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Why can HR34 support multiple remote views but not the HR24
Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:44 AM
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:49 AM
Say you have 1 TV remotely connected to the HR24, that means that if someone is watching TV you would no longer be able to record a show in the background.
With the HR34 all 3 RVU can be used, and you still have 2 tuners available for the box itself (1 person watching, and 1 more show recording in the background, or 2 shows recording in the background)
I could be wrong, been away from DTV for a year, coming back on Tuesday
Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:28 PM
I'd bet the HR24 could do more than one, but then it would no longer be "equivilent" to the other HR2X receivers. I'd hate to see an HR21 try serving 3 streams at once...
HR34-700, HR24-500, & HR22-100
Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:56 PM
The HR34 is a NEW design implementation to facilitate a whole home central receiver feeding streams to multiple remote clients that may or may not have built in (sat) receiver capability. Think of it as a standard DVR bundled with 3 additional HD receivers in the same box that share the hard drive.
The HR24 on the other hand is an evolution to a platform that is in essence a 5 or 6 year old design that only recently has been updated to distribute its content to a single remote client that has built in (sat) receiver capability.
Even if the HR24 could be firmware uplifted to run RVU it's 2 tuners could not be leveraged to service remote clients lacking sat tuners or it would lose its own primary function as a DVR. It maybe could support an additional MRV stream but then it would be inconsistent with the rest of the HR2x series DVRs and therefore fall out of the same pricing and service models.
Don "hope I didn't muddy that up too much there" Bolton
Go fast, turn left, repeat until done.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:31 PM
Now all we need is a Hopper/Joey to round out the family .
Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:35 PM
Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.
SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom