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Things went pretty smoothly, I have a 61” Samsung DLP Model HLN617WX/XAA and have had an SD Tivo (Hughes and Philips) for years and love the Tivos. I’ve had the 18” round dish since 1995. I don’t think the AT9 is THAT much bigger. No big deal to me.

The only issue I’ve had was on the component connection, my TV said “mode not supported for the SD channels, but got the HD channels fine. So I tried the HDMI-DVI cable (the TV only has DVI and no optical input for audio I was shocked to learn!). Then with the native setting ON, I think the DVR and TV conspired to produce a “squished” letter box kind of a picture with just horizontal colored lines, so I think I got lucky somehow and chose the native OFF setting and 720P setting and things seem fine.

It has recorded what I want so far and played them back just fine. The PQ is great in my opinion. I haven’t had HD because I can’t live without a dvr and I saw no point in getting HD if my locals weren’t provided through the dish, hence my agonizing wait for the HR20.

I am very happy that D* didn’t wait to perfect this thing for ALL configurations. It seems to be working perfectly for me, except for some reason on NFLST channels, it disregards my Pillar Box setting and stretches those channels anyway.

And , of course, the skip to tick, and dual buffers features are missing so far. Which are BIG DEALS for me, but I’ll deal until they happen. I’m just happy I’m watching and recording HD locals and other HD content.

I was surprised how easy the interface is based on the comments I’ve read on this forum to the contrary. Only thing I couldn’t figure out is how to edit a series link, but I think it’s in this forum somewhere.

Hope this wasn’t too long. Just wanted to let those on the fence know they should definitely give the HR20 a shot.
 

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tigerpaw78 said:
Things went pretty smoothly, I have a 61" Samsung DLP Model HLN617WX/XAA and have had an SD Tivo (Hughes and Philips) for years and love the Tivos. I've had the 18" round dish since 1995. I don't think the AT9 is THAT much bigger. No big deal to me.

The only issue I've had was on the component connection, my TV said "mode not supported for the SD channels, but got the HD channels fine. So I tried the HDMI-DVI cable (the TV only has DVI and no optical input for audio I was shocked to learn!). Then with the native setting ON, I think the DVR and TV conspired to produce a "squished" letter box kind of a picture with just horizontal colored lines, so I think I got lucky somehow and chose the native OFF setting and 720P setting and things seem fine.

It has recorded what I want so far and played them back just fine. The PQ is great in my opinion. I haven't had HD because I can't live without a dvr and I saw no point in getting HD if my locals weren't provided through the dish, hence my agonizing wait for the HR20.

I am very happy that D* didn't wait to perfect this thing for ALL configurations. It seems to be working perfectly for me, except for some reason on NFLST channels, it disregards my Pillar Box setting and stretches those channels anyway.

And , of course, the skip to tick, and dual buffers features are missing so far. Which are BIG DEALS for me, but I'll deal until they happen. I'm just happy I'm watching and recording HD locals and other HD content.

I was surprised how easy the interface is based on the comments I've read on this forum to the contrary. Only thing I couldn't figure out is how to edit a series link, but I think it's in this forum somewhere.

Hope this wasn't too long. Just wanted to let those on the fence know they should definitely give the HR20 a shot.
Glad your HR20 is working well for you.
 

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And , of course, the skip to tick, and dual buffers features are missing so far. Which are BIG DEALS for me, but I'll deal until they happen. I'm just happy I'm watching and recording HD locals and other HD content.

I was surprised how easy the interface is based on the comments I've read on this forum to the contrary. Only thing I couldn't figure out is how to edit a series link, but I think it's in this forum somewhere.
The skip to tick is there. Hold down FF or REV and it will go to the 15 minute markers.

Better stretch your fingers out before you try to edit the series link... :D

Go to the scheduler under the help and settings submenu. Then go to the prioritizer. Then go to your series. The select the series. The select record. Then tab over to the series record.

Whew. That was tiring just typing it out. :) No wonder it's not in the manual.
 

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Switch native mode OFF and then select which resolutions DO work with your TV and you can see all channels in 1080i etc. Only some SD channels look good in 1080i.. like NGC.. some look SO blurry you need to switch to 480i.
 

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The skip to tick is there. Hold down FF or REV and it will go to the 15 minute markers.

Better stretch your fingers out before you try to edit the series link... :D

Go to the scheduler under the help and settings submenu. Then go to the prioritizer. Then go to your series. The select the series. The select record. Then tab over to the series record.

Whew. That was tiring just typing it out. :) No wonder it's not in the manual.
I got to the point of tabbing over to the series tab, how do you do that? I tried the arrows. That didn't seem to work. I did get the skip to tick, but it is difficult, but persistence pays off! Thanks.
 

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Press the up button until you highlight the tabs. Then you can select the other one.

Also, on the screen it should say what color button (red,green,blue,yellow) changes the tab. I don't recall which it is off hand.

1.5 weeks with my HD20 with no dropped/missed shows/lockups. I hope it continues.
 
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