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Sneak Peek of new HD DVR at Cedia 2009?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dirtyblueshirt, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    The other difference from what we have currently is that mock-up has a dedicated 1080p indicator LED.
  2. Lee L

    Lee L Hall Of Fame

    Aug 15, 2002
    The current models also have two doors so that would be reasonable.

    I wonder when all the people who insisted that the TiVo software would be on the HR2x will start finally realizing that it will not? ;)
  3. MadManNBama

    MadManNBama AllStar

    Jan 31, 2008
    Wow, I hope this unit comes out next year. My wife wants a HDDVR for the TV she watches all the time. I could give her mine and upgrade to this!

    If it really is a whole home unit, I'd have to see how all that will work out and how big the hard drive is before committing. With HD content, I'd need about 1TB between my wife and I.
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    The DirecTV logo is on the top of the black plastic case so I don't think that's an event display case.
  5. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Guys... this "piece" is dummy mock up... an empty box. Several of my guys were at the show. The unit you see was empty, nothing in it. Speculation based on this is pointless.
  6. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    Now that you mention it, and on closer scrutiny, I think you are correct.
  7. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

    Dec 6, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    Not entirely. Even though it's a shell, it still may be a physical representation of a new model in development...
  8. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Agree. Just seemed like that was a dummy DirecTV event cover, with a clear front, and a dummy black HRxx inside. Or maybe a total dummy with HRxx faceplate inside.
  9. zudy

    zudy Legend

    Jul 22, 2009
    Whatever it is, it is very cool. There are big thing comming. Nice job DTV
  10. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Whomever set this display up with a funnel for watering the receiver should be shot.
  11. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    Very cool looking. I wish I could have gone!
  12. Ken_F

    Ken_F Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 13, 2003
    Though it isn't necessarily indicative of the final product, that box has an Energy Star logo.

    Broadcom issued this press release last week:

  13. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Great information. Thanks for posting. Previous theories were that the new box would be based on other (older) BCM73xx processors, but these 7340/7342 processors sound very nice. Wonder if they'll wait for them to be generally available in large quantities. Or maybe they need these, hope so!
  14. homerofwar

    homerofwar New Member

    Jan 2, 2009
    Hey guys check out DirecTv website now, they changed to the new design on the normal DVR+ system, if you goto directv's website and click on equipment, then recivers, then goto the DVR+ they updated the design on the site, also the best buy i work at we are already carring the new DVR+ its very interesting to see if there any hardware changes.
  15. cartrivision

    cartrivision Hall Of Fame

    Jul 25, 2007
    Or maybe just shoot anyone who isn't smart enough to to know that you don't have to water an artificial plastic plant.:kickbutt:
  16. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Uh, looks just like the HR2x series to me. :confused:
  17. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    what new design. thought this was the old R16?

  18. homerofwar

    homerofwar New Member

    Jan 2, 2009
    oh yeah that was the model number on the unit at my store, ive only had directv since jan so I wouldn't know about the previous models, but the design is very very similar to the new HD-DVR design just without the gloss
  19. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    According to those engadget pictures, it also appears that the casing they use to cover the exterior wires now has flashing LED's on it. Don't think I'd like that. Neighbors might complain too.
  20. bjdraw

    bjdraw Mentor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Just a few other tid bits that the guys working the booth told me.

    It does use the single wire technology and they said it would use MoCA to connect the boxes together. He said that while you'd be able to watch anything from any DVR in the house from any other STB in the house, it wouldn't be the full experience. I believe he mentioned they weren't planning on letting you schedule recording or do automatic conflict resolution between DVRs, but maybe eventually they'll add it.

    Also, DirecTV PR did confirm that the current beta software is not using the same RVU alliance related software that DirecTV promised to deliver next year, so obviously they are taking this from more than one approach.

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