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


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#221 OFFLINE   azarby

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:27 PM

I saw somewhere on here they are available by phone. I think the instructions not to call in is for people outside the limited markets.


Tried that. They said they are unable to process an order at this time.

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Tried again and got to the access card department. HR34-700 is only avaialble to new customers. No upgrades allowed.:(

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

Enjoyed reading through this thread. Learned alot and appreciate the info from those that have some hands on experience.

Hope they release to South Florida some time soon. Even before me as a current customer can get one is OK.

I am sooooo tired of seeing the U-Verse commercials about 4 tuners. See it hourly on TV.

Have a SWM16 so if and when I am ready.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

Great First Look, can't wait till i can get one for myself.
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#224 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:55 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.


I wouldn't be surprised, no, actually, I expect them to have a way in the initial setup screens to select how many tuners you want active at any one time.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:56 PM

One other point ... DLB switching is super QUICK. Lightning quick. (after it's started)
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:00 PM

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.


There are many shows that have not premiered yet this fall....

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:44 PM

Great job on the First Look! :)
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:19 PM

Even if there is not a purchase there will be owned units out there meaning we should be able to own them at some point. This one may be worth leasing. For me it will really depend on if they want to jack up the monthly fee or not. I want it for one TV and one TV only. I dont use MRV so if its close to the same as the others on monthly fees then fine if not then I wont waste my time.


I won't say there won't be owned units but I can say that I think this might start a new trend of leased only. Even on account where all equipment was previously owned. This is just speculation but it wouldn't be a surprise to hear this happens.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:27 PM

I won't say there won't be owned units but I can say that I think this might start a new trend of leased only. Even on account where all equipment was previously owned. This is just speculation but it wouldn't be a surprise to hear this happens.


I believe you may be right. This is a whole new class of receiver. Employee accounts or not, I suspect these will all be leased.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:28 PM

I believe you may be right. This is a whole new class of receiver. Employee accounts or not, I suspect these will all be leased.


Except the ones already out there that are owned...

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:41 PM

5 tuners. Should have been 8, max out the swm.
Clients consume a tuner.
Single drive. Single point of failure. Host locks up all clients go down.

Some may like it, just not for me.


Yup, I don't see the need.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:42 PM

I could replace an HR21 with one of these babies and max out my SWiM16 with all that I have. Hmmmmm...

Or take an H24 and an H25 out of my lineup.


I'd need another SWM 16, I think.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:48 PM

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Wow :eek2:

Where's Rich? I bet he wants 12 of them. :grin:


I don't think I want one. I'd fill up that drive far too quickly. I already have 24 tuners available.

Let me read on. I'm having Internet problems and I didn't see this thread yesterday, just noticed it.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:51 PM

!rolling !rolling !rolling Each of them with a 2TB eSATA . . .


I think I have nine 2TBs at this moment. Had trouble with a 24-500 (leased) and I just use it as a client with the stock internal drive. Couldn't get an external HDD to work with it.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:52 PM

I'd need another SWM 16, I think.

Rich


I'm surprised you aren't already at SWiM32 stage yet. :lol:
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:54 PM

I think your right on that. thought about it soon as i posted that. lol


Yeah, I've got two SWM16s and one cascades onto the other one using the legacy ports. Guess I could cascade another 16. But why?

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:55 PM

I'm surprised you aren't already at SWiM32 stage yet. :lol:


I think I've always been there. I have two 16s, one cascaded onto the other one.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:00 PM

Except the ones already out there that are owned...


The number of them that are owned from the FT is insignificant.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:01 PM

When I called into retention yesterday to upgrade to MRV, the CSR mentioned a HR34 was coming out soon. I had no idea what he was talking about but then tonight I see this thread. Sounds very nice.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

I see it has a SATA port on the back wall. I trust that will be for up to 2TB drives, is that correct?

I'm trying to think of a reason to want one of these. I guess I'll wait until it's in general use and ask my questions then. It looks interesting, but I'm not sure what I'd use it for.

Just from reading this thread, it seems like my system as it is configured now is still more than I need and is more flexible than this new model.

I'm not trying to denigrate this, just understand it. It seems to be "putting all your eggs in one basket" without the cushion of other HRs for backup.

Too many questions to ponder. I think I'll go to bed and give this some thought.

Rich




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