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Is HR21-200 less sensitive to the remote?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 31, 2007.

Do you think the HR21 is less sensitive?

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  2. No it is the same or more sensitive

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  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    For those who replaced HR20 with HR21, or who use both in the same room, do you find that HR21 is less sensitive to the remote? I have to do much more careful aiming. I don't want to move to RF because I want to use a home theatre remote. Right now I'm using RC64 and I have to point a lot more carefully.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Is this an "IR" poll?
    I'm using RF and it works fine [but too fast at times compared to my HR-20].
     
  3. Michael D'Angelo

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    Yes, I have used my RC24 that I always use and the RC64 that came with it. I have noticed it is a little less sensitive than my HR20's.

    I have my HR21 and one of my HR20's together with the HR20 sitting on top of the HR21 and both using the RC24 remote. The HR21 is programmed into AV1.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    VOS, I am thinking only IR but if you can test RF performance at the limits of its range (like go to the neighbors' house?) then the data would be valid as well.
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    I may try this as soon as I figure out how to know if it's working [or not] without a lot of walking. I'm on a half acre so I think I'll find the limit before I find a neighbor.
     
  6. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I started out with IR, and it worked just fine. HR20 was sitting on one shelf, the HR21 on a shelf directly below it. Both open face (no glass or doors). Switched the remote between them using DTV and AV1. Had equal user experience with either.

    Then switched the HR21 to RF, and that works fine also. Have had no remote issues.

    Carl
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I reserved the right to no vote, since I am using the Harmony 890 and I don't notice a difference, but still a different remote.
     
  8. Ken S

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    I am using mine or IR...all the HR20s are either RF or Harmony RF to IR so I can't realy compare.

    I will say I've found the HR20 to react very well to the remote...the way you would expect. There have been no double clicks yet.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2007 #9 of 16
    Capmeister

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    I've actually found in RF mode there's a bit more of a delay than I expect. It's barely noticable, but I've noticed it. However, it's not horrible. I just noticed it in comparions to the HR20-700 I used to have in my office (which is now in my bedroom). When I swap them, I'll know for certain. (I use RF in the office because I use an X10 2.4ghz wireless video extender to send composite from the HR21 to my kitchen--the next room, and while cooking dinner I use the remote to change the channel.)
     
  10. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    IR mode here. I wouldn't say it's less sensitive but I would say it's more delayed. In testing the HR21-200 seems to have a great delay from keypress to something actually happening. Very easy to notice when doing a page up/down in big lists like the Playlist or in the guide. It's an extra half to full second delay. It's not terrible but it's enough to be annoying.
     
  11. Tom Robertson

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    I used IR for only a couple days before I moved the unit to our Kitchen/Dining room where I use RF, but those first days it sure felt like it didn't respond nearly as well as the HR20 and the H20 that sat next to the HR20-200.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    IR only here. I've found that the remote is only more sensitive whenever my wife uses it, and its turned onto the Lifetime Channel. :D
     
  13. HDTVsportsfan

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    IR here...I haven't noticed any difference.
     
  14. VLaslow

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    Unfortunately, for this poll, I'm using the HR20 on IR and the HR21 on RF. So, no a/b comparison is possible.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    By "great delay" do you mean "longer delay" or "quite desirable delay"? It could be that the delay is part of what I'm seeing.

    I think I'm using it at the reasonable distance limit... and I think that's why I'm seeing the difference where others are not.
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm going to close this one and try a different poll with a slightly different question.
     
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