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For what it's worth.....I receive HD OTA just fine (at least on 3.1.5f) so I'm keeping my HR10s at least until DTV starts rolling out new national HD channels in MPEG4. I'd guess mid 2007. At that point any upgrade decision I make will depend on the new HD content and how stable the HR20 is.
 

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cybrsurfer said:
3.: HR20 has better searching options then the HR10, and it's faster.
I'll have to respectfully disagree with you on that one, that is if the HR20 search module is anything like the R15's.
  • A maximum of 25 searches stored in history. With the HR10 you can save your search as a WishList and save as many of those as you wish.
  • The guide data in the R15 (I'd guess the HR20 is the same) only stores the first actors listed for any show. The HR10 stores as many actors as the guide has, at least 6 from what I've seen. Whys this a problem? If you search on a specific actor you're only going to find hits when that actor is listed in the first 3 positions. Actors that don't always get top billing (Rip Torn, Gene Hackman) will not return a hit. One example is that Men in Black does not show as a hit on the R15 if your search on "Rip Torn" as he is listed 4th in the guide. The HR10 does find this show.
  • R15/HR20 searches all channels even if you don't receive them. HR10 you can edit the channels I receive and the search doesn't return hits for those channels.
  • Paging through search results is < second on the HR10. 1-2 seconds per page on the R15/HR20.
Again, I don't have a HR20 but my understanding is the UI/Features/Functionality is suppose to be the same between the HR20 and the R15 other than HD.
 

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cybrsurfer said:
Okay I see your points, however I was referring to the ability of the HR20 to search by channel/network, which the Tivo can't do. Also the guide is faster, because it's stored in ram not on the hard drive.
Okay, got it. Faster guide? Geez the HR20 better have a faster guide than the HR10 (especially 3.1.5 as that was drawn by hand on the screen by gnomes inside the box). :grin:
 
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