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HR 34 + HR44??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by topgun80, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    You would have to just wait for the installation date, or flag a tech down and see if they have them yet. Personally I wouldn't let them install a 34 for me (given the choice) because while they are both excellent receivers, the 44 is stupidly fast.
     
  2. acostapimps

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    Might have to see if there's any techs in this area to ask him that question but install date is for tomorrow morning. I don't want to waste the techs time and effort if he don't carry it.
     
  3. acostapimps

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    So I just called and told them to put a note on the work order for the HR44, Will they honor it and bring along the 44? I'll know for sure when the installer calls and confirms what he'll have on the truck, if not I'll reschedule.
     
  4. acostapimps

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    Im willing to pay extra if he brings the 44 if they have it in stock along with gas money :)
     
  5. ryanh9992

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    While the 1 Genie per account policy is still in fact in place, there's nothing that tells us to deactivate if we see them on one account. Its not so much a technically issue as it was just a policy that was put in place due to supply shortages and software limitations that as of now have been long fixed. Will they lift it? I'm sure eventually, we have several HR44s, HR34s, C31s and C41s all working on the same SWMs and they get along fine, during initial setup they ask which server you want to connect to.
     
  6. acostapimps

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    I hope your right, as 2 hoppers can added why not Genies.
     
  7. ryanh9992

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    With the two Hoppers per account thing two together really only equal 6 true tuners. So I can see why Dish doesn't necessarily mind two per account. Plus with the fact that most of you on here are recording junkies unlike most of America who can barely make full use of the Genie, that's probably also why DirecTV hasn't gone and changed policy. It used to be all of a sudden everyone started calling in requesting more DVRs because two tuners just wasn't cutting it, one day 5 tuners wont be enough (hopefully) and DirecTV will maybe change ways and allow more than 1.
     
  8. trh

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    By 'they' do you mean the C31/41 clients? And if yes, and you set the first client to connect to the 34 and the second client to the 44, can these two clients 'see' the other Genie or is it limited to just the Genie it is paired with?

    Also, how do the RVU Smart TVs work with this configuration?
     
  9. ryanh9992

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    They are all able to see each other and talk to each other as well as other HRxx boxes, RVU tvs are the same.
     
  10. Jacob Braun

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    The clients can see multiple Genies but when trying to play back a recording from the non-paired Genie you have errors (as in not working at all...it will just go to the "Delete/Keep" screen). The Samsung RVU TVs show a "DirecTV RVU" input for each server they can see.

    So while the foundation is there, it does not work. I'm sure it will, one day, but not for some time.
     
  11. Griff

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    I should have read this thread first. I just ordered an HR44 to replace my HR34 (which I dislike and my wife hates) from Solid Signal. Anyway, I hope I haven't made a mistake. I had planned on moving the 34 to a "secondary" position and retire one of the 24s.
     
  12. trh

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    Under the features section of the 44 on Solid Signal's site it says that DirecTV will only activate one Genie per account. You probably have to retire the 34 and keep your 24.
     
  13. Jacob Braun

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    Yep, you have to deactivate the HR34 then have them activate the HR44. You will have to return the HR34.
     
  14. P Smith

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    and DTV will return your privileged fee of leasing HR34 ie $199 ... huh huh huh !
     

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