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#21 OFFLINE   studechip

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

My point is that the HR34 is already having issues with response times and other speed issues, just like all other Directv dvrs.



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#22 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:50 AM

It's faster, Mike, but you still would find fault with it.

Right, DirecTV's troubles don't exist and I just make this stuff up to give you something to do.  

 

The HR34 I saw was not significantly slower than my HR24s but it was slower especially when it was doing multiple recordings.  That's just the way it is - I'm not going to 'ignore' it just to make some people here happy.


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#23 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:52 AM

My point is that the HR34 is already having issues with response times and other speed issues, just like all other Directv dvrs.

Careful there!  You may ruffle some feathers with crazy comments like that! :rotfl:   No matter how true they are!



#24 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:04 AM

I have a HR34-700. Channel changing speed from HD to HD is 3 1/2 seconds. SD to SD is 4 seconds. HD to SD is 4 1/2 seconds. That's faster than the HR24-500 it replaced.

You also told us your HR24 was dying.
Which is how you got the Genie!

I did the speed test, and you are right about 3.5 seconds for HR34. But I also played with the HR24s and its about 2 seconds!
Sorry but the HR 24 is a much more responsive receiver across the board then the HR34.
HR24 and H25 are about a dead lock as far as speed.

Setup a speed poll?

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#25 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:08 AM

All of DirecTV's DVRs are pretty quick when they are new (IOW, empty).  As the hard drives fill up they slow down.  It has been speculated that this is because the software keeps the database of recordings in memory (including recordings that have been "deleted").  So the more you record, the slower it gets and the the only way to fix it is to clear and delete everthing.

 

That said, after about 9 months of use, our HR34 is about the same in performance as our 12 month old HR24-100.


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#26 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

You also told us your HR24 was dying.
Which is how you got the Genie!

I did the speed test, and you are right about 3.5 seconds for HR34. But I also played with the HR24s and its about 2 seconds!
Sorry but the HR 24 is a much more responsive receiver across the board then the HR34.
HR24 and H25 are about a dead lock as far as speed.

Setup a speed poll?

Yes, my HR24-500 was failing but it's channel changing speed wasn't effected and remained the same throughout the years I had it. My HR34-700 is still faster than my HR24-500 was.


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#27 OFFLINE   vandon

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

Ok, from searching around and the discussion here, I think I'm going to opt for a replacement hr2x and hope it will be a hr24 so I can have 2 more recordings and space and add the whole-home option for $3/mo.

And since it looks sweet, I'll order a hr44 from weaknees so I don't get stuck with a hr34 and use that as my primary dvr in the family room. That way I can get rid of both of my old SD recievers and go all HD.

 

Everyone that commented, thanks for the help!






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