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Why not tell the world to get HR24s?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Mike Greer, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. TheRatPatrol

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    You're using the down arrow in the video. Do you notice any difference if you use the page down button?

    Thanks
     
  2. sigma1914

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    As far as removing OTA...It makes sense. Most users would want their locals via the sats, if available. Why spend extra $ integrating a design less & less people will use. The AM21 is available for the OTA minority.
     
  3. Mike Greer

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    Yep - I did read that - but have you read all the other posts? Clearly there plenty of people here that would rather I don't point out to new subs that the HR24s are what they want.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    Show us "plenty of people" who clearly said they don't want you to share your opinion that HR24s are what new subs want.
     
  5. Mike Greer

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    If you're good, you're good. Dougs video shows a taste of what I had to deal with when I used the HR22s. Now that the kids are the ones using the HR22s I find watching TV/scheduling recordings etc to be much easier.
     
  6. Mike Greer

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    This is a long thread with the theme basically being that I'm a nut job that can't get passed my imagined troubles with the HR22s.

    I think some of the posts are honest and legit - like me painting with a broad brush but most of the posts don't even deal with my original post....
     
  7. Mike Greer

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    Thanks Rich.
     
  8. Mike Greer

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    Originally Posted by hdtvfan0001
    Having owned both...I'm suggesting things were "upgraded" inside the HR21 from the HR20.


    Yep - that's what he said. And I thought I was the only nut job around here!:lol:
     
  9. Mike Greer

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    What? You'll need to dumb this down a bit for me to understand.:confused:
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Exactly..."plenty of people" never said it. Quit playing the victim. You started a thread, people didn't rally around you like you wanted, you repeated yourself, contradicted yourself, played the victim, and ranted.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    Your mood swings were a clue. :lol:

    BTW:
    Not too many months ago a local station engineer asked about switching from Dish to DirecTV because they didn't carry one of his channels and I told him to wait for the 24s to come out.

    I never disagreed with the idea of wanting to get the 24s over the other models, just the idea that no one should accept anything but a 24 and everyone should be shouting this from the top of their lungs, was my point in my first reply.
    Some customers, as you've seen here, would be/are happy with the older models, and of course some aren't.
    With the shortage of any HD receivers of late, the customer may prefer having the service installed than not, and be happy with the older receivers.
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    Bingo!
     
  13. Mike Greer

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    Geez - I thought I had issues!:lol:
     
  14. Mike Greer

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    Agreed - that could happen:)
     
  15. Mike Greer

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    I admit I feel just a tad bit stronger about the old receivers than the average sub.... But the back-lash and downplay here of the HR24 speed increase says a lot.

    I don't disagree that there are people that would be happy as can be with the HR21/22/23s but I think that if a new sub can avoid the possibility of troubles then why not? I think if you show a new sub Doug's video they'll want an HR24..... Who wouldn't? Why not show them the video?

    It's not like I think new subs should be held at gunpoint until they agree to hold out for an HR24. I am just surprised at the number of posts that want to downplay the HR24 speed increases....

    I don't think EVERYONE is unhappy with their HR21/22/23 but I do think there are a lot people that don't know what they are missing.

    On one side we have me... New subs should hold out for HR24s if at all possible. On the other side we have hdtvfan0001... New subs shouldn’t care; the HR24s are only a little faster. He can't even bring himself to say that the HR21/22/23s are slower than the HR20s!:D

    At the end of the day I'll keep telling people that ask me what I think. More than you'd think but not going to cause DirecTV any trouble. That's not my goal. My goal is to be able to tell people that ask they should get DirecTV and they'll be happy but they need to stick with the HR24s. I'll show them Doug's video as an example. It won't keep me awake at night that not everyone feels the same way. When someone posts here asking about an HR24 for their install I’ll tell them the HR24 is a much better receiver and hdtvfan0001 will tell them not to worry about it….

    We're talking TV here right?
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    I can bring myself to say you twisted virtually everything I've said to date, and also tried to tell multiple posters (not just me) what we all have to be seeing - all of which FUD.

    Back to the Ignore list you go.
     
  17. Mike Greer

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    Well then - let's hear it!:lol:

    How did I get off that ignore list anyway?
     
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    Just to recap this thread.
    Then there's the rest of us that agree that the HR24 is faster than the previous HR boxes but that to say you couldn't possibly be happy with anything other than a 24 is obviously stretching it. Mike clearly agrees.
    And then there's the only FACTS presented.
    This :up: is exactly why MOST people don't care as much as others about the speed differences in THEIR dvr's. MOST people "just watch TV."

    Like I said, I wouldn't accept a NEW unit if it is not a 24 because I'm a techie. My parents just got an HR21 and an HR23 and they are happy with them. Go figure.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Thank you for your post.
     
  20. paulman182

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    I'm happy with all my DVRs. The fast ones are plenty fast and the slow ones are not so slow as to bother me or my family.
     

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