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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. Jason Whiddon

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    Also keep in mind the Dish 722K has been recording 2 sat feed and 2 ota feeds at the same time for a long time now, and Im willing to bet the drive in it is nothing special. All the my book AV externals and such are Caviar Green drives.
     
  2. Jason Whiddon

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    Side by side as requested

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  3. aauno

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    I ordered an upgrade on Tuesday, requesting an HR34 for a new location. I was shocked when the tech showed up with an HR34. He said it was the first he ever saw one, and that I might be one of the first in Michigan. When he tried to activate the HR34 his company said that I as a existing customer should not have gotten the HR34, but I wasn't going to let the box leave. I contacted DirecTv and they activated the box. Now to reconfigure my whole house setup to utilize the new features.
     
  4. Drew2k

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    :welcome_s

    Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new HR34! :)
     
  5. inkahauts

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    Looks like they are two different sizes. Can you adjust the sizes of them yourself? I know some tvs used to let you do that.
     
  6. Jason Whiddon

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    No, the bigger one is the one you have sound for, and can change the channel.
     
  7. ksalno

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    No, I wasn't able to get far enough into the setup process to get to the system setup menu to get the current version.

    It was November 2011.
     
  8. Drew2k

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    Go to Settings > More System Info and you'll see the "original version" of software on your receiver when it was shipped, with the version of the currently applied software listed below it.

    However, I'm not sure what the relevance of the original software version is ...
     
  9. jappleboy

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    forgive me if this has been asked, this is a fast movie thread. Anyone else have a slow HR34,channel to channel, even the GUI is slow to go away.:confused:
     
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Yea, it does seem to slow down for me, especially if I use TVAPPS or tune to a Active channel (ESPN, TWC, etc). Seems a reboot fixes it for a while. Sometimes it fixes itself. Still early in the software though. Im not to concerned about it, until we get the HDGUI.
     
  11. Sgt. Slaughter

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    if its the boxes first time up give it a full 24-48 hours to do its housekeeping and get up to speed.
    If not, im willing to bet your trying to do stuff from the active channels like espn, espn2, speed and such. for some reason when on those channels the unit is a tad slower to respond to things. any other non-active channel its much faster to bring up the guide and such.
     
  12. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    I hope you kiss your installer's ___ for Christmas.
     
  13. shaddow22

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    I called back and this time the rep just went with a whole home DVR/MRV setup, replacing an old HR10-250 with a HR24 for no charge, adding a CCK and making a note for a SWM16. There's no reference to the HR34 (or Samsung TV RVU) in the work order, but I'll just deal with that when the installer gets here. She must have taken it into account since I'd be less than 8 tuners without the HR34.
     
  14. flipptyfloppity

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    SolidSignal shipped my pre-ordered HR34 on Friday. Since I pre-ordered only a day before it was released, that probably means they shipped all pre-orders by now.
     
  15. dsw2112

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    As an FYI; the CSR can make a note, but the workorder is built by the computer system. Without 9+ tuners it will not contain a SWM16. It's certainly possible that the tech will be helpful (and adjust workorder/procure a SWM16), but that would be above and beyond...
     
  16. markrogo

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    I'm quite sure the internal drive is a green drive variant.
     
  17. Jason Whiddon

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  18. TheFigurehead

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    Just got off the phone with DirecTV customer care and the guy absolutely refused to activate my brand new HR-34. Said it was only for new customers. Told me Feb 9th was the earliest I could activate it.

    I have a swim setup and unsupported WHDVR... the guy said he didn't believe I had SWM! So, I read him the info off of the PI and and the SWiM switch. He went quiet for a while, then kept with the stance that he was not going to activate the box.

    Does anyone have info that confims this? Would appreciate any help...
     
  19. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Call back and ask for Case Management or the Access Card department. If that fails, call and say Cancel at the first two prompts and then talk to retention.
     
  20. TheFigurehead

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    The guy I talked to was in case management... he said he has been fully trained on the HR-34. He even suggested I return the new HR-34 since I was not technically allowed to have one yet.

    Amazing.... I've been a customer since 2004, not under contract, monthly bill is $100 and I use auto-pay. And was told if I was a new customer I'd get it activated, no issues.

     
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