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New HR34/ Whole house owner many questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by e30cabrio, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. e30cabrio

    e30cabrio New Member

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    I just had a whole house system installed including an HR34 and HR22 and an H24. I have 3 RC65RX remotes.

    I have an AVR645 that was controlled fine by my TiVo Premiere XL remote. The 34 has the exact model yet fails immediately in the auto set up as well as when I say Harman Kardon/ I don't know my model. I have tried all 14 codes on the DTV site. I tried 991/3 in the scan for codes mode and the second will raise the volume and if I hit select after the remote reverts to controlling the TV even though it is in AV2.

    I have a 1tb DVR expander I used to double my TiVo Premiere XL I attached it before the unit first booted and it seems to only see it (already down to 97% with only 20 or so shows recorded) Does it deactivate the internal drive?

    How do I dim the lights on the front of the HR24? I tried holding both left & right arrows with no success.


    I'd really appreciate any help.



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  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    When you have an external drive attached, the internal drive is disabled. A tip for you is to boot up with the external unplugged, record 1 show on the internal drive that you would never record. That way if the external drive does not initialize you will know that you are viewing the internal drive as opposed to thinking that your drive just got wiped.

    As for the lights, hold the right arrow on the front panel and then hit the left arrows. I know that works on the Hx2x series, but I would assume that it would on the HR34 as well.

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  3. e30cabrio

    e30cabrio New Member

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  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    I'd get a 2 tb drive. Just keep in mind, if the DVR goes out, the shows are unplayable on a new DVR.
     
  5. e30cabrio

    e30cabrio New Member

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    Having had numerous TiVos replaced I am painfully aware of losing shows. I don't get why they would make the internal drive inaccessible with an external attached. Since it is the same size I'll just leave it alone for now.

    Anyone have a clue about the Harman Kardon AVR not working properly on the remote?
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I suspect the codeset in the supplied remote just doesn't have that model. You might be happier with a third party remote like a Harmony.

    As for why you can't use both internal and external drives, it's just not set up that way. It's not like a PC which is designed to use multiple drives. I grant you, DISH does it that way but the DIRECTV boxes just were not created with that in mind.
     
  7. e30cabrio

    e30cabrio New Member

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    That is the odd part. The HR34 has the make & model. As does DTVs site.


    The TiVo Premiere XL I am switching from allowed teh 1tb internal and this external to give me 2tb.

    Guess I will buy a 2tb drive.

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