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davel
04-22-2007, 03:59 PM
Is there any difference between the hr20-100 and the hr20-700 series? DTV just installed a 100 for me and if there is a benefit of the 700 then I'll call and complain but if not then I'll let it go.

jt1134
04-22-2007, 08:20 PM
Differences are only aesthetic. One's black and one's white. Number of usb ports, position of satellite in connections, and interior vs. external rf antenna are about the only ones I can think of.

smuuth
04-24-2007, 11:31 AM
The -xxx after the model number on DirecTV receivers is a reference to the manufacturer. The HR20-100 is actually the latest model, and is made by Thomson or RCA. It comes as either a HR20-100S, which is silver like the HR20-700, or as a HR20-100B, which is black. From what I have read, the black units are very limited distribution, and when they are gone, all future units will be silver.

DrSpalding
09-16-2007, 10:45 AM
Along those same lines, how do you tell how big the internal HD is on the HR-20?

[Edit: It appears from the DTV forums that the -100 submodel has a 320GB and the -700 submodel has a 300GB drive.
Here is where I found some info: http://forums.directv.com/pe/action/forums/displaypost?postID=10273602]

stevel
09-16-2007, 05:54 PM
All about the HR20-100 (http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=83811). Well, almost all. I don't see that it mentions that the -100 has a coaxial audio output in addition to the optical.