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Is the hd dvr on its way out ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hfa, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. hfa

    hfa Cool Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Noticed on the Directv website and the junk mail, that the HR34 and the Genie are being pushed hard. DOES THAT MEAN THE STAND ALONE HD DVR IS GOING TO BE PHASED OUT ? Iam one of the few people who does Not like computer based equipment in order to see tv or use a phone. Would not want the Hopper at Dish. Most of the time things go wrong for me and my area is Not the greatest for computer and techy devices.
  2. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    I doubt that the HR2x DVRs will be phased out any time soon.
    Not all subscribers require 5 tuners. The older DVRs are still computer based.
    They have an operating system and a hard drive. The HR34 isn't much different except maybe for cirtuitry to handle MRV more efficiently.
  3. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    DirecTV is pushing the HR34 and Genie because they are the newest thing. I do not think the HR 24 is going away any time soon. On the other hand, I do not understand why you think the HR34 is any more or less "computer based" than the HR21, HR22, HR23, or HR24. The only differences are that the HR34 has 5 tuners while the others have only 2 tuners, and the HR34 can interface with the Genie while the others cannot. All of them can be used as stand-alone DVR in a single room or used by other receivers in other rooms.

    The Genie is just a way to get the DirecTV signal to another television without using another tuner. It is great for someone who wants to connect more than 4 televisions to an HR34 without having to run multiple wires from the dish. Any other HD receiver can do the same thing as the Genie, but other receivers (or DVRs) count as another (two in the case of a DVR) tuners. The Genie does not have a tuner, and must rely on one of the 5 tuners in the HR34.
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Hate to say it, but everything is computer based, even if you just have a POTS line and regular phone. It's just that the computer is further down the road.

    But they are right, they all are computers. In case there's a misunderstanding of the term, a computer or Internet connection to it is not required for most functionality. No more so than a normal HD DVR.
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Despite it being very useful, not everyone has the need or fits the profile for Genie. The HD DVR will be around for some time.
  6. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    You might as well ask if Ford, in pushing the Fusion, plans to discontinue the Mustang.

    The answer is no.
  7. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    Mustang not going away and not going to be a Fusion. It will be a rear drive but not a solid rear axel.
  8. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

    May 22, 2012
    D* and the other companies who helped create RVU want to start using that technology now to pave the way. They will not drop any of their current technology because of innovation when practicality would go out the window.
  9. volkl

    volkl Legend

    Jun 17, 2007
    When we can stream current content, dvr's are less necessary.

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