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Old 07-21-2006, 06:05 AM   #1  
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Default HR10-250 (HR10250) DIRECTV® HD DVR & Receiver w/ Tivo

Hey I have one of these HR-10-250 for sale. It's brand new and never even used. If any one is intrested in it please e-mail me. I'm asking $450 specs are listed below.

Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) DIRECTV® HD DVR Receiver

The Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) DIRECTV® HD DVR has the same great "TV-controlling & customization" features as past models --
plus some great new additions!. The "best-of-the-best" in video and audio technology - with up to 1080i lines of resolution
for HD-ready TVs, HDMI and component video outputs, and an optical output for full Dolby Digital 5.1 technology.

*
Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) Records up to 30 hours of DIRECTV® high-definition programming or up to 200 hours of standard definition programming. With your 250 GB Hard Drive, it allows you to watch whenever you're ready.
*
Access high definition and standard definition DIRECTV® programming, as well as off-air ATSC digital broadcasts from one receiver in digital form on an internal hard disk drive.
*
30-minute buffer of live programming.
*
Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) has random access to titled programming
*
Digital accurate fast forward, rewind, slow motion, frame forward, I-frame back and high-quality freeze frame.
Instant replay of live or recorded programs
*
4 Total Tuners: (2) Satellite Receiver Inputs (2) Off-Air ATSC HD Tuners
*
First EVER DIRECTV® set-top box to offer HDMI interface
*
Digital Audio output


Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) Features Inputs for over 10 different interfaces including:

*
SAT IN (2 Sets)
*
Off-Air Antenna In (1 input with internal splitter to 2 internal tuners)
*
Audio L/R output (1 sets)
*
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface that carries both digital video and audio on a singe cable)
*
Y, Pr, Pb Component Video Outputs capable of 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i output formats
*
S-Video
*
Composite Video (RCA Jacks)
*
Digital audio out (Dolby AC3)
*
USB Connector

Hughes HR10-250 Compete Product Specifications:

Hughes HR10-250 Manufacturers Warranty Information

Warranty Length
Integrated Receiver Decoder

90 days labor / 1 year parts
Remote Control

90 day parts

Hughes HR10-250 INTEGRATED RECEIVER DECODER

Model Number

HR10-250 (HR10250)
Width

15”
Height

3”
Depth

12”
Operating Temperature

+5C to 40C
Built-in Fan

Yes
DVR Hard Drive

250GB - Up to 30 hours of HD Recording, Up to 200 hours of SD Recording



Hughes HR10-250 Remote Control

Signal Type

IR
Device Support

TV, AV Stereo Receiver
Mode Indicators

Yes
Battery Type

AA (2)
Batteries Included

Yes
Number of Keys

36


Hughes HR10-250 Advanced Features

Advanced Program Guide

Yes
Record HD Programming

Yes (Both DIRECTV HD and ATSC)
8 Second Instant Replay

Yes
Season Pass

Yes
Now Playing

Yes
WishList

Yes
Dual Tuner

Yes
Slow Motion

Yes
Up to 30 Minute Live TV Pause

Yes
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:33 PM   #2  
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I hate to be the Bearer of BAD News ..but these are being GIVEN AWAY by D* ....mine was just installed an Hr ago.....
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:01 PM   #3  
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I hate to be the Bearer of BAD News ..but these are being GIVEN AWAY by D* ....mine was just installed an Hr ago.....
Are they giving the DVR model away too? Do you have a link or flyer?


btw, @ thetyrant, for sales posts should go in the "Promotions, Announcements, Hot Deals" forum.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:42 PM   #4  
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Are they giving the DVR model away too? Do you have a link or flyer?


btw, @ thetyrant, for sales posts should go in the "Promotions, Announcements, Hot Deals" forum.
Call Customer RETENTION !-800-531-5000 or 1-800-824-0739

If a GUY answers just hang up... .....you want to talk to someone in IDAHO or IOWA...they SEEM to be more cooperative...

I am suppose to be getting a DVR Shipped FREE this week....
Thanx
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:33 AM   #5  
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Does it come with access card or would I need ot call directv to get the unit activated?

