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Need Help!!! HR20 or HR21

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mrcon0728, Jan 4, 2008.

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  1. Jan 4, 2008 #1 of 16
    mrcon0728

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    I already own an HR20 on my Sony 60" SXRD, and am going to add another HD TV to my home and I can't decide which way to go on the new receiver. I receive my local channels from D* from the NY area. I think that means I can use the HR21 even though it does not have OTA tuners. Please advise me on this. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 4, 2008 #2 of 16
    houskamp

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    If you need OTA you need the 20.. otherwise it doesn't matter..
     
  3. Jan 4, 2008 #3 of 16
    mrcon0728

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    That is one of my question's, if I get my locals from D* then I do not need OTA, Correct????
     
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    BattleScott

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    Correct. You only NEED OTA if you need or want to receive and record your local channels from the over the air broadcasts. Since you have them via DirecTV, you do not need the OTA capability.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2008 #5 of 16
    mrcon0728

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    Thanks. Do you think I should go with the HR21?
     
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    You really don't need to worry about which one you get. If you don't need OTA and get an HR20 then just don't use the OTA tuner.
     
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    mrcon0728

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    I was leaning towards the hr21 since it is more readily available but was worried there were too many issues with this unit.
     
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    cdizzy

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    I don't own one personally. I am thinking of getting a second HDTV myself and was looking at picking one up at costco. They only have the HR21.

    I didn't have any issues with my -100 so if I pick up an HR21 I probably won't even consider issues.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2008 #9 of 16
    mrcon0728

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    How much does Costco sell them for?
     
  10. cdizzy

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    They are $269. I would try for a deal with Directv before buying one at costco.
     
  11. mrcon0728

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. cdizzy

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    No problem.
     
  13. cdizzy

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    The HD DVR's are now only $99 from the DirecTV website.
     
  14. fwlogue

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    If you are a new sub it is 99 otherwise it is 199
     
  15. cdizzy

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    Ah. Got ya. I didn't look in to it that far. Thanks.
     
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    Certainly, but.... although DirecTV does offer LIMITED HD locals in your market (as it does in some 70 others) as well as a more complete (but it's up to you to decide 'how' complete) SD channels, as to whether or not going 'tuner-less' is worth the small cost differential. Of course, trying to find an HR20 (-700 or -100) is iffy, and getting more so. It becomes a 'personal' choice.
     
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