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#926 OFFLINE   jlangner

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:35 PM

Do you have what I posted in Post #897 connected to what I've attached?


No I have http://www.amazon.co..._sxp_grid_i_2_0 attached to a

http://www.amazon.co..._sim_sbs_misc_3

and a

http://www.amazon.co...pd_bxgy_e_img_b

in the house. Until I get something changed, how can I use:

Hr34, Hr20, H21, H21 and D12. What happens when I connect all? Does the HR34 lock all 5 tuners to it? Would DTV come out and upgrade since I am adding the receiver and it is required?

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#927 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:13 PM

They said I did not have to pay anything, except sign a two year contract. But they never promised that they would give me the HR34. Why would I use my upgrade to go from Hr 20 to HR 23? One did suggest that the area is not the problem


Why would you think your "upgrade" entitled you to an HR34? It's been said many times over and over that they won't even begin to be available to current customers until February.
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#928 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

No I have http://www.amazon.co..._sxp_grid_i_2_0 attached to a

http://www.amazon.co..._sim_sbs_misc_3

and a

http://www.amazon.co...pd_bxgy_e_img_b

in the house. Until I get something changed, how can I use:

Hr34, Hr20, H21, H21 and D12. What happens when I connect all? Does the HR34 lock all 5 tuners to it? Would DTV come out and upgrade since I am adding the receiver and it is required?

You can't.

Your LNB to 8-Way is what I had. You will need an installer to come out and replace your LNB to a 4 output one and a SWiM16 put in before the 8-Way. Actually I would change to two 4-Ways off the SWiM-16 - one for each leg. And the D12 goes to SWiM-16 legacy port.

DirecTV propose schedule is for Feb 6th to be the date that they start offering existing customers a HMC HD DVR. Or you can buy one now from a dealer. The price will be the same.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

...And the D12 goes to SWiM-16 legacy port...


While you could do this, a D12 is SWM compatible so there's no need.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:10 PM

Well I called hr34 support and the tech said as soon as I receive to call him and he would set up install. Said would be just 49.99 to come out and nc for parts. He said had to activate before could make a ticket for it. He did say he did not know they could activate them outside of the test markets.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

Well I called hr34 support and the tech said as soon as I receive to call him and he would set up install. Said would be just 49.99 to come out and nc for parts. He said had to activate before could make a ticket for it. He did say he did not know they could activate them outside of the test markets.


After I ordered the HR34 last week (should be here Tuesday), I called and set up an install for a SWM-16 next Friday. I admit it wasn't easy. I was transferred several times, put on hold while the tech talked to her supervisor, etc. She did say they don't usually do it this way, but I told her I would reschedule the install if the HR34 was delayed. I was polite but firm. Being nice always helps.:)
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#932 OFFLINE   RobertE

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

You can't.

Your LNB to 8-Way is what I had. You will need an installer to come out and replace your LNB to a 4 output one and a SWiM16 put in before the 8-Way. Actually I would change to two 4-Ways off the SWiM-16 - one for each leg. And the D12 goes to SWiM-16 legacy port.

DirecTV propose schedule is for Feb 6th to be the date that they start offering existing customers a HMC HD DVR. Or you can buy one now from a dealer. The price will be the same.


While you could do this, a D12 is SWM compatible so there's no need.


Agreed. The D12 should be on the SWM side. In addition it is against policy to install any receivers on the legacy ports. And no, not going to go into the "whys".
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#933 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

Well I called hr34 support and the tech said as soon as I receive it to call him and he would set up install. Said would be just 49.99 to come out and nc for parts. He said had to activate it before he could make a ticket for it. He did say he did not know they could activate them outside of the test markets.

Test market period is over.

Yeah, crazy, activating something you can't fully use until they install the rest.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:34 PM

Does anyone know if this receiver (or the hr24) can be set up to receive IR&RF signals at the same time from 2 different remotes.

I know the HR21 I have cannot, but I'm looking for a receiver that i can put in a room, but can be controlled from another room via RF.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

I'm looking to make the jump from cable to Directv. Have an installer coming Friday and ordered an HR34, H25(3). Anyone know if with an HR34, I have full functionality on the H25s (ie. pause, delete a recording, schedule a recording)? and to pause, do I really need to press record, watch, and then erase the recording after I catch back up??

Or should I get an HR24 instead of one of the H25s? Would having another DVR make my life easier? It would probably allow for a SWM16 (9 tuners) which might make my expansion opportunities easier in the future. (expansion expected).

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:50 PM

I'm looking to make the jump from cable to Directv. Have an installer coming Friday and ordered an HR34, H25(3). Anyone know if with an HR34, I have full functionality on the H25s (ie. pause, delete a recording, schedule a recording)? and to pause, do I really need to press record, watch, and then erase the recording after I catch back up??

Or should I get an HR24 instead of one of the H25s? Would having another DVR make my life easier? It would probably allow for a SWM16 (9 tuners) which might make my expansion opportunities easier in the future. (expansion expected).

Great website. First time poster.

Thanks in advance.

