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New HR21 Receiver

ckj
10-12-2007, 11:27 PM
Has anyone heard of this new receiver from Directv? I was getting my service set up and the service rep. had said this receiver was being released in certain markets. The service rep. said I'd receive the new receiver if it was ready in my area or the HR20.

rockaway1836
10-13-2007, 01:32 AM
It's not available just yet.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/07/directvs-hr21-pro-gets-official/

truba11a
10-13-2007, 02:06 AM
from everything ive heard hr21s just a bigger (internal) HD thas basically it

VegasFlyby
10-13-2007, 06:21 AM
No OTA either.

rightcoaster
10-13-2007, 06:54 AM
No OTA either.

Why no OTA? That seems like a big show stopper for lots of people.:confused: :mad:

VegasFlyby
10-13-2007, 07:22 AM
I would assume to cut costs of the boxes and to get more people to pay for the MPEG4 locals.

car421
10-13-2007, 07:46 AM
I would assume to cut costs of the boxes and to get more people to pay for the MPEG4 locals.
Locals are included, you don't pay for them.

VegasFlyby
10-13-2007, 07:48 AM
Locals are included, you don't pay for them.

They are now, but there are lots of people out there with grandfathered packages that don't pay for them.

ckj
10-13-2007, 08:46 AM
I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something that was going to be needed to get the new stations. The service rep. said it wasn't but they don't always know what's going on so I thought I'd ask here.