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Any Advantage to Client with HR34 vs HD DVR?


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#1 OFFLINE   eckhart

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

I am replacing at least one of my 4 HD DVRs with an HR34, and I am wondering if there are any advantages to adding a Client to replace one of the other older HD DVRs? There is apparently no difference in billing between client and an HD DVR, and I am inclined to keep the DVR for the additional tuners if there are no advantages. The rep I talked to mentioned something about the client's ability to schedule recordings on any DVR in the system, but that was all I could gather as to any reason to have a client.

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#2 OFFLINE   Jerry_K

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

The only "advantage" is that the client is very small. So if limited space then it might fit. Otherwise it is not worth much compared to a DVR.
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#3 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Also full management of the Genie. You can access the ToDo list, series manager, etc.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

The client is an extension of the Genie. It lets you pause, rewind and fast forward live tv as if you were using the Genie itself. It lets you schedule recordings on the Genie. It is very small, and by itself it does not use a tuner (it uses one of the 5 Genie tuners). It's like a fancy remote control extension of the Genie.

An H2x receiver (not DVR) uses 1 tuner, cannot pause/FF/rewind live TV, but can schedule a recording to any DVR in your whole-home system.

An HR2x DVR uses 2 tuners, can pause/FF/rewind live TV, can only schedule a recording on itself - not on any other DVR in your system.

Each has it's pros and cons depending on your individual needs and applications.




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