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


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#101 OFFLINE   kymikes

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:08 AM

Great First Look but I am a bit confused. If this is available initially in a few select markets for NEW customers only and the RVU client is not available, doesn't this mean that the only NEW installation that it can be used in is a 1 TV setup?? (I am presuming that the number of current new clients with multiple RVU enabled TV's is 0) Or will they install H25's with MRV on additional TV's until the RVU client is released?

Just curious. Did I miss a step??

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:14 AM

What went live vis a vis MRV with these? If you have an HR34 and an HR24, can the 34 see the 24 in its playlist?

Yes the 24 (and all the other HR's for that matter) will see the 34 and the other way around also.

Am I the only person who would immediately put a 3TB drive in an eSATA enclosure?


I would bet you can (so far (limited to software probably)) only put a 2TB eSATA drive in it. But if I am wrong someone will correct me!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:28 AM

Do we know if when you adds a esata drive if I twill add to the storage or still replace it? And are we limited to 2tb right now?

Also, do we know if it will do ir and rf at the same time?

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:30 AM

Great job Stuart and first lookers

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:00 AM

I would bet you can (so far (limited to software probably)) only put a 2TB eSATA drive in it. But if I am wrong someone will correct me!


Hmm that would be a very small bummer if true. But I can live with it. :lol:

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:17 AM

Great job on the First Look. I can't wait until they're available so I can add another.

This thing has got to be the best DVR on the market.

Oh, and I have hit the 5 tuner limit a few times. :)

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:38 AM

Do we know if when you adds a esata drive if I twill add to the storage or still replace it? And are we limited to 2tb right now?

Also, do we know if it will do ir and rf at the same time?

eSATA, IR/RF ... similar to HR24, but not sure anyone actually tried >2TB, but would assume same.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:40 AM

Am I the only person who would immediately put a 3TB drive in an eSATA enclosure?


Just one? How about 15? :D Can't wait to get my hands on two of these DVRs. Side by Side PIP is a must have.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:42 AM

Very nice work on the First Look guy. It's an impressive DVR. :)

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:04 AM

The internal pictures don't really look that different from the current HRs.

However, that fan setup looks like it will provide significantly more cooling to the hard drive.

Very nice. :)

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:28 AM

Awesome receiver, I can't wait to get my paws on one.


me too !!!

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:04 AM

Very Nice! I want One!

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:05 AM

Do we know if when you adds a esata drive if I twill add to the storage or still replace it? And are we limited to 2tb right now?

Also, do we know if it will do ir and rf at the same time?


Same as before, replaces (thanks Steve - vocabulary failure) :P

IR+RF at the same time, not sure but I doubt it.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:07 AM

Great First Look but I am a bit confused. If this is available initially in a few select markets for NEW customers only and the RVU client is not available, doesn't this mean that the only NEW installation that it can be used in is a 1 TV setup?? (I am presuming that the number of current new clients with multiple RVU enabled TV's is 0) Or will they install H25's with MRV on additional TV's until the RVU client is released?

Just curious. Did I miss a step??

MRV would be the only way to go ATM.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:08 AM

I do not think it does IR and RF at the same time. This was never something we discussed.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:10 AM

Wow... cool piece of technology. Great work and writeup guys!

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:11 AM

As always, Great job to Stuart and the First Look Team :)

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:29 AM

You guys do a great job with this FIRST LOOK thing, awesome!

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:44 AM

You guys do a great job with this FIRST LOOK thing, awesome!


Not gonna lie here. Stuart does a majority of the work on those. Without him itd likely be in some plain boring format. We just add little tid bits and he ties it all together working his magic.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:50 AM

Not gonna lie here. Stuart does a majority of the work on those. Without him itd likely be in some plain boring format. We just add little tid bits and he ties it all together working his magic.

Well, the testers do provide a lot of input in both the text that makes up the body as well as contributing pictures. It's true, Stuart makes it look great but the testers volunteer their time time and effort too.

Good work to all and thanks to Stuart for putting it all together.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:59 AM

The 100SLs is a big step too - there were some rumors floating around that it was limited to 50 which isn't the case. I know there was a certain tester that couldn't wait to get to 51 and take a picture! :)

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:00 AM

Great First Look but I am a bit confused. If this is available initially in a few select markets for NEW customers only and the RVU client is not available, doesn't this mean that the only NEW installation that it can be used in is a 1 TV setup?? (I am presuming that the number of current new clients with multiple RVU enabled TV's is 0) Or will they install H25's with MRV on additional TV's until the RVU client is released?

Just curious. Did I miss a step??


Not 100% sure, but I know it will MRV to H25s (or anything else for that matter) so that may be how they plan on implementing it.
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#123 OFFLINE   gully_foyle

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:02 AM

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

Never a conflict ever again.

Yes. I only have one TV, so the MRV thing is lost on me, but I do like bunches of tuners. I take it that this would match my SWM5 and replace my HR21 and HR20. If I add an AM21, how many tuners can get OTA?
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:05 AM

The 100SLs is a big step too - there were some rumors floating around that it was limited to 50 which isn't the case. I know there was a certain tester that couldn't wait to get to 51 and take a picture! :)

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:11 AM

What are the physical dimensions of the box? I see in the picture that it is larger than the HR24 but not by much and I didn't see actual dimensions listed anywhere. I'm trying to figure out whether this will fit in a 2U rackmount slot like the HR24 or if it will require 3U.




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