I am confused about unit.
Direct tv states I need to pay 5.99 monthly fee in order to record any programming (even ota hd stuff). Isnt the unit a hard drive ? and shouldnt I just be able to record ota stuff without paying direct tv?

Can I just buy this unit for OTA only? I dont use cable so the sony hd dvr is of no use to me.

I like the direct tv hd dvr but I dont want to sign a 2 yr aggreement and i dont want to pay 16.99 per month (9.99 for hd package and 5.99 for tivo), I just want to record all my local ota hd stuff since i get like 6 hd channels in Chicago and watch mostly local newtwork prime time stuff and want to take advantage of my hd tv and record all my favorite shows in hd to watch later.

Is this possible without going thru direct tv?

or is there aHD DVR out the just for ota?

or do i just get the direct tv hd dvr versus the sony (cable card) hd dvr model since I do subscribe to direct tv and will never install cable at my house?

any commenst would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks


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Hey I have one of these HR-10-250 for sale. It's brand new and never even used. If any one is intrested in it please e-mail me. I'm asking $450 specs are listed below.

Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) DIRECTV® HD DVR Receiver

The Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) DIRECTV® HD DVR has the same great "TV-controlling & customization" features as past models --
plus some great new additions!. The "best-of-the-best" in video and audio technology - with up to 1080i lines of resolution
for HD-ready TVs, HDMI and component video outputs, and an optical output for full Dolby Digital 5.1 technology.

*
Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) Records up to 30 hours of DIRECTV® high-definition programming or up to 200 hours of standard definition programming. With your 250 GB Hard Drive, it allows you to watch whenever you're ready.
*
Access high definition and standard definition DIRECTV® programming, as well as off-air ATSC digital broadcasts from one receiver in digital form on an internal hard disk drive.
*
30-minute buffer of live programming.
*
Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) has random access to titled programming
*
Digital accurate fast forward, rewind, slow motion, frame forward, I-frame back and high-quality freeze frame.
Instant replay of live or recorded programs
*
4 Total Tuners: (2) Satellite Receiver Inputs (2) Off-Air ATSC HD Tuners
*
First EVER DIRECTV® set-top box to offer HDMI interface
*
Digital Audio output


Hughes HR10-250 (HR10250) Features Inputs for over 10 different interfaces including:

*
SAT IN (2 Sets)
*
Off-Air Antenna In (1 input with internal splitter to 2 internal tuners)
*
Audio L/R output (1 sets)
*
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface that carries both digital video and audio on a singe cable)
*
Y, Pr, Pb Component Video Outputs capable of 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i output formats
*
S-Video
*
Composite Video (RCA Jacks)
*
Digital audio out (Dolby AC3)
*
USB Connector

Hughes HR10-250 Compete Product Specifications:

Hughes HR10-250 Manufacturers Warranty Information

Warranty Length
Integrated Receiver Decoder

90 days labor / 1 year parts
Remote Control

90 day parts

Hughes HR10-250 INTEGRATED RECEIVER DECODER

Model Number

HR10-250 (HR10250)
Width

15”
Height

3”
Depth

12”
Operating Temperature

+5C to 40C
Built-in Fan

Yes
DVR Hard Drive

250GB - Up to 30 hours of HD Recording, Up to 200 hours of SD Recording



Hughes HR10-250 Remote Control

Signal Type

IR
Device Support

TV, AV Stereo Receiver
Mode Indicators

Yes
Battery Type

AA (2)
Batteries Included

Yes
Number of Keys

36


Hughes HR10-250 Advanced Features

Advanced Program Guide

Yes
Record HD Programming

Yes (Both DIRECTV HD and ATSC)
8 Second Instant Replay

Yes
Season Pass

Yes
Now Playing

Yes
WishList

Yes
Dual Tuner

Yes
Slow Motion

Yes
Up to 30 Minute Live TV Pause

Yes
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:50 AM   #6  
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I haven't heard of or seen a dvr just for ota.You could get the one mentioned but you might want to check your locals.I know Directv is rolling out MPEG4 in select markets and yours is 1 of them.The HR10-250 can't record MPEG4 so if your locals aren't transmitting in that format yet you should be okay.
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #7  
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ok, i guess i am a newbie, but what are mpeg4?

