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#921 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:06 PM

If you actually order an HR34, you should get an HR34. No way would I pay $400 for a leased box and end up getting an HR24. The HR34 is separate from all the rest. That and the THR.

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#922 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:44 PM

Ok, I was wrong, I have the SL3S4NR2-01. It has the 4 wires coming out. I assume this means I am limited to the 8. To get a SWM16, would I have to change the LNB as well? I am guessing this means my SD recievers can not be treated as legacy as well. What is my best option? Can I get by as is for now?

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

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#923 OFFLINE   flabingo

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:58 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

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:03 PM

Well if they give it to you without charging you, report back because that would be some news.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:31 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


What "upgrade" are you talking about? And why do you think you're entitled to one?

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

 
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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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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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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

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