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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR34-700 Home Media Center HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. Oct 6, 2011 #21 of 711
    Ed-Williams

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    Nice!:hurah:

    Does it have the eSATA 2TB limit?

    Regards,
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    LameLefty

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    Agreed. And GREAT for football season! :)
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 #23 of 711
    webby_s

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    Awesome solid work Mr. Sweet!!! Awesome!
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 #24 of 711
    matt

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    It does exist! :)
     
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    Game Fan

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    I agree wholeheartedly.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 #26 of 711
    loudo

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    As usual, excellent First Look.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 #27 of 711
    DavidMi

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    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!
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 #28 of 711
    RunnerFL

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    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.
     
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    bobnielsen

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    They did that just for the few of us who have SWM5s :lol:
     
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    David Ortiz

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    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?
     
  11. Oct 6, 2011 #31 of 711
    Sixto

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    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).
     
  12. Oct 6, 2011 #32 of 711
    matt

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    2. AM21s only have 2 tuner chips in them.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 #33 of 711
    Steve

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    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.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2011 #34 of 711
    David Ortiz

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    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.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 #35 of 711
    matt

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    :lol:
     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 #36 of 711
    Davenlr

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    5 according to the first look.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2011 #37 of 711
    RunnerFL

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    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
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 #38 of 711
    LameLefty

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    :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.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2011 #39 of 711
    Groundhog45

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    This would be great, if true.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2011 #40 of 711
    Steve

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    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.
     
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