R22's with HD Access and 0x034C

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Sep 1, 2009 #1 of 348
    Stuart Sweet

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    Hey all, I have an R22-200 and have noticed that I can now use it as an HD DVR with the latest software version. All I had to do was make sure "Hide HD channels" was unchecked.

    My understanding is that this is an intentional thing with this new release and anyone with an R22 and HD Access on their accounts will have the same thing.

    How about that! That's a big bonus for those of us who thought we were stuck with "orphan" SD DVRs!

    Can you guys with R22s and HD Access confirm this?
     
  2. Sep 1, 2009 #2 of 348
    dishrich

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    Can YOU get into ALL the same HD menus like all the other HR2x units & make the same changes?
     
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    The Merg

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    Stuart, did you really think that DirecTV would leave us out to dry with the R22's? :D

    Now if I can justify adding on HD service, I don't have to worry about upgrading to a new receiver.

    - Merg
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    Yes! :woohoo: :)

    (Tho you do need BBCs or SWiM to get the signals.)
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    HD is self justifying :)
     
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    Huskie_2009

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    Tom,

    Are BBCs easy to get?
    Is it something I can find locally?

    I too have an R22-200, now with HD. I can see the other options under HDTV in the system settings. I also have HD access on my account.

    I can not verify any HD access on this unit until I have some BBCs.
     
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    RAD

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    Stuart Sweet

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    DIRECTV should send you BBCs for free if you call them.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2009 #9 of 348
    dmurphy

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    So, should I use a sharpie to color in an "H" before the "R22" on the sticker in the back??? :lol:
     
  10. Sep 1, 2009 #10 of 348
    Canis Lupus

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    Guess I need to upgrade the kids to HDTV :D
     
  11. Sep 1, 2009 #11 of 348
    goondog71

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    Then should I just get a R22 for free and used it with HD or pay the $99 for the HR22? Very interesting
     
  12. Sep 1, 2009 #12 of 348
    Stuart Sweet

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    Technically it is not an HR22 but an R22(HD). Not that there's a real difference except for the nomenclature.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2009 #13 of 348
    INfield420

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    Yes another reason to buy another new hdtv.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2009 #14 of 348
    raott

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    I was just thinking about getting a small HDTV for my office but didn't want to plunk down $200 for another HD DVR. Getting an R22 instead just sealed the deal.

    solid signal still has them for $99 as well.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2009 #15 of 348
    LameLefty

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    Yes. :D
     
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    Herdfan

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    Last time I was in my local BB, they still had a stack of R22's. going to check them out tomorrow and maybe pick up one for my parents.
     
  18. Sep 1, 2009 #18 of 348
    raott

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    Agreed as they are in essence exactly the same. Not holding my breath for that though. I'll go ahead and order an R22 while they are still available.

    I guess my only hesitation is what would happen a year from now if it goes belly up? Would they replace it with an HD-DVR or try and stick me with an R16 (which lacks many features).
     
  19. Sep 1, 2009 #19 of 348
    bobnielsen

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    Although I don't have one to verify, I recall that it has a 320 GB hard drive, which would make it more like a HR21.
     
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    The Merg

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