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Switch to HR-24/H-24 or not?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jchall30, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Jul 3, 2010 #1 of 10

    jchall30 Mentor

    Jul 3, 2010
    First time poster here but long time lurker :). I just had my Whole Home DVR system installed today and so far so good. Installer knew to hook DECA to router which I was nervous about after reading some here in the past having trouble with installers doing this. Anyhow I have 2 HR-22's, a H21, and a H23. All is working as it should be but was wondering in switching these out to the newest HR-24/H-24 would be worth the upgrade price. Any opinions would greatly be appreciated :D.

  2. Jul 3, 2010 #2 of 10
    Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    Depends on if the speed frustrates you. I was an AM21 user, and the speed of my Hr22 drove me nuts. HR24 was a welcomed upgrade.
  3. Jul 3, 2010 #3 of 10

    john18 Active Member

    Nov 21, 2006
    The HR24 is significantly faster. As elwaylite stated the difference comes down to whether faster functions like channel changing and various trickplays are worth the price difference to you. Only you can answer that question.
  4. Jul 3, 2010 #4 of 10

    armchair Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2009
    Just my opinion, but I think the HR24-500 still has some new release bugs. I justified my upgrade for one HR24-500 because the HR22-100 in my bedroom was too noisy. The HR24-500 is much quieter but I don't think the speed potential is fully realized on these yet. I don't see a blazing speed difference over the HR22-100 yet but maybe that's due to the mixed environment of DECA add-on and internal DECA; there may be a speed difference where MRV trickplay delays are concerned.

    There may be justifiable reasons to consider, like quietness, MRV TP and AM 21 performance.

    I've read posts where users of the HR24-500 were complaining of DD5.1 audio skipping and Media share not displaying full 16:9 picture sizes. I'm sure they'll be addressed soon. Those quirks don't effect my bedroom use, ATM.

    However, we've yet to see the real WHD solution; maybe an investment in future h/w should wait for the better solution. The 24 series may only be a teaser of what's coming; time will tell.
  5. Jul 3, 2010 #5 of 10

    jchall30 Mentor

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thank you for the opinions so far. Keep them coming. :)
  6. Jul 3, 2010 #6 of 10

    azarby Hall Of Fame

    Dec 15, 2006
    What you have is pretty decent. If you were adding another DVR, then I would get the HR24 by ordering it from Solid Signal or one of the other on line suppliers.
  7. Jul 3, 2010 #7 of 10

    ronkuba Legend

    Feb 17, 2007
    I would and did:D Seriously I think the speed is worth it. If you can afford the upgrade then do it.
  8. Jul 3, 2010 #8 of 10
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I've had almost every HR series DVR there is (I missed HR21-100.) HR24 is the best there is... so far.
  9. Jul 4, 2010 #9 of 10

    gsslug Legend

    Sep 13, 2006
    Yes my HR-24 is faster and I like that. But even though my HR-22 is slower it doesn't make me want to run out and buy a HR-24 to replace it. I can live with it since the areas where it is slower makes up a very very small part of my viewing time.

    But that's my opinion. Others will tell you to buy the HR-24.
  10. YCT

    YCT Cool Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Prior to purchasing a HR24 I knew my HR20 was slow but I had no idea what a slug it is. Th HR24 is fantastic; everyone in the family now complains how slow the HR20 is. Look around and find a good price (mine was $155 from overstock).

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