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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. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Didnt see build date. Original Software date was July 2011. Its rebooting back up now.
     
  2. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Yep, 2.4 as expected. Good.

    Build date is on the label, on bottom.
     
  3. jagrim

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    Build date on mine is 10/28/11
     
  4. Sgt. Slaughter

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    got a fresh one there.
     
  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Fun watching the external hard drive light go crazy when recording 5 programs at once :)
     
  6. hammer32

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    I've got a new install scheduled for Saturday, any advice on external drives for the HR34? I assume eSATA, any particular speeds or anything else I should look for?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Im using a Seagate 1.5TB in a vantec case. No problems so far. Used the same case with a 750GB Seagate on my HR20 for several years before that.

    Most here suggest Western Digital, but their prices are through the roof right now due to the flooding in Thailand where they are made.
     
  8. hammer32

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    Could I use a 3TB drive, or is there a maximum capacity?
     
  9. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    2 TB
     
  10. LoweBoy

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    :hurah:Ok up and running. Showed up on my door step at 7:45.

    Build Date 10/28/11. Updated to 0x4c4 after it was up and running.:hurah:

    :nono2:I was told no credits for the purchase since it was third party. No Directv love for me.:nono2:
     
  11. Shades228

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    If you know your delivery date you should order your install for the next day. This way you don't have to wait as long.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    Has someone tried a 3 tb and seen that it doesn't work? I know it doesn't on the other units, but maybe the hr34 is different, not sure. Rumor has it someday it may be able to be an extension rather than a replacement too, so It's definitely a different system.
     
  13. markrogo

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    So to be clear, you're an existing customer and you paid $399 and they gave you a $50 credit?
     
  14. dettxw

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    AFAIK still a 2 TB limit on the external drive, which I'm running now.
    Sure will be nice when (if?) they make the external supplemental to the internal, rather than a replacement.
     
  15. rjakj

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    I was able to order the HR34 on line yesterday. I guess I'll find out on the 22nd if they are available in central Illinois.
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  16. TBlazer07

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    Curious as to why you would prefer a client as opposed to 2 more H25's? A box is a box. While no one knows for sure you can bet you'll still be paying at least $6/months for each client anyway plus some sort of cost for the client box.
     
  17. Herdfan

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    Trick play on client boxes.
     
  18. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Well, you can do trick play on H2x boxes too if you're playing pre-recorded content. :p And you don't tie up a tuner on the HR34 for "regular" stuff like the morning news or whatever. So there are pluses and minuses to each approach (RVU thin clients v. full H2x receivers).
     
  19. azvipers

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    Ordered from VE Friday, received tracking info, went out yesterday.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    That's a good deal. Maxes out the SWM you'll get :)
     
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