High Def Forum
Thank you for visiting. This is our website archive. Please visit our main website by clicking the logo above.

Do i have choice of hd dvr model at install

radrad
05-18-2008, 12:44 PM
Do I have a choice of hd dvr model at install? If i'm given a hd20 should I take it or should i ask for hd21? Any thoughts about which one might have less problems?
Thanks

rbinck
05-18-2008, 02:31 PM
Either one is fine. Get the HR20 if you can get it. It will have the OTA tuner built in and thus will offer that option should you want it.

williamadamses
05-19-2008, 05:01 AM
Some parts of the country only have HR 21's. You can ask when they call to confirm the install, but you will likely have to take what they have.

DodgerKing
05-19-2008, 06:52 AM
If you get the HR21, you can now order the AM21 (external OTA tuner). It is now available through Direct for around $50. You may be able to negotiate with them to get it for free.

Topeka1
05-19-2008, 07:36 AM
Since I get my local HD over the air, and directv doesn't offer local HD yet ,( nor do I need or want it through them ) and they won't guaratee I will get an HR20, do I need the AM21 add on to be able to record my local ota channels in HD or is there some way to use my tv's build in digital tunner to be able to record ota without getting this extra box. assuming they ship me an HR21?

buzd
05-19-2008, 07:38 AM
Since I get my local HD over the air, and directv doesn't offer local HD yet , nor do I need or want it through them ) and they won't guaratee I will get an HR20, do I need the AM21 add on to be able to record my local ota channels in HD or is there some way to use my tv's build in digital tunner to be able to record ota without getting this extra box?

You only need the AM21 with the HR21. The HR20 has OTA capabilities built in.

mcbeevee
05-19-2008, 07:44 AM
do I need the AM21 add on to be able to record my local ota channels in HD or is there some way to use my tv's build in digital tunner to be able to record ota without getting this extra box. assuming they ship me an HR21?
The TV tuner will only let you watch OTA, not record. The only way to record OTA is with an HR20 or an HR21+AM21.

:)

glennb1
05-20-2008, 12:54 PM
I've heard that no matter what the CSR says you'll be getting whatever refurbished HR2x DVR the installer happens to have with him at the time.

This is the same answer I gave in the other thread the OP started with the word choice spelled choise. :)