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Switching back ,Hr 34 questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by damondlt, May 7, 2012.

  1. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    The HR34 cannot schedule a recording to the HR24 and the 24 cannot schedule to the 34.

    With Whole Home they can view the recorded programming from each other.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Though we never know, that feature could be added in the future.
     
  3. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    It would be a welcome feature here. :)
     
  4. uncrules

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    This is why all of my TVs have HD DVRs hooked up to them. I've become addicted to pausing and rewinding live tv. So I have to have a HD DVR in all rooms. The plus side to this is I have 13 tuners alive and kicking and I've had nine recording at once.

    The downside is I can't schedule a recording on one dvr from another. But the Directv app will do that for me. Or I could get off my butt and go to the other room. :)
     
  5. HoTat2

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    Quite similar to me too ... :)

    1 HR34-700 with AM21N
    1 HR21-200
    1 HR24-500
    1 R22-100 with AM21
    1 HR22-100
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    13 tuners total combined.

    And also a subscriber since '95 as well :p
     
  6. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Thats fine, I don't mind not recording DVR to DVR ,as long as I can still playback movies and shows without issues from DVR to DVR. Which should work fine correct?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    No issue there within the limits. A regular DVR can serve one program at a time, the HR34 can serve three at the same time. This is in addition to watching something different locally on the DVR server and recording on all tuners.
     
  8. damondlt

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    How do the receivers interact with each other? Wireless?
    Does the HR34 have to be plugged directly into the router?
     
  9. dpeters11

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    It's all through coax and in the DECA cloud. The hr34 does not need to be plugged directly into the router but it can be as one way to get Internet access in the DECA cloud.
     
  10. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I'm just worried that if its wireless, it may not reach certain parts of my house if the HMC is on my first floor.

    That wouldn't be good if my Daughters couldn't access the HMC from their remote receivers because of wi fi issues.
    As right now I have to have my Router on the 2nd floor just so all my rooms can access the internet wirelessly.
     
  11. RAD

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    WHDVR does not use wireless, as mentioned it's all done via coax and DECA. Just have the installer drop a coax line where your router is located so they can install the broadband DECA there for Internet access.
     
  12. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    That will be no problem, I'm ditching my Cable services all but internet. So it should be fairly easy for him with the extra wire thats already present. The wires are only a year old and 3Ghz.
     
  13. damondlt

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    Getting ever so close to my install. Can't wait!
     
  14. jkhering

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    New to the forum, considering switching to DirecTV from comcast.

    This issue mentioned above has me debating about getting the HR34 + all non-dvr receivers or getting at least one other HD-DVR in the system to have another TV able to pause live TV.

    My question though, since you can schedule a recording on the HR34 from any of the other receivers (right?), is couldn't you "schedule a recording" for whatever you're currently watching live, then pull up the list of recordings and play it with the recording in progress, and then hit pause? I know it's an extra step vs. simply being able to hit the pause button live, but I'm wondering if it's technically possible to do this. Thanks!
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Yes, if you want to pause something, hit record then go to the recording, as long as the 34 had a spare tuner.
     
  16. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Well all set up.
    Got

    HR 34, HR23, H25, D12

    Took 4 hours for the install, and everything seems to be good.
    Love the new hd guide, and the ease of the system is great.
    Still notice some speed issues with remote response, but hoping its because its still gathering information.
    The H25 is quick, the HR34 is not as fast but still acceptable.
    But the HR 23 seems sluggish. I hope it gets better.

    The picture quailty is again top notch, been greatly missed. On demand looks much improved, just hope downloaded are fast and not "on demand in 2 hours "
    With my 15 mbps Internet it should be quick. At least in theory. Lol.
     
  17. dexware

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    I wouldn't have gone with a SD receiver at all but to each and their own. I would have also told that guy to take a hike with that HR23. No way would I have allowed older equipment like that.
     
  18. RAD

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    Yea, I'm really surprised that on a new install with WHDVR that you got an HR23.
     
  19. damondlt

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    The installer said they haven't had an HR 24 in their stock since November. So my guess everyone wanted them, and now they don't have any to give.
    They did tell me they flatout will not install HR 21's or HR22's anymore on a new install because of the numorous call backs. I believe that!

    The HR 23 is fine with me , Sure if I paid $199 I would want a HR24 , but since it was $99 , I can't really complain.:)
     
  20. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    The only reason I got the SD receiver is because it was free, It already cost me over $200 , I didn't want to make it over $300

    Sure I could have gotton the HMC and 3 H25's, But that wasn't the proper setup for my needs, so I dropped 2 H25's added a HD DVR and, SD receiver is more then fine for my youngest since you Netflixes with he ROKU 90% of the time anyhow.


    If I would have told the tech to leave with the HD DVR, I wouldn't have gotton one.:nono:

    Directv even states in their lease agreement, No equipment is promised. HR20 is all they could have givin me if they wanted.
     

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