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Scott Greczkowski
01-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Here is a look at the Echostar TR50 ATSC Tuner / DVR. This unit won best of show from CNET, its a very interesting product.


01-10-2008, 05:14 PM
This looks like Charlie's revenge for the Tivo lawsuits. Dual tuner OTA DVR with VOD over broadband with no subscription would be killer. No need for cable or satellite if you can live without the extra channels. Would be great for extra TVs in the house instead of additional DVRs at 12 bucks a month each too.

01-10-2008, 05:25 PM
I would hope that this kind of no fee box would cause both DISH & DIrectv to reexamine their dvr fees. I don't see why they need to charge per box anyway. When DISH had no dvr fees they raked in the subs. REmember DIrectv had 9.99 fee back then . Now DIrectv has one 4.99 dvr fee per house hold. DISH is just plain greedy. I am seriously thinking of dumping my extra dvrs and go with the TR50s fed by both ota and the tv 2 output of my 722. THen I could watch my 722 on any of my tr50 receivers and skip paying the damn fees. But keep the functionality of the dvrs for ota.

01-10-2008, 06:09 PM
Here is a look at the Echostar TR50 ATSC Tuner / DVR. This unit won best of show from CNET, its a very interesting product.


Nice overview, goaliebob. Thanks!

01-10-2008, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the video overview, but what happened to the audio? It was "white crushed" as the say. Any chance it can be re-posted to YouTube to eliminate the clipping?

The TR-50 looks like the DVR for Everyone. I'd buy one for my Toshiba 34HF81 that doesn't have an ATSC tuner built-in, making it a full HDTV with DVR capability. Sweet!

01-10-2008, 06:46 PM
What is the cost going to be to buy?

Or will you have to lease from DISH?

Will there be monthly fee to use it?

When will it ship?

How many hours of SD And HD recording?

Will the remote shape and layout be similar to the 622/722 DVR?

And will the skip forward / skip backward buttons still be on the remote?

Will the Remote be RF or just IR?

Thanks, bjf

Scott Greczkowski
01-10-2008, 07:04 PM
Sorry nothing can be done about the audio. :(

I think the camera was limiting the audio even though the meters did not look like they were peaking. We were wearing headphones, but with all the noise in the hall the audio sounded fine.

01-10-2008, 10:16 PM
Bummer he didn't ask the guy to hit the guide button, I haven't seen a picture of its guide yet.

01-10-2008, 11:04 PM
I saw of pic of it somewhere, It looked just like a 622's OTA guide, but white instead of yellow. (you know the OTA coloring).

01-11-2008, 08:55 AM
YOu can look at the video in depth at CNET.com website. IT has a long look at the back , front and the menus guides etc. It looks almost identical to the guides the 622/722 has.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys