View Full Version : Closeups: new Echostar TR-50 OTA HD Digital to Analog DVR Receiver

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01-09-2008, 08:57 AM
Attached is a closeup photo of the TR-50 Receiver, Echostar's new OTA HD Digital to Analog DVR Receiver. I specifically said "Echostar" and not "Dish Network," as this is being marketed by Echostar and not Dish.

It has component, Svideo, and rgb outputs.

It can output in 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i. It downconverts for SD outputs.

It has full DVR functionality.

It can pick up OTA Digital and analog broadcasts.

It includes the same remote as the 722/622 (unlike the TR-40, which has the older small black Dish remote).

It has a plastic cover, which makes me wonder about heat issues.

My thoughts: What a neat way to add a second DVR for OTA recordings.... no price yet, but hopefully it will be competitively priced.

01-09-2008, 09:05 AM
Confused - if this is OTA only they why mpeg4 support?

01-09-2008, 09:29 AM
It has usb & ethernet, with the capacity to utilize VOD via internet, updates via internet, and who knows what else.

01-09-2008, 09:39 AM
Oh, ok - and just noticed that it supports analog OTA as well so perhaps it utilizes mpeg4 for that also.

01-09-2008, 09:42 AM
Yeah, it has 2 tuners. I will certainly buy one if it's priced right & does not have a monthly fee.

01-09-2008, 10:19 AM
They said MPEG 4 was for 'futureproof' in case any OTA stations ever switch?

I also posted a picture of the back of it in the Dish Booth Photos thread.

01-10-2008, 12:18 AM
mpeg4 could be used for the Dish downloads via the internet

01-10-2008, 07:37 AM
I'm a little confused by this device. Will this record OTA HD digital signals like my Sony DHG-HD250?

01-10-2008, 08:15 AM
It will record OTA...digital, digital HD & analog.

01-10-2008, 08:22 AM
It will record any OTA signal, and covert it to an analog source -- i.e., component video, rgb, svideo.... just won't send it to HDMI or DVI.

It will also downcovert to SD displays; but keep the native signal for component video HDTVs.

I am curious how much it will cost. If they keep it cheap, I will get one just to have an extra DVR for OTA stuff.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys