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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. thebishman

    thebishman New Member

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    Thanks for the help re: the HR34 and the WCCK connectivity guys. Appreciated. WCCK now also on the way.
    Bish
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Not over the home network, over the same coax network used for Whole-Home. I didn't have any success hooking it up over ethernet at all. With coax it worked great.
     
  3. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Via the coax in. It's two-way.
     
  4. flipptyfloppity

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    Solid Signal sent out emails explaining why orders haven't been fulfilled yet. This probably has something to do with the post on here of dropping SS and placing an order with VE and getting a unit shipped already.

    I have to admit I'm thinking of canceling. Not to switch to VE, but just to drop it altogether and wait for the proper rollout in February.
     
  5. ronkuba

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  6. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
  7. ronkuba

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    If I would have known that I would have sold you mine:)
     
  8. Mike Bertelson

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    You don't know when those units where actually engineered, could be that the 6000s where engineered after the others, and was the first one that could incorporate some particular thing that would allow for rvu capability. I do expect that all of their next revamped lineup will probably be compatible though, but again, you never know. I suspect in a couple weeks at ces, we will all find out more info about rvu clients built into products.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    That and the President of Solid Signal knows we've gotten mixed signals from them, some reps saying they haven't shipped any out. He emailed me today that they expect to send out more by Friday, but I don't know how many.
     
  11. Herdfan

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    But compared to what? That is just slightly over half of what a dual tuner HR-10 cost back with 2003 dollars. And this thing has 5 tuners and MRV.
     
  12. Sgt. Slaughter

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    Thought you were trying it via powerline before....Would of thought direct ethernet from router/switch to TV to work just as good as having the coax->deca dongle->ethernet->tv would....
     
  13. Iceman5000

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    Someone else with more Dollars than Sense!!!
     
  14. Herdfan

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    Would you say the same thing if DirecTV had priced it at $599?

    There are too many people around that don't remember the HR-10 per-order. There was a list that must have had 500-600 people on it that had per-ordered the HR-10. And that was just with VE. I had a pre-order with SS and BestBuy. Both got fulfilled and I sold my BB unit to a fellow forum member at cost.

    And this was for a $999 unit. In 2004 (not 2003 as I previously stated) dollars.
     
  15. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I paid something like $850 I think, for my first 18" dish and 1 tuner non-dvr RCA receiver, so I cant fault someone for paying above retail for something they want now :) Paid $1200 for my first VCR too. And it had TWO speeds, and blank tapes were $20 haha.
     
  16. Iceman5000

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    Yes, but you owned that receiver, and could sell it, modify it, and do what you wanted with it. This is a LEASED receiver, that must be returned to DTV if you deactivate it.
     
  17. Drew2k

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    Past prices aren't really relevant though, when today the new HR24 can be had from DIRECTV for considerably less than the eBay price. That to me is where the "more dollars than sense" sentiment seems to come in.

    I want an HR34, but I'll wait until I can get it from DIRECTV - it's not worth the premium I'd pay to get it on eBay today.
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    The thing is, the cost of the HR10-250 was $999. The cost of the HR34 is $399... and is being sold at that price from SS and VE. A little over a month from now, you'll be able to get it from DirecTV... possibly at a discount.

    If the person has the money to spend on it, and can justify the price, good for them, but even if I was a billionaire, I'd order it for $399 or (most likely) wait until February...

    $550 is what we paid... I think. 1st generation RCA receiver...

    ~Alan
     
  19. Davenlr

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    This may sound really stupid, but I looked through the catalogs, all the new gadgets, tablets, you name it. I found two things I wanted for Christmas, the HR34 and a Canon digital SLR camera. I figured I would use the camera a few times a year, spend way to much on lenses, and get pictures marginally better than my point and shoot. The HR34 I would use every day, never have to worry about getting bumped off a live show for a "scheduled recording". Did I need it? Probably not. But I was my Christmas present to myself (my parents just give me money, cuz they have no clue what to get me) :)

    I have always been a sucker for new tech stuff, and thought it would be fun to CE the HR34, and go through its paces, plus I really missed PIP during sports.

    I love the HR24, so the 34 was a perfect complement to it. Had it been more that $399 though, I would have waited too, and been taking Christmas pictures with a Canon camera :)
     
  20. TheRatPatrol

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    Whats a VCR? :p

    I paid $500.00? for my first Hi-Fi stereo 4 head VCR in 1988. Found tapes on sale for .99ยข a piece at hardware store one year, I bought a case of them. :D
     
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