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HR34 upgrade

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by anleva, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. PMA

    PMA Mentor

    Jul 20, 2002
    But that is for matrix 7.1 and not discrete. I'd rather let the AVR choose the content audio provided by DirecTV or a Blu Ray disc, even in 5.1 vs. a simulated 7.1. More recent Blu Rays are coming out with discrete 7.1 audio (The Avengers as an example) so true content is slowly coming. Back to my original question, I was just curious what the H34 may be plumbed for assuming DirecTV is possibly planning for future audio enhancement similar to when 5.1 was initially rolled out.
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I doubt you'd be able to tell the difference.

    I've been using PLIIx with my 7.1 set up for over 8 years. I watch everything in 7.1, and have for a long time. Listening to 5.1 in a 7.1 setup is a waste, IMO.

    When I am watching a BD with discreet 7.1, I use that, but the differences are minor.

    But to your original question, I don't think the HR34 can output anything other than 5.1
  3. Rent_Share

    Rent_Share AllStar

    Aug 31, 2011
    Pre-Mature Participation

    What are my chances of getting:

    • A Leased HR34 as an Upgrade to the Owned DSR708
    • Upgrade from WB68 to SWM16
    • Whole Home Supported Connectivity

    With the HR20/21/23/34 I would be looking at 11 Tuners 2.1TB in storage

    I am not afraid of doing the hook up so I could pass on the truck

    With just a service comitment
  4. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Call them up and ask...if you call them and order an HMC and say you want to upgrade to DECA, they will come out and install everything you need...the chances of them allowing you to DIY are pretty slim.

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