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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
Mine is March for the start of the baseball season.
I'll make the switch whenever it's available - most all shows are available thru the web so I don't think I would miss much.
So would I, but that's when I begin to need it to avoid doing a lot of channel jumping.
I will order mine on Thursday.
The HR34 is now up on Solid Signal website with a label of not currently available but that is a promising sign that we are not far off.
I hope its out in time for the playoffs, PIP will be nice.
Wondering what it will cost from Solid Signal.
I guess technically i could get it whenever and slowly decommission my DVRs (three of them have to go).
If the rumors about the 8th are true, we'll certainly know soon enough.
Got the following from another forum . . . . .
Happy Holidays everyone!
Thanks a lot guys. I am going to be wearing out the refresh button on my keyboard.
Is this correct? $99.00 for new customers and $399.00 for existing?
The cost to new customers is only $99 after rebate, and existing customers pay $399.00 with free shipping and no sales tax for out of NY State sales.
I'm in. Guess I'll figure out the pricing at a later date.
From were I didnt see anywhere to order yet
I wonder if that PDF is an official DirecTV PDF. It appears to be a PDF created by someone external to DirecTV, which any one of us could have created more accurately when we posted the HR34 First Look months ago.
There are several incorrect or miss-leading statements in that PDF that someone is circulating.
The "With 800 hours of storage" reference highlighted at the top is very misleading. Though I've never measured SD capacity, it's about 220-230 hours of HD. For HD boxes, both SD & HD capacity is usually referenced. It does reference 200 elsewhere but 800 is highlighted.
There's a miss-spelling on the bottom of page-2, it should say "Record 5 shows at once" instead of "shows at one".
The number of satellite tuners is also misleading. There's 5 satellite tuners available for satellite recording, despite any other tuner such as has been available on the HR2x for guide data. I doubt DirecTV would put 7 on an official external document.
The actual name on your account once the device is added is DirecTV "HMC Receiver" (Home Media Center Receiver). The document references DirecTV HD DVR in the specs section.
It states that "Remote Viewing requires a model H25 receiver ...". That is not true. it can be any Hx2x receiver assuming that they're referring to MRV. The H25 does not presently support RVU, but does support MRV as do all Hx2x receivers, so MRV is not limited to the H25.
It states on the bottom of page-2 that "There is a limit of one remote viewing per DVR at a time". That's incorrect, it's 3 which is correctly referenced elsewhere in the document.
The HR34 actually does MPEG2 and MPEG4. It only states MPEG4 which is the HD content, but as we all know there's much SD MPEG2 content. Actually the 800 hours of SD content that the PDF creator highlights is MPEG2.
The remote model is not "HR34" as referenced on page-2. It's a RC65RX remote.
Will continue to review the document.
Everyone should take a check at the comments and "86mustang351" try to "tell" VOS how stuff is. lol
couldn't stop laughing after reading those.
Im going to hold off. I cant see spending $400 for something I have to give back to Directv, cant open to put in a 2TB drive, or sell when the next best thing comes along.
Hopefully, at some point, directv will allow us to purchase them, instead of leasing, as they do with their other boxes through the access card department.
yeah i mean it "looks" official, BUT has a bunch of errors in it from what ive seen.
-First that you pointed out is the Turner count. Guess I'm missing some here in my unit b/c sure cant record 7 or even 6 satellite streams at once here. 5 sat + 1 VOD is what i can do.....
-Press the yellow key to select tv options and activate PIP? Less they consider "tv options" the info banner. Would be nice if yellow button actually put the cursor on the PIP section of the info banner but thats not the current case...
-odd the fine print says "...Remote viewing requires a model H25 HD Receiver or RVU-Capable TV in each additional room...."
Whats the deal with H25? is it an RVU ready box now?
I get its the standard but would think they would say any HD receiver...
-Another tidbit is that it says "...there is a limit of one remote viewing per DVR at a time..." pretty sure i can do 3 here now with mine?
*Document shows version of 20111201 so im assuming that it was "made official" on the 1st of this month, no?
*The 800 hours storage seems correct since its quoted for SD programming.
There is a link on this page that will give you what you need to know.