Why does the H21 have a network jack?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H21 Discussion' started by Radio Enginerd, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    It's like Ford and Volkswagon... it's all in the quantity they use [or not] that it adds up.
  2. Radio Enginerd

    Radio Enginerd Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Assuming anything only makes an "ass out of u and me." :)

    Assume was the wrong word and encryption was another wrong word used. Call it a hunch but I don't think the hardware in the HR-20 will be able to do all the items listed and provide an HD data stream to another HR-20 on the same network. That's the point I'm trying to make.

    Believe you me, I hope I'm wrong.
  3. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Transferring data over the network is not CPU intensive at all. That's because the hard drive and NIC both have dedicated chips, and those are the only two parts that are really involved in a transfer. The HR20's hardware can easily handle MRV, there is no doubt in my mind about that.
  4. Coffey77

    Coffey77 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Nov 12, 2006
    The H20 and H21 could have a "secret password" that will let it access the HR20's HDD probably the same way the HR20 does. Almost like when you're accessing your home router or getting a file from a web site that's secure - Username and Password... They're probably just looking for the best way to keep it secret and secure because you know as soon as they open it up, someone's gonna find the code. :)
  5. lguvenoz

    lguvenoz Icon

    Aug 22, 2006
    I agree, but I wonder if D* is seeing a little more long-term income based upon the new leasing model?? Plus the new leasing model gives each unit a value to D* for the entire life of the unit as the customers have to return them to D* now.

    I would expect that this, from a pure funny money perspective, would ease a little of the cost pressures.

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