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post #5371 of 5970
We just got our very first ever HDTV's for Solstice this year and then signed up with DirecTV for an install of a HDTV dish and two of these HR23-700's.

WOW!

( Also got a nice blu-ray player for the main HDTV where we watch netflix movies. Stunning! )

So I started recording my Glenn Beck shows with the HR23-700 instead of with the old VHS VCR. What a diff!

Anyway, I see a USB port in the back of these. Does that mean you can hook them to a desktop and transfer recorded video from the HR23-700 to the computer for burning a DVD? ( not talking about movies, but maybe a Glenn Beck episode that my sister down the hall missed? )

Did we get a manual with these or is there one somewhere for DL?

My socks are so knocked off by all this!
post #5372 of 5970
There is apparently no manual specifically for the HR23. There is just one HD DVR manual for all HR2x models. One should have come in the box with each HD DVR. There is a download link here that purports to be for the HR23 but it is in fact a generic manual.

The USB port is "for future use" and is not supported by D*.

Glad you like your HR23s. I like mine!

Dana
post #5373 of 5970
Thanks Dana!

So what about the ethernet port then? Can I use that to transfer shows to a DVD?

Or do they just make that impossible?

Even if I could just transfer a recorded show to my sister's DVR down the hall, so she could watch it, it would work for this.
post #5374 of 5970
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Originally Posted by s2silber View Post

Please don't. The HR23-700 deserves its own thread not only because it is DirecTV's latest and current model, but because its feature set (no B-band converters, greater storage, etc.) is more different than those three legacy models than the HR20/21/22 differ from each other.

The only difference is the lack of needing BBCs.
The storage is identical to the HR22, and there is no "etc."
The HR23 is running the exact same software and all of the HR2x.
post #5375 of 5970
Guys, I've had the HR23 since Sept, but with our first born in Aug, I've had little time to explore its capabilities. In preparation for the install, I ran an ethernet cable from our router, under the house, and up to the DVR location... Getting it connected, online, was no problem.

The installer did not have booklet or manual, unfortunately. Does such connectivity afford the user access to info, such as weather, sports scores, stock prices, etc?

The Samsung LCD TV we use has such info, but it's clunky... Thanks much.
post #5376 of 5970
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Originally Posted by Melissa2008B View Post

Thanks Dana!

So what about the ethernet port then? Can I use that to transfer shows to a DVD?

Or do they just make that impossible?

Even if I could just transfer a recorded show to my sister's DVR down the hall, so she could watch it, it would work for this.

AFAIK, you can't transfer a recorded show using any method because the recording are encrypted.

Dana
post #5377 of 5970
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Originally Posted by TonyB1966 View Post

Guys, I've had the HR23 since Sept, but with our first born in Aug, I've had little time to explore its capabilities. In preparation for the install, I ran an ethernet cable from our router, under the house, and up to the DVR location... Getting it connected, online, was no problem.

The installer did not have booklet or manual, unfortunately. Does such connectivity afford the user access to info, such as weather, sports scores, stock prices, etc?

The Samsung LCD TV we use has such info, but it's clunky... Thanks much.

Yes, they're called TVApps which can be added from the DirecTV website here: http://tvapps.directv.com/index.do
post #5378 of 5970
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Originally Posted by Melissa2008B View Post

Thanks Dana!

So what about the ethernet port then? Can I use that to transfer shows to a DVD?

Or do they just make that impossible?

Even if I could just transfer a recorded show to my sister's DVR down the hall, so she could watch it, it would work for this.

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Originally Posted by drbonbi View Post

AFAIK, you can't transfer a recorded show using any method because the recording are encrypted.

Dana

Transferring can't be done other than by connecting to the analog outputs, but "Streaming" can be done through the network. Right now DirecTV2PC can be used to watch a recording on a PC, but later this year we should be able to stream to any HD receiver connected to the network.
post #5379 of 5970
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Originally Posted by veryoldschool View Post

Transferring can't be done other than by connecting to the analog outputs, but "Streaming" can be done through the network. Right now DirecTV2PC can be used to watch a recording on a PC, but later this year we should be able to stream to any HD receiver connected to the network.

I'm confused. Can I "stream" it to the other DVR in the house so she can DVR record it, or do I need to wait for later this year?
post #5380 of 5970
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Originally Posted by Melissa2008B View Post

I'm confused. Can I "stream" it to the other DVR in the house so she can DVR record it, or do I need to wait for later this year?

"Streaming" is to watch it, while the recording, itself, stays in the recorder.
Later this year, you'll be able to watch your recordings from non DVRs, if they're connected through the network.
There isn't any plan to be able to move a recording from one DVR to another, that I know of, but you'll be able to watch any recording from any receiver, schedule recordings from the guide, and delete them, with non recorders.
post #5381 of 5970
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Originally Posted by veryoldschool View Post

Yes, they're called TVApps which can be added from the DirecTV website here: http://tvapps.directv.com/index.do

Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you. Looks like the H1 has this covered too... Thanks again.
post #5382 of 5970
Moderators Note:

The HR23 topic has been merged into this one. Topic title edited.
post #5383 of 5970
Can I transfer my hd dvr program to usb to watch on my lap top?
post #5384 of 5970
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Can I transfer my hd dvr program to usb to watch on my lap top?

No. The only thing you can do is use the DirecTV2PC program and watch something recorded on a HD DVR but you need to be on the same network that the HD DVR is located, no remote viewing.
post #5385 of 5970
Was there an update pushed out sometime in the last two days? I've had some extreme slowness in menus and responsiveness. Don't know if it's the HR23 or my remote batteries. I'm leaning against batteries because everything else responds fine.
post #5386 of 5970
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Can I transfer my hd dvr program to usb to watch on my lap top?

