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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. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    All of the HR2x (HR20, 21, 22, 23, 24) can do 2. The HR34 can do 5.
     
  2. Sixto

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    To also answer your other question. Yes.

    It looks like you're only using 4 of the 8 tuners today, with no other receivers.

    Since the SWiM-8 supports up to 8, 5+2 would be 7. you should be fine.
     
  3. Coca Cola Kid

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    Cool when is the HR34 coming out exactly? I want one.
     
  4. Sixto

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    As mentioned in the last post, most likely 2012.

    It's been released in trial markets right now.

    It's not yet clear when the HR34 will be generally available for just anyone to call up and get one, or through places like Solid Signal.

    But keep in mind, it will probably be more then $199 ($299, $399, ...) and it's not clear if it will be the same $6/month.

    No pricing has been released, and we don't know when pricing will be released.
     
  5. pfp

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    Do we know what the monthly costs for it will be?
     
  6. joannel

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    I currently do not have a SWiM connection. I have 4 lines coming in from the dish into a Zinwell WB68 multiswitch. I would like to get a SWiM to reduce the number of wires behind my TV and in anticipation for the future release of the HR34. Does anyone know if Directv will install this now? I do have the protection plan and have been a Directv customer for a number of years.
     
  7. RAD

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    Install it now, just to be ready, nope. It's not know either when the HR34 comes out and if you need a SWiM module if they will do the upgrade for free or if there will be a charge, we'll just have to wait to see what folks report on pricing.

    If you don't want to wait since you have a WB68 now you could swap it out yourself, it's fairly easy. You can find the SWiM8's, power inserter and splitters at retailers like SolidSignal or on EBay.
     
  8. Sixto

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    As mentioned in the previous post, no pricing has been released, and we don't yet know when the pricing will be released, though there have been some rumors posted ($399).
     
  9. sigma1914

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    You could try and call about upgrading to Whole Home DVR since it requires SWM. (Yes, there's the unsupported method.) Are you a Do-it-yourself type?
     
  10. joannel

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    Yes, I am a do it yourselfer. What do you think my chances are of getting a free SWiM 8 kit free from Directv? I'm more than happy to install it myself. I'm not really interested in the whole home dvr right now.
     
  11. sigma1914

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    Free might be tricky. However, the SWM 8 can be purchased from ebay and from some here for pretty cheap. Then, you'll be all set for whenever the HR34 is available.
     
  12. Mike Bertelson

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    I think the chances are about nill. You could ask but I doubt it'll work.

    Mike
     
  13. Mike Bertelson

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    OK everyone, I've cleaned up a few OT/personal posts and replies. We're doing well staying on topic so let's keep it that way.

    Mike
     
  14. joannel

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    I just called Directv to see if I could get a free SWiM8, but no dice. She suggested that I call Solidsignal. Then she told me that they were coming out with a new HD DVR in November....next month! I asked her which one it was and believe it or not, she said it was an HR 34 and it would have 3 tuners. She said that if I call back next month, I may be able to get that one which would have to have the SWiM8 with it. Well, she was wrong about the tuner number and probably wrong about all of it, but I'll call anyway just for fun.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I don't know the rollout schedule... your market may be one of the next ones to get it. So she may be right about that.
     
  16. chip85

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    Just called from the Pittsburgh,PA market as a new customer. Offered an HR34 for free. Was told there would be no lease fees if connected to up to 4 smart tv's.
     
  17. Sixto

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    The question is whether there is any fee besides the monthly content fee (Choice, Premier, ...), such as an RVU fee or Smart TV fee, any other fees or option fees.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Right, I think there will be some sort of client fee. Also, there are no RVU-capable TVs yet, she neglected to mention that part. Samsung has announced compatibility but the TVs don't have the feature yet.

    My gut tells me that this CSR wasn't trained well enough yet.

    oh, and congratulations on your first post!
     
  19. chip85

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    I was told there wouldn't be. Was given a breakdown of monthly costs and there were none associated with streaming to smart tv's. I was stunned.
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm glad to hear it, although I suspect that this was still an error.

    Again, I just want to say, that there are no smart TV clients at this time.
     
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