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


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#21 OFFLINE   Ed-Williams

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:36 PM

Nice!:hurah:

Does it have the eSATA 2TB limit?

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#22 OFFLINE   LameLefty

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:37 PM

As a 5-tuner beast DVR with PIP and 1TB standard, it's fabulous.

Never a conflict ever again.


Agreed. And GREAT for football season! :)

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

Awesome solid work Mr. Sweet!!! Awesome!
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

It does exist! :)
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:40 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.


I agree wholeheartedly.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:42 PM

As usual, excellent First Look.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:43 PM

I had to read it again...

I think I am drooling too much on my laptop... and that might not be good for the laptop.

Thanks again for the review guys... I want one of these!
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:44 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.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

5 tuners. Should have been 8, max out the swm.


They did that just for the few of us who have SWM5s :lol:

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

Awesome to see the first look! Great work, test team!

I don't currently use OTA, but I wonder with the AM21 installed, how many simultaneous OTA recordings are possible?

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:48 PM

If you can afford it (not yet sure of price), you'll want one.

Tuner conflicts will be a thing of the past. you throw up to 100 series links at it and the HR34 takes care of the rest. I have never needed more then 5 tuners at once, but have used 4 many times (Leno/Letterman/Kimmel/Ballgame).

You don't need a separate powered eSATA for 1TB. 230+ hours of HD is plenty for most people, including me.

You can serve MRV to 3 clients (H2x and/or HR2x) simultaneously.

You'll have PIP for sports or whatever you prefer. Great for catching up on a recording while the ball game is on in a corner (or side-by-side). Or two Sunday Ticket games.

Without exaggeration, it's awesome.

I expect to have two (1 for me, 1 for the spouse/kids).
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

Awesome to see the first look! Great work, test team!

I don't currently use OTA, but I wonder with the AM21 installed, how many simultaneous OTA recordings are possible?


2. AM21s only have 2 tuner chips in them.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

Awesome to see the first look! Great work, test team!

I don't currently use OTA, but I wonder with the AM21 installed, how many simultaneous OTA recordings are possible?

Just two, like the HR2x's. And they're not additive to the SAT tuners, so if two recordings are OTA, then only 3 add'l SAT channels can record at the same time. 5 total max.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:49 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.


Of course, with 5 tuners, 3 channels are available for a four room install without having to go to a SWiM-16, especially now as the RVU client isn't available yet.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:50 PM

I have never needed more then 5 tuners at once.

I expect to have two.


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:50 PM

Awesome to see the first look! Great work, test team!

I don't currently use OTA, but I wonder with the AM21 installed, how many simultaneous OTA recordings are possible?


5 according to the first look.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

So does this count as one unit when it comes to lease fees, $6?

If so I could drop 2 non-DVRs, save $6 a month and record more not to mention have PIP. lol
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#38 OFFLINE   LameLefty

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:54 PM

I expect to have two.


:lol: One is plenty for me. A couple of H/HR2x's to fill in the gaps, so to speak, and I'm golden. It's a truly excellent box.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:55 PM

So does this count as one unit when it comes to lease fees, $6?

If so I could drop 2 non-DVRs, save $6 a month and record more not to mention have PIP. lol


This would be great, if true.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:55 PM

Of course, with 5 tuners, 3 channels are available for a four room install without having to go to a SWiM-16, especially now as the RVU client isn't available yet.

Yes. That'll be a perfect set-up for many that only requires a SWM8.

And because the HR34 supports 3 MRV streams and local playback, all four boxes can watch recordings simultaneously at the same time the HR34 is recording 5 other shows. Pretty amazing! :lol:

I've also played back the same recording simultaneously on the HR34 and 3 clients, and all of them acted as if they "owned" the recording. Trickplay was excellent, in spite of the fact four boxes were accessing different parts of the same show.
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