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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 12, 2011 #981 of 1781
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    Mine's sitting on the front porch waiting for me to get home. 2T drive sitting on desk waiting as well.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 #982 of 1781
    David Ortiz

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    :eek:
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 #983 of 1781
    Davenlr

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    Wouldnt activate on the DirecTv web page. Regular CSR said I needed to talk to the "special HR34 activation dept", which was case management. Might save yourself the time, and just ask for case management.

    Activated and running. Now to play...ahhhhhh. BTW, they gave me a credit on the difference between the $199 regular HDDVR and my eligible $149 HDDVR upgrade, so $50, but couldnt get the computer to take it, so just gave me a $5 for x months credit instead. Cant beat that. Gotta Love DirecTv !!!
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 #984 of 1781
    Davenlr

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    Whats your address? <evil grin> I couldnt see paying the inflated 2TB prices right now, so got a 1.5TB on sale for $69, and put it in a Vantec box. Its working great so far. Still have 2TB in my HR24, so Ill use that to store movies on.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 #985 of 1781
    jagrim

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    I got scouts this evening and flying to Arkansas for the day tomorrow. Hopefully, later tonight or when I get back tomorrow. Tell me how long it took to get everything up and running so I can plan.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 #986 of 1781
    jagrim

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    I started drooling when I got the text that said delivered.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 #987 of 1781
    sigma1914

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    You guys are killing me. MUST....SAVE....MONEY!
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 #988 of 1781
    Davenlr

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    Well, I just removed the HR24, and plugged in the HR34, so there was no time there at all. Took about 25 minutes on the phone with Directv to get everything entered, and going.

    If you have to actually hook it up from scratch, maybe 10 minutes? All the cables, including HDMI, were in the box.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2011 #989 of 1781
    I WANT MORE

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    Are you kidding me? My Cowboys have lost twice and my Sooners once since you've been debating this.
    Just order the damn thing.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2011 #990 of 1781
    sigma1914

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    I still regret not taking that bet. :lol: Feel free to send one. ;)
     
  11. Dec 12, 2011 #991 of 1781
    TheRatPatrol

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    SWEET! :D

    Did they give you ANY issues, or ask questions when activating it, how did you get it, where did you buy it, etc etc?
    Did you ask for this, or did they offer it to you?

    Were there any additional fees involved activating this DVR?

    Thanks
     
  12. Dec 12, 2011 #992 of 1781
    jlangner

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    When I called the CSR last night, she said "I am so jealous of you". Few minutes later, "My manager wants to know where he can get one since we can't get one yet". lol

    Mine should be here tomorrow, then just need to schedule DTV. He said could use but would get a message on any one of the tvs saying not enough tuners. He also said there is no way to turn off any of the tuners like you can on the others.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2011 #993 of 1781
    Davenlr

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    No issues at all.
    I asked them if I was eligible for any credits for the upgrade.
    2 yr contract, and $6 per month for an additional leased receiver.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2011 #994 of 1781
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    Ditto on this as well!!

    Glad to see you guys join the HR34 club
     
  15. Dec 12, 2011 #995 of 1781
    Drucifer

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    I'll remember that.

    And I'm swaping out a HR21. Any credit would be nice.
     
  16. Dec 12, 2011 #996 of 1781
    jacksonm30354

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    Got my HR34 and 3 H25's installed today! Initially the tech called and said they didn't have an HR34 and they would not be available in Georgia until next year. I called customer service and any alternative would involve canceling the order and rescheduling. I decided to just go with whatever the installer brough. Fortunately, he talked to another warehouse and they had the HR34. It was his 1st experience with one. He also replaced my old dish with a SWMline dish.

    I ran into alot of push back when placing my order. I was told I had to have one of the Samsung Smart tvs in order to use the HR34. I told them that was not correct and eventually got them to place the order.

    I'm now waiting for the client for the HR34 to be released as I will need one or 2 of them when the bulk of my household goods arrive end of January with the 2 tv's in that shipment.
     
  17. Dec 12, 2011 #997 of 1781
    Davenlr

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    Diagnostics screen...The one you get when you hit select on the checking receiver screen? Ill reboot it after its done recording tonights programs, and post it tomorrow if no one else has it before then. I replaced my HR24 temporarily, so am using it to record my nightly programming right now, while I hook up the HR24 in the bedroom.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2011 #998 of 1781
    Sixto

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    Yep, initial screen after SELECT.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2011 #999 of 1781
    Davenlr

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    HR34-700
    Software 0x04C4
    BIST Version 5.63
    BSL Version 1.05
    Hardware Rev ID 2.4
     
  20. Sgt. Slaughter

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    build date?
     
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