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DirecTV H10 High Def Receiver Upgrade


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Louisp

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Posted May 20 2005 - 12:05 PM

To those interested, the long awaited upgrade to the DTV Model H10 HD Receiver is underway. The upgrade is beamed region by region by satellite. DTV stated that they hope to complete the upgrade by May 31.

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#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Scottie

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Posted May 21 2005 - 02:39 PM

hey louis. this is really great news but if i may ask a question.. how will i know ( except for the obvious of no more black outs) will i know when i get the 'FIX'

#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Louisp

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Posted May 22 2005 - 12:16 PM

The software version number will change plus those nagging problems will be corrected.

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#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Dan DRC

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Posted May 24 2005 - 02:07 AM

hey guys
I just set up this unit last week. Could you describe the "nagging problems" with this unit. I have not noticed anything yet.

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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Scottie

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Posted May 24 2005 - 02:19 AM

YOU WILL GET A BLACK OUT OF THE VIDEO EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE FOR ABOUT 3-5 SECONDS.. AUDIO IS UNAFFECTED BY THIS FLAW IN THE UNITS SOFTWARE

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   jeff lam

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Posted May 24 2005 - 12:51 PM

When did the price drop on this unit? I saw it at BB today for $699.

#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Scottie

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Posted May 24 2005 - 01:06 PM

hey jeff ya better check your model numbers.. bb has this unit for 299 and you can also get it directly from directv for a rip off price of 349.. i think you are looking at the unit with dvr.. this is just a receiver...

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   jeff lam

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Posted May 24 2005 - 05:45 PM

Ah, you are right, its the HD DVR that i was thinking of.

#9 of 15 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted May 25 2005 - 03:08 AM

what is bb?

thanks

#10 of 15 ONLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted May 25 2005 - 03:51 AM

I'll be looking at DirecTV a lot more closely when their new channels go live from the satellite they launched a month or so ago that should really expand their HD choices. Will existing receivers like this have to be scrapped to get those channels?

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#11 of 15 OFFLINE   Scottie

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Posted May 25 2005 - 04:16 AM

HEY BOB BB IS SHORT FOR BEST BUY AS CC IS SHORT FOR CIRCUIT CITY AND POSTEN I SURE HOPE NOT SINCE I JUST PURCHASED THIS RECEIVER MYSELF

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Brandon>C

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Posted May 25 2005 - 05:00 AM

I hope it works, those backouts are driving me crazy.

On a second note, has anyone lost sound and had to reboot using the HDMI cable?

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted May 25 2005 - 05:29 AM

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Will existing receivers like this have to be scrapped to get those channels?
Sam

That's the word on the street. Not sure if DTV is going to compensate existing customers or not.

#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Scottie

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Posted August 17 2005 - 04:27 AM

WELL HERE WE ARE AUGUST 17 AND THE UPDATE CAME DOWN LAST WEEK.. SEEMS TO ALOT BETTER NOW... NO VIDEO BLACKOUTS AND THE CALLER I.D. WORKS FINE

#15 of 15 OFFLINE   SummyD

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Posted August 22 2005 - 02:46 AM

Hello! I am interested in buying the H10 and had a concern or two. I noticed that the price has dropped (Bb/Compusa) in the past couple months from 299 to 199. Anyone know the reason for this drop? Also, I read on this forum that directv is changing the way local channels are received? I hope this receiver would still work.

Thanks.