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#341 OFFLINE   stevenjr

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

I am assuming DIRECTV will send an installer and set up an appointment, not just drop shipping the receivers. If an installer comes out they will have the appropriate SWM


Yes, DirecTv is sending an installer and I will have 5 HD-DVR's.

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#342 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:05 PM

If an installer comes out they will have the appropriate SWM


LOL!!

One can hope... :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

Interesting idea, but when the H25 is on its own satellite tuner when live thus releasing one the HR34's, how do you propose to maintain a live buffer for the H25 whenever delayed viewing or trick play is called for by a user on the H25?


JMHO, but I think you should be able to plug a thumb drive in and get trick play.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:40 PM

I think that would be a great idea too. I don't know if you can do that and I don't know how hard it would be to build that functionality.
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#345 OFFLINE   stevenjr

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:47 PM

JMHO, but I think you should be able to plug a thumb drive in and get trick play.


Now there is an idea!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:10 PM

LOL!!

One can hope... :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:43 PM

So, I've got a question about the "select markets" that these will be available on October 12. Will they be available to every new subscriber in those markets? Will you be able to select a "whole home DVR" from the directv.com web site or do you have to call someone directly?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

You will pretty much have to know what to ask for and you won't be able to do it online.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:55 PM

Oh, I didn't think about having 2 RVU servers on the same network.

In the mean time, I just called DirecTv to inquire about upgrading to Whole Home DVR and walked away with a pretty good deal I think. Going to get WHD, a HD-DVR, 2 HD receivers (to replace non-compatible equipment), including tax + installation for $52. As I will never record anywhere close to 10 programs at once and I care more about live tuners, this is a solution I am very pleased with.

Am I correct to assume that would include the SMW-16?


Hi stevenjr,

Who did you speak with at Directv on getting the Whole Home DVR. I'm an existing customer in the Pittsburgh test market and called on Friday and was told not available to me.

I'd really like to get one soon... been a customer for over 10 years and always able to get all the new stuff. I remember paying almost $800. when the HD DirecTV Tivo first came out.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:59 PM

Whole-Home is not the same as the HR34. You should be able to get whole-home, that is just an HD DVR and at least one HD receiver or additional DVR. I think the only people who might have problems getting that would be certain apartment dwellers.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:53 PM



PIP Demo ^^^

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:33 PM

Thanks!
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

So, I've got a question about the "select markets" that these will be available on October 12. Will they be available to every new subscriber in those markets? Will you be able to select a "whole home DVR" from the directv.com web site or do you have to call someone directly?


Am I missing a post somewhere, Have read through this thing twice now? Where did you hear about the October 12 for test markets? I have been waiting on this thing since I saw that ces video from so long ago.

Edited by jonny4, 10 October 2011 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:12 PM

Am I missing a post somewhere, Have read through this thing twice now? Where did you hear about the October 12 for test markets? I have been waiting on this thing since I saw that ces video from so long ago.

Saw it. Don't remember where. It was I think only six cities. I seem to remember Pittsburgh as the only one east of Mississippi.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:27 PM

Saw it. Don't remember where. It was I think only six cities. I seem to remember Pittsburgh as the only one east of Mississippi.


Which cities?

Los Angeles? Fingers crossed!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:29 PM

:backtotop: please

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:35 PM

:backtotop: please


They're discussing the HR34's availability...in the HR34 topic...how's that not on topic? :rolleyes:
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:48 PM

Which cities?

Los Angeles? Fingers crossed!


HR34 price: $399.00 lease fee minus any possible promotional discounts.

Initial release date: 10/13, to new customers only in six test markets

Austin, Texas
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fresno, California
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salt Lake City, Utah

Release date for existing customers: 2012

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:42 PM

What is the best way to get one if you are in the test market?

HR34 price: $399.00 lease fee minus any possible promotional discounts.

Initial release date: 10/13, to new customers only in six test markets

Austin, Texas
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fresno, California
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salt Lake City, Utah

Release date for existing customers: 2012



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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:53 PM

Just saw this on Engadget. Also, damn I wish I lived closer to Austin, I am in Houston, Like I said I have been waiting almost 3 years for this and have been out of contract for longer than that.




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