I believe you can, you would need the AV input board (slot) on your laptop and record it "live" if you have the proper software. It would be the same setup I use to record to my dvd/hd recorder (seperate component) with the RCA plugs.
I have the ability to use my laptop to record with the rca input jacks on my laptop, but don't feel the need to do so as I use my dvd/hd recorder in which I can edit out all the comericals and transfer to dvd if I wish.
post #5387 of 5970
I really hope at some point they start allowing direct to PVP transferring. I know I'd start recording and watching a lot more TV if I could transfer it to a Zune, Archos or iPod. I'll take commercials over paying $3 an episode.
post #5388 of 5970
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Originally Posted by CocheseUGA View Post

Was there an update pushed out sometime in the last two days? I've had some extreme slowness in menus and responsiveness. Don't know if it's the HR23 or my remote batteries. I'm leaning against batteries because everything else responds fine.

Nope. Try a reset?
post #5389 of 5970
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Originally Posted by Sundance View Post

The HR21 does not support OTA locals? Can you use a external drive with the HR20? What are the differences between the 20 and 21?

Thanks

The HR21 doesn't have internal OTA tuners, but can have the AM-21 OTA tuner added.
You can use an eSATA drive on all HR2x models.
The HR20 & HR21 are very close. Both have the same size drive, the HR21 is black & doesn't have the internal OTA.
"Also" the HR21/22/23 have a slightly slower processor than the HR20. Menus/guide can be slightly slower to display, along with trickplay.
post #5390 of 5970
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Originally Posted by joed32 View Post

Nope. Try a reset?

Good call. Fixed.
post #5391 of 5970
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Originally Posted by shabre View Post

I believe you can, you would need the AV input board (slot) on your laptop and record it "live" if you have the proper software.

What does this have to do with USB?
post #5392 of 5970
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

What does this have to do with USB?

don't quite understand your USB?
I think the OP was referring to being able to record off the analog outputs to a PC, by connection the two and then playing the recording while capturing it on the PC.
post #5393 of 5970
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Originally Posted by veryoldschool View Post

don't quite understand your USB?
I think the OP was referring to being able to record off the analog outputs to a PC, by connection the two and then playing the recording while capturing it on the PC.

i want to transfer it to external, flas or portable drive and carry with me?
post #5394 of 5970
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

i want to transfer it to external, flas or portable drive and carry with me?

You're not going to be able to do that directly, since the files are encrypted and the only way requires them first to be played back over the analog outputs and then captured on the PC. These captured files might be able to then be transferred, but as you can see this would take some effort & time.
post #5395 of 5970
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

i want to transfer it to external, flas or portable drive and carry with me?

You can record from your DVR to a DVD recorder in SD only. Easy to do. Probably to your PC as well with a TV card but I never tried that.
post #5396 of 5970
Revisiting an issue that was discussed long ago, to wit: CallerID on HR-21. Mine used to work sporatically. Now, almost never. When it does register, it usually comes up as "unavailable". (yes, I do have a phone line hooked to the receiver, yes, I do subscribe to CallerID service from my phone company, and CallerID usually works on the regular phones.) From our long-ago discussions here, I understand that many others have had the same issue with the HR-21.

My questions are: anybody have an HR-21 with CallerID that works consistently? How about an HR-23? If this works with an HR-23 and I call for a replacement to replace my 21 with a 23, will it require a new, two-year commitment?
post #5397 of 5970
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Originally Posted by dan57 View Post

Revisiting an issue that was discussed long ago, to wit: CallerID on HR-21. Mine used to work sporatically. Now, almost never. When it does register, it usually comes up as "unavailable". (yes, I do have a phone line hooked to the receiver, yes, I do subscribe to CallerID service from my phone company, and CallerID usually works on the regular phones.) From our long-ago discussions here, I understand that many others have had the same issue with the HR-21.

My questions are: anybody have an HR-21 with CallerID that works consistently? How about an HR-23? If this works with an HR-23 and I call for a replacement to replace my 21 with a 23, will it require a new, two-year commitment?

Yes, I have a HR20-700, HR21-100, HR22-100, HR23-700, H21-100 and H21-200 and all of them handle caller ID without any problems. I've used it with regular AT&T POTS service and now with Time Warner phone service.
post #5398 of 5970
I have 2 HR-21s and it doesn't seem to have missed a call in a while. It used to miss one here or there - but it has been more reliable as of the last few months - I don't remember it missing one. I use vonage (VOIP). I have a program that parses caller id information from a modem (to display it on my PCs and to log them to my webserver) and the caller id logs for that and my HR-21s seem to be the same whenever I check them... So I'm pretty confident it's working properly and better than it used to.
post #5399 of 5970
One thing that did seem to help, back in the early days, was making sure your Dish/system/receiver was grounded well.
Most HD receivers no longer use a three prong plug, so the system ground needs to be good for the receiver to have a ground.
post #5400 of 5970
Thank you to all who responded regarding CallerID. (It's not that big I deal, but it is a feature that I like.) Anyway, here is an update. I called D* last evening. The CSR with whom I spoke said that the problem with CallerID is a "known issue". She said that the engineers are working on it and that it would (might?) be resolved by way of software upgrade. She also confirmed that I have the lastest software on my receiver. She also said that the problem is phone carrier specific and asked who my phone provider is (Verizon in Central NJ.)

So to further my inquiry. Is there anyone out there with Verizon that has the box hooked up for CallerID? Anyone with Verizon in Central NJ?
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