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For those who own HR34's, Would you still get one if you had to do it over?


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Poll: For those who own HR34's, Would you still get one if you had to do it over? (150 member(s) have cast votes)

For those who own HR34's, Would you still get one if you had to do it over?

  1. Yes (135 votes [90.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.00%

  2. No (6 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  3. Maybe (explain) (9 votes [6.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.00%

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#1 OFFLINE   dbassman

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'm seriously considering getting an HR34 when I sign up as I don't want to have to pay $400 later when the bugs are worked out...

So, I'm posing this question: For those who own HR34's, Would you still get one if you had to do it over?
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#2 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:38 PM

If you had asked me 6 months ago I would have said no. But with the latest software for it it's a much better box and would have no problem recommending it.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

There are still a few issues with it, but it's really a GREAT box if you record a lot of stuff. I LOVE being able to record 5 different channels at the same time-very rarely have I had a conflict, and when I did, I was able to find another viewing sometimes later that I could record. With the HR2x line, I had to have 2 of them. The storage on it is nice too (I upgraded to 2TB, but most people will be fine with the stock 1TB drive). I know a lot of people fear having too much on the drive, for fear of it dying. Connect the HR34 (Or any DVR) to a good UPS, and that will eliminate a lot of problems, and the chances of the hard drive dying prematurely.

#4 OFFLINE   TXD16

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

Even with current and past issues, very simply, a resounding "yes." Virtually never having to be concerned with tuner or storage capacity when pushing the "Record" button is hugely advantageous.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:56 PM

Yes, no doubt.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

Y-E-S.

Best MRV-capable DVR on the planet earth (presently).

There's still a few bugs to work out, but the ability to concurrently record 5 independent shows, with 220+ hours of standard HD capacity, and PIP, with DirecTV's nationwide reach is fabulous.

TiVo doesn't yet do non-DVR clients (maybe Q3/Q4).

FiOS doesn't yet have a DVR with more then 2 tuners (maybe Q4/Q1).

So for me, the HR34 is it.
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#7 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

the ability to concurrently record 5 independent shows,.


5 different CHANNELS. I REALLY like that overlapping timers on the same channel only use up one tuner (This is a feature of all Directv DVRs). Other DVRs don't do this. I use this mostly on Sunday nights. I record all of Animation Domination on Fox, but because of football, I just have all Series Links set to record an extra 3 hours. So come 10:00 I have 5 programs being recorded, but because they're on the same channel, only 1 tuner is actually being used. I don't know of any other DVR that does this!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:31 PM

Yes, without a doubt. A few nuisance issues but, in my experience, it is pretty quick and the five tuners is great!
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#9 OFFLINE   Go Beavs

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

Yes!

PIP, 5 tuners, serves out 3 simultaneous MRV streams... It may have some rough edges, but this box has great potential. :)

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

I should also add, my wife would also vote Yes.

She's not one to ever comment on technology, but she has commented that this 5 tuner thingy is wonderful, now never misses a recording. And 1TB is fine for her, though she hasn't dabbled in PIP.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

How do you get one? I went online and it says "available soon" for me. I was hoping to upgrade either our HR20 or HR23

#12 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

How do you get one? I went online and it says "available soon" for me. I was hoping to upgrade either our HR20 or HR23


Call and ask what kind of deal you can get on an HR34. YMMV
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#13 OFFLINE   jagrim

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

I'd get a 2nd one if DTV would allow it.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:32 PM

i love the HR34, love the ability to record 5 programs at once, plus if you count on demand, thats a total of 6 programs being recorded at the same time, no dvr comes close to it, the cable dvr for timewarner sucks big time it is just a plain old dvr dual tuner, you cant even lock out the channels you don't subscribe to, love the pip feature nice to watch 2 live programs at the same time and just arrow down to switch between the 2 programs.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

When I got it, I didn't think I'd ever use the 5 tuners at once. But a few months ago, I found 5 recordings going at the same time while watching a VOD movie. Didn't plan it just happened so it was quite cool that I could do that.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:38 PM

Absolutely. Hr34 is the future. It has been 6 years but hr2x is yesterday's news.
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#17 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

Yes, It is a great box. Now I am spoiled and could not switch to a provider without the 5 tuner capacity. You don't think you will use it and then wonder how you did without.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:55 PM

In a word...Yup! :)

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#19 ONLINE   yosoyellobo

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:55 PM

I would like to get one and after seeing the result of the poll it's seem like a no-brainer.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

I voted "maybe", as I don't have one, but that was the only way I know of to see the results- which really ought to be more interesting to those thinking of getting one than to those who already have 'em.

Is there some way to pop out the results without voting?
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