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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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    Depends who is shipping it, and what shipper they use. The cost would be out of this world anyway. Cost us $80 for a next day envelope with a part for a customers machine yesterday, so I can just imagine what Saturday would cost.
     
  2. JerseyBoy

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    Fedex just delivered my HR34 from USADigitalHD. There is no access card with it. Is that normal for a HR34?
     
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    All receivers need an access card.
     
  4. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    Normally "new" receivers are shipped with them, but I'm not familiar with this shipper.

    Access Cards are usually in a separate cellophane envelope with new equipment. Check all the material in the box - see if it's taped to anything.

    if it's not there, call the place you bought and ask them to expedite it to you. If they don't have it and didn't disclose that in their sales you should have grounds to return the DVR, but if you want to keep it and the seller doesn't have the card, you'll have to call DIRECTV and pay $20 to DIRECTV to send a card.
     
  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    My HR34's access card was in a cellophane wrapper in the box with the DVR and power cord. The other cables were in a separate package. I got mine from VE. In addition, the card number and RID were on a label on the box.
     
  6. JerseyBoy

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    False alarm. It fell on the floor and went under the table when I was unpacking.
     
  7. Davenlr

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    You were really ripping into it eh?
     
  8. TheRatPatrol

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    Phew! I'm sure we've all had that feeling when looking for something that's suppose to be there.
     
  9. JerseyBoy

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    FedEx showed up at 6:50pm just as dinner was going on the table so I was in a rush to take a look in the box before eating.
     
  10. arvidj

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    Called them on Tuesday of last week and ordered when they suggested they would have enough coming in the next day to ship me one the next day.

    Called them Tuesday of this week to suggest I had not seen any documentation related to the shipment. They said "sorry, they did not get enough in to cover all of the orders". Maybe next week sometime.

    Called my travel agent and booked a trip to Depression City.

    I think it was Wendy who called today -- Thursday -- saying more had arrived and they would be shipping mine out later in the day. Not quite in time to have it for Christmas but good enough to make me cancel the travel plans.
     
  11. eball

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    Yes, I had an extra DECA lying around and connected it to the HR22.

    Now, when my HR34 arrives, I'll just connect it directly to one of the SWM ports, and use the splitter on the other port for my four HDDVRs (I'm going to de-activate one of my original five).

    I recall the installer was incredibly friendly and seemed knowledgeable, but as you said, he was just a hair off. I can't REALLY complain, though, since he did give me the SWM16 at no charge. Don't know if they're supposed to do that or not.
     
  12. I WANT MORE

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    Wow. Good thing it wasn't Peggy. :D
     
  13. xtremeflyer

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    I had ordered on 12/9, once people said they were getting shipments. When everyone else that ordered 12/8-12/12 got their tracking numbers on 12/16, I called and asked about mine. They couldn't find my order. Finally Robert called me back at like 8pm Eastern and said he found it and he's sorry that he misplaced it and will get me one out Monday if possible. On Wed I finally called and asked and he said it would ship on Thursday. Finally got tracking number today, delivery expected 12/29, was hoping they'd upgrade my shipping since they admit they lost my order, but at least it'll be here before New Years.
     
  14. millsjq

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    I can not seem to get PIP to work. The manual states press info and select pip. Pip does not even show up on menu? Everything else seem to work on the HR34
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    PIP should be on the right side of the info bar. It is for me. I should mention PIP only works on the HR34, it does not work on the RVU clients.
     
  16. millsjq

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    Thanks I have found it. Do you have to deselect pip everything you want to go full screen.
     
  17. Drew2k

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    This just made me think of something: I've run into situations where DoublePlay will not work for me because I had less than 3% free space on my HR2x receivers. Since PIP on the HR34 is reliant on DoublePlay, and DoublePlay requires a certain percentage of free disk space, if the Playlist on an HR34 gets too full that might disable PIP.

    The HR34 has a much larger drive and it's so new so I doubt this has happened to anyone yet, and because it has more storage the free space percentage will likely be different than on the HR2x, but it's something to think about...

    First person who fills up their HR34 drive be sure to let us know what happens with PIP and DoublePlay! :)
     
  18. El Gabito

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    Excuse my naivety - but doesn't the HR34 have a 2TB HD? If so, what is the benefit of an external 2TB HD?
     
  19. David Ortiz

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    No, it has a 1TB drive.
     
  20. LameLefty

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    My HR34 has about 1% free space and has . . . for a long time. ;) I don't use PIP a whole lot but I've never had any problems with either DoublePlay or PIP. I'll try it again this afternoon after I get home from work (*grumble grumble*).
     
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