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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. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    There's this one guy in Austin, which is one of the few areas, not getting it because DirecTV has no way to put it on an order.

    Yes, he's a new customer. He stated he was going to turn away the installer if he shows up w/o a HR34.
     
  2. Rip_

    Rip_ New Member

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    Does it have built in wifi or a dinoplug (ethernet)?
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

    It uses DECA. DIRECTV's version of MoCA. It's networks over coax.

    Mike
     
  4. MikeS.

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    I can't wait to get my hands on 1 of these.
     
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Keep an eye open for their commercials. When they showing the HR34 in your area, jump on it immediately.
     
  6. Steve Rhodes

    Steve Rhodes Godfather

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    We have 3 HR20s all with 2TB internal discs (thanks Weakness) and all of them run 75-85% full.

    So, my question will it support 2TB and will it support more than 2TB?
     
  7. foosman

    foosman New Member

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    Second install attempt this Sunday. All the CSRs seem to be aware of the HR34, just not how to ship one. Also, pricing is the same as regular HD DVR service. They clearly are marketing this as a different device than a DVR...home media center, so I'm guessing some neat surprises await in terms of functionality. I would be shocked if they don't enable sling-like capabilities in the future. Dish will have their whole house DVR in the near future which supports sling.

    What's the best way to get the AM21 OTA tuner, will the installer have one? Do they ever bundle these for free?
     
  8. wco81

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    Does it have Wifi integrated?

    That would make it a lot more attractive for the on demand content, which cable is touting as a big advantage over satellie.
     
  9. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    I'm running a 2TB eSATA which works well, and I'm pretty sure that's the limit, same as the other DVRs.
     
  10. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    No, but why would you want that?
    The desired setup is the use the cable connections for either an Ethernet-over-coax MRV connection to other DVRs/receivers, and RVU connections in the future.
    No reason to drive up unit costs with integrated wifi when only a small percentage of users need or want it. A cheap add-on like a WGA-600n will work for those folks.
     
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    All the info on what it has is in the first look pdf file that can be found in the very first post of this thread.
     
  12. wco81

    wco81 Legend

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    I scanned the PDF just before posting it. Maybe I missed it, didn't see it mentioned either way.
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    If it's not mentioned in the first look it's not in the HR34.
     
  14. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt the installer will have one. And they're typically not provided for free. You can order one via your DirecTV.com account for ~$50 after your service is activated. Or you can get them from dealers like Solid Signal.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    No wifi in the HR34. Since SWM is required, it is expected that you will be using coax networking.
     
  16. AnnZ

    AnnZ New Member

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    Thanks for all the great info! I'm really eager to have one!
     
  17. mikey mo

    mikey mo New Member

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    I've been burned by DirecTv too many times in the past to get too excited. No doubt a new 2 year contract will be required.

    DirecTv DVR's are just plain too slow.

    I normally have to have all the new stuff "right now". I will wait.:(
     
  18. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    Well, yes... just like any equipment. Did you think it'd be any less? :nono2:


    You obviously haven't had an HR24.
     
  19. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm guessing it will be limited to 2TB. However, I'll bet the average subscriber doesn't have a need to store a 1000 hours of recordings so it'll probably be enough. :grin:

    Mike
     
  20. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I would certainly think so.

    Sorry, you have outdated info. Lots of us know better. :)
     
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