i currecntly get HD OTA from my roof top antenna which is 10 miles from downtown chicago.

r u saying i wont be ablke to get my local channels from my roof top antenna if i go thru the HD DVR instead of using my plasma tv's tuner?

my sole purpose is to record all my local High Def OTA channels (about 7 or 8 of them) in High Def so I can watcxh any time I want and stil take advantage of my plasma tv by being able to watch all the local shows that broadcast in HD

thanks

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I haven't heard of or seen a dvr just for ota.You could get the one mentioned but you might want to check your locals.I know Directv is rolling out MPEG4 in select markets and yours is 1 of them.The HR10-250 can't record MPEG4 so if your locals aren't transmitting in that format yet you should be okay.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:40 PM   #8  
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does anyone know if you need to have a telephone line plugged into the hd dvr in order for it to work (record).
I dont care so much about the tivo aspect as I just want to record hd ota stuff, but directtv tells me i need a phone line or it wont work. is this true?
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:04 AM   #9  
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This probably can be found on ebay for less.I bought 1 last year for $300 after rebate.
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:08 PM   #10  
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This probably can be found on ebay for less.I bought 1 last year for $300 after rebate.
BUT from what I understand is - you would still need to have D*TV in order for the unit to work (right?). SO its really not any good deal since you can get it for 299.00 for new customers or for existing customers you can get it for free if you threaten to cancel D*TV.

I just want to record OTA HD and dont think I can pay that kind of money for D*TV when I dont think they have enough programming in HD to justify the price.

I am happy with the 6 or 7 networks I get in HD (for free) via roof top antenna. I just need to wait for someone to make a HD DVR for OTA only and not have it tied to cable or satellite.
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Old 08-12-2006, 09:01 AM   #11  
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BUT from what I understand is - you would still need to have D*TV in order for the unit to work (right?). SO its really not any good deal since you can get it for 299.00 for new customers or for existing customers you can get it for free if you threaten to cancel D*TV.

I just want to record OTA HD and dont think I can pay that kind of money for D*TV when I dont think they have enough programming in HD to justify the price.

I am happy with the 6 or 7 networks I get in HD (for free) via roof top antenna. I just need to wait for someone to make a HD DVR for OTA only and not have it tied to cable or satellite.
I believe Sony does make an OTA HD DVR. The DHG-HDD500. But I think it's around $800. Ouch.

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:46 PM   #12  
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Here's what I can tell you....after 19 months with the unit.

Yes, the HR10-250 needs a phone line. It has a setting for OTA only...but I suspect you'll still need to pay up to DirecTV...even if you don't use satellite.

And I got it from DirecTV for $299, after a customer retention credit of $200. Yes, some people have done better, but it originally retailed for $800-$1000.

BTW, it's an awesome unit! Amazing quality and picture and dolby digital...and it REALLY locks in on OTA HD signals....holds 'em like a bear hug.

If you want to just record OTA in HD...with no cable or sat....you have two options: add an HD tuner to a WME computer, and add the component outs to your HD monitor, or just do what I did...get the Sony.

The Sony DHG HDD250 (I have two) records 30 hours of HD...same as the DirecTV unit. The HDD-500 records 60 hours.

They can record HD using an OTA antenna without any cable at all (they cannot use sat.....sorry) Or, with a cable card, they can also record cable HD.

They're discontinued, but VERY easy to find, on eBay, or Tweeter. I found my two on the 'clearance' shelves at Tweeter for $250 each.

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:05 AM   #13  
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thanks for the update.
i might have to try that sony.

i do have DTV, but do not want to pay fees or install phone line where my HD TV is located.

id hate to get the sony since i will never have cable, but the DTV unit has so many rules (2 yr agreement, lease only, phone line, monthly fees etc.) so they really do make it hard to justify. maybe the sony for 250.00 would be worth it.

Thanks again
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