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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by allenn, Aug 21, 2007.
DirecTV has been advertising HR21 PVR. How is it different from HR10-250 and HR20?
I don't think it has come out yet but it will be an updated version of the HR20.
Other then the "video" talking about are you HD ready...
Where are they advertising the HR21 ?
The non-dvr version(H-21), is currently being field tested. It does not have any OTA tuner
in it. I expect the HR-21 to be similar, but not sure as it is not out yet.
If the HR21 doesn't include OTA, I'll have to go with the HR20 for MPEG4 reception and keep my HR10. Keep an eye on that DBSTalk forum linked above.
The HR20 does OTA, so you can get one of those for both MPEG4 and OTA. Of course, you can keep your HR10 for OTA as well (I have).
So is it a dumbed-down HR20?
I wonder how feasible it would be to get a H21 and use it as a straight receiver (which it is, I guess) and feed that to a HD capture card on a Mac or PC for recording there? Old DISH receivers had a feature where they would autotune to a channel if you set it up as such so that you could marry a VCR to it for delayed timed recordings. Of course that was fairly cumbersome since you had to program two devices, as you would with a H21/computer setup, but it might be more reliable than a HR20.
Please reread my post. I know the HR20 does OTA.
The Directv information channel (201?) has had generic messages about hd equipment including the HR21 recently. Nothing more than "blah, blah, blah, if you have an H20, H21, HR20 or HR21 receiver..." , but it is mentioned.
Channel 77 is running a loop explaining how to upgrade and the HR21 is mentioned quite a few times.
I think an HD Receiver without an OTA tuner would be a fine idea if there were not so many markets that have HD locals, but are missing one or two of the networks. Saying that you have HD locals for 60% of the markets is a little misleading when they don't have them all. We only have NBC, FOX, and CBS HD channels
That is the video I am referring to....
I was curious if there was any other advertisements, like magazines, papers, TV commercials...
I saw the HR21 mentioned on an information channel on DirecTV. I thought it may be a new TIVO HD PVR. Oh well! Guess I will stay with my 10-250 for a while. Thanks for the information.
The HR21 is the updated version of the HR20, just as the H21 is the updated version of the H20.
Like the Standard Receivers: D10, D11, D12. Each is an update of the previous one.
I'm not so sure the H21 is an "update" of the H20, but rather a less expensive alternative, for those who don't require ATSC (OTA) capability. I could be wrong about this, though. /steve
When Directv do bring out the H21 in mass, supplies of the H20 will run out, meaning there will be NO Alternative.
With Directv you do not get to pick and choose which unit you get, but rather are given whatever they have in stock.
Hopefully, DirecTV will have both models available for their customers who want OTA. Otherwise, there will be a lot of complaints.
The HR21 Pro Series is a high end receiver for custom integration. It's a rack mountable, over-cooled, black metal faced receiver built like a brick wall. It's shown in a high detail photo in the current issue of CE Pro magazine (page 48) in a 3 panel foldout. Very good looking, and similar to something DirecTV was surveying about at CEDIA last year. (although the prototype they had featured a small LCD preview monitor in the front panel.)
It does not have OTA capability (i noticed this has gone back and forth - i'm looking at a picture of the back panel), but is controllable via RS232 (as were some older receivers) which is great for automation systems programming. SATA connector on the back, 2 ethernet jacks, and just mean looking...
So the HR21 isn't necessarily for the average consumer. The HR20 will still be the main unit for most customers.
See next post.
That is the HR20p you are describing.... I doubt that will be the HR21