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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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    Well, what's odd is the hr24 and 22 I had last year worked just fine in deca.

    I'm thinking of disconnecting that stupid box and using Ethernet like they should have done in the first place.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    If the csr said they can't activate for a current customer, and if he quits and comes right back he's not a new customer, then again, how does that help him, assuming he's dealing with the same csr. It doesn't. The csr was wrong, and there is no scenario where canceling and then trying to resign up will be helpful. In fact it could cause more issues than anything else, because they would first want all his old equip back, which he may need some of, and then he'd need to get more equipment too.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    But should it and is it supported, or do we have another situation like we did with the hr21 where it causes issues when you are using two network connections. I think I'd stick to a wick and be done with it. I know Stuart had issues when he was using both deca and Ethernet at the same time, and as soon as he went just deca, his issues got a lot better. His network may have had something to do with it, but then again, you never know.
     
  4. inkahauts

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    I wouldn't. Deca is much better for isolation purposes for mrv and your network. And this is likely a hr34 issue, not a deca issue, especially since you had it working before just fine. And they are going to optimize for deca, not Ethernet.
     
  5. Jason Whiddon

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    I agree. And it seems im not the only 34 owner having this issue.
     
  6. Teletubbie

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    If I have HR34 in one room and if I want to watch the programs in a second room from HR34 and also be able to pause live TV while watching a different channel in the second room, which receiver or DVR should I get in the second room that has the lowest cost option?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Recorded shows or both recorded and live?
     
  8. litzdog911

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    Do you already have an HDTV in that second room? If not, a new RVU-enabled Samsung HDTV might be worth considering. Otherwise any HD Receiver connected to the HR34 using Whole Home DVR service will do what you want, expect for pausing Live TV (but there's a workaround for that).
     
  9. Drucifer

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    If you were a new customer, DirecTV had a package for you -- a HR34 & up to three H25 for $99.

    If you are not new, what receivers do you currently have?
     
  10. Sgt. Slaughter

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    currently only 2 options for what you want really:
    1) Buy/Use a Samsung RVU/Smart TV and tell DIRECTV you have one and want to use it as a client, but it will require a truck roll and you being a new customer to do so right now pretty much.

    2) Buy any other regular DVR. HR24 for example. With Whole Home DVR enabled in your home you can see whats on the HR34 when your on the HR24 and vice versa. You can not pause TV in the other room if you get a regular H2X box.
     
  11. Sgt. Slaughter

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    H25 can't pause live tv though....
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Right, either a DVR or RVU TV would be needed for that.
     
  13. west99999

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    It is your system so do as you want but dont go blaming the installer because they did exactly as they should have done.
     
  14. gully_foyle

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    Question:

    I have one (very nice) television and two DVRs (both for capacity and for tuners). HR20-700 & HR21-700, each with 1TB. I have an original SWM5 feeding them, one wire split. I also have a roof antenna feeding the HR20 OTA. I don't have MRV nor do I ever expect to have it.

    Does it make sense to replace the two HR2x's with one HR34? Certainly it would make the system a bit simpler (wife likes that), but I'd probably have to give up the OTA recording or add an AM21.

    I think I've seen that the HR34 counts as only one DVR, but I also think I saw there was some other fee. At 61 pages and counting, its not clear where that settled. I currently pay $6/month for two DVRs (one fee waived). Does the single HR34 cost $0 (like one HR20 would), or does it cost $6, as I currently pay for two DVRs?

    I got the HR20 as compensation for my old owned HR10-250 being deprecated, yet they list it as a leased receiver. Do I get any credit for turning it in? How about both turned in? I know there are folks who would like an HR20-700 for the OTA and robust construction, but doubt I can sell a leased receiver.

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    I'm sure these questions have been asked and answered, but lacking a good FAQ on the first post on the thread and failing to find a consistent answer in a search, I ask here.
     
  15. TheFigurehead

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    Good advice. I called the regular activation telephone number and the CSR activated the new HR-34 in about 90 seconds. All 5 tuners working great. Recordning NBA, Bears/Packers and Harry Potter at the same time.

    First thing I watched was the Bulls beat the Lakers... Nice!

    Merry Christmas!

     
  16. azvipers

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    Well I just checked mine and the cinema plus would not work again. I haven’t checked it since the last software update I received Wednesday. I put “all channels” in the favorites, went to channel 1000, selected that and was able to get the on demand. I then tried the cinema plus in the menu and it worked.
     
  17. Christopher Gould

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    Let me throw this out there. For those who already have a hr34. What are you going to do if on feb 9 they offer existing customers trade in $ for old dvr. Hoping at the very least the longer I wait and the more supply builds up they will offer better credits.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    :lol: That won't happen.
     
  19. jagrim

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    Didn't even figure into the equation what DTV might give me in the future. In almost 15 years, the only thing DTV offered to me to upgrade was an HR20 for an HR10-250 unit and swap an H20 out for an H24 when MRV came out.
     
  20. ronkuba

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    Take another one:)
     
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