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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR44-700 Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Feb 4, 2013 #461 of 672
    Beerstalker

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    I am not exactly against the expernal power supply as it does allow easy replacements if there are to go bad, and it helps get the heat out of the main unit. However, I am not happy with the fact that it seems like they have used some kind of non-standard, or proprietary power connector for it. This can make it extremely annoying to place if the cord is too long/or more likely too short. If they had used some kind of standard connector you would be able to buy longer/shorter cables to replace the original one to get the length you need.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2013 #462 of 672
    Richierich

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    I'm glad to see an External Power Supply and now if we could just get a Plug n Play Swappable Internal Hard Drive then we would be in business. :)
     
  3. Feb 4, 2013 #463 of 672
    top_speed

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    Duly noted.

    So, DTV...Please PLEASE PALEEASE; reflash the 44 so the keys are not embedded to each other but rather upon activation/reactivation to our account??

    This has got to be so easy-peasy compared to launching a bird 22,380 miles above earth!
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 #464 of 672
    Richierich

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    +1000.

    It is so easy I could do it and I am a Caveman!!! :lol:
     
  5. Feb 4, 2013 #465 of 672
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    Yeah, and I also noticed on the latest installation video that the power plug has a proprietary locking mechanism to prevent it from easily being kicked out of the socket or something. A good idea for a more secure power connection than a mere barrel plug, but remember not to make the mistake of trying to quickly remove it by just yanking on the cord. An outer sleeve on the plug itself must be pulled back first to release the lock before the plug can be removed.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2013 #466 of 672
    Richierich

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    I have lost Recordings due to a Bad Hard Drive twice and once Directv Reformatted my Drive on my HR24-500 and I lost all of my Recordings and didn't even have a chance to respond to a message that I didn't want my Drive Reformatted. :nono2:

    It would be relatively easy to do as all of the RID #s associated with all of your DVRs are on Directv's Authentication Server which also has your Account #!!! :)
     
  7. Feb 4, 2013 #467 of 672
    franklin_planner

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    What are the chances we can have an HR34 AND an HR44 on one account??

    I want 10 tuners! :eek2:
     
  8. Feb 4, 2013 #468 of 672
    HoTat2

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    For the present apparently, as far as known, no chance, as the DIRECTV policy is one HMC DVR per household. Outside of maybe a fluke occurrence like when a ("very") few subscribers managed to acquire and maintain activation of two HR34s on their account.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2013 #469 of 672
    inkahauts

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    Right now, none. Someday, I expect it.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2013 #470 of 672
    boukengreen

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    you can have 10 tuners just use a genie, 2 hddvr's and a hd receiver and wholaa you got 10 :lol:
     
  11. Feb 8, 2013 #471 of 672
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    Not impressed with the same thing. To me this is just a commodity and I'll just shop for the best price when it comes down to it. Espn looks the same on all the providers...
     
  12. top_speed

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    To me it is different and enough so that I'm waiting on it vs.getting the HR34 installed like weeks ago for free.

    Faster processor alone (in the world of computers anyway) also means new model names/numbers as well. Now chuck in the fact that the HR44 also has wi-fi connectivity and an external power slab.... you now have some additional perks as well. :)



    If you think this way then you might as well also view your webpages on an old 386 computer. Why? well because dbstalk.com also looks the same on both! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    So Yes, I agree with your statement that ESPN will look the same on both DVR's but does that really mean anything? Well readers choice I guess but when I'm scrolling up/down in the guide (or channels) I'll bet that I get there way faster and smoother than you!

    Cheers
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  13. hdtvluvr

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    +1

    And allow users to move content from old receivers to the new one before deactivation.
     
  14. jibberyerkibber

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    So I'll say it twice: YOU CAN CAY THAT AGAIN! Until that happens, DTV is committing a major crime against its customers, say I.
     
  15. top_speed

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    I feel like we may beating a dead horse but hopefully DTV will start to listen to us paying customers! This has got to be the No.1 gripe with their (us) "DVR Customers".

    Personally- I would also LOVE the ability to create folders (like "Movies, Sports, Debbies Soaps, Lil Johnnies Stuff, etc...) with a move & drop button capability. Again, not that big of deal software-programming wise.
     
  16. Richierich

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    Well, I spoke to a Directv Employee while at CES who is very much in the know of things at Directv and how the Politics and Policies work and dictate what Directv will and will not do or can not do and I was told in no uncertain terms that "It ain't gonna happen!!!".

    I asked why and he stated he couldn't get into the details of it but he assured me that it wouldn't happen even though he thought it would be a Great Thing for certain Directv Customers who want it badly. :nono2:
     
  17. dpeters11

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    I'm still hoping its a not going to happen like DLB.
     
  18. top_speed

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    Well without any definite information as to why not, I will still hold sum hope :)

    Prob didn't ask him about folder creations/organization but that as said is 2nd on my (reflash) HR44 wish list.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Fact is that there have been literally hundreds of suggestions since the HD DVRs came out, and many of them were not only heard, but deployed. So people do listen.

    As a major advocate of archiving, I've authored multiple polls, multiple threads, and various discussions on this topic that support a strong desire of this capability in the past. It is a known desire at DirecTV - heard that directly from a senior engineer. Maybe some day that will happen.

    All that said, functional decisions are typically governed by alot more than meets the eye of users. There are regulatory, business, technical, and other considerations at times.

    Back on topic.

    The HR44-700 Genie as it sits now is simply an amazing unit, and performs like the flagship HD DVR that it is.

    Much like its cousin the HR34 Genie ...it expands the choices and options for the viewing experience. Then again...not everyone needs a DVR with 5 tuners. It's for that reason the HR44 is just one of multiple choices to experience HD DVR operations in the home.
     
  20. Richierich

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    Yes, it seems like this is the Future for Directv happening now and it looks like a Very Positive Future as this DVR solves a lot of problems that DVRs have had in the Past. :D
     

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