DirecTV’s HR34 DVR Receiver Rumored for 12/8 Release

It’s been a long time since DirecTV announced that they were working with Cisco and Samsung on the RVU multi-room viewing DVR system. It may have taken two years, but DirecTV’s first RVU capable DVR, the HR34, looks likely to launch on December 8. The HR34 is set to be a beast with 5 tuners and 1TB of storage. The HR34 will function as an RVU server capable of distributing television to four clients. In the short term this will mean DirecTV satellite receivers in four rooms, but in the future clients can be properly equipped TVs, set-top boxes, and Blu-Ray players. At only $99 after rebate, is this a compelling upgrade for you DirecTV subscribers out there, or will it be better to wait for RVU clients to hit the scene?

While DirecTV has yet to make an official announcement, retailer info states that it will be available starting Thursday for just $99 after rebate ($399 rack rate), bringing five tuners, 1TB of storage, whole home DVR service in up to four active rooms, and more.