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ltucci1924
04-30-2008, 02:19 AM
HI: I just received a upgrade from DIRECTV. A HR-21 100 dvr HD. Are these dvr good DVRs. I had an older TIVO for about 3-4 years and was very happy with it and had no problems with it. I like the HD and new features of this new DVR but dont know anything about it or HD DVR stuff. I got the new dish and DVR box for free from DIRECTV.

captain_video
04-30-2008, 07:13 AM
Well, if you listen to the fanboys at dbstalk.com, they're the best thing since white bread. OTOH, if you listen to the other fanboys at the Tivo Community Forum, they're absolutely terrible. Why not use it for a while and form your own opinion.;) I've never used the HR20 or HR21 personally so I have no real opinion either way, especially since I dumped DirecTV for FIOS.:D

stevel
05-02-2008, 01:03 PM
I have an HR21, and have been a TiVo user for many years. I find the HR21 to be fine and it has many features not available on unhacked HR10s. Enjoy all the new HD channels.

drpud
05-03-2008, 12:22 PM
I also find the new HD unit fine but I do not like the menus nearly as well as my Tivos. I find the menus not very intuitive and have found myself poking around to try to find the right control. Never had this problem with my Tivo from day 1. Also, I find the new unit a bit less stable as I have had to reboot twice already due to a non-responsive unit in the last 2 months. Hope you enjoy your experience, though!

superleo
05-20-2008, 11:59 AM
I've had an HR-21 for about 2 months, and the first month ran very smoothly no problems, menus and features are OK. gets some time to get use to it but not bad. Now, las week it received a software upgrade (?) and it really messed everything up. I can not play any of the recordings with out the playback freezing up; it freezes from 10-15 secs to 5-10 min. then it plays for 2-3 min and the cycle repeats. I have called D several times and all they tell you is reset the box... if this does not fix the problem the next step is to send you an replacement box.

I think their problem is that even that the boxes have the same model number they are internally different on components and they can't figure out what works with what ... that is me.

It is very unreliable as a DVR, if you just want a HD receiver It works great.. I still have my Directivo active and seating side by side, it never misses a tick, is not Hd but it never out.

vurbano
07-21-2008, 02:07 PM
HI: I just received a upgrade from DIRECTV. A HR-21 100 dvr HD. Are these dvr good DVRs. I had an older TIVO for about 3-4 years and was very happy with it and had no problems with it. I like the HD and new features of this new DVR but dont know anything about it or HD DVR stuff. I got the new dish and DVR box for free from DIRECTV.No OTA, they stink.

stevel
07-21-2008, 07:22 PM
HR21 is fine. If you need OTA, there is an AM-21 add-on box which has a better tuner than the HR20 or HR10.