What HD DVR's are currently being installed?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Score023, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Score023

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    I have an install scheduled for Monday and was wondering if I should put my HR20 700 that is currently hooked up to my home theater in the room that is supposed to get the new one and have the new one installed in my theater room?

    Are the new ones any better than the HR20 700 or is the only difference the color and OTA?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    You could possible get an HR21 but it will probably be an HR22, maybe HR23.

    The only differences is the color and OTA's as you said and the HR22 and HR23 have 500GB hard drive. Also the HR23 does not need BBC's. They have wide band tuners.
     
  3. miketorse

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    Color, OTA and disk space. Some reviewers (like DBSTalk) say that the HR23 has slightly better PQ than the 20,21 and 22.
     
  4. Score023

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    What is the disk space on the HR20's?
     
  5. Michael D'Angelo

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    Some HR20-700's have 300 and some have 320.

    The HR20-100's have 320.
     
  6. Score023

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    Thanks, sorry, I just noticed a thread about this from last week.
     
  7. Truman

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    Just FYI, I had an install on 1/4/09, and I ended up with an HR23-700.
     
  8. dave2323

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    Had an install 1/9. Got an HR23 as well. The installer didn't even realize he had them on the truck until he grabbed one. Mine was the first one he'd installed.
     
  9. Wisegoat

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    I finally upgraded my HR10-250 and they sent me an HR20-100. The CSR even said I would be getting an HR23. No big deal to me, as I need the OTA tuner, so it worked for me. Just thought it was kind of strange.
     
  10. harsh

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    I suspect that they are trying to avoid problems with those who have the HR10 since they are likely using the OTA tuners to get their HD locals.
     
  11. Indiana627

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    My brother in law just got installed on 1/16/09 in Binghamton, NY and he got an HR23-700.
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    Probably won't happen, but make sure the installer doesn't put any BBCs on the HR23 .. A message will come up on the screen if BBCs are installed, so things will get corrected, but during this "transition" all that will do is waste time during the install.
     
  13. Truman

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    such a small world!

    i'm just over the border from binghamton/vestal in northeast pennsylvania. my installer said he was coming out of johnson city.
     

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