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I have CAT5 cables ran to each of my DVRs (2 CAT5 cables in each location, 1 for DVR, the other for XBMC to NAS)

Would replacing the 3 DVRs with HR34 and 2 HD receivers result in saving of $11/month? 3x7=21 vs 7+3(for whole home dvr)=$10

Would I be able to set/delete recorded shows from any of the receivers?

Will directv charge me extra for returning the 3 DVRs and getting the HR34?

Roughly, when will it be available to existing customers in Connecticut?
 

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dandar said:
Would replacing the 3 DVRs with HR34 and 2 HD receivers result in saving of $11/month? 3x7=21 vs 7+3(for whole home dvr)=$10
No. The monthly cost would be the same (HD DVRs cost no more per month than HD receivers if you still have at least one DVR).
Would I be able to set/delete recorded shows from any of the receivers?
Yes.
Will directv charge me extra for returning the 3 DVRs and getting the HR34?
No.
Roughly, when will it be available to existing customers in Connecticut?
Roughly any time you want to pony up for one (a professional Whole Home DVR Service installation may or may not be required). You need to consult with DIRECTV on this as they may be more or less willing to give you a deal.

Unless you have an unnatural desire for doing remote maintenance of the sceduling on the HMC, you would almost certainly be better off to keep two of your existing HR2x rather than throwing that investment out in favor of non-DVRs.
 

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The other reason I was willing to get rid of the DVRs was that it's annoying to have to delete shows on one that I already watched on the other. Would whole home DVR service consolidate all recordings into one list?
 

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dandar said:
The other reason I was willing to get rid of the DVRs was that it's annoying to have to delete shows on one that I already watched on the other. Would whole home DVR service consolidate all recordings into one list?
Yes, it does this.

Im still under the impression that you can get whole home DVR service without having an HR34. Perhaps I am wrong in that idea? If you dont need the HR34 to do it, then you should be able to consolidate all of your current DVRs.

Im in CT and just got my HR34 installed yesterday, and I still have 3 HR2X DVRs as well. They all play nicely on the DECA network.
 

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Would whole home DVR service consolidate all recordings into one list?
It would.

At the same time, you wouldn't need to record the same programs on multiple DVRs if you had WHDS (with or without the HMC).
 

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Might as well bite the bullet and get WHDS then. Thanks for advice everyone.
I would intend on keeping your DVRs for the time being, that way you'll get a SWiM 16 installation.

Then return the DVRs at a later date. Plus it gives you a chance to watch stuff from them while you are setting up series links on the HR34.
 
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