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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by dave29, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. Nov 25, 2009 #1 of 286
    dave29

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    So, how are these receivers going to be any different?

    Built in DECA is a given, but what else?

    HDD size?
     
  2. Nov 25, 2009 #2 of 286
    Grentz

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    Don't know really, would be neat if they had larger HDDs for the HRs. For the Hs I dont know really what else they would add as of right now.
     
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    gulfwarvet

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    i would imagine the HDD will be the same as the HR23 was.
     
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    dave29

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    Although I highly doubt it, I wonder if they will have a Cat5 port to feed another device.
     
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    azarby

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    Maybe larger:D:D ?

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    inkahauts

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    That would be good, and I don;t see why not since the HR's all do now...
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    I'm bettin' 500GB.

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    azarby

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    I assume no OTA, so I will have to go to DTV and order an AM21
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    inkahauts

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    I am wondering about the processors... Faster maybe?

    I'd say these units obviously are expected to be sold together as a whole home system too.. :D

    And I expect them to have a new design... 1080P light maybe too?

    Anyone got some pics that have been floating around the net of what these babies might look like?
     
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    dave29

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    Running other devices off of the standard DECA network was reported to reek havoc. That's why I figured that they wouldn't.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2009 #11 of 286
    dave29

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    I would say no OTA, I'm pretty sure that is a thing of the past on these new receivers.
     
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    Sixto

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    Thinking there's no HR30, so this is the mainstream receiver and the "whole home DVR".

    Would think it needs larger harddrive then 500GB to be "whole home'. 750GB possible. Hoping for 1TB, but seems unlikely.

    Have to believe that it will have a BCM7400B or better processor, but the HR24 designation may be an indication of not a huge leap forward, but we'll see, and hopefully be surprised!

    1080p60 seems likely.

    Gigabit Ethernet probably not, but I wonder.

    The key is the processor. All roads lead from the processor.
     
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    azarby

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    The original DECA setup had a blocking filter. If the rest of the units are on the up hill side of the filter (between filter and SWM), it would probably work ok.

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    inkahauts

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    I don't know.. maybe, but then it would still be converting a 1080p24 movie to 1080p60 format, because I don;t see them sending a real 1080p60 signal down, that would not work with all the HR and H out there today....
     
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    Sixto

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    Only meant output. Old chipset was limited.

    Actually, hopefully it doesn't have the old chipset! :)
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    Faster processor....need for speed.

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    Grentz

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    I think they have to be careful about adding more formats/processing power to the current HR2x lineup since if they start making huge differences in what different models can handle they are going to need to make separate code and be able to sell them separately as well.

    They can only advertise features that work on all of the same line (aka all the "Directv HD DVRs") and thus it would not benefit them to make more features that only work on some of them. Unless they bring on a new line like a "Directv HD DVR Server" or "Directv HD DVR Pro edition", they really need to keep what the HD-DVRs can do all the same besides minor changes (like OTA, HDD Size, etc.). They have worked so hard to unify things to the select receiver groups that separating them again at this point by specific models would remove all that they have worked towards.

    Now, we may see a faster processor that is used to run the same code better, that would be very cool and neat. It would be cool if they slimmed the receiver platforms down, even though it would remove some of the uniformity of the line again.
     
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    Drew2k

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    I would guess the case will be black.
     
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    Drew2k

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    Captain Obvious, at your service! ;)
     
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    dave29

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    :lol: :p
     
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