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24 vs. 34

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 1953, Apr 23, 2012.

34 or 24.

  1. HR24 is the best all around.

    0 vote(s)
  2. HR34 is best for advanced users.

    6 vote(s)
  3. HR34 is the best all around receiver.

    7 vote(s)
  4. I do not recommend the HR34. (explain in comments)

    25 vote(s)
  5. I do not recommend the HR24. (explain in comments)

    0 vote(s)
  6. I recommend a different DTV Reciver. (explain in comments)

    0 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 1953

    1953 Icon

    Feb 7, 2006
    Desoto, TX
    Given the current growing pains with the new HR34 and the stable HR24 which do you recommend?
  2. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    If you can put up with the growing pains for awhile I'd say go with the HR34. Having those 5 tuners is very nice to have on busy nights.
  3. jappleboy

    jappleboy AllStar

    Apr 2, 2010
    The 5 tuners are great and the last update seems to make things faster.:)
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Didn't vote, as none of the options applies to me. I do not have an HR34 so cannot speak to it. I do have an HR24 and two HR21's and they all work just fine for me.

    I will say this, when the first DirecTV DVR (the R15) came out, it certainly had it's growing pains. Ditto the first HD unit, the HR20. We have seen incredible change/improvement in both the SD and HD series of DVRs over the past several years. That would suggest to me you will see the same improvement with the HR34, only faster (as they already have the foundation in place).
  5. 1953

    1953 Icon

    Feb 7, 2006
    Desoto, TX
    I too am a proud veteran of DTV's early days.
  6. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    The definition of a flawed poll is one that either does not cover all of the options of a particular question, or one that tries to cover options of more than one question. That makes this poll flawed in both ways; there is no meaningful way to respond.

    They are apples and oranges first, as their user applications are very different. And the glaring omission from DTV is a Hopper/Joey competitor. But even without that, I would much rather have 2 24s than a single 34. Too much opportunity for single point of failure; no opportunity to double-record a backup.

    And I don't think the HR24 is stable in comparison to those before it just quite yet, although it might be more stable than the 34 at this point.
  7. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    To each his own but last I checked the hopper/joey wasn't even close to a system that a HR34 and other receivers are.
  8. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    It will get better. The HR34 hands down.

    5 tuners, 1TB, PIP, with 3 MRV streams.

    It can only get better.
  9. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I didn't vote because all HR24's are not equal. The 500 series has some issues. Minor but issues. And the 34 is still evolving. With occasional missed recordings, I am not ready to rate it. Novice and Advanced users will not forgive any DVR that misses on its primary purpose.

    I think each series has their own attributes. Pluses and Minus and one size does not fit all.
  10. allenn

    allenn Icon

    Nov 19, 2005
    I do believe the first HD DVR was the Hughes HR10-250. I have decided to skip the HR34 and wait for the next HMC. I like the two HR24s I currently have with MRV and wireless CCK. I think these DVRs with MRV beat anything I have had from D* in the 18 years of service. Best wishes!
  11. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    And you have two. ;)
  12. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    I don't have an HR24 to compare to my HR34. I do have an HR22 and the only difference mentioned between an HR22 and HR24 is the better performance of the HR24. So I felt comfortable in selecting the HR34 as the best DVR all around, for the reasons Sixto stated (+ the 100 series recordings):
    And I haven't had any major issues with the HR34, since the first HD GUI release downloaded.
  13. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    While I have both HR24 and HR34, and both function very well, at the current state, the software on the HR24 is more stable with less bugs. I voted for the HR34, however, just because it has 5 tuners for the price of 2.

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