I was one of the people caught up in the DirecTivo reboot fiasco that finally got straightened out a few days ago. I love the Tivo for its hackability, but in the DirecTivo's case, DirecTV has managed to remove the one feature that was the most important to us, the multi-room-viewing. Since that is gone, and the fact that I now have all HD TV sets, I'm thinking it may be time to make the move to an HD DVR setup. I'm still at the point where most of the lingo and model numbers look like alphabet soup to me, but I have managed to digest enough to ask some questions.
1 - I'm seriously looking at the HR-34 as the master with C31 RVU clients for the other two sets. What I have not looked at is using multiple HR-24's. Does the HR-24 offer the same multi-room viewing as the DirecTivos did? For those that have had experience with both types of setups, what is your opinion?
2 - I also have to deal with the satellite setup. I currently have the round style dish that points to the 101 satellite. It is actually a replacement 30" dish that I installed to deal with signal strength and rain fade. It works really well. I know the HR-34 wants the SWM dish, but I have a feeling that I am going to be in the same boat as I was with the original small round dish. I have no objection to adding two more individual 24" dishes and providing my own SWM to combine them. I would really prefer to do this. So experts, tell me, is the DirecTV oval SWM dishes any better than the original round dish, or is going with the three individual large dishes and separate SWM the way to go for the best overall signal?
Edited by JeffDomogala, 25 November 2012 - 10:40 PM.