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R22's with HD Access and 0x034C

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

  1. Sep 2, 2009 #141 of 348
    HRJustin

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    Take a look at this pic I found of the actual box of the R22. I remember reading this same thing on the R22 when my friend had his installed. When mine was installed it was just in a brown box. You can pretty clearly see on the box it says up to 100 hours of recording time.

    :lol: I just thought it was funny that even directv didnt know how much recording time it will do. I know for a fact that the three R22s I have personally been around and used. That they all record much more then 100 hours of SD content.
     

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  2. Sep 2, 2009 #142 of 348
    The Merg

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    Was there anything printed on the box that identified it as an R22? I'm guessing that they just used the box from the R15/R16 since it stated it was a SD-DVR.

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  3. Sep 2, 2009 #143 of 348
    HRJustin

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    It was from an R22 that picture was from an ebay listing I will PM you the link if you wish. it was the only picture of the box I could find. The other pictures on the auction clearly have the look of the R22 on the side rather then an R15 or R16. As I have said though I also clearly remember reading that very same thing on the R22 box that was left by the installer at my friends house.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 #144 of 348
    HoTat2

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    But I suppose since she's stepping up to HD, as with most, your daughter would be quite interested in exactly how "little" in the above expression (for screen size) do you have in mind...;)
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 #145 of 348
    Tom Robertson

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    Anything under 46" is little. :)
     
  6. Sep 2, 2009 #146 of 348
    Huskie_2009

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    As I suspected, the R22 will need the BBCs.

    I removed the old multi-switch from the R22 cables and reran the sat setup.
    It came up with an 18" round dish again but I changed it to the Slimline 3 to continue.

    It refused see the 99 and 103 sats without the BBCs.

    I'll be making another phone call.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2009 #147 of 348
    Tech_1438

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    So, after the new software, can someone who has an R22, and does NOT have HD access on their account, crop/stretch the display and change pillar box bar colors, or are those options still blocked?
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 #148 of 348
    dorfd1

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    you need hd access for hd channels.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2009 #149 of 348
    dishrich

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    Which has NOTHING to do with his question - & which I would like to know as well... :confused:
     
  10. Sep 2, 2009 #150 of 348
    pyatta

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    Before I log into directv and waste $10, is my current setup HD capable once the software update hits the r22

    1 - 15" round for locals ( 72.5 )
    1 - slimline ( i think 3lnb, couldn't find a pic online for 101 )
    1 - Zinwell MS6X8WB DIRECTV Wide Band 6x8 Multi-Switch
    1 - R22 ( 1 in storage too )
    1 - R15

    Thank you!
     
  11. Sep 2, 2009 #151 of 348
    Tech_1438

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    I understand that.

    Prior to the update, the only option availlable was TV ratio. The TV Resolutions and Video tabs (Native, Screen Format, Bar Color) were grayed out and inaccessible. A pain for 72.5 transition customers with gray bars on their MPEG4 local feeds and no way to crop the picture or even change the color of the bars.

    I understand that these options are all opened up IF you HAVE HD access.

    My question is:

    Are the TV Resolutions and Video tabs accessible if you DO NOT have HD access, or do they continue to be grayed out?
     
  12. Sep 2, 2009 #152 of 348
    The Merg

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    The box is still locked down if you do not have HD access on your account.

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  13. Sep 2, 2009 #153 of 348
    The Merg

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    If you add HD access to your account, DirecTV will roll a truck out at no cost to upgrade your dish to be HD capable, if necessary. And depending on where you are in Iowa, you may be eligible for a swap out of your R15 for a MPEG4 receiver. In that case, they would replace it with an HD-DVR.

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  14. Sep 2, 2009 #154 of 348
    pyatta

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    sorry, not being specific enough, the truck might be coming in 3 weeks because I am moving, maybe not to directv though....

    in the next 3 weeks is my current setup enough? I am assuming the answer is no based on your responses.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2009 #155 of 348
    jrlt

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    What is a BBC?
     
  16. Sep 2, 2009 #156 of 348
    LameLefty

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    A B-Band Converter. BBCs are necessary for R22, HR20, HR21 and HR22 receivers WHICH ARE NOT CONNECTED TO AN SWM LNB OR SWM8 to receive signals from part of the Ka spectrum called the "B-Band." This means all channels broadcast from the Directv 10 and 11 satellites.
     
  17. Sep 2, 2009 #157 of 348
    dishrich

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    Yes, as long as you have BBC's on the R22...
     
  18. Sep 3, 2009 #158 of 348
    sp44

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    So I currently have a HR21 that is so slow. Since this is based off that one is this also a slow box? My other boxes are HR20's which seem fine.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2009 #159 of 348
    Balestrom

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    This is my understanding then, on reading these posts.

    Because I have HD access for another receiver in the house, hence, 10.99 per month, when the software download takes place my R22 will in essence become an HD DVR. I will then have access on the R22 to the HD screen that will allow me to crop those stupid grey lines that many of us have screamed about. And... we will also have access to the HD versions of the national channels. And furthermore, once we upgrade that TV, all we need is an HDMI cable and we will have HD on that TV.

    Do I have that all correct?

    Finally, assuming all the above is correct, the software release has not yet hit my portion of Iowa as I do not have access to that HD screen yet. Which then begs the question, when? I have not paid much attention to past software releases other then I have read about rolling dates.

    Does anybody know if there is a pattern of dates and locations of software release? Is it daily, weekly, monthly? Is it sweeping from east to west, west to east or any other pattern? Do we know who is next and when? :D

    I am assuming a forced software download would not work, correct?
     
  20. Sep 3, 2009 #160 of 348
    carl6

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    No. The R22 without HD access continues to work as it did before.
     

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