Okay, I ranted and raved a little bit about lack of flexibility as compared to a MythTV setup before, and I thought the HR34 would have only 4 tuners. But I am beginning to see where the HR34 would be a perfect fit in my home, albeit still not as flexible or unified as the potential MythTV setup I really want.
I would get 2 of them (one each for myself and my wife, located at our primary viewing locations in the living room and family room), an H2x box or two (for the MBR and a possible 2nd BR), a SWM16 switch, re-convert my dish back to the 4-output LNB assembly from the SWMLine LNB, and a pair of fast 2TB SATA drives in eSATA enclosures for storage on each of the HR34s. One HR34 would be "mine" and I could manage it easily enough from my primary viewing location in the family room. The other HR34 would belong to my wife and she could manage it from her primary viewing location in the living room. The MBR would get an H2x box to get live feeds and to watch recordings from either of the HR34s. Another BR *might* get another H2x in the future, depending on if we turn that room into a full guest BR or not.
I currently have a trio of HR20s running MRV in unsupported mode using my home LAN to shuttle shows from box to box, so I have no DECA equipment at all. I mention this because I have a few questions:
First, if I decide to make this move when the HR34 becomes available, I'm assuming it will have DECA built in?
Second, if DECA is built in and I want to bridge the DECA system into my home LAN, would I need to supply a DECA adapter or could I simply plug one of the HR34 boxes into my home LAN, instead?
Lastly, what H2x receiver should I be looking at getting for the BRs to have DECA built-in, as well?
As always, this community rocks. Thank you in advance.
EDIT: Nevermind about my first and last question... I answered both of those after a lot of searching and reading. However, I think I can safely assume that I need the DECA broadband adapter (and a bandpass filter or two) to get the entire setup bridged to my home LAN, which was my second question above.
Edited by racermd, 07 October 2011 - 01:26 PM.