I do know the HR44 does wireless streaming, but that really isn't relevant to me. My question is, are there other technology differences between the two? The tech (who had a snyde attitude and i should have just hung up on) told me there is absolutely no difference in the two. Then said he'd rather have the 44. When i asked what the difference was, he said there is none, so i stated that they don't change model numbers, there HAS to be a reason for the change, and he again said there is no difference but the 44 uses a different remote. To which i replied... so there's a difference. he was a snotty little kid that clearly didn't know the answers to the quetsions, to i just got through the call and came here where actual intelligence can be found. Can someone tell me why i got a 34 if there are 44s shipping? and what is the dif? is this something I need to return? the reason I ask is because I will keep this for 2 years. a couple days wiating for the right receiever makes sense if that's what i should be getting. The remote is the same as my 24, which....stinks. and I do like the look of the new remote, but frankly that's not a reason to dislike the box. Can someone help me out? i did find one thread here stating that one difference is that the 44 has wireless built in so it can stream to the minis without cables. I will RARELY use the minis to watch anything o the genie anyway, so that's rather inimportant to me. before I activate this i should know what the differences are, and I'm wondering if anyone can help. P.S. I did find that the 44 will not work in R/F mode with the old ugly remote that i got i MUST have RF, so i'd like to know more about that. if you were getting a box, expecting a 44 and got a 34 would you be happy? what are the real diffs? i'm concerned about things like power, but my guess is that hasn't changes. the 44 lookst o be a touch smaller, but that's a moot point to me. Thanks, i'll wait to hook this up till i know.