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HR34 reliable for most?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sjord7, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. joshjr

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    Thats a good idea. I also back mine up on another DVR but of course there is more shifting to do with only 2 recordings at a time. I have seen the HR34 record 4-5 shows at a time without issue several times. I did also just get a software download on Monday night. I dont know if it was the same version downloading again or not. Anyways, I am happy with it so far.
     
  2. jagrim

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    No, but I often record three shows while watching one live stream and the family watching a recorded show. The 5 tuners are great and I would recommend the HR 34. It is worth it, no matter what you pay for it.
     
  3. joshjr

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    Case Management was telling me about this last night. I have not had this issue as of yet but it it happens I will just leave the box on as well. At least they are working on these things. All in all the box is fantastic!
     
  4. TBoneit

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    You can't turn it off but still call it reliable?

    if it takes that long to come back I'd have it on a UPS.
     
  5. Rich

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    Don't think a UPS will fix that. A new 34 might.

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  6. Caromsoft

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    I've had mine for a month and no recordings missed that I know of *knock on wood*.
     
  7. usnret

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    It "comes back" quickly, it just takes time to load everything in (guide, etc.). Sri if I was not clear.
     
  8. kevinturcotte

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    I've already run into scheduling conflicts, even with 5 tuners lol
     
  9. Phil T

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    I had mine for a week yesterday. It has recorded over 90 shows with 20 series set up. I have not missed a single recording. I had one issue of my HR24 not playing back a recording that locked up the 34 and I had to do a reset.

    It seemed to me that once I got a full 2 week guide it became very stable. I have not had any issues since so I wonder if a lot of the missed recordings people are reporting has to do with a incomplete guide?
     
  10. sjord7

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    I've got the HR20-700. I used to have the 100 originally, but it died, and they replaced it with this a few years ago.

    If I decide to replace this with the HR34, do they let me keep the old box a couple weeks? I wonder if I can finish watching the recorded shows if it's not hooked up to the antenna any more? I could leave it hooked up, as well as the HR34 (possibly), then finish watching the recorded shows. Has anyone done anything like that?
     
  11. Drucifer

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    It could take months to get a Recovery Kit or it can take days. But once the kit arrives, the clock starts ticking.
     
  12. Rich

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    If an installer comes to your home to hook up the 34 (which is what you want to happen), he will probably take the 20-700 with him when he leaves. If you want to watch the programming on the 700, keep it activated until you're done watching and then call for a deactivation and recovery kit.

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  13. TXD16

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    As a newly introduced DVR, with significant new functionality, the HR34 has had far fewer issues than did any HR that preceded it. There are a lot of us who suffered through years of very significant HR2x issues, wondering if they would ever get ironed out (most eventually did) and the relatively minor HR34 issues absolutely pale in comparison, especially when you consider that the HR34 has just entered wide-spread distribution.

    An HD GUI, a few minor bug fixes, and this thing is darn near perfect for 95% of the people who will be using it.
     
  14. jlangner

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    I like but I have had issues..last night laying in bed heard the wife "I can't believe he spent money on this" We are on 2nd machine and getting problems rewinding live buffer and freezes up, just displays ss and audio keeps going..I hope the patch it soon...getting tired of defending it.
     
  15. JerseyBoy

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    I have had my HR34 since mid December and have had to RBR 5 or 6 times. It missed recording 2 and 1/2 men this past Monday with the History saying the show didn't match. I have it set for new only and it was a new episode. As far as I know that is the only missed recording. That being said the bugs I have encountered with the HR34 haven't happened often enough to out weigh having 5 turners. So I am hoping that new FW shows up to fix the bugs before my patience runs out.
     
  16. jagrim

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    My only missed recording was the same and mine was cancelled by STB, no other reasoning. My HR24-500 and HR20-100 did record it so I didn't miss anything.
     
  17. usnret

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    I have my HR24 beside my new HR34 and they are recording the same programs. I planned it this way just to be sure that the 34 was doing as it is supposed to. When the new SW for the 34 is released and it's running good then the 24 goes back.
    One "problem" that I am having is that a recorded program on the 34 starts 6-9 seconds into the program whereas the same program on the 24 starts at the very beginning. Hope that gets fixed or maybe I am doing something wrong. Also noticed that the 4 channels listed for the Daytona 500 drivers are doubled (I have the SD channels turned off). Wonder what that is about.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Usnret, are you leaving the receiver on all the time or do you put it in standby.
     
  19. usnret

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    I leave it on all the time as, when I turn it off at nite, the next day the only way to turn it back on is via a RBR.
     
  20. Patrick G.

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    The HR34 is borderline incompatible with the H25s as far as playback goes. I really wish I would have waited to upgrade from my HR24.
     

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