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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. RealStuart

    RealStuart New Member

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    I would PM you, however the site won't let me since I am a new user. My reply was:

    So thank you - I certainly would value your opinion. One thing that drives me insane about the HR24 that we have right now is that when we're in the guide and are rapidly hitting page up/down (i.e. not holding either button down) there is a lag before the next page is displayed. On the H24 we have, this lag is not there - at all.

    My main concern is the ability to have 5 tuners, and to make that paging lag disappear. If is it not present in the HR34, then it is something Id consider, however after viewing your video and watching you do what you described, the continued lag will drive me crazy.

    Any idea when we'll see the HR44 available in Michigan?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I believe that once you reach 5 posts you'll be able to PM.
     
  3. RealStuart

    RealStuart New Member

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    Empty post so that I have 5 and can PM.
     
  4. Mike Greer

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    If you think the HR24 is slow to page up/down I've got a HR22 you'd love! Ok - I don't have the HR22s anymore because they were much slower than the HR24 and I couldn't take it anymore.

    It sounds like the HR24 is slower than you'd like and by most accounts here (I don't have one) the HR34 is slower than the HR24 but faster than the HR21/22/23s.

    My advice would be to wait - especially since you already canceled! No reason to buy-in with something slower than you already don't like the speed of. You may also want to see the HR44 in action before you commit.... I'd say there is a pretty good chance (almost a certainty) that the HR44 will still be slower than your H24. Better to know ahead of time than be surprised 10 minutes after the installer leaves.
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    What's the big deal about scrolling as fast as video shows? You can't read what's flying by that fast.
     
  6. RealStuart

    RealStuart New Member

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    It's my preference.
     
  7. Mike Greer

    Mike Greer Hall Of Fame

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    I don't think it is about having to read everything flying by.... It is the general responsiveness of the receiver.

    Some people are just peachy with the speed of even the HR21/22/23s but others (like me!) get annoyed having to slow down to avoid over/undershooting what you are trying to click on....

    A good example is just going to the guide and seeing something you want to record down three lines and over 2 spots... You should be able to hit down-down-down-right-right-record without having to wait for the receiver to catch up. If you want to record a series by hitting record twice you shouldn't have to wonder and/or wait for the DoubleRRs to show up.

    I expect and suspect that it is easier to do this simple example on the HR44 than on the HR34... At least I hope that will be the case.
     
  8. RealStuart

    RealStuart New Member

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    Thank you for providing an example for that which I didn't feel like putting into words :)
     
  9. wco81

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    My bill went up by $15 for the same package this month.

    So I either wait for the HR44 or jump on a Comcast deal and save a lot of money with a double play promo.
     
  10. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Response speed isn't what's displayed in the video ... How fast the guide flies was. I just set a Series Pass on a 34 with the Double R and it appeared immediately. I did down-down-down-right-right-record and there was no waiting.
     
  11. SolidSignal

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    I would be happy to answer questions via PM and create youtube videos to help answer any questions about the speed of the HR44. PMs are prefered, please.
     
  12. Mike Greer

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    Yep - I saw the video. Point is the HR44 is faster and worth the wait for freaks like me.

    I'm happy you're happy.
     
  13. Christopher Gould

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    I can do the samething on my hr34. I can hit the button and not hold it down and be just as fast. If I hold the button down u can't read it
     
  14. Christopher Gould

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    My scrolling effects are set to off. Where they on the test hr34. Only thing that slows mine down is if I page down and happen to land on an ad. That causes a moment hiccup.
     
  15. kram

    kram Godfather

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    I live in metro Denver, one of the first markets to get the HR44. My install is scheduled for Friday, 3/1, and I have a guarantee to get a 44. It was supposed to be available last Tuesday (original install date), but kinks with new remote delayed the rollout. The installer was accompanied by a manager, and both guys said to wait for the 44. The guarantee puts a 44 on the truck for me.
     
  16. inazsully

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    The installer I spoke to on a new install job yesterday suggested that if I want a Genie I should wait for the 44. He listed many improvements over the 34. I'll wait.
     
  17. calidelphia

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    Any idea when the 44 will hit the So. Cal market?
     
  18. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    Los Angeles is usually one of the pilot markets (for obvious reasons).
     
  19. synpse

    synpse Cool Member

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    I just got the free HR-34 Genie receiver. Replaced an R-22 and kept the HR-24. Whole Home DVR is sweet. And the HR-24 is an upgrade over the R-22 for the SD TV's in the bedrooms!

    Already have the SWM setup. The upgrade was so easy that I directed/hands-off-helped my 8 year old son while he actually did the entire upgrade! (all the same cables & cords) Including the phone call to activate, since the 119 sat had 2 red X's on it.
     
  20. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    That's bad. No signal on 119 could cause you issues. I suggest you start your own thread and see if people can't help you get that figured out.
     

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