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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. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Lefty and I were typing at the same time!

    A few options. :)
     
  2. bsather

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    Thanks to all for your help.

    Happy Holidays and good health to you and yours.
     
  3. madpoet

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    Can't wait for football tomorrow to use the PIP more! Still trying to figure out how you change the channels independently ;)
     
  4. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    As with DoublePlay, each tuner is independent of the other.

    You swap between the two with DOWN ARROW, and change channels as normal.
     
  5. dettxw

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    You just make a PiP window active (the big window, or the left one in SbS) then change the channel.
     
  6. markrogo

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    I see others have helped you before I returned to read this. Not that it matters, but I agree with their excellent and helpful comments. Enjoy!
     
  7. hammer32

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    Installer showed up with my HR34 and three H25s. Yippee!

    On the plus side, I have them plugged in to power and their respective TVs and the harmony remotes have been updated appropriately.

    On the down side, the install window was 8-12, he showed up at 3pm without the equipment needed to install a dish on the roof. He did offer me a pole install for $75 (on top of the $54 he wants to run RG-6 to two of the rooms) but I declined. He'll return tomorrow morning to finish the install.
     
  8. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    What installer in their right mind would show up for an install without a dish mount? Geeze. My boss would fire me if I drove to a jobsite knowing I didnt have what was likely needed.
     
  9. hammer32

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    As soon as he walked in the house his boss called, chewed him out for the previous job and apparently docked his pay or took whatever he gets per install away.
     
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Hopefully tomorrow will go better for you.
     
  11. millsjq

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    I also ordered on Monday ( from Value Electronics) and had my CC charged on Monday and have not received any status! I have a install scheduled for Friday morning and I am starting to get worried.
     
  12. lwgreen

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    Installer showed up about 10:00 am yesterday for my SWM16 install. He did everything I expected him to do except he said the HR34 needed to be on one leg by itself because it used more power. And he put the other two DVRs on the other leg. Is this something I missed? He also changed the power inserter to a 29v. He said I had a 21v before.

    Also, it looks like he left one of the outlets on one of the eight-way splitters not terminated. Is this going to cause a problem?
     
  13. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Sounds like he has been reading stories on the internet. 8 way splitters for two DVR's? If you have a terminator, put it on there. Probably wont cause an issue, but no sense tempting it.
     
  14. azarby

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    The reason for the split is the number of tuners can not exceed 8 from either leg of the SWiM-16. 5 tuners for the Hr34 plus 2x2 for each DVR = 9 total. Has nothing to do with power.
     
  15. ronkuba

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    I would call VE on Monday. The last time I talked to Robert was on Thursday and he told me directv said no hr34's to existing customers but he was trying to convince them. So when I got this email it was a pleasant surprise. I'm sure they are working on it.
     
  16. millsjq

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    I just received confirmation of shipment! I emailed VE at 6pm on Saturday not expecting a reply until Monday morning at the best, but within ten minutes I revived a email with a tracking number. What great customer service!
     
  17. Sgt. Slaughter

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    $54 to run RG6 to two rooms for viewing?!!??? I coulda sworn cable runs to the rooms getting TV service were included in installs? Least at my home the DIRECTV "in-house" Tech(not a sub contractor) ran RG6 to the rooms i needed it run at no cost 2 me at all when i had mine done years ago.....

    hope you get a better guy out the next time. They aren't all that bad, and sucks that the few bad apples that are out there continue to get away with the service to some people...
     
  18. jappleboy

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    Just recived my HR34 from solid signal, Will have it setup Wedesday. I nees a 16swm the setup and 16swm will cost me $49 that is not bad.:)
     
  19. azarby

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    I ordered on Tuesday, so no shipment yet (not a problem). When I taked to VE yesterday, they said that the discussions with DTV are still on going and they are trying to get receivers for those that have already placed an order (I guess they got a partial shipment late Friday). Lets see if Robert can work the system to provide us with a nice Christmas present. If not, that's ok too, as the flood gates are to open for availability in Feb. DTV is at the mercy of their suppliers right now. You can bet that they want to get these new products out as soon as possible. It may take a while, but again, it's only a Sat reciever.:D
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Funny how people are getting them from Solid Signal, yet Solid Signal told me Friday they have not sent any yet, as they are still waiting for their first delivery.
     
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