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CES 2013: Engadget posts a hands on for the HR44

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mike Bertelson, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I understand what you’re saying and you have a valid point on both sides. And you’re correct that both companies are are misrepresenting the space available.

    However, a 2TB drive delivering some 312 hours of MPEG4 HD in the Hopper and a 1TB drive delivering some 225 hours in the Genie...Genie is using ≈90% of its advertised storage space vs. 62% for Hopper.

    If I put a 2TB drive in an HR34/44 it would have a capacity of ≈475 hours. This yields more than fifty percent more capacity in the same drive size as the Hopper or about 95% of a 2TB drive used for recordings.

    Mike
     
  2. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

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    OUCH!!! :eek2:
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    The deception of actual available storage by Dish is amplified by an exhorbetent rate in comparison, especially when they make such a major deal of it....only to find out its nothing even close to resembling a 2 to 1 ratio. That's the point.
     
  4. chrisjmccord

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    Just to be a devil's advocate here, isn't Dish touting that storage probably based on the fact you can turn off the Prime Time Anytime service and it won't be recording all those shows, which would give you more space? Maybe thats what they are doing? But the same time saying that Prime Time Anytime is there is a bit of trickeration.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    The DVR handling space by utilizing quotas. I posted my attempt to decipher it last year.
     
  6. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Turning off PTAT does not give the space back to the user. The user accessible amount will stay the same.
     
  7. chrisjmccord

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    Oh ok, well I figured you all knew more about this than me and my noobness. :hurah:

    My install is Sunday, I'm going to ask the guy if he has any new HR44s, lol, just to see. :D
     
  8. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    HR44 has been announced but not launched. I've got $10 says he doesn't have any. :)
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    especially, if you know the space is the same and sharing between PTA and other categories include user's :) see that thread with H quota dissection attempt
     
  10. chrisjmccord

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    Ok so just announced, I gotcha. Do they announce when they are launched or just roll them out and people start seeing them?
     
  11. dpeters11

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    With the 34 they first rolled it out to certain markets, then nationwide, though the average user wouldn't have known of its existence.

    Of course members here know of several resellers, and we were able to start getting them early (at full lease price).

    Since the 44 is not totally new (the 34 at release still had the old GUI), it probably won't take as long to be available nationally, but predominantly on the installers trucks may still take time.
     

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