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For those who own HR34's, Would you still get one if you had to do it over?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dbassman, Aug 16, 2012.

For those who own HR34's, Would you still get one if you had to do it over?

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    135 vote(s)
  3. Maybe (explain)

    6 vote(s)
  1. lep354

    lep354 New Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    $99 for the HR34 and $49 install in Los Angeles; but got the deal when calling Tech Support regarding another issue. When tech asked if there was anything else they could help with, I said, "give me your best deal on HR34 upgrade". Was amazed because 2 days earlier I was quoted $399 plus install when I ordered free cinema direct kit. Gotta say as well, best install tech ever in my 9+ years with DirecTv. :)
  2. rsblaski

    rsblaski Icon

    Jul 6, 2003
    Southern Nevada
    Without a doubt. With five tuners, there's never a worry that recording two or three races plus a football game on a Sunday is going to be a problem.
    I do have four HR2x dvrs in the house, but going from one to another to schedule more than two sports events (with padding) to avoid conflicts is a major pita.
    I do wish, however, that the HR34 would have come with a 4Tb drive.
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    It would be nice if it supported that even as an external. But, at that point, I'd want the drive transferable to a different box.
  4. wco81

    wco81 Legend

    Feb 23, 2008
    Was all gung ho for it but couldn't get a satisfactory deal.

    So at some point, will look at Tivo when they get their extender out or the Ceton DVR and extender.

    Or see what Apple does.

    I like the D* HD lineup but I can save some money on a promo deal and get faster data connection through Comcast.

    Probably wouldn't have thought to switch if D* didn't screw around with the HR34 upgrades for longtime customers.

    Guess the only way to get a deal without a hassle is to leave and then sign up again later with a new customer deal.
  5. rainydave

    rainydave AllStar

    May 28, 2006
    It came about during a call with what I believe was a retentions representative. I had used the email us link on the website to inquire whether I was currently under contract and if I was, when did it end. The email reply said they don't send that type of information out via email. It included an 800# and a reference number.
    When I called we chatted about why I was asking about my contract. After we were done with that I asked what it would cost to add an HR34 to my account. The rep worked for a while and came up with the $80 final price after discounts.
  6. topgun80

    topgun80 AllStar

    Oct 6, 2008
    Thanks for the detailed info. Best I could get was $150 installed but I can live with that.
  7. _Dan_

    _Dan_ New Member

    Jan 2, 2009
    I recently had my equipment upgraded to an HR34/HR24 . I have to say I am very happy with the new system. I would do it again.
  8. Paul G

    Paul G Cool Member

    May 30, 2007
    Can 2 or more HR34's co-exist and be whole-home networked together? For those times that 5 shows at once just won't do. (Football season is around the corner.)
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    There's practically a whole thread dedicated to the proposition that we can't have two '34s on the same account per DIRECTV® fiat. At the same time, a few report having networked a couple.
  10. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    There are a FEW (And I mean that literally) people on here that have 2 HR34s. They are successfully networked together and can use MRV between the 2. Really, it's like have 2 HR24s, but with 10 tuners. However, for some reason, Directv does not allow 2 HR34s on the same account. They won't sell/lease you a 2nd one, and if you obtain one through a 3rd party (Solid Signal), they won't activate, will want it back, and according to some people, will NOT refund the $400 you paid for it.
  11. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    If you had asked me 6 months ago, I would have said yes. But with the latest software it's so much worse a box I have no ability whatsoever to recommend it.
  12. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Too many button presses? If it only had a PIP toggle...... ;)

    I don't have one yet, but I've tried out my dads and like it. I want to get one, but I keep thinking D* maybe coming out with an 8 tuner one and take advantage of the SWiM 8, allowing for up to 4 streams at once. :grin:

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