Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:45 PM
Hello Stuart Sweet,
Regarding your first reply to jsclarke (#2) your first sentence in the second paragraph is most intriguing. "It may seem like a tough thing to take now, but C31 and HR34 are the most important projects at DIRECTV." I think that the C31's are extremely important to DirecTV's plans in my opinion due to the new equipment of the future the HR44. I speculate that the HR44 (2 manufacturers - 500 and -700) can work only with clients due to the design of the HR44 (8 tuners which is again pure gessing on my part). Since the current limit is 8 tuners per whatever a person with one HR44 could only use C31 or its successor clients (CXX's) to watch other televisions as the 8 tuner limit has been reached with a HR44. The HR34 hs only been manufactured by one company and I would describe it as a "proof of concept" DVR that was halfway between current 2 tuner DVR's and an 8 tuner DVR. This is based upon the fact that no one else is manufacturing the HR34 since they first were offered to the hardware beta testers and continuing onward to the present day. I have been puzzled as to why DirecTV did not get a second manufacturer for the HR34. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" seems appropriate regarding DirecTV having only one manufacturer of the HR34.
My setup: 1 HR34/700 DVR no external HD, 1 HR24/500 DVR using WD 2TB Green HD and Antec MX-1 enclosure (used for CE) and 3 H24/700 receivers, 1 SL5 Dish (4 cable), 1 SWM16 Multiswitch, 1 Wired CCK. 1 Whole Home with DECA, 1 Sharp LC-37GP1U TV, 1 Sony Home Theater System HT-CT550W (Soundbar), 1 Impact 6x2 Component Video Matrix (Switcher) and 2 Sewell 1x2 HDMI Splitters with Ethernet, 3D Support and 4Kx2K Resolution with multiple hdmi cables with Ethernet.