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Genie "The Good Stuff" Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Nov 21, 2012 #41 of 139
    Hot Tub Johnny

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    Put simply, i wouldn't have switched from TWC to directv if not for the HR34. When people ask me for satellite vs cable comparisons, the 5 tuners and 1TB drive are the first things i mention.

    I guess i'm in the minority, but i also really like PIP. I put sports in the small window and watch regular programming in the bigger window. I rarely need to hear the announcers during sports.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2012 #42 of 139
    jangell2

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    A couple of quick questions about this receiver: 1) Is it 3D capable? (I think it is) and 2) Does a 3D capable HDMI cable come in the box?
     
  3. Nov 22, 2012 #43 of 139
    spartanstew

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    Yes.

    No HDMI Cable included.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2012 #44 of 139
    jangell2

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    How many HDMI outputs does the HR34 have?
     
  5. Nov 23, 2012 #45 of 139
    dpeters11

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    One HDMI port.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2012 #46 of 139
    jangell2

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    Just one? That's terrible. My receiver doesn't support 3D so I have to run 3D directly to the TV but I need to run an HDMI to the receiver for my sound system. Looks like I can't do that with the HR34.

    Having just one HDMI output sucks!
     
  7. Nov 23, 2012 #47 of 139
    dpeters11

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    Does your equipment support ARC?
     
  8. Nov 23, 2012 #48 of 139
    jangell2

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    Ok, it's also got a digital (coax) or an optitcal (s/pdif) hookup. Which is better?
     
  9. Nov 23, 2012 #49 of 139
    jangell2

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    What's ARC?
     
  10. Nov 23, 2012 #50 of 139
    Laxguy

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    I run an optical from my Sammy back to my AVR (Denon) with fine results. The Denon will support 3D, but I choose to do it this way mostly because there are times I don't want or need big sound, and can keep the AVR off.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2012 #51 of 139
    dpeters11

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    Audio return channel. I use it with my roku, HDMI from the roku to my tv, then HDMI from the TV to my receiver so that the audio goes to the receiver. But both the TV and receiver need to support it.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2012 #52 of 139
    RunnerFL

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    Digital Coax, and that's the only one it has, no optical on the HR34.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2012 #53 of 139
    jangell2

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    my Denon (2809ci) is a great receiver but too old to support 3D.

    Do you think it's as good as if it were HDMI?

    That's one vote for optical. Thanks for the info.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2012 #54 of 139
    inkahauts

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    Actually it makes no sense to have more than one hdmi. And the amount of issues and additional horsepower that would take would be unreasonable. That's why they have coax audio out.
     
  15. Nov 24, 2012 #55 of 139
    jangell2

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    The specs on DTV say there is an optical, but it's stereo only.

    BTW, do any HDMI cables come with this DVR and if so, are the the latest 3D compatible cables?
     
  16. Nov 24, 2012 #56 of 139
    Laxguy

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    No cables come with any units now, AFAIK. I doubt there are cables now being manufactured that don't support 3D.
     
  17. Nov 24, 2012 #57 of 139
    Laxguy

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    I wonder if you might rephrase the question?
     
  18. Nov 24, 2012 #58 of 139
    inkahauts

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    There is no optical out on the HR34. Not sure where your seeing that but its wrong. And you will never see a unit from DIRECTV these days that's optical out and only stereo.
     
  19. Nov 24, 2012 #59 of 139
    SteveHas

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    some folks would disagree with this, and believe an optical signal is always the best
     
  20. Nov 24, 2012 #60 of 139
    Laxguy

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    Do you know what's behind their assertion? (I am just trying to get a greater understanding.)
     

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