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My DirecTV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by RockinRay, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. RockinRay

    RockinRay Cool Member

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    Hey all,

    I have had my HR34 up and running since this past Sunday and I still have yet to see anything population in the MY DirecTV area... Just says come back, we will have some stuff for you soon.

    Is this normal behavior or??? Seems kind of a long time to me.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    Flushing your guide data by rebooting the unit twice in 30 minutes (full reboot to live TV) will fix the issue.
     
  3. RockinRay

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    Thanks! I will give that a shot...

    I see you have the AM21 tied to your HR34. Does that work well? Do you see any difference on the OTA vs the DTV pictures?

    I also have an AM21 but have yet to hook it up. I have a TiVo Premier XL ijn the same rack, and it gets the OTA feed for now.

    If the picture is better using the AM21 / HR34, then I would set it on up and be done with it.

    Any feedback? Also, if it rains hard and we lose the SAT signal, with the AM21, the OTA stuff will still show correct?

    Thanks -
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    The AM21 works great on the HR34 especially since it scans while the HR2x's don't. As far as picture quality that depends. OTA is mpeg2 and via satellite is mpeg4. The OTA looks better but not so much that it makes mpeg4 look bad. Also keep in mind that OTA recordings take up more space on the unit.
     
  5. RockinRay

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    Cool - thanks for the reply. I will get this setup this weekend...

    Main problem is the TiVo Premiers have not the best tuners in them and a split will most likely kill off a couple of channels.

    But, worth a shot for sure.
     
  6. Alebob911

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    Is your HR34 internet connected?
     
  7. bakers12

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    Yes, OTA will keep working when HD satellite fades in the rain.
     
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    No need to do it twice with the HR34. It flushes the Guide Data on a simple Menu/Reset.
     
  9. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Not mine...
     
  10. RockinRay

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    Thanks for all of the replies!

    I am going to get this setup this weekend.
     
  11. RockinRay

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    This is great to know. I am excited to get this up and running.

    We get good signal strength on all of the OTA locals here in Minneapolis, so this looks to qork for us very well.
     
  12. RockinRay

    RockinRay Cool Member

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    Yes, we are connected...
     
  13. RockinRay

    RockinRay Cool Member

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    Just a fast question...

    Got it setup and it works quite well. Is it normal for the power light to stay on when the HR34 has been powered off?

    Thanks!
     
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's normal.
     
  15. RockinRay

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    Cool - thank you!
     

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