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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. jappleboy

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    Did you get the note from solid signal about not having any HR34 in stock.
     
  2. JerseyBoy

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    I currently have 3 HRs and a very old SD receiver. I want to replace the SD receiver with a HR34. I know for that many HRs I will need to replace my SWiM 8 with a SWiM 16. My question is will all the HRs on the SWiM 16 be able to see each other via DECA?
     
  3. dpeters11

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    I did, though I also got an email from Jerry, whom I have been corresponding with, that they expect to ship more by Friday.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    As long as they all have DECA boxes (except for any HR24s and the HR34).
     
  5. mrobson

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    I hope this is the appropiate thread for this quesiton. I'm a long time TIVO fan. One of those that that did not go for HD ... hoping for a TIVO HD box that would wow me (my sony sat-t60 still works like a champ) but that is not to be and I have given up. From what I have read here DirecTV's while having startup problems, have improved greatly..

    So... I'v had a new home built and it is time to move up...It was built with the single line wiring installed (Yea! -- I won't run two seperate feeds into the next box.)

    With the hopes that I will be able to get the HR34, I started looking at the Samsung TV's. According to DirecTV only the 6000 series are compatible with the HR34 (via RVU). I loged a question to Samsung support asking about the 7000 and 8000 series since they are also "Smart TV's".. Samsung support came back stating that yes these are also HR34 compatible. I logged a similar question to DirecTV and they would only say the 6000 series.

    I realize that a firmware update may be required, but does anyone have further information/knowledge on 7000/8000 compatibility with the HR34?

    (reader of these forums for a long time, first time to post)

    Thanks --
     
  6. inkahauts

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    Yes.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    Yes
     
  8. inkahauts

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    I haven seen any reports of it working with those models yet, but then they just got it working with the one, so it may take some time to find out for sure. I wouldn't expect it to till I see it actually working.
     
  9. bobvick1983

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    It really would not make sense for it to work with only Samsung's 6000 series since the 7000 and 8000 series are higher end sets. Although stranger things have happened.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    Knowledge of what equipment actually going to be RVU compatible at this infancy stage is rather vague. There will probably be more public info after the 2012 CES Convention, that a few members here are going to attend.

    So if you're in no rush, that's convention is only a month away.
     
  11. Jason Whiddon

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    My AM21n, 2TB HDD and dock shipped today. Can't wait till Fridays install!!
     
  12. TBlazer07

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    Maybe I am wrong, but reading some of these messages it seems some people are under the misunderstanding that the HR34 REQUIRES a Samsung RVU capable TV to work.

    You can hook an HR34 directly to ANY TV (just like you do with an HR2x), RVU capability (or Samsung brand) is not needed. The HR34 is no different in that way from any other HR2X DVR. It's not a free standing server you have to hide in your closet.

    You can get multi-room viewing with the HR34 with any TV that has just about any Hxx or HRxx receiver attached to it. Doesn't have to be a Samsung and doesn't require RVU.

    You will pay the same $6/month fee "per TV" whether it is attached to an RVU ready TV or HR/H receiver or eventually to an RVU client.

    If you're buying a new $2000+ TV for your main viewing area I don't know why one wouldn't just attach the HR34 directly to that TV w/HDMI and not worry about RVU compatibility. My feeling is that no matter how good RVU gets it won't be as good (as in as fast and as responsive) as having the actual receiver connected directly to your TV w/HDMI.

    Now if you're getting 2,3,or 4 $2000 Samsung TV's around your home that may be another story and may be worth considering RVU compatibility if you don't want to have a STB on each one but even if that were the case you would now have 1 box with one single point of failure so if it goes down you're without TV (which might be a good thing these days! :) )
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    Best Buy currently has two RVU Samsung TVs for $1000 or less... the cheaper model costing $899. I wouldn't be surprised to see Samsung offer a 32-inch model next year.

    ~Alan
     
  14. Juanus

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    I am sorry if this has been discussed somewhere else, but I am unclear how the client TVs will "hook up" to the HR34. I see one HDMI port on the back that I assume you direct connect the main TV to. And there is one coax in for the dish. What am I missing?
     
  15. dirtyblueshirt

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    The coax will have the DECA protocol running over it to communicate with the HR34. basically, it's home network over coax (in its simplest term).
     
  16. Juanus

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    Maybe I didnt phrase my question properly.
    There is only one coax in... but no coax out that I can see.
    There is an HDMI out that hooks into the main TV
    How do the RVU TVs connect to the main box with no coax out?
     
  17. dirtyblueshirt

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    The DECA protocol is bi-directional. It will be output over the same wire. In a SWM system, you'll have a wire that goes from the dish to the SWM splitter, then to the individual receivers/clients. The DECA signal will feed back from the HR34 to the switch out to the other receivers/clients.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    You use a powered DECA (a green-label DECA with a power supply where you'd normally attach a receiver) and then, cat5 to the TV.
     
  19. bobvick1983

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    I believe that he is asking how the TV (RVU Client) will "see" the HR34. This would be over the home network, correct? I.E. You would hook up the TV to an ethernet cable that is connected to the home network and then the TV will "see" the HR34 and then be able to receive a stream from the receiver.
     
  20. grassfeeder

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    No, I think people are on the right track to be honest.

    For myself, the HR34 is attractive for a few reasons - I have 3 TV's in my house. I have a 58" Samsung plasma as my main TV - I could care less about it being RVU compliant. The other 2 TV's are in bedrooms where making a box installed is not only aesthetically unpleasing, it's just not needed. I have two RVU compliant Samsung TV's in these two rooms for that very reason.

    RVU isn't a concern for your main set (if that is where you house your HR34) - it's benefit is the other places. Having a wall mounted TV with no attachment to any other peripheral is paramount in clean design and function.

    I'm just a bitch like that.....
     
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