Yes. All those can be done now with a H25 & HR24 via the DECA MRV cloud. It should be the same for a H25 & HR34.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:03 AM

Just a clarification; you cannot pause live Tv on an H25. As a workaround, you can set the program that you want to watch live to record (on the HR34), and watch that recording on the H25. This will give you the ability to pause.

Also, you cannot schedule recordings from an HR24 to another device. This can only be done with a receiver (i.e. H25.) Don't know if that helps in your decision.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:10 AM

So I'm dead on positive. Care to continue to argue a losing battle?


No, the bruise generated from the sledgehammer of your arrogance is requiring 20 minutes of icing per hour.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:15 AM

DirecTV propose schedule is for Feb 6th to be the date that they start offering existing customers a HMC HD DVR. Or you can buy one now from a dealer. The price will be the same.


I'm still not buying that. We already have a report of someone extracting credits for buying an HR34 from a third-party retailer now.

If there are not discounts offered when the HR34 becomes available to existing customers, it would be a stunning development at this point.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:23 AM

Out for delivery in Houston.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:36 AM

I'm still not buying that. We already have a report of someone extracting credits for buying an HR34 from a third-party retailer now.

If there are not discounts offered when the HR34 becomes available to existing customers, it would be a stunning development at this point.


I am that customer, but mine was a unique circumstance (and she told me Feb 9th was the date to existing).

I came back to Directv just over a week ago. When I placed the order I was not in the test market and specifically asked when it was being generally released, and should I wait (I did this via email). I was told it was going to be in the New Year and to order now so I did.

6 days later it was released and I tried to get it as I would have waited a week. So I worked with them and there are NO EXCEPTIONS to existing customers (which I am in their system as soon as I activated). So they are giving me a credit and free SWM16 upgrade to match what I would have had/paid if I had waited the week.

So my discount was to make right and not a long term existing sub discount (if there is such a thing).
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:43 AM

Just a clarification; you cannot pause live Tv on an H25. As a workaround, you can set the program that you want to watch live to record (on the HR34), and watch that recording on the H25. This will give you the ability to pause.

Also, you cannot schedule recordings from an HR24 to another device. This can only be done with a receiver (i.e. H25.) Don't know if that helps in your decision.



So to summarize, for live tv, I can pause by just hitting pause on the hr24, but on the h25 if I decide to pause livetv I need to go record and then later delete. But the h25 allows me to schedule a recording on the hr34 but the hr24 does not. What about deleting a program after watching? Do both the hr24 and h25 allow for delete off of the hr34? (I know the hr24 gives me an extra tuner and more disk space but I think I will have enoug tuners with the hr34 and am getting a 2tb external drive, so I will have enough disk space)

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:11 AM

WooHoo! Out For Delivery. :)

Status changed this morning from Wednesday to today. Should be at the house between 3-4 which is when UPS usually runs.

Hope to have it up and running by 5.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:07 AM

What is the deal with Solid Signal? Would like to order from them later in the week, but I still see "ships in 7 to 12 business days" on their Web site.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:18 AM

Out for delivery also. O yeah baby.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

What is the deal with Solid Signal? Would like to order from them later in the week, but I still see "ships in 7 to 12 business days" on their Web site.


My "guess" would be that they don't have them yet and are giving an estimate. Of course this could change at any time. Robert from VE posted here Friday that they were delayed a few days and then a couple hours later I get a shipping confirmation.

Given the newness of the unit, things will be in flux for a little while. Why not just order from VE?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:02 AM

What is the deal with Solid Signal? Would like to order from them later in the week, but I still see "ships in 7 to 12 business days" on their Web site.


I suspect that is just a standard disclaimer in case some product is delayed and they are covered with a reason for the delay.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:13 AM

So to summarize, for live tv, I can pause by just hitting pause on the hr24, but on the h25 if I decide to pause livetv I need to go record and then later delete. But the h25 allows me to schedule a recording on the hr34 but the hr24 does not. What about deleting a program after watching? Do both the hr24 and h25 allow for delete off of the hr34? (I know the hr24 gives me an extra tuner and more disk space but I think I will have enoug tuners with the hr34 and am getting a 2tb external drive, so I will have enough disk space)

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You've got it :) Both the HR2X series and H2X series will allow deletion of a show on another DVR. For some reason they just never added the ability for an HR2X to schedule a recording on another DVR...
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:31 AM

What is the deal with Solid Signal? Would like to order from them later in the week, but I still see "ships in 7 to 12 business days" on their Web site.


I ordered from Robert in VE on the weekend. They have none in stock as everyone here got them first lol, but expecting more in midweek.

I would prefer to order from a fellow DBSTalk member than from a company that doesnt have a presence here too. Especially given they are the same price and a Directv Elite retailer.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:33 AM

My "guess" would be that they don't have them yet and are giving an estimate. Of course this could change at any time. Robert from VE posted here Friday that they were delayed a few days and then a couple hours later I get a shipping confirmation.

Given the newness of the unit, things will be in flux for a little while. Why not just order from VE?


Last I heard they had gotten some but ran through that shipment, they were expecting more this week.




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