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Old 04-22-2004, 06:45 PM   #1 (Print)
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When was your HR10-250 built?

Mine's dated 06-Apr-04.

(It's in the bottom right corner of the serial number label on the back of the unit.)
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:48 PM   #2 (Print)
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Re: When was your HR10-250 built?

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Mine's dated 06-Apr-04.

(It's in the bottom right corner of the serial number label on the back of the unit.)


Ooh Doug, you might think about returning that one It's old. Mine was built 4-15-04! (tax day )
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:50 PM   #3 (Print)
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Serial numbers? Or is there some reason why folks are reluctant to post their serial number?

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Old 04-22-2004, 06:53 PM   #4 (Print)
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:54 PM   #5 (Print)
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Serial numbers? Or is there some reason why folks are reluctant to post their serial number?
I've been asked by PM for the serial number of the unit Robert has; I'm not comfortable having any portion of my serial number online right now till we see what might be done with such information.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:56 PM   #6 (Print)
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I've been asked by PM for the serial number of the unit Robert has; I'm not comfortable having any portion of my serial number online right now till we see what might be done with such information.


Maybe some folks could private mail their serial numbers to you, just so someone gets a feel for how many have been or are being built. Even knowing the delta between your unit and jb007's would be informational.

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Old 04-22-2004, 07:19 PM   #7 (Print)
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As I posted in the big thread...mine is 4/15/04.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:27 PM   #8 (Print)
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4/6 here.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:39 PM   #9 (Print)
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:33 PM   #10 (Print)
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06-April-04 = April 6th 2004

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Old 04-22-2004, 09:47 PM   #11 (Print)
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:07 PM   #12 (Print)
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:53 PM   #13 (Print)
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:03 AM   #14 (Print)
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Old 04-23-2004, 10:24 AM   #15 (Print)
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Old 04-23-2004, 03:51 PM   #16 (Print)
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:04 PM   #17 (Print)
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:15 PM   #18 (Print)
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Note It's Made in USA!

4/15/04, but I'm truly surprised that nobody has mentioned that the machine wasn't made in Mexico, but in the USA!
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:29 PM   #19 (Print)
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Re: It's Made in USA!

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4/15/04, but I'm truly surprised that nobody has mentioned that the machine wasn't made in Mexico, but in the USA!
I've been waiting 9 days for anybody to notice that. No one seemed to notice the closeup I made of the label on the back of the unit from the photos that Aaron took at Value Electronics.

http://www.2150.com/directv/instore...4936FE5&f=y&p=2
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:47 PM   #20 (Print)
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Hm. That's really interesting, isn't it? So this first batch wasn't made in Mexico, so I wonder where they were made? This might also explain the fairly small production run -- maybe 10 units a day?
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:52 PM   #21 (Print)
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I'm truly surprised that nobody has mentioned that the machine wasn't made in Mexico, but in the USA!
Yes, the tag was made in the USA!
What's probably happening is the electronics are made at Solectron in Mexico and then final assembly is done at Hughes or Solectron here in the US, this often has signficant tax advantages.

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Old 04-23-2004, 06:59 PM   #22 (Print)
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No, that would be "Assembled in USA," which is what the sticker on the outside of the box says.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, when a manufacturer stamps "Made in USA" on a product, the law requires that "all or virtually all" of that product was indeed, made in America - including material and labor.
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Old 04-24-2004, 03:50 AM   #23 (Print)
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Edit: Received 4/23/04 from VE, no logos

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Old 04-24-2004, 04:35 AM   #24 (Print)
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12 April 2004. Hopefully the 12 April and 15 April units are new enough to have the good HDMI connectors manufactured as part of the process and not manually soldered in later.
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:57 AM   #25 (Print)
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Re: It's Made in USA!

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the machine wasn't made in Mexico, but in the USA!

So how does this affect the rumor that the initial run was going to be limited due to another product being scheduled?

Does this mean:

1) The rumor was completely false?

2) The fix was to move production to the USA?

3) Nafta has something to do with this?

4) Were production delays caused by the move to the USA?

5) Any other questions you can think of.
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Old 04-24-2004, 10:05 AM   #26 (Print)
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Re: Re: It's Made in USA!

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So how does this affect the rumor that the initial run was going to be limited due to another product being scheduled?
I think what really was happening is the initial production run was being made in the US and would stop at some point, then when it started again would continue at Solectron.

The only reason I can think they'd do that at all is because they decided they wanted to sell units earlier than they originally had anticipated doing -- maybe because the beta was going well and way ahead of schedule; such as they originally allowed for a longer period of testing and reworking to fix things than they ended up needing, so just used the facility where they made the beta units to make more that would go into the retail channel directly, thus they get them out to market sooner.
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Old 04-24-2004, 10:10 AM   #27 (Print)
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:17 AM   #28 (Print)
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Old 04-24-2004, 01:20 PM   #29 (Print)
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It's not unusual for Solectron to do an initial ramp up at their Milpitas facility and then transfer to one of their high volume facilities such as Guadalajara.

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Old 04-24-2004, 01:28 PM   #30 (Print)
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It's not unusual for Solectron to do an initial ramp up at their Milpitas facility and then transfer to one of their high volume facilities such as Guadalajara.
Milpitas would be very handy for TiVo, its the next town to Alviso. I could have picked it up from the factory, I can be in Milpitas in 15 min. Where is the factory exactly?

Edit: 777 Gibraltar Dr, across the railway tracks from the Great Mall. (Thanks to Yahoo yellow pages.)

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