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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. ksalno

    ksalno Cool Member

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    I ordered from SS early in the morning on the 4th (was in Manila at the time) and mine shipped this week and is due for delivery tomorrow.
     
  2. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    Come on Druc. Have ya got er hooked up yet?
     
  3. inkahauts

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    If he is only going to have one tuner working on his bedroom dvr, then it will work, which is what he said he was planning on doing. I also mention I woul have them come out and re do it as well, but didn't explain how that would hook up.
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    How is your wiring set up right now?
     
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    HR34-700 Installed, Activated & Running
    Software - 0x047B; 15 July

    Now to make dinner. As probably update it software.
     
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    It was on the local delivery truck longer than it took to get from Syracuse.
     
  7. markrogo

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    You need one wire from your SWM16 to the HR34. But it has to be from a side with at least 5 "slots" free. This means if both of your DVRs are on the same side already, the HR34 should be on the other side. If your DVRs happen to be split across the two sides of the SWM, you'll be fine with your HR34 on either side, but you may need an appropriate splitter to share the cabling if you haven't got one in place.
     
  8. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

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    OK, so help a brother out (metaphorically, of course as we are not related :)).

    1) What is Ellens team. I searched... got 4 hits... all this thread.

    2) You got how much credit?

    3) You also got a free SWM 16 install?

    Anything else I should know to replicate your deal?
     
  9. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    Ellen.filipiak@directv.com, senior VP of customer service. Of course youll get a rep, but these have much higher power than the norm.
     
  10. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    As F1 Fan has stated, his "deal" was the new customer deal. He had to jump through some hoops to get it because he ordered (as a new customer) six days early.
     
  11. afulkerson

    afulkerson MI Citizen Corps Vol of Year

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    I would have driven out there but I did not know when they would be available so opted for shippping and it only takes one day to get from there to here. :lol:
     
  12. afulkerson

    afulkerson MI Citizen Corps Vol of Year

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    MIne was in the outer box along with the cables. The only thing in the HR34 box was the HR34 and access card and manual.
     
  13. jimlenz

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    I went to the Directv site and I was able to add a HD DVR to my car for free, as I am a long-time valued customer. I know the HR34 will be available in February. Do you think that this DVR will be available for free or reduced price for those customers not on contract and/or long time customers?

    Thanks

    Jim
     
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Very, Very doubtful.
     
  15. F1 Fan

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    As David said, mine was a one off. I came back to Directv. Before I ordered, I emailed (probably what saved me) and asked specifically when the HR34 was coming out. If it was soon I would wait. They told me no, not for months, only in test market now and to order the HRDVR as the current deal would expire before the HR34 came out. So I did. Only to find 6 days later it came out to new customers and I could order online.

    I was already dealing with Ellen's team due to a messed up install and they had to create a new order for me and they also could not order it. I tried a CSR but they could not get me an HR34. So I went back to Ellen's team and explained the situation. She agreed and tried to send me one but not even they can get one to existing customers before February. She tried manually for two days and was told no exceptions. So she said to order from a retailer and will credit me. The credit I got was the difference between what I would have paid for the new customer and what I paid for the original plus the $399. I also had the free swm16 upgrade install because I would have had that install if I ordered a week later.

    So I didn't get any special treatment or credits for anything, just because I was given wrong information ( because they did not have the correct information to give me). Their team is great, but I wouldn't use me as an example
     
  16. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    Some of those who have ordered HR34s from VE have reported getting $50 off upon activation because of a similar offer to yours on their own accounts. No one that I know of has reported receiving $199 off.
     
  17. afulkerson

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    I have mine installed with an AM21 also. The power light for the AM21 stays on all the time???

    The HR34 can see all the other dvr's and the recordings on them however none of the HR2x's see the HR34 in the status screen. I wonder if it is because there is no recordings on it yet????

    It did download 0x4C4 to the HR34.
     
  18. madpoet

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    When I run only 1 line to the HR24s it says there's no signal on Tuner 2 and I can only tune 1 show at a time. So I thought they still needed two. My ultimate goal is my HR34, 1 HR24 with 2 tuners active, 1 HR24 with 1 tuner active. So I'm at 8. I don't even really want the HR24s but I got them not too long ago and it seems like a waste ;)
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    Disregarding the fact that I rarely have any free space to record something, as I'm usually at less than 5% free on the DVR, and often below 2%... (think of me as Cosmo Kramer in the Seinfeld episode "The Dealership", but with a DVR instead of a car. ;)), that still leaves issues.

    1. I turn on my TV and there's a story I want to hear. With a DVR, I can rewind and watch the beginning. With an H2x, I cannot.
    2. I flip on a show that I'm going to halfway pay attention to, I'm good with a DVR; I have a buffer, and I can always go back if I miss something. I then turn it off when I'm through with it. With a H2x, I can set it to record, but then I'm going to have to remember to delete it later.


    I had some other issues that I thought of, but forgot them. It doesn't really matter though. My main point was that there are benefits to having an HR2x over an H2x even in the age of WHDVR service. Everyone's TV viewing is different, and for many people, the H2x will be just fine with WHDVR, but that doesn't change the fact that there are still advantages to having an additional HD-DVR over a H2x... and live buffers are a must for me. The good news is that with the advent of RVU, it appears that there will be a one DVR alternative that will offer live buffers.... great news should DirecTV ever (knock on wood) embrace cable or Dish Network's practice of charging per DVR.

    ~Alan
     
  20. TBlazer07

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    Try rebooting the 34 then reboot the HR's. Every time I reboot my 34 I have to reboot both HR24's afterwards to get MRV working again in both directions. YMMV
     
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