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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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#41 OFFLINE   banditt76

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Stop referencing me. :)

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You should probably change History International to H2 in your 2011 poll data so those that don't know what channel it is know it is H2 now.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Not sure how he got that deal, but I'm pretty sure the standard price is $199 plus shipping for the HR-34.


The HR2x's are $199, the HR34 is $299.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

The HR2x's are $199, the HR34 is $299.


Oh OK...must have been thinking of what I have. My mistake.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

I just checked my account and the HR34 is not even available right now anymore...just shows "Available Soon". Assuming the HMC they are referring to is still the HR34 of course.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:18 PM

Really? No question, get me another! Albeit in its formative years, it has all one could need plus, as it proliferates and matures it will only get better.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

Not sure how he got that deal, but I'm pretty sure the standard price is $199 plus shipping for the HR-34.


The HR2x's are $199, the HR34 is $299.




Standard price is $399 and $49 for install.

I just checked my account and the HR34 is not even available right now anymore...just shows "Available Soon". Assuming the HMC they are referring to is still the HR34 of course.



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#47 OFFLINE   banditt76

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

Standard price is $399 and $49 for install.


Ok we have two different prices now. Is it $299 or $399?

#48 OFFLINE   bigtom

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

Ok we have two different prices now. Is it $299 or $399?


Shades has the correct pricing.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

Shades has the correct pricing.


Ok thanks. Seems a bit pricey considering I could have gotten it for $99 at time of install. I guess it's a lot better than the $999 for the first DirecTV HD DVR. :eek2:
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:23 PM

So other than the person that got one for $80 installed, still like to hear that story, what's the best deal anyone has gotten.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

I use mine mostly for recording since it's connected to the same TV as my HR24. When football season starts I expect I'll use it from 1:00 to 7:30 on Sundays to take advantage of the picture in picture.

I haven't regretted the purchase for a minute (although I jumped on board early and got a good price).

I hate to admit that I do have 5 channels recording at the same time on Sunday nights.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:32 PM

So other than the person that got one for $80 installed, still like to hear that story, what's the best deal anyone has gotten.


Got mine in March for $249 minus a $100 credit for a net of $149.

This included installation with a SWM 16.

I was happy with that. I can now record up tp 11 shows at once with my HR34, HR24, HR22 and R22.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

So other than the person that got one for $80 installed, still like to hear that story, what's the best deal anyone has gotten.


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

Free


Please explain, I had 2 different reps tell me that they have never been free. Occasionally discounted a little but never free.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

Please explain, I had 2 different reps tell me that they have never been free. Occasionally discounted a little but never free.


Discounted to $199 - $199 in credits = Free
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

If you don't mind schedule show recordings being canceled with no reason why when they are new, go for it.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

If you don't mind schedule show recordings being canceled with no reason why when they are new, go for it.


The unit gave you reasons for the cancellations. Let's keep discussion of your issue in the thread you started and keep this one clear for the OP's poll.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

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.

Do you mean with an eSATA drive or is there a factory option for a 2T?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

Do you mean with an eSATA drive or is there a factory option for a 2T?


No, there is no factory option for 2TB. It comes with a 1TB hard drive only. I did not go with an eSATA drive either, as these aren't as reliable as the internal drive, which I upgraded. However, this is NOT recommended, as it will void your warranty, meaning if there's something wrong with the receiver and it has to be swapped out, Directv COULD charge you FULL PRICE for the HR34 (NOT the $499 they charge for it). Upgrading the internal hard drive is a "Proceed at your own risk" upgrade.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

I see, thanks for the info.




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