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HR34 Discussion/Anticipation thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Nov 29, 2011 #261 of 1781
    wco81

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    Any word on additional charges, if any, that they are imposing for HR34?

    If you have an HR34 and an HR22, that means from the HR22, I can view all the recordings on the HR34 but not vice versa?

    So for this functionality, how much is the whole home DVR fee? What if I just wanted to replace an old HR20 in one room with the HR34 and keep the other HR22 and avoid the whole home DVR or having to rewire?

    I have a regular multiswitch with 2 or 3 RG6 runs going to the living room and a pair of RG6 going to the bedroom.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 #262 of 1781
    Laxguy

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  3. Nov 29, 2011 #263 of 1781
    LameLefty

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    Whole-Home DVR service/MRV works fine. You can view HR34 recordings from the HR22 (using the HR34 as a server) and you can view HR22 recordings from the HR34 (using the HR34 as a client).

    You cannot avoid the Whole-Home fee and still use multi-room viewing, regardless of whether you upgrade your household cabling and multiswitch.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 #264 of 1781
    wco81

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    Hmm, what if I just wanted to replace an old HR20 with the HR34 and keep the HR22 and end up with 2 standalone DVRs?

    I don't really need the ability to view content from one to the other. Just want more modern hardware with more capacity and supposedly the HR34 will go beyond the 50 season pass limit of the HR2X DVRs.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 #265 of 1781
    Drucifer

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    Then why a HR34?

    A HR24 with an external 2TB is your cheaper alternative.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 #266 of 1781
    grassfeeder

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    I'm waiting for the 34 just because I have zero desire to have any additional boxes in my house. I want to replace an HR24 and two H24's with one HR34 and be done with it. I'll replace the two bedroom TV's with RVU compliant TV's - once I can verify which sets have built in internal ability to accept. Samsung, please release concrete information soon :)
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 #267 of 1781
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, that's the kicker isn't it... the whole "there are no RVU televisions" thing.
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 #268 of 1781
    David Ortiz

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    The HR34 has a single sat input and requires SWiM.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 #269 of 1781
    I WANT MORE

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    I have 6 DVRs now. I will be replacing one of them with the 34 and keeping the other 5 active.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 #270 of 1781
    patrick77

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    Shermanator: Your location says Frisco, TX which is where I live as well. Is this where the HR34 installation is going? I'm switching over from Dish so I called D* just now and she said the HR34 was not an option. Is there a double-secret password to use when requesting service?

    Thanks
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  11. Nov 29, 2011 #271 of 1781
    shermanator

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    No secret word or handshake, probably just a lying CSR. He assured that they would bring a 34 and I assured him that I would turn them away at the door if they do not. I hoped that full boat install with 34 and 3 HD receivers would do the trick. I'll know Saturday between 8-12. Not planning on canceling Uverse just yet
     
  12. Nov 29, 2011 #272 of 1781
    Drucifer

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    The original trial areas were . . . .
    Austin, Texas
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Fresno, California
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Salt Lake City, Utah​
    But had an installer at my home last week, who said they have started to show up at his work site. So I would assume there has been an expansion of where they're being installed.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2011 #273 of 1781
    patrick77

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    Cool, keep us posted.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2011 #274 of 1781
    McSpeed

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    I'm also in Frisco and look forward to hearing about availability. I look forward to ditching uverse as it has been very problematic.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2011 #275 of 1781
    Draconis

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    Lets not forget that RVU-enabled clients are currently not available either.

    I would not say lying, just misinformed.

    As for you getting a HR34-700, I would be VERY surprised if you got one outside of the markets Drucifer mentioned.
     
  16. Nov 30, 2011 #276 of 1781
    Drucifer

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    I also mention my tech saw them in his work site. I'm in NY. So HR34 are on the move.
     
  17. Nov 30, 2011 #277 of 1781
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'm not sure of the exact rollout schedule, but common sense would tell you that it has to expand to new markets eventually.
     
  18. Nov 30, 2011 #278 of 1781
    Drucifer

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    My tech also did mention that all the tech got to be train first before they are allow to install 'em. So he figures it would be early December for NEW INSTALLS.
     
  19. Nov 30, 2011 #279 of 1781
    harsh

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    Nor are there any RVU certified servers.
     
  20. Nov 30, 2011 #280 of 1781
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, you have to wonder about that don't you. What has the RVU alliance been up to?
     
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