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can't stand my HR22-100 any longer

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Richard, May 17, 2013.

  1. CCarncross

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    I believe that having Whole Home is supposed to be a requirement for owning a Genie. Its sad that its not being enforced uniformly for all customers as it should be. You want a Genie, you get Whole Home, you dont want to pay for whole home, tough, no Genie or go find another provider.
     
  2. sbl

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    No, simply having a Genie does not force Whole Home. Having a Genie and one other WH client does.
     
  3. acostapimps

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    That is replacements not upgrades, with replacement if the receiver fails than you get the same model (either free with PP or $20 shipping without PP or they waive the fee) but with upgrades you get whatever they have available, What usually happens is if its self installed and they ship it to you, you might get refurbished older box or similar to the HR22, it could be a HR24 if you're lucky, now if its a truck roll and a tech is installing, depending If they have HR24/44 available in stock then there's a chance you get a 24/44, but it varies on what the installer brought with him.
     
  4. Richard

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    If they had a non-Genie HD-DVR that performed as well as the HR44, then that would be fine with me. But they don't, so that is the model I bought. I don't use Whole-home, and shouldn't have to pay for something I am not using.
     
  5. Rtm

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    If they had a non-Genie HD-DVR that performed as well as the HR44, then that would be fine with me. But they don't, so that is the model I bought. I don't use Whole-home, and shouldn't have to pay for something I am not using.


    The HR24 has pretty respectable performance. I'm sorry you don't feel the same.
     
  6. jimmie57

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    I had an HR23 that died recently and I moved my HR24 into the Den while I was waiting on the replacement. Wow, what a difference.
    I was lucky with the replacement and it was another HR24-100. I am very happy with them. In fact, they operate with the same basic speed as my son's nor DVR model H21.
     
  7. Phil17108

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    I have had the MRV since the bate test and if I remember right it's a whole 3 bucks. I am sure if I had not had a single wire system, thats what is really required for the MRV or whole home, it would have been installed with the free upgrade. What is absolutely required for the 34/44 genie is the single wire system, and all new DirecTV installs are that.
     
  8. Rich

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    Agreed. Comparing a 23 with a 24 will always end up the same way. I've gotta say I'm not thrilled with the 24-100s loud fan or the time it requires to delete a lot of programs at once. My 24-500s perform this task much more quickly. The fans aren't noticeable in a noisy room, but in a quiet room where you're trying to read it gets pretty annoying.

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  9. n3ntj

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    I had the exact same problems with my HR22-100 for nearly 24 months. It was very annoying. I bought a new HR24-200 from Solid Signal last fall.
     
  10. Richard

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    well, the Whole Home DVR charge is back already, guess I will just have to pay it, though it's something I will never use. I never signed up for it after the free trial they had before they started charging for it, why would I want it now? I don't use DECA so my setup is not a supported one, guess it's the price you have to pay to not have to deal with their horridly slow older HD DVRs.
     
  11. acostapimps

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    The HR44's are making the HR24's look like the HR22's when it comes to response and speed of the unit, okay maybe not to that extreme but it reacts a lot faster than the 24's, if only then allow two Genie's per account then I wouldn't hesitate getting another HR44.


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  12. jimmie57

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    I found this small writing at the bottom of the page in the link.

    *Limit three remote viewings per Genie HD DVR (model HR34 Advanced Whole-Home DVR) at a time. Remote viewing requires a model C31Client, H25 HD Receiver(s) or RVU-enabled TV/device in each additional room, a SWiM network and Advanced Receiver Service ($25/mo.) To access HD programming, HD television equipment also required.

    Link: http://www.directv.com/technology/genie
     

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