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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. I WANT MORE

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    To answer your first question, I don't know. That is why I have a tech coming back today. It appears he overloaded one side of my SWiM16. I can only use 2 tuners on my 34. He needs to move some tuners around.
    As for your second question, press info and move to the far right of the info bar. It gives you several options there. Then you use the down arrow to change tuners. Hope that helps.
     
  2. afulkerson

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    FedEx tracking shows mine on the truck for delivery today. :):):):D:D:D
     
  3. F1 Fan

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    Do you have anything to prove RVU is not usable? The HR34 specs are more than adequate to stream the image (dont want to confuse terms between streaming video to a receiver and streaming a bitmap image to an RVU client) and sound to the RVU client. Much lighter weight stream than an HDVideo.

    The only report I have seen with a minor problem is from Stuart reporting latency because he is running over a less than ideal Power Networking.

    I dont see your logic in thinking RVU is going to be unusable. RVU is based on the same cloud computing principal where the processing is done on one heavy duty box and the thin clients or remote viewers do minimal work and it all works a lot better than the alternative of a pc on every desk.

    Thin client TV IS the way of the future - give it less than 5 years. Give it 20 years and you will see that Directv will not stream the programs, they will stream the RVU stream directly from their systems - they will have the "HMC" boxes there. Don't believe it will happen? Come visit one of my datacenters where I will show you all the Windows PCs we are streaming to our customers over the cloud to any device (windows pc, Mac, ipad, iphone, android, linux, chromebook).
     
  4. Alkettory

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    FedEx Ground just delivered an HR34 and 2 H25's, ordered from Solid Signal 12/3/2011 2:34:54 PM.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    Way to go!
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    I've since connected over DECA and the latency is a little greater than if you have a local receiver connected but it's much better.
     
  7. jagrim

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    Now be sure to check your box for the envelope that contains the password and website for the "secret" HR34 club.

    P.S. Don't tell anyone about the club
     
  8. Drucifer

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  9. F1 Fan

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    Just initially or for all trick play etc? And is the latency much different to an H2x receiver (With no buffer ability)?

    Do you notice any difference in picture quality?

    PS could you buy me an RVU tv and then I would not have to ask you all these questions :lol:
     
  10. Drucifer

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    Their is a jack on the 8-Way that is red. That's the line that feeds the juice from the PI to LNB. So you really can't move around the PI unless you also move the connection at the 8-way.
     
  11. F1 Fan

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    My HR34 is on its way and expected on 12/21 so I called and had my install scheduled for 12/22 8am.

    Need to go from SWiM LNB to SWM16.

    Just had this emailed to me

    ADDITIONAL

    Installation Fee $49.00
    Delivery & Handling Fee $0.00
    Tax $0.00
    Sales Order Credit -$49.00
    Order Total Paid* $0.00
    *Reflects total amount paid at initial time of order. This is not a bill;
     
  12. dpeters11

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    I sent an email to Brian at SolidSignal and the person at SolidInstalls that emailed me yesterday. No response from Brian, but the guy at SolidInstalls says they haven't sent HR34s to anyone, have not gotten any. I figured they were the same company...

    It'd be nice to at least know if I will or won't be getting one.
     
  13. xov

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    Can someone help me with a couple of questions? Here's what I have:
    TV 1: HR24
    TV 2: HR20
    TV 3: nothing

    Here's what I want:
    Option A
    TV 1: HR34
    TV 2: HR24
    TV 3: HR20
    -or-
    Option B
    TV 1: HR34
    TV 2: H25
    TV 3: H25

    Questions about A vs B
    1. Monthly cost will be the same, correct?
    2. Initial cost the same?
    3. Assuming 5 tuners will be enough for us now (new empty nesters), what are the pros and cons for each option?

    Thanks!
     
  14. F1 Fan

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    Thats why I liked dealing with VE. I dealt with Robert's wife Wendy and made 3 calls in total. She was excellent and charming and a pleasure to deal with. Gave me everything I needed very quickly and all turned out to be correct too.

    In fact when I made my last call yesterday I had some of my customer service people listen in to remind them what a great call should sound like!
     
  15. F1 Fan

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    HR34 = $399
    H25 = $99

    All at $6 per month

    So
    1. Yes = $12 per month (as 1st receiver is free)
    2. No. $399 for just HR34, another $198 for 2 H25s
    3. A will give you more tuners and will let you pause live tv on all tvs. A will not let you schedule a record on another DVR. A means you need to go to SWM16 as you will have 9 tuners
    B will not let you pause live tv on the H25s. B gives you less tuners. In future if you add another receiver B will only let you stream 3 MRVs from the HR34 so at some point you may have problems with streaming - but you are a long way off from that.

    Also if you ever get RVU tvs you can drop the additional receivers and just use the HR34 - no matter which option
     
  16. Alan Gordon

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    I can think of quite a few possible future advantages (to the consumer), and a ton for DirecTV.

    The H25 has negative impacts over the C30 as well. For one, no live buffer. Secondly, you won't have access to the To Do List (I'm assuming anyway...)

    Also, depending upon how many people in the household, 5 tuners will probably be more than enough for most one or two person households.

    ~Alan
     
  17. Alan Gordon

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    I think it's a smart move by DirecTV.

    I don't care for the RVU pricing, but I'm not too surprised. :(


    Thankfully, I'm not "MOST" existing customers. The HR34 will be replacing 3-5 DVRs on my account. :D

    ~Alan
     
  18. elmn8r

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    New DirecTV customer here. Just got my equipment installed this morning. I got the HR34 and two H25's as part of my install. Everything is working great so far. However, I do have one question for those that already have the HR34.

    I was attempting to use the DirecTV iPad app with my equipment and it appears the HR34 is not being recognized by the iPad client. The HR34 is correctly set up to connect to my network and is connecting to the internet just fine.

    Has anyone been successful accessing the HR34 with the iPad app?
     
  19. jcthomas

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    We presently have:

    Slimline 5 dish with 4 coax runs to the Zinwell
    HR-23
    HR-22
    8 port Zinwell multiswitch

    If we add a HR-34 and delete the HR-22, as I understand it, we will be able to reuse the existing Slimline 5 dish and replace the old 8 port Zinwell with a new device. Which new device would be required?

    Thanks and regards,
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Right, your monthly cost now would go up by $6, but the DVR fee is per account, so that doesn't matter. The only thing that would make a difference is that more DVRs means more tuners, and DirecTV may need to use different equipment. The default SWM equipment can handle 8 tuners, but there are other solutions for up to 16 etc.

    If you record everything to the HR34 in the first option you get the benefit of one To Do list to manage, which helps a lot. Downside, all your recordings are on a single point of failure.

    Benefit of using H25s-in a bedroom setting, they are much quieter. A DVRs hard drive is still buffering, so you have the sound of the drive. Plus if there's a power blip, theres a bright blue light that comes on in the middle of the night. Downside of H25, no ability to pause or RW live TV.
     
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