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HR34 upgrade

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

As I mentioned, just put your Denon on Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx and all 5.1 content will be in 7.1. Problem solved.

But that is for matrix 7.1 and not discrete. I'd rather let the AVR choose the content audio provided by DirecTV or a Blu Ray disc, even in 5.1 vs. a simulated 7.1. More recent Blu Rays are coming out with discrete 7.1 audio (The Avengers as an example) so true content is slowly coming. Back to my original question, I was just curious what the H34 may be plumbed for assuming DirecTV is possibly planning for future audio enhancement similar to when 5.1 was initially rolled out.

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#22 OFFLINE   spartanstew


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

But that is for matrix 7.1 and not discrete.

I doubt you'd be able to tell the difference.

I've been using PLIIx with my 7.1 set up for over 8 years. I watch everything in 7.1, and have for a long time. Listening to 5.1 in a 7.1 setup is a waste, IMO.

When I am watching a BD with discreet 7.1, I use that, but the differences are minor.

But to your original question, I don't think the HR34 can output anything other than 5.1

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

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#23 OFFLINE   Rent_Share



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Here's the way I look at it. A DVR costs just as much monthly as a non-DVR and with an HR2X you can view the content . . . .

Pre-Mature Participation

What are my chances of getting:

  • A Leased HR34 as an Upgrade to the Owned DSR708
  • Upgrade from WB68 to SWM16
  • Whole Home Supported Connectivity

With the HR20/21/23/34 I would be looking at 11 Tuners 2.1TB in storage

I am not afraid of doing the hook up so I could pass on the truck

With just a service comitment

Edited by Rent_Share, 02 January 2013 - 02:31 PM.

Dish Slimline-5 WB68 MRV Enabled (Non Supported) Cat 5
HR20-100 - HR21/100 - HR23-700 - Not Networked DSR708 SD

#24 OFFLINE   CCarncross


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Call them up and ask...if you call them and order an HMC and say you want to upgrade to DECA, they will come out and install everything you need...the chances of them allowing you to DIY are pretty slim.

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