the remote and menu navigation sucks.

    The installer told me they would be faster after a few days.. Damn was he wrong. I called DirecTV 2 days after my install... I got the usual run around and they decided there was not a problem..... That's when I went looking and found out the CSR was right - these are slow by design.
     
  20. Mike Greer

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    You have my vote!
     
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