So What do think abou the HR20?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by JoeAverage, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Jebberwocky!

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    RS4 - how many times are you going to make the same post? Considering you have yet have a unit in your house your opinion carries little to zero weight.

    Order one, use it for a week and then let us know ;)

    ( now for the 2 year committment response)
     
  2. montag

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    What's a CE release and how does one get it?
     
  3. RS4

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    They explain it on dbstalk.com
     
  4. Billy66

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    CE stands for Cutting Edge and they are the public tests of the software. You can be notified when they are available by registering at dbstalk and then subscribing to the thread in the CE forum.

    The CE releases are usually every few weeks and available for a window of 11pm to 2am on that Friday and Saturday night.

    You choose to get it by forcing your receiver to check for software using remote commands on reboot that you can learn over at dbstalk.

    Hope that helps montag.
     
  5. Jebberwocky!

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    Thanks Billy66! I prefer to get my cutting edge info here!
     
  6. RS4

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    That seems a bit odd. This is a Tivo forum and you prefer to get your information about a competitive product on this forum instead of on dbstalk with all of the folks who know and love the HR20? :confused:
     
  7. lew

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    I used to think posters who had issues with the HR20, compared with tivo units, were exaggerating.

    There is a long thread over at DBSTALK. Many HR20 users only got the first 30 minutes of Greys Anatomy. The speculation is the guide data changed, 1.01 to 1.02 length, while the show was recording and the unit chocked. The tivo powered units recorded the show fine.
     
  8. JohnB1000

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    Once again, some problems exist, firstly this does not make it a BAD unit, perhaps not as good as the current rev of TIVO. But the main thing, just try recording Grey's Anatomy in HD from a local channel without an HR20 (except for the lucky few of course)
     
  9. Oct 1, 2007 #209 of 319
    montag

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    Ditto. Thanks for all the info Billy and others!
     
  10. Oct 3, 2007 #210 of 319
    pbadss

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    If I upgrade my HR10-250 to the HR20 will I need to provide a phone line for the initial activation?
     
  11. Oct 3, 2007 #211 of 319
    Markman07

    Markman07 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It does appear that the number of recording problems have risen since the new season started. Just the impression I get. I am waiting for my replacement HR20 to come tomorrow after my first HR20's (three-four months old) card reader broke making the unit unusable. Until that happened my experience with the HR20 has been overall pretty good. I still use the HR10 in the same room for OTA and SD recording. 4 tuners is always nice!!!
     
  12. Oct 3, 2007 #212 of 319
    stevel

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    The HR20 does not require a phone line for activation.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2007 #213 of 319
    jimb726

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    No its all done over the satellite now.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2007 #214 of 319
    MrBigglesworth

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    I have had 1 day with my HR20 (moved my beloved H10-250 to the bedroom and now Im jonesing for a 40-50 inch flat panel for the wall in there but thats another issue)

    With the Harmony remote I have pretty much mirrored everything that the Tivo did with the same button presses. In the end, what I get is recorded HD content. The HR20 is stupid fast in how it gets from menu to menu, but the menuing system is a bit more complicated than the Tivo. Where Tivo is elegant and fluid in its intuition, the HR20 is a tad clunky, while the Tivo chugs because it is slow in accessing and moving things around. So it isnt a high step up in trade off.

    However, if they could get the speed of the HR20 into an MPEG4 capable DirecTivo with ESata, I would be in HEAVEN.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2007 #215 of 319
    JohnB1000

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    No, my HR20 activated without a phone line attached and 7 days later it still is not attached and no complaints yet (from the system that is :) )
     
  16. Oct 3, 2007 #216 of 319
    jspencer

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    I really didn't want the HR 20 but I was sort of forced into it when they chose to upgrade dish. It is an ok machine but I am not very fond of it. I haven't found to many things on it that made me go "WOW" but I have found things that My Hr 10-250 had that I wish this box possesed. Oh well, I wish it was Tivo based
     
  17. Oct 3, 2007 #217 of 319
    fasTLane

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    I will make do with the Tivo, as I don't think about the HR20 at all.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2007 #218 of 319
    Billy66

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    You sure do read and post about it enough for something you don't think about fastlane.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2007 #219 of 319
    fasTLane

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    You think so?

    Enjoy your HR20. ;)
     
  20. Oct 3, 2007 #220 of 319
    Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Will do.

    On second thought, based on your posts you might not actually be doing much thinking afterall. I stand corrected on your initial statement. ;)
     

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