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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. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    For certain.
  2. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Nothing wrong with that. :)

    However, you were smart to pay $399 for a $399 item if you wanted to go ahead and get it.

    I'm chomping at the bit for one, but $399 is WAY TOO RICH for my blood these days... heck, my Christmas bonus isn't even enough to afford one (assuming I'll even get one this year), and even if it was, I do not need to spend it on the HR34. However, come next year, I will definitely be attempting to get a deal on one. Bonus... the HD GUI will most likely be out then...

    I am no longer hoping for the exchange program that was rumored... :(

    In the meantime, I get to live vicariously... :D

  3. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Mine was a mono top loader with SP and LP speeds, and was $1200 in 1977. I remember the first movie I bought was Star Wars, and I was in the Air Force stationed in Panama Canal Zone. I played that movie for friends, and people I didnt even know who heard about it and dropped by my barracks room every night for a month. They brought the rum and coke, I played the movie. On a 12" Sony Trinitron :)
  4. crownman6

    crownman6 New Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Had an issue with the HR34. My other receivers (HR24s) were not seeing the HR34 for Whole Home purposes. Called DTV. Was immediately transfered to case management. They were extremely helpful (reset all receivers). They also opened a file and will be following up with me in 4 days to make sure all is well with the HR34. I was told they are keeping close tabs on the HR34 before full distribution in February. Guess that is why they are not giving old subscribers (like me - since 1994) first dibs. They want to be sure that these babies work.
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    That's 9 tuners there at least. Did they put in a SWiM-16?
  6. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    And really at the time, worth every penny.
  7. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    Same for For me that was 1981 dollars -Panasonic VHS -6hrs vrs the Beta war 5hrs :lol:
    AH-Those were the days :)
  8. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I couldn't afford it, so I got by with some SD TiVos and a Hughes HTL-HD. However, had I could, I probably would have felt that way myself.

    I guess I'm lucky in that regard. While I would LOVE an HR34 for the five tuners, 100 Series Links, and 1TB drive, I'm very happy with the HR24-100s I own. The HR34 may do it better, but it (the HR24-100) gives me most every feature I really want, so I'm not impatient about the wait.


    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    My 34 was unresponsive again yesterday afternoon. Had to pull power.

    How much do you think I paid for my first BluRay player?
  10. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009

    Minor difference. Hr10-250's were (until the very end) owned and you could resell it for something, the HR34 is leased and you will have to write off your $399 at the end. I paid $399 and $299 for my HR10's from DirecTV and ended up getting back about half after all was said and done from selling one and parting out the other. You don't "buy" the HR34 from VE or SS you lease it.
  11. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Point taken, but even if you paid $599 on ebay for a leased HR-34, you still might end up paying less for the "use" than you would have for the original HR-10. Think about paying $999 and then being able to sell it 5 years later. You would still have to have sold it for $399 to be equal.
  12. thepoloman33

    thepoloman33 Mentor

    Jun 20, 2006
    I often use the DirecTV iPhone app to schedule recordings. When recording sports, I add 1.5 hours of padding.

    I'm getting an error that says "Unsupported Receiver: The following receiver(s) do not support padding" whenever I attempt to record to HR34. Has anyone seen this before?


  13. wco81

    wco81 Legend

    Feb 23, 2008
    How did you get an HR34 in Los Gatos, a new D* subscriber?
  14. thepoloman33

    thepoloman33 Mentor

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ordered from Value Electronics a few weeks ago. Great company BTW.
  15. mjwagner

    mjwagner Icon

    Oct 8, 2005
    Has their been any indication as to when the HD GUI will begin to roll out to the HR34's?
  16. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    Not that ive read.
  17. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I have not heard a thing.
  18. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    How long did DirecTV work on the H/HR2x HDGUI? A year? How long has the HR34 been out? A few months when counting the test group. All that adds up to it will be a while for the HMC HR34 HDGUI to reach the masses.
  19. F1 Fan

    F1 Fan Icon

    Aug 28, 2007
    Dont forget that with RVU there are more variables involved in coding it too - and in testing. So I wouldnt expect it for a long time yet.
  20. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I don't think you can base it on how long they worked on it on the other boxes. We know they're using fairly high builds internally. I'd be surprised if it doesn't show up in the first quarter.
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