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Considering HR34 but have questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by MattN03, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. MattN03

    MattN03 Mentor

    Jan 9, 2007
    Currently, I have a single Dish 625 DVR. I can pause/rewind live TV on the two TV's it's connected too. I'm considering switching to DTV and I'm trying to understand how the HR34 will work. If I get the HR34 and then get the free
    HD Receiver's they offer on the other TV's, can I pause/rewind live TV on them too or will I have to have a HD DVR on all TV's? Thanks.
  2. banditt76

    banditt76 Godfather

    Jul 17, 2012
    You will not be able to pause/rewind/ffwd live TV on the networked receivers, only on the main DVR. You will be able to pause/rewind/ffwd recorded shows though.
  3. MattN03

    MattN03 Mentor

    Jan 9, 2007
    I guess I'm better off just getting two HD DVR's if I'm only using two TV's? Also, if I get the two HD DVR's, can I see what is recorded on the other DVR from the other DVR & vice versa or would I need to get the HR34 & network a HD DVR to do this?
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Or you can wait a bit until the RVU clients come out for the HR34. If you get those, instead of the HD Receiver, you will be able to pause, rewind, etc, live tv.
  5. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Just keep in mind, when using an RVU client for live TV, it does use a tuner on the 34.
  6. Freakyshiat

    Freakyshiat Cool Member

    Sep 3, 2011
    Yes you can with two HD DVRs
  7. rsblaski

    rsblaski Icon

    Jul 6, 2003
    Southern Nevada
    IF you get the Whole Home DVR option.
    If your are interested in that, make sure you tell the customer service rep when ordering.
  8. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008

    This is automatic with new customers who order a HD DVR and a second HD or HD DVR.
  9. _Dan_

    _Dan_ New Member

    Jan 2, 2009
    I recently had DirecTV upgrade my system to an HR34, Whole Home DVR, and an additional receiver. I did not specify what receiver I wanted as the 2nd. They installed an HR24.

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