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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. azarby

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    I have heard of that happening. I activted 2 HR34s this week with the regular 800# with no problems. Must be the luck of the draw.
     
  2. Iceman5000

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    No problems for me, activated with regular 800 number in less than 90 seconds.
     
  3. flipptyfloppity

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    Doesn't it bother anyone else that when the screen clears (like when you press exit) it clears in a diagonal blocky pattern from bottom left to top right? It looks like garbage. My HR20-100 didn't do this. It would scroll in blocks though, but not clear the screen in blocks.

    I'll try turning off smooth scrolling and see if that helps. It didn't.
     
  4. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Don't these comments belong in a different forum to avoid confusion?
     
  5. NiTruS

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    I know down arrow toggles video windows in PIP..is there a way to toggle audio feeds without changing video feeds?

    I currently use a macro in Roomie(iPad remote) to get to the PIP window..there definitely needs to be a 1-button access to the feature..or maybe 2-button sequence..
     
  6. jappleboy

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    Sounds like there are some very smart guys and gals on this site.Would someone like to make a list of the bugs that we are getting on the HR34, and we all can work on the problems.:eek2:
     
  7. Herdfan

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    We do. Its called an Issues Thread and for the current software release on the HR34, it can be found here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=198304
     
  8. Jerry_K

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    What is the largest hard drive that will work internally on the HR34? I was going to get a 2T and see that there are 3T available. Don't much care about cost at this point. Bigger is better with five tuners and no way to move programs.
     
  9. Iceman5000

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    2TB. Is the most it can address.
     
  10. Jason Whiddon

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    I thought it was 2tb. I have 9 HD recordings and it says 98% with 2tb.
     
  11. Jerry_K

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    Thanks I will get a 2T.
     
  12. El Gabito

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    I don't have an HR34 (yet) - but I have had similar problems, only on one receiver. I would constantly (and randomly) lose signal, get partial recordings, etc. I thought my older receiver was flaking out because it is fairly old as far as tech goes (2-3 years). So I swapped it with the HR24 from the master, which works great.

    Then the HR24 started exhibiting the same behavior. I was messing around w/ the wires and it turns out when I loosened the cable going to that receiver, the picture popped up and I haven't had a problem since. I had to use a wrench it was on so tight. I was surprised that it would be a cabling problem.

    YMMV
     
  13. Losi b

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    I recieved a call from the installer this morning asking what he was supposed to do to my system today.(red flag goes up). He was supposed to swap out a swm8 to swm16 so I can use all 9 of my tuners. I had a whole home install and swm (the wrong size) installed this past Tuesday. When I told him this, he tells me that he doesn't have a 16 on his truck and his supplier is closed for the weekend. He told me to call direct back a ask for a work order for a 16. 6 calls and two and a half hours on the phone later, I now have another appointment for next Saturday. I told each cs rep multiple times to send a work order for a swm16.
    At this point I am just going to pray and wait till Saturday. I have never dealt with such terrible communication from any cs department.
    On top of all that, all 3 boxes, 34 and two 24 have slowed down to a crawl. I'm starting to think the cs reps put a bug in my system.(joking, kind of)
     
  14. Shades228

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    Support equipment cannot be ordered specifically. It will populate based on the type of order and the active equipment on the account at the time of the order.
     
  15. Jerry_K

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    Now that is just dumb right there. Active equipment most likely does not include the type of LNB and associated parts, whether OTA is implemented etc etc etc.
     
  16. Shades228

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    LNB, OTA is considered support equipment and would be changed if needed by the system. I can say however that OTA is never included unless it's in a specific area without local channels and the order is specifically for OTA.

    There is no reason that people should be able to request support equipment that is not needed.
     
  17. Herdfan

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    I hope I never have to call them. DirecTV has no idea what equipment I have.
     
  18. five337

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    You got it.

    After checking every connector, I started removing wall plates. I found a loose/bent connector inside a wall plate where it looked like the home builder shoved 20feet of painted & textured coax in a single-gang box :bang

    20 hours so far and everything seems to be working :)

    Thanks for everyone's help !


     
  19. Jan 1, 2012 #1739 of 1781
    paul91

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    Has anybody received the IR cable with their HR34?

    If not, anybody know where to pick one up?
     
  20. Jan 1, 2012 #1740 of 1781
    litzdog911

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    What "IR cable"?
     
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