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R22-100 (with HD)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by GGladden33, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. GGladden33

    GGladden33 Cool Member

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    I wasn't expecting it, but I hooked up my R22-100, called DirecTV to activate it and I don't have any features of the R22 disabled. HD features are enabled on my receiver. I wasn't sure if anyone else is experiencing this so I thought I'd post something about it. I already had an HR20-100 on my account so the services were already active, but I wasn't expecting to have HD Access on this "standard-def" DVR.
     
  2. or270

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    What features are you talking about? HD channels?
     
  3. GGladden33

    GGladden33 Cool Member

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    Yeah. I believe so. I don't have the R22 hooked up to an HD set because I wasn't expecting HD programming, but I get HD channels like Starz Kids & Family, Starz Comedy, HD Net Movies, HD Net, etc.
     
  4. mhayes70

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    Hmmm.... That is strange. I do not get those HD channels on my R22.
     
  5. paulman182

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    Are you sure about this? This is fairly huge if it is really happening.

    I need my R22 to turn into an HR22, also!
     
  6. GGladden33

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    Yeah ... I'm sure. I can provide a screenshot I guess, but I've got to pull them off my cell phone first. Quality is rough because its a cell phone camera, but it'll show my System Info screen with model listed as "R22 (with HD)". Not sure what other screenshots would be convincing as any other shot could just as easily be off my HR20-100.
     
  7. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

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    I would like to see the screen shot R22 (with HD). Would sure make for a lot if interesting converstions around here. Also my mean the r22 is "upgradeable"
     
  8. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    :whatdidid Maybe and hopefully. :D
     
  9. carl6

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    My R22-200 does not have any HD channels or options on it.

    Carl
     
  10. cartrivision

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    Do you have another HD receiver on your account and pay for HD Access on your account?
     
  11. GGladden33

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    Your answer is in the quote you referenced from one of my earlier posts. Yes ... I do have another HD receiver, an HR20-100, so the services were already on the account, but I imagine this to be the case with several other customers and haven't heard that they're experiencing the same. The only thing I've noticed, so far, is that each of the other people to comment has an R22-200, not an R22-100 like I do.
     
  12. GGladden33

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    I believe that the newest software download for the R22-100 will disable these HD features, like they currently are on the R22-200s. I haven't received a newer software download as of yet though, so here's hoping I slipped through the cracks!
     
  13. cartrivision

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    It sure was. I looked for it before I asked and somehow still missed it. :bang
     
  14. TimG517

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    I see that one of the upcoming Saturdays, channel 98 has some UFC fight in HD - on my R22-100.

    I can switch TV type, from 4:3 - 16:9.

    I have an AM21 hooked up to my R22-100 and I get HD locals through that, although it's not hooked up to a HD TV
     
  15. GGladden33

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    With HD enabled on an R22, it'd be an HR21, not an HR22. An HR22 has a larger HDD in it and subsequently a larger recording capacity.
     
  16. ThomasM

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    Very interesting....

    Supposedly, the R22 is an R22 because of a change to the firmware in the CPU. To the poster with the R22 that acts like an HR21, see if you can change screen format (real R22's produce a blue blurb onscreen that says "HD support not enabled on this receiver").

    See if you can change the color of the "bars" or the screen when changing channels. Real R22's are crippled to only allow that obnoxious gray color.

    Go into MENU-SETTINGS-INFO & TEST and see what model number is listed.

    Inquiring minds want to know!!! :D
     
  17. GGladden33

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    My Model Number shows as "R22 (with HD)" and the Manufacturer shows as "100". I'm working on trying to provide a screenshot of this. Sounds like an upcoming software update will fix this error though and disable the HD features of the equipment.
     
  18. TimG517

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    GGladden33

    I think you were talking to me...

    On the HDTV choice in the main menu I can only change from 4:3 to 16:9. All other tabs are greyed out. When I hit the resolution button on the receiver I do get that blue blurb.

    But, I still get the local HD's with rabbit ears and an AM21 on my R22-100. And channel 98 still is showing some UFC fight in HD for the first Saturday in September.

    Odd, but yet intriguing.....DirecTV gave me a free receiver recently because I moved. They wouldn't give me a HD DVR, just a DVR or an HD receiver.

    They gave me the R22-100. Now hopefully it will become some sort of HR model.

    Also, the hard drive on this seems bigger (more capacity) than my past R15-300 (to that guy who said something about the HR22 having a 500gb hard drive).
     
  19. ThomasM

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    Maybe not. The original R22-100 (that came in an HR21 case) gave a full-screen blurb if you pressed the FORMAT key giving a lesson about calling a CSR and converting it to full HD service (for an extra fee, of course ;) ). This quickly disappeared with the next software release and the mundane "HD resolutions not supported on this receiver" message replaced it.

    Maybe you got something you shouldn't have!!
     
  20. Grentz

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    Awesome is all I can say!

    Not a bad way to get another HD DVR :p

    I cant wait till all the DVRs are the same and they can just on the fly upgrade them to HD. Should be great for customers and for directv!
     
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