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Get the HR34 or wait for the HR44??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jhart05, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. jhart05

    jhart05 Legend

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    Earlier today I called up to get the new Genie.

    Should have stopped here first. I'm reading a lot of problems with the HR34.

    Now I see a first look for the HR44.

    Wondering if I should call to cancel and just wait for the HR44.

    Currently I have a HR24. Am very happy with it, but was interested in the Genie for the 5-program at once capability.

    What do you think? Is it worth it to upgrade from a HR24 to a HR34 or should I wait for the HR44?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

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    There may have been some issues with the HR34 when it was first released but it's very stable now.
     
  3. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    What is a lot of problems? I had mine since Sept. and it is working perfectly fine just like my HR24's
     
  4. jford951

    jford951 Godfather

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    The Hr34 has been a great box for us also. I've got mine sometime late fall
     
  5. jhart05

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    Seemed to be January 2013 posts, maybe I was wrong.

    On the phone with them right now.

    Was going to cancel and wait. But now with the few responses above, not sure if I want to.

    He's trying to find out for me if I'm getting a HR44 or not.
     
  6. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    HR44's aren't even out yet.
     
  7. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    They won't be able to tell you that. When the HR44 is released, it will be treated just like a Genie. You will not be able to specify a HR34 or HR44 unless you go through a retailer. That being said, the HR44 has not been officially released yet.

    - Merg
     
  8. jhart05

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    I didn't think so either, but wasn't sure.

    The CSR said some have been out since the 7th. If that's true or not, who knows. He suggested I stop at a local DirecTV store and see what they are currently installing. I suspect they will only have the HR34's, but still a good suggestion for the future.

    I have 7 days to decide. Install isn't till the 21st. Not DTV's fault it's a week away, I picked that day because I had already taken a vacation day from work.
     
  9. jhart05

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    Yeah, I knew he wouldn't be able to. But he tried. Must be a new guy.
     
  10. jhart05

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  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Someone will always have an issue with sometime in a dvr, its the nature of all technology. Just liek any and everything else. The hr34's are very nice, I'd easily recommend them or the hr44 to anyone I know.
     
  12. lacubs

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    the HR44 will have the same problem the HR34 had, i would think until they get everything sable with the HR44 is will be buggy at first, when i got 34 last June the tech me the 34 was still buggy and been for 2 or 3 months, and i saw that for a few months
     
  13. yall2

    yall2 Mentor

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    Yeh, like this person has a faulty keyboard :hurah: :eek2::nono2:
     
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Until both get into hands of the average user, there's no way to compare 'em except by the hype.

    The HR44 is supposed to be faster, but until its HDD gets packed with recorded shows, it is only hype.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Not really. The issues that the hr34 had, no. The 44 uses the same base code as the 34 now. Remember when the 34 first came out, it didn't even have the HD GUI.
     
  16. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I would go ahead and get the HR34. You've got that scheduled. If you wait, there is no guarantee you would get an HR44 (unless you buy it from a 3rd party vendor like Solid Signal), in which case it is doubtful you would get any discount or deal on it.

    As to the HR34 itself, I've got one and am quite happy with it. I have also had an opportunity to use an HR44, and it is nice. The biggest difference (to me) was the size of the unit, not the performance or reliability.
     
  17. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

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    i agree, but will the 44 have problem like the white guide issues? or other problems that 34 did? until direcTV updated it
     
  18. wco81

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    What is the integrated Wifi?

    Does that mean you can use Wifi for networking instead of DECA?
     
  19. HoTat2

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    AFAIK its like having an internal wireless CCK capability;

    ***********

    But what I want to know was what's different about the C41 RVU client for the HR44 as opposed to the C31 is for the HR34?
     
  20. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    The HR44 will be running the same NR software as the HR34 when it is release.
     

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