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Add the 34 in, or dump everything old?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by DeKoquonut, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. DeKoquonut

    DeKoquonut New Member

    May 22, 2007
    I have a 22-100 and a 21-100 and was not worried about getting a 34 anytime soon, until I helped my in-laws get theirs set up. Now I want to kill them and steal it.

    I may roll the dice and call DTV as I have been with them for 17 years and rarely ask for anything -AND my 21-100 has been acting up a bit, getting noisy and lagging now and then.

    The question is, should I try and swing a 34 for my theater room and keep the 22 for the second TV, or just drop all the old equipment and try and get a 34 and it's little satellite box?

    I don't mind not having PIP on the 22, but if they will play nice together I would like the extra storage and 7 receivers vs 5.

    I did search for this questing before making a new topic, but if I get redirected to an existing thread I will hit myself in the face with a pillow case full of hammers as penance.

    Thank you all and Merry Christmas!
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Only you can answer that question, because only you know if you need the extra tuners or not.

    I'd probably keep the DVR.
  3. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

    Jun 20, 2007
    Colbert, WA
    I think it never hurts to have a back up DVR in case something goes bad.
  4. usnret

    usnret Icon

    Jan 16, 2009
    When I got my 34 last Feb, I kept my HR24 and HR22. Other than a bit of a lag when playing something recorded on my 22 or 24, on my 34, they have all gotten along real nice. I kept the 24 and 34 to use as backups for my favorite programs till the 34 gets it's act together. FWIW...
  5. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    I would not trust all your recordings/programming to a single HR34. For every positive anecdote you will get here, know there are plenty of people who have had nightmarish experiences.
  6. iceman2a

    iceman2a Icon

    Dec 30, 2005
    Hudson, FL...
    And how do we KNOW that????

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