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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR34-700 Home Media Center HD DVR


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#181 OFFLINE   matt

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:27 PM

Here's a bit of a novelty picture - 5 simultaneous record icons on a single receiver. :)


Fake. You're doing that with MRV. ;)
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:29 PM

Would any users be up to posting pictures of some various PIP options if there's others besides the side-by-side posted earlier, please?
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

Would any users be up to posting pictures of some various PIP options if there's others besides the side-by-side posted earlier, please?


I can't find my camera but there are 5 different positions.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

Sounds like a great box, no big deal that is not available for all just yet because the client boxes aren't available either at this point. A true Media Center makes the most sense to me for MRV - you have one big box that does all the heavy lifting (managing recordings) and several smaller clients scattered around the house for viewing content. Add in a Nomad for on-the-go viewing and your all set. Way cool!

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:44 PM

Would any users be up to posting pictures of some various PIP options if there's others besides the side-by-side posted earlier, please?


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

Thanks Mr. Lupus...very nice!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

New to this subject, and I've figured out most of the acronyms, but I haven't figured out MRV yet and how it applies to the use of the HR34.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:52 PM

Thanks Mr. Lupus...very nice!


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:53 PM

New to this subject, and I've figured out most of the acronyms, but I haven't figured out MRV yet and how it applies to the use of the HR34.


Multi Room Viewing, the original acronym before it officially became Whole Home DVR :)
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:06 PM

If I were to end up getting this HR34-700 and kept my HR21-100, HR22-100, and HR20-100 would I still be able to have 5 tuners on the HR34 while also haveing 2 tuners each on the other three HRXX DVRs? This would be a total of 11 tuners available to record! Or when networking all these together via WHDVR you can only record on the 5 tuners on the HR34?
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

If I were to end up getting this HR34-700 and kept my HR21-100, HR22-100, and HR20-100 would I still be able to have 5 tuners on the HR34 while also haveing 2 tuners each on the other three HRXX DVRs? This would be a total of 11 tuners available to record! Or when networking all these together via WHDVR you can only record on the 5 tuners on the HR34?


You could do this and in fact some testers have even more than this. The key though is you need a SWM-16 or larger with proper cabling to do it.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:11 PM

The other way to do it without changing equipment would be to change your other receivers to single-tuner DVRs, giving you a total of 8 tuners if you currently have a SWM-8 or SWMLine dish.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:11 PM

If I were to end up getting this HR34-700 and kept my HR21-100, HR22-100, and HR20-100 would I still be able to have 5 tuners on the HR34 while also haveing 2 tuners each on the other three HRXX DVRs? This would be a total of 11 tuners available to record! Or when networking all these together via WHDVR you can only record on the 5 tuners on the HR34?


You would have 11. That's a lot of recording at one time!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

Actually, I'm not sure of the exact mechanics of it but it seems that if you boot up the other DVRs first and then the HR34, it will use as many tuners as it can. If you have two HR24s and start them first, then start the HR34, the HR34 will only pull 4 tuners if they are all on the same SWiM leg.

This was just from my testing, I don't think this is an approved way to do it.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

Actually, I'm not sure of the exact mechanics of it but it seems that if you boot up the other DVRs first and then the HR34, it will use as many tuners as it can. If you have two HR24s and start them first, then start the HR34, the HR34 will only pull 4 tuners if they are all on the same SWiM leg.

This was just from my testing, I don't think this is an approved way to do it.


Oh that's interesting Stuart. I'll give that a try myself and see what happens.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

Actually, I'm not sure of the exact mechanics of it but it seems that if you boot up the other DVRs first and then the HR34, it will use as many tuners as it can. If you have two HR24s and start them first, then start the HR34, the HR34 will only pull 4 tuners if they are all on the same SWiM leg.

This was just from my testing, I don't think this is an approved way to do it.


Works great until the power dips out for a second and they all restart!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:17 PM

Here's a bit of a novelty picture - 5 simultaneous record icons on a single receiver. :)


I've had more that that with my MRV setup, but yes cool to be all on one receiver.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:38 PM

Couldn't you attach each SWiM to the router and let the network take care of bridging the 8 and 16?


That would work.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:46 PM

You would have 11. That's a lot of recording at one time!


With the new fall season on the networks the most I have had recording at one time is three shows and that happened three times for three shows total this week. The third show was recorded on my DVD Recorder to its hard drive from HD Clear QAM basic cable. Press one button on my HDTV remote and they fille the screen in the proper AR. And they look Decent and easily watchable most likely due to the HD source giving a decent looking 720 by 480 resolution. I have the DVD recorder set to 30 second fwd skip and 10 second reverse skip to skip commercials easy. It took me 3 or 4 minutes last night to name the three recordings.

At the same time I could see some needing 5 tuners per TV set for sports. For me with Two hours max to watch TV per evening after family time things are getting ahead of me even with a 1 hour show taking 45 minutes to watch.

Or to feed the three TV sets that get used in the house from one box. Right now I use two DVRs and the DVD recorder. Darn shame the HR34 it isn't available all over. Plus I think I prefer that the living room set can't see the basement TV room DVR.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:47 PM

Whats sans promotions/rebates and where did this information come from? Also I wonder what the price will be to own one.



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I would not be surprised if this is the first receiver where a purchase option is not an option at all. I can't see them not wanting to get every one of these back.




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