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#41 OFFLINE   Hot Tub Johnny

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

Put simply, i wouldn't have switched from TWC to directv if not for the HR34. When people ask me for satellite vs cable comparisons, the 5 tuners and 1TB drive are the first things i mention.

I guess i'm in the minority, but i also really like PIP. I put sports in the small window and watch regular programming in the bigger window. I rarely need to hear the announcers during sports.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

A couple of quick questions about this receiver: 1) Is it 3D capable? (I think it is) and 2) Does a 3D capable HDMI cable come in the box?
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

Yes.

No HDMI Cable included.

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

 
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

How many HDMI outputs does the HR34 have?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

One HDMI port.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

Just one? That's terrible. My receiver doesn't support 3D so I have to run 3D directly to the TV but I need to run an HDMI to the receiver for my sound system. Looks like I can't do that with the HR34.

Having just one HDMI output sucks!
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Does your equipment support ARC?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

Ok, it's also got a digital (coax) or an optitcal (s/pdif) hookup. Which is better?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

Does your equipment support ARC?


What's ARC?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

I run an optical from my Sammy back to my AVR (Denon) with fine results. The Denon will support 3D, but I choose to do it this way mostly because there are times I don't want or need big sound, and can keep the AVR off.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

What's ARC?


Audio return channel. I use it with my roku, HDMI from the roku to my tv, then HDMI from the TV to my receiver so that the audio goes to the receiver. But both the TV and receiver need to support it.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Ok, it's also got a digital (coax) or an optitcal (s/pdif) hookup. Which is better?


Digital Coax, and that's the only one it has, no optical on the HR34.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

I run an optical from my Sammy back to my AVR (Denon) with fine results. The Denon will support 3D, but I choose to do it this way mostly because there are times I don't want or need big sound, and can keep the AVR off.


my Denon (2809ci) is a great receiver but too old to support 3D.

Do you think it's as good as if it were HDMI?

That's one vote for optical. Thanks for the info.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Just one? That's terrible. My receiver doesn't support 3D so I have to run 3D directly to the TV but I need to run an HDMI to the receiver for my sound system. Looks like I can't do that with the HR34.

Having just one HDMI output sucks!


Actually it makes no sense to have more than one hdmi. And the amount of issues and additional horsepower that would take would be unreasonable. That's why they have coax audio out.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

Digital Coax, and that's the only one it has, no optical on the HR34.

The specs on DTV say there is an optical, but it's stereo only.

BTW, do any HDMI cables come with this DVR and if so, are the the latest 3D compatible cables?
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

The specs on DTV say there is an optical, but it's stereo only.

BTW, do any HDMI cables come with this DVR and if so, are the the latest 3D compatible cables?


No cables come with any units now, AFAIK. I doubt there are cables now being manufactured that don't support 3D.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

my Denon (2809ci) is a great receiver but too old to support 3D.

Do you think it's as good as if it were HDMI?

That's one vote for optical. Thanks for the info.


I wonder if you might rephrase the question?
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

The specs on DTV say there is an optical, but it's stereo only.

BTW, do any HDMI cables come with this DVR and if so, are the the latest 3D compatible cables?


There is no optical out on the HR34. Not sure where your seeing that but its wrong. And you will never see a unit from DIRECTV these days that's optical out and only stereo.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

Digital Coax, and that's the only one it has, no optical on the HR34.



some folks would disagree with this, and believe an optical signal is always the best

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

some folks would disagree with this, and believe an optical signal is always the best


Do you know what's behind their assertion? (I am just trying to get a greater understanding.)
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