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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. Dec 8, 2011 #661 of 1781
    mavs-fan

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    Oh wow, thank you for this. It seems more than just a coincidence that the HR34 and the THR22 DirecTivo are debuting at the same time.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2011 #662 of 1781
    TBlazer07

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    Obviously because they aren't in stock yet or their initial order is sold out or they are "special ordering" them as needed.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 #663 of 1781
    mavs-fan

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    Is there an additional monthly fee for the HR34 (like the Tivo) or do you just have to pay the additional cost of the unit itself?
     
  4. Dec 8, 2011 #664 of 1781
    kcaudiofx

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    This whole deal has me confused also, I am a retailer for D* and we have been getting a ton of emails saying HR34 will be released on 12/08/11 these emails I am talking about go to retailers only and not inhouse installers etc.. I just got off the phone with my supplier, and they state they wont even have the HR34's in their possession to sell until about 2-3 weeks from now.. Really makes no sense to me either that they led us to believe they will be ready to go on the 8th and now we cant get them until later..
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #665 of 1781
    TBlazer07

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    You just pay the usual $6 fee for a leased receiver assuming you already have dvr and hd service.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 #666 of 1781
    jhsanchez

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    A couple of quick questions - First, I am an existing customer and do not have SWM for my two DVRs (HR20 and HR21). If I buy one of these to replace an existing DVR, how much will it cost for the SWM conversion and will D* pay for it? Second, is the 50 season passes (tivo term) limit still applicable?

    Thanks
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 #667 of 1781
    bobvick1983

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    Robert at Value Electronics said that they would ship today. He said some customers could receive them as early as tomorrow depending on how close they were to a given distribution center. However he noted that early next week would be a more reasonable time to expect delivery.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 #668 of 1781
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    We had a new install last week and I wanted an HR34 but they were not in our area. I had an HR24 and 3 H25s. I would have ordered an HR34 and 3 H25s at the time.

    I went online today and could order in my area (plugged in the zip code) the HMC. So I have written and asked if we could get one for the $99. If not, we will order one from Robert or SS.

    My question is about the swm upgrade. We had a slimline 5 on the house but when they came here for this install they switched it out for a swim lnb. I did mention that we were wanting an HR34 and so he left the 3 other cables tucked away in the lnb arm as he said we would need to go back to a 4 cable and a swm 16 in the house. (as we would have 10 tuners).

    So if I order one of these online I need them to come and change the lnb again. Will it cost me? And if so, how much, given we had the stuff before, was taken away because we ordered 2 weeks early (than the HR34 release).

    I dont mind paying some for the unit but need to budget and know what to expect.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 #669 of 1781
    El Gabito

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    Where did you do this?
     
  10. Dec 8, 2011 #670 of 1781
    DarkLogix

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    I'm wondering
    I'm out of contract so would it be possible to get say retentions to offer a HR34?
    if not then I'll be buying one from SS after christmas
     
  11. Dec 8, 2011 #671 of 1781
    ronkuba

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    If you go through the steps of ordering as a new customer it will show up once you put in your zip
     
  12. Dec 8, 2011 #672 of 1781
    slickshoes

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    Yep!!! Just confirmed as well, it's 99 for new customers, that's me! Switching from Dish ASAP.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2011 #673 of 1781
    Scott Kocourek

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    I am going to merge this with the HR34 Anticipation thread.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2011 #674 of 1781
    David Ortiz

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    You can proceed through to checkout on DIRECTV's website with the HMC as your only receiver.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2011 #675 of 1781
    lem3u

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    Quick question for the experts.....

    I just had Directv installed 4 months ago. I have the newer dish(oval) with one wire running from the dish to the cable tv wire distribution hub on the outside of my house. From there, I just use the cable outlet from the wall to plug into the back of my dvr(after it goes through the power brick thing). I have the HR24 DVR hooked up to our tv. We only have one tv in the house, just the big tv in the family room. I want the HR34 for the extra 3 tuners and the PIP(MRV is not an issue). Will I be able to just plug in the cable from the wall like in the current setup, activate it, and be able to enjoy all 5 tuners? I'm a novice with satellite and Directv, so any help would be appreciated before I place an order. Thanks.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2011 #676 of 1781
    Stuart Sweet

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    If you have only one wire running into your HR24, and it's the only receiver you have, the answer is almost certainly yes.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2011 #677 of 1781
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    Stuart: Quick question if you dont mind.

    I had an old slimeline 5 with the 4 wires on the roof going to a zinwell. Then when we came back to Directv last week they replaced it with the single swim lnb which I assume is a swm 8 inside. He left the other cables in tact for me (tucked in the arm).

    If I get the HR34 and keep my current setup I would have 10 tuners. So does he need to switch lnbs again and bring a swm16? Or can they do something else? And if he switches lnbs is it going back to the old one I had? Seems crazy if you ask me.

    And if they do switch lnbs - any idea on cost, given we havent had the service for 6 days
     
  18. Dec 8, 2011 #678 of 1781
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    Directv.com but with a different browser (or click NOT YOU? next to your name so they think you are a new visitor).
     
  19. Dec 8, 2011 #679 of 1781
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes they would need to switch you back to a non-SWiM LNB. A good technician would never reuse the old one unless he was 100% sure that he'd need it. He should put in a new LNB, check the wires to see if they will still work, and then put an SWiM-16 in for you.

    Cost is kind of dependent on a lot of factors. It could be a couple hundred, or as low as zero.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2011 #680 of 1781
    jford951

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    I have been reading some of this and didnt see this question answered. If I have a samsung Tv that is capable or even one of there C30 boxes does it take up a tuner when the Tv is not in use or is the tuner free for recording? Sorry if this has been asked already
     
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