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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 6, 2011.
Does it have the eSATA 2TB limit?
Agreed. And GREAT for football season!
Awesome solid work Mr. Sweet!!! Awesome!
It does exist!
I agree wholeheartedly.
As usual, excellent First Look.
I had to read it again...
I think I am drooling too much on my laptop... and that might not be good for the laptop.
Thanks again for the review guys... I want one of these!
I could replace an HR21 with one of these babies and max out my SWiM16 with all that I have. Hmmmmm...
Or take an H24 and an H25 out of my lineup.
They did that just for the few of us who have SWM5s :lol:
Awesome to see the first look! Great work, test team!
I don't currently use OTA, but I wonder with the AM21 installed, how many simultaneous OTA recordings are possible?
If you can afford it (not yet sure of price), you'll want one.
Tuner conflicts will be a thing of the past. you throw up to 100 series links at it and the HR34 takes care of the rest. I have never needed more then 5 tuners at once, but have used 4 many times (Leno/Letterman/Kimmel/Ballgame).
You don't need a separate powered eSATA for 1TB. 230+ hours of HD is plenty for most people, including me.
You can serve MRV to 3 clients (H2x and/or HR2x) simultaneously.
You'll have PIP for sports or whatever you prefer. Great for catching up on a recording while the ball game is on in a corner (or side-by-side). Or two Sunday Ticket games.
Without exaggeration, it's awesome.
I expect to have two (1 for me, 1 for the spouse/kids).
2. AM21s only have 2 tuner chips in them.
Just two, like the HR2x's. And they're not additive to the SAT tuners, so if two recordings are OTA, then only 3 add'l SAT channels can record at the same time. 5 total max.
Of course, with 5 tuners, 3 channels are available for a four room install without having to go to a SWiM-16, especially now as the RVU client isn't available yet.
5 according to the first look.
So does this count as one unit when it comes to lease fees, $6?
If so I could drop 2 non-DVRs, save $6 a month and record more not to mention have PIP. lol
:lol: One is plenty for me. A couple of H/HR2x's to fill in the gaps, so to speak, and I'm golden. It's a truly excellent box.
This would be great, if true.
Yes. That'll be a perfect set-up for many that only requires a SWM8.
And because the HR34 supports 3 MRV streams and local playback, all four boxes can watch recordings simultaneously at the same time the HR34 is recording 5 other shows. Pretty amazing! :lol:
I've also played back the same recording simultaneously on the HR34 and 3 clients, and all of them acted as if they "owned" the recording. Trickplay was excellent, in spite of the fact four boxes were accessing different parts of the same show.