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Old 09-14-2007, 04:41 PM   #1  
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Arrow Is it worth Waiting before Upgrading? For the NEW R21 Receviers ? ? ? ?

It's time for a upgrade so that I can get the New HD Channels.
I live in So.Cal.

I hear alot of not so good things about the HR20's and alot of people
don't like them?

So I was seeing if it is worth waiting the 4 to 8 weeks till the New
R21 and HR 21 Line comes out and do you think they will be better and worth the wait?

Cost on the New ones?

What do you guys all think on this?

Thanks.

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If I remember correctly the HR21s will not have OTA tuners. So decide if recording OTA signals is important to you. The HR20s are much more stable then when they were first released. There's no guarantee that the HR21s will be any different.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:37 PM   #3  
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Yes I don't use OTA HD. So I'm thinking if it worth the wait? Will
it be any better then the units out now?
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:07 PM   #4  
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Never buy a new model. You will become a field tester. My hd20 since I got it is flawless.
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And the HR 20-100
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:16 AM   #6  
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It's time for a upgrade so that I can get the New HD Channels.
I live in So.Cal.

I hear alot of not so good things about the HR20's and alot of people
don't like them?

So I was seeing if it is worth waiting the 4 to 8 weeks till the New
R21 and HR 21 Line comes out and do you think they will be better and worth the wait?

Cost on the New ones?

What do you guys all think on this?

Thanks.
They will cost quite a bit more, they are designed for Sports Bars and upscale mounting situations.
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:35 AM   #7  
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Will the Pic look any better? or is just just the Mount and stuff
that will be better.
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My installer from last week told me a new model DVR will be out around the end of the year and to wait for that one because the HR-20 is a terrible unit which is very problematic!
He said " Thats what he heard and that I didn't hear it from him ."
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Old technology that has been upgraded and has the bugs removed is almost always more reliable than new technology.

I didn't like my HR20 very well for the first few days I owned it because it just isn't as user friendly as the HR10. But the HR20 is getting easier for me to use and after a month I'm starting to like it (I'm a littler slower than some). It does have some nice features that the HR10 did not have such as the thing that tells you how much disc space you have left for recordings.

Personally I would go for the HR20 now rather than waiting for the HR21.
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They say the new H21 and HR21's will be 1080p ? Hows that work?
I was thinking all TV would still be running at 720p?
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They say the new H21 and HR21's will be 1080p ? Hows that work?
I was thinking all TV would still be running at 720p?
I have an H21 (I am part of the public test program) and I can tell you it is NOT 1080p. The HR21 pro (recently shown at CEDIA) apparently has a 1080p output setting but that's going to have to be upconverted 1080i, since DirecTV does not broadcast 1080p (but shaq32, HDTV is 720p or 1080i depending on the channel). And the HR21 PRO is expected to be considerable more expensive than the HR20.

The H21 is a nice receiver, no OTA tuner (unlike the H20) but faster than the H20, even with the H20's new software. And it's black (at least, all the ones in the test program are black). Is it worth waiting for - not sure, it does not offer anything over the H20. Maybe it will be cheaper. And although it seems very reliable, until it rolls out to a larger number of users we won't know for sure,.
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does it run as hot as the h20?
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They say the new H21 and HR21's will be 1080p ? Hows that work?
I was thinking all TV would still be running at 720p?
1. No stations broadcast in 1080p

2. Not all TV runs at 720. Much of it is 1080i

The odds of a network ever broadcasting in 1080p are slim to none.
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isn't the hr 21 suppose to have much bigger recording capabilities?
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does it run as hot as the h20?
It seems to run much cooler than both H20s....
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