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HR34 v 44

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by raromr, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. raromr

    raromr Legend

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    Have had the HR34 since it came out last year. Finally seems to have most bugs gone. Make any sense to replace with a 44? Tech was by and said they are still glitchy. Also does the 44 operate like the 24 when you skip forward 30 secs the status bar stays off. My biggest gripe with the 34 is that happening with the status bar every time I do a skip.
     
  2. kaminar

    kaminar Mentor

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    Depends on how bad you want it and what offers your account qualifies for. Check your account online at http://directv.com or call 800-531-5000 (with your account number/billing ID) to speak with a rep for details. I'd wait for the C41W (and Wireless Media/Video Bridge) to go mainstream before upgrading. The HR44 is a nice upgrade all by itself, but with the wireless option (coming soon to a neighborhood near you), it will answer a lot of prayers.

    Good luck!

    -=K=-
     
  3. west99999

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    IMO they are both equal. (not enough difference to matter) If you already have the 34 then the only way to get another one is a Service Call and the tech have 44 instead of 34's . DTV will not schedule an upgrade for another one unless you deactivated the one you have and sent it back. Or go to a retailer and order it.
     
  4. raromr

    raromr Legend

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    No interest in the clients. What about the status bar issue?
     
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    The statu star is just how all genies operate at this time. The hr44 is no different in that regard.

    You should look up the hr44 first look to see the real differences, and software wise they are basically the same.

    I love them both. They both work great for me.
     
  6. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    Dripping...
    The C41W and Wireless Video Bridge also work with the HR34, it's not a HR44 only device.
     
  7. Datagg

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    No offense, but this comment is just incredible. Have you read the issues going on with the 34?... again no offense, but wow.
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    Well, I agree with the "incredible" comment. Some people have issues, and with every single box out there from every single provider.
    I don't see widespread issues now with the '34, though certainly some have them, and will have them.

    (Same with the HR77 I am designing; it won't work right for everyone. But it'll have 16 tuners, wireless, and I mean completely wireless [60 hours off a new battery I am inventing], 16 Terrabytes solid state storage, and do