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New HD DVR Hardware for 2009?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mogulman, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Jan 3, 2009 #1 of 13

    mogulman Godfather

    Mar 19, 2007
    Seems like the HR2X series of receivers has been around for a long time. Is it 2-3 years now? I know there are newer revisions, but the hardware hasn't changed significantly in this time (CPU Speed, Memory, Video Capabilites, HD Space). I also know there is the Tivo DVR scheduled for 2009.

    Just seems like at this point, they could release a much more powerful DVR than the HR20 series.

    Faster CPU, More memory, 1TB built-in HD, 1080p60 capability.. Maybe the ability to act as a server for multiple Directv receivers.. How about 3-4 tuners using SWM?

    While we're at it... Why not go all out... Since the Windows Media Center Tuner deal was cancelled, how about a web browser built-in to the DVR? :) Music store where you can purchase songs maybe linked to the Sat Radio stations on Directv? Portable device(s) that can sync up and watch DirecTv content...????

    Come on.... It's 2009....... Most of the functionality in todays DVRs has been around since 2000.
  2. Jan 3, 2009 #2 of 13

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    The HD in the new HR23 is larger than the HR20,21,22.
  3. Jan 3, 2009 #3 of 13

    xravexboix New Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    All those features you mentioned sounds great. I recently networked my HR21-700... I didn't know it can stream. I was using my PS3 for that the whole time. The PQ on the HR21 actually is better for animation, while live action streams are still superior on the PS3... I always wondered why there was an Intel Viiv logo on the box.

    DirecTV can capture a good market if they choose to go in the direction you're hoping for. The PS3 is capable of (almost) all your desired items, but comes at a relatively steep price. If a $300-$400 MSRP (of course a $150-$200 veteran upgrade price) HD DVR can be created w/ most of those features, most consumers may bite.

    I'm about to order a second HD DVR for the house (added a tv last week). Now I'm wondering if I should hold out for a little bit... Thought I don't think all your mentioned features will be included, a hardware upgrade is long overdue.
  4. Jan 3, 2009 #4 of 13

    SDizzle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 1, 2007
    Roseville, CA
    The HR22&23 have the same HD size.
  5. Jan 3, 2009 #5 of 13

    claimjumper Mentor

    Dec 16, 2008
    I just pray for a DirecTV receiver that works well without problems. That would be 'change' enough for me lol.

    I hope Tivo is in charge of that portion.

    And it will not be 2009 imo. Way too soon. I vote for 2010 Christmas since DirecTV is 'involved'.
  6. Jan 3, 2009 #6 of 13

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    They have mentioned in the past couple financial calls that there is a new HD DVR hardware platform coming probably in 2010 to be tied to the home media server concept. We'll see if they get there.

    Then there is also the new HD DirecTivo for end of 2009/early 2010 as well.
  7. Jan 3, 2009 #7 of 13

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Unless there are some drastic and radical economic changes almost immediately... I am reasonably certain you wont see much in the way of new hardware in 2009.
  8. Jan 3, 2009 #8 of 13

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Yup....and that's virtually all that has been publically said on the topic to date. No more info is out there at this time.
  9. Jan 3, 2009 #9 of 13
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    What ever it is, you'll probably see it here first :)

  10. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
  11. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I would just hope D* would get on the ball and get a DLB feature working on their HR2x series. It's been 3 years already and nothing about DLB yet.
  12. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Why would they "get the ball rolling"? They've stated many times that they aren't doing DLB. If you're still waiting you're going to be waiting a lot longer. ;) And at this point since the next gen is probably only a year or so away I'd highly doubt they would change course on the HR2x series unless they pull a big suprise. Check in on the DLB thread if you want to leave comments about DLB.
  13. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    I have an HR22 now, traded in my HR20 for the larger drive. I honestly see no reason for a new one, the tivo wont even be considered for me unless I my HR22 dies. Im very happy with them. As far as DLB goes, the sooner one quits waiting and just gets used to recording two sports at a time so you can flip back and forth and watch, the better. Try it, it works fine.

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