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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR34-700 Home Media Center HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. Coca Cola Kid

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    I did and it's too technical, I don't understand any of the terminology.
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Page 3 second column was pretty easy to understand. To answer your question, yes...if your system is SWM.
     
  3. Sixto

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    If you have one TV then it's perfect.

    5 tuners.

    1TB.

    PIP.

    Never a worry.
     
  4. Coca Cola Kid

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    What's a SWM?
     
  5. Sixto

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    There are two types of connections: the old legacy way, and SWiM.

    SWiM provides one wire/coax into your box, for mutiple tuners.

    Do you have 1 or 2 connections to your HR22 today?
     
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Really? Over 2 years here and 3,000 posts? :nono2:

    Single Wire Multi-switch.
     
  7. Coca Cola Kid

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    1 but there's a little gray box with coax and AC power hooked to it to.

    I had my system installed professionally so I don't understand any of this.
     
  8. Sixto

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    The old way ... the legacy way ... you'd have 4 wires (coax) from the dish into the home. Then you'd either have those 4 lines to individual receivers, or to a multiswitch with those same 4 inputs, with many outputs, with each output line supporting one tuner. the H2x could accept 1, the HR2x 2.

    SWiM provides the ability to have multiple tuners on one wire/coax.

    You can either have a dish with SWiM built-in, with one line/coax into the house, and up to 8 tuners. Or you can have the 4 lines into the house and a SWiM-8 or SWiM-16 for 8 or 16 tuners (there's also a 32 version), with one line to each receiver.
     
  9. Coca Cola Kid

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    Okay like I said I have 1 dish, 1 TV and 1 DVR and I don't plan on ever having more than 1 of any of them. My dish and DVR is HD. I had my system installed in October 2008.
     
  10. Sixto

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    So you have 1 coax attached to your HR22 and today you can record 2 things at the same time while also watching a third?

    If so, you're all set.

    Unhook the HR22, plug in the HR34, and you can do 5 recordings at once (up from 2), double your storage capacity (to 1TB), and do Picture-in-Picture (PIP).
     
  11. Coca Cola Kid

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    No I can only record 2 shows at once and the DVR has to be on 1 of the channels being recorded.

    I also have an AM21 hooked to it if that matters...
     
  12. Sixto

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    Sorry, I meant ... you catch record two shows at the same time, while watching a previous recording as well? Correct?

    The key is ... look at your HR22 ... if you only have one wire/coax attached to it ... and you can record 2 shows at the same time ... and can see 2 shows with an "R" in your Playlist at the same time ... then you're all set.
     
  13. Coca Cola Kid

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    Yeah I can record 2 shows at once while watching a pre-recorded show.

    So I don't need the SWM then? or do I already have one?
     
  14. nsykes

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    Forgive my lack of knowledge, I currently have a HR-24 & a HR-22. I have a SWM4. If I was to replace my HR-22 with the new HR-34 would everything work ok?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  15. RAD

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    Coca Cola Kid, press the - key (bottom left corner) on the remote, if you have a SWiM install it will tell you.
     
  16. Coca Cola Kid

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    It says "Receiver: ...775367 SWiM Connected". Kool thanks. :)
     
  17. Mike Bertelson

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    That means you are all set to remove your HR22 and replace it with an HR34 if you desire.

    It wasn't really intended to be a standalone DVR but it will do it. :)

    Mike
     
  18. Sixto

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    Then you should be all set. RAD had a much better way then I, the 1-button approach!

    This means that you already have a SWiM system, which should support up to 8 tuners for you with a single coax. The HR34 can do 5 recordings at once.

    But you should keep in mind, that you're not necessarily the initial target market, and the box will probably cost more then the typical $199 for an HR24, and you'll probably need to wait until 2012.
     
  19. Coca Cola Kid

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    The HR24 lets you record 5 shows at a time too?
     
  20. Sixto

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    There's a SWiM-8 and SWiM-16.

    The most prevalent install is a SWiM-8 with it built into the dish, and one wire into the home.

    There was a SWiM-5 but it never was released, and there's a SWiM-32 but very rare.

    You probably have a SWiM-8 install.
     
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