Now That The D10 Satellite Is In Space, Is This The End Of The HR10?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by boltjames, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    If you are moving from an HR10 to the HR20, you will need and want the installer to show up, because they have to replace your current dish with a new 5-LNB dish. Only the new 5-LNB dish will see the new satellites, which will carry the new HD channels. (This new dish is compatible with your old receivers, so you can keep the old receivers active if you choose. If you call DIRECTV to order, make sure you let them know how many receivers you keep active, as DIRECTV will provide new multisiwtches as needed for your setup. If you need more than four lines total, you'll need a new multiswitch, the WB68, which also are required to pass the signals from the new satellite.)
     
  2. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    Yes, with options that are very similar to what's available on the TiVo Series 3.

    On the HR20 HDTV settings screen you can choose Native On/Off, and can enable which resolution settings your TV supports: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i. You can then cycle through only the formats you enabled using the remote's FORMAT button or the front panels RES (resolution) button.

    As part of the HDTV settings, you can also choose Screen Format (Pillar Box, Crop, or Stretch) for non-HD content, and can change the Bar Color (Gray, Dark Gray, Black).
     
  3. joed32

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    If you order a new one from D* they won't just send it you. A replacement yes. Do you need a new dish? While the installer was working on the dish and multiswitch I hooked up the receiver. They probably would let you do anything you want as long as you sign off on the install. I'm like you, after they leave I move everything around to the way I want it. I think they are afraid to just send them out because some people might not have any idea how to set it up right.
     
  4. thedeak08

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    Well, I'm having the new 5-LNB dish installed at my new place I'm moving into (at least I'm assuming it's the 5 LNB, I don't think they are still putting up the 3 LNB are they?) and we already have 2 HR10-250's and 2 SD Tivo's. Was just thinking about adding an HR20 for the computer room. The house was just built and everything is pre-wired, so I guess I can set up the new receiver myself while they install the dish like joed32 stated. I don't want to give up any of my Tivo's, just want to see what the HR20 can do with the new HD channels and all. Thanks
     
  5. boltjames

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    When one of your STB's gets 70 HD channels and the other STB's get only 14, that's going to be the end of your fascination with Tivo. Take my advice: Sell the HR10's and use the money towards HR20's while the HR10's are still worth something. In a few months, you'll be able to pick up an HR10 for $25 on eBay.

    BJ
     
  6. thedeak08

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    I'm not sure it will. I tried out one of the standard DTV DVR's, the R15 I think, and was not impressed by it at all!! I absolutely love the Tivo's user interface, and plan on sticking with it till the end. If it comes down to having either HD access or Tivo, it's a tough choice.
     
  7. Sir_winealot

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    $25? And you're smoking....what? :p Doubtful. Many are happy with the amount of HD programming it currently receives and don't need (or care) about the new programming. Irregardless of that fact, it'll still be a great DVR with 200 hours of recording time along with OTA HD once the MPEG4 shift occurs.

    And I think you'd be stupid to sell: keep the HR10 as backup if you can.
     
  8. bonscott87

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    Depends on the installer. They *should* put up a 5LNB since you have HD, even if you don't have a new receiver yet. To make sure you get a 5LNB make sure it's on the work order or go ahead and get an HR20 to add to the mix and then for sure you'll get the 5 LNB dish. You also need a new switch and with the amount of receivers you have you'll need to request the Zinwell 16 port switch. The WB68 only has 8 out and you're already at that before you get the HR20.

    And you certainly don't need to get rid of your Tivo's. I've seen some guys post that their plan is to retire the older SD DirecTivo's and use the HR10's in their place since they record so much more.
     
  9. thedeak08

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  10. stevel

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    If you order a HR20 from DirecTV, they send an installer. You can "buy" one at Costco (or perhaps other retailers), and if you don't NEED an installation I don't see why you couldn't just connect and activate it yourself.
     
  11. bonscott87

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    Yep, you can get it at any retailer and install it yourself. BUT you won't get any deals like getting it for $19.95 like if you go thru DirecTV. So do you want a deal or do you want to install it yourself is what you'll need to choose between.

    For my install I had already run all the cables and just had my install guy swap out the dish will I installed the new switch and receiver. He was happy to not have to do all that other stuff. :D
     
  12. timb2112

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    The HR20 comes with the native feature turned off. All you have to do is set the scanning rates you want and the format button will adjust just like the up arrow on the HR10.
     
  13. dfioc

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    Exactly. I don't read or post often but RS4's redundant rantings about a product he/she has never tried gets irritating. I've loved my H10 and did not want to replace it but I'm willing to give the H20 a chance (it gets installed on the 27th) and I'm certainly not going to post about how awful it is based upon postings by others. Not only is that unscientific, it's just plain dumb.
     
  14. drew2k

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    thedeak09: One thing to be aware of is that the 16 port switch is not "free" with install, but you can get as many WB68s as you need free with the install. Make sure you tell the CSR how many lines you will need so that you get enough WB68s added to the work order as you'll need. The installer will just use splitters to connect the WB68 to the dish, and you'll be fine.
     
  15. drew2k

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    I see you put "buy" in quotes, but for anyone who doesn't know, the HR20s from Costco are leased receivers, just like most other retailers now. As such, they are the property of DIRECTV and can not be returned to Costco.
     
  16. stevel

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    Correct.

    As for the $19.99 "deals", you generally have to wheedle these out of "retention". I'll admit that I chose not to do that and paid $199 for my HR20. Go ahead and laugh. Costco wants $269.
     
  17. Mark Lopez

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    Where did you get it and is it owned or leased? I ask because I don't really care about the 2 year commitment, but I want to do my own install. I already put in the new dish a long time ago and don't need an installer to come out. So I'm just looking for the cheapest price that doesn't involve dealing directly with DirecTV.
     
  18. thedeak08

    thedeak08 New Member

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    I believe anytime you but from a retailer it will be leased. Ebay I think is the only was of actually owning a receiver.
     
  19. Fahtrim

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    I would like to know as well.

    Thanks,
    Brett
     
  20. newsposter

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    this thread made me want to look at some online retailers....i checked roberts site and he doesnt even sell hr20s but he does have an hr15 :) (pics linked to dougs site i believe). And weaknees is 300.
     

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