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Old 10-29-2007   #19
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Old 10-31-2007   #20
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45 channels in HD isn't very much.

DirecTV has added almost 100 in the past month and they were close to leading before that.

The problem is you need an MPG4 receiver and I only have one of those running so far.

I am likely to replace all of my TiVos with the HR20 and then hold out for the HR2i Pro this fall for my big theater.


I'm intrigued about this HR2i Pro mentioned in the quote above; could someone please enlighten me? Thanks!
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I'm intrigued about this HR2i Pro mentioned in the quote above; could someone please enlighten me? Thanks!
It's actually called the HR21 Pro
From Engadget,

DirecTV's new hardware rollout has been in the making for some time and now the latest addition to the lineup has been officially unveiled at CEDIA. The HR21-200 was leaked last week, and we've seen prototypes at other shows, but now the prosumer DVR will finally go into production around the end of October and offers some nice features for custom installers -- or anyone who's serious about their home theater -- like being rack mountable without a Middle Atlantic shelf, having a built in fiber HDMI port for long runs, or double the storage capacity of the HR20 (about 100 hours of MPEG-4 HD). In fact, the only downside seems to be the omission of OTA tuners, which is a non-issue if DirecTV HD locals are available in your area, but that can be a drag until DirecTV adds all the HD locals in every market.
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Yeh, and what's DirecTV going to charge to upgrade? Nothing is free with them when it comes to hardware unless you're a new customer!
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Yeh, and what's DirecTV going to charge to upgrade? Nothing is free with them when it comes to hardware unless you're a new customer!
For the most part you are right, however there have been people that got deals on them (I got $100 off my 2nd HR20's) & if your commitment is up you have a big bargaining chip to use.
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I am fearful that I will need ALL new MPEG 4 receivers.

I can't live without 100 HD channels.

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