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HR34 Discussion/Anticipation thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Nov 15, 2011 #201 of 1781
    Groundhog45

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    Congrats on the new setup and keep us posted on how you like it. :D
     
  2. Nov 15, 2011 #202 of 1781
    Drucifer

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  3. Nov 15, 2011 #203 of 1781
    Sixto

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    Congrats, you did great.

    An HR34 with H25s is a great setup.

    Probably safe to assume you're running firmware 0x04C0 (check system setup screen).

    If you do ever "restart" for any reason it would be cool to know some of the info from the receiver diagnostics screen such as hardware revision level. You can also see the hard-drive model on the test screen.

    You get to the hardware screen by pressing SELECT when the screen shows "Running receiver self-check" during the boot process.

    Very interested in the HR34 Hardware Revision level on that very first screen of the diagnostics menu.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2011 #204 of 1781
    LameLefty

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    If there is, I'm sure he'll figure it out.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 #205 of 1781
    ksalno

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    No 5 post limit restriction for me once I joined the Group.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2011 #206 of 1781
    harsh

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    I wonder if this is the long term solution to no RVU clients and why the HR34 hasn't been certified.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 #207 of 1781
    Laxguy

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    Cool! And welcome!

    IIRC, you have to have five posts before you can insert links or PM. No requirement for viewing links, which is what maybe was referred to.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 #208 of 1781
    tgaratx

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    Yes, my firmware is 0x04C0.

    Here is what came up on the initial diag screen:
    Software 0x04C0
    BIST Version 5.63
    BSL Version 1.05
    Original SW Date 7/15/2011
    HW Rev 2.4
    ROM Spansion S29GL512P

    Had to run the HD test to get the HD info
    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Model WDCWD10EURS-630AB1
    Temp: 102F
    Files System Verification: Passed
    SMART Short Test: Passed
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 #209 of 1781
    Sixto

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    Thanks tgaratx ... perfect.

    Enjoy!
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 #210 of 1781
    Alan Gordon

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    Since I don't think anyone brought it up here, the DirecTV November 2011 Field Services Update includes a portion of time explaining about the HR34.

    There isn't any new information, so no one is missing anything, and there's no porn in the video for those that care for that sort of thing, so you're good either way.

    ~Alan
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 #211 of 1781
    David Ortiz

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    Equipment manuals at directv.com show new GUI and HR34 manual is also there.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2011 #212 of 1781
    markrogo

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    ... let the anticipation of a larger rollout.... continue?
     
  13. Nov 18, 2011 #213 of 1781
    foosman

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    They are advertising a new 5 tuner media receiver in the Austin American Statesman...good luck getting one.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2011 #214 of 1781
    TheRatPatrol

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    So, those of you that have been testing these so far, how do you guys like them? Any issues? Any other cool things you can share with us thus far? Any guess as to when they'll be available?
     
  15. Nov 21, 2011 #215 of 1781
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    Great box for those that record a lot and watch a lot of tv like myself.

    Only complaint is if it were to go down at some point I will have 2x the stuff ill lose from the harddrive, and 2x the recordings/series links ill have to manually put back in. Really hope to get a solution to that somehow in the future....making purchase of new boxes/upgrades/replacements easier on the customer...
     
  16. Nov 21, 2011 #216 of 1781
    Sixto

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    Personally, I find an HD DVR with 5 tuners, 1TB, and PIP to be perfect. Quad tuner would also be fine, but 5 is awesome.

    Never a tuner conflict, 220+ hours of HD is plenty (for me), and PIP is great for sports. Never a worry.

    We'll always have at least two. If the kids were younger, I might have considered 3, but two is perfect now (and fits in a nice SWiM-16 configuration).

    All in tandem with H25 remote units to enable everyone to access their content anywhere in the home (Basement, Kitchen, Bedrooms, ...).
     
  17. Nov 22, 2011 #217 of 1781
    goduke

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    Your set-up is very close to what I am looking for. That looks great!

    [link omitted]

    How do I get what you have? :)
     
  18. Nov 22, 2011 #218 of 1781
    Skarzon

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    This.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2011 #219 of 1781
    Stuart Sweet

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    Just be patient, it will be a few more months before HR34s are available nationally.
     
  20. Nov 22, 2011 #220 of 1781
    harsh

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    Is that to existing subscribers or just new subscribers who meet the minimum TV requirement?
     
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