Originally Posted by wtr_wkr
It's just the wife & I, and we're both engineers. (Lives of living with bugs.) We're leaning toward 2 HR24s just to get the storage partitioned. (Her space & my space.) I do not think I can do any partitioning/allocation of HR34's storage. This means her serial recording, when unmanaged, would start deleting my old recordings.
Thanks. Are there differences to important features like: skipping commercials, toggling between two programs (poor mans PIP/PAP), OTA(one coax vs 2), Netflix download to? (TV vs ?), wired eNet vs D's eOverCoax (I have cat6 to all rooms), audio (5.1), ...
I'll be pulling more rg6 soon. Is there any advantage pulling 2 runs of coax to each room anymore?
Re MRV,I understand that wired (non DECA) can work but it's not supported. Is there any advantage to this? (Maybe just good for trouble shooting.)
And, with 2 HR24s, could I record 2 on mine and watch a 3rd, live channel coming from her HR24? This could be a key difference between 2 HR24 vs an HR34.
With two users, the twin HR24s might be a better move, as "his & hers" leave each others alone.
The HR34 is supposed to be a HR24 on steroids, so about the only feature it has that the HR24 doesn't [besides more tuners & space] is the picture in picture.
Neither has an OTA tuner, but both work with the AM-21 add-on OTA tuner.
The HR2x line is [and always will be] limited to two recordings [even with two more tuners from the AM-21], where the 34 will record five.
Networking is easy as both have the DECA internally.
You'd need to breakout to feed your TV a netflix as none of the DirecTV units have this. DirecTV uses their OnDemand, which comes in part from the SAT feed, but more from your internet connection.
DECA and the HR34 require the SWiM, so only one coax for this, but for OTA, you'll need a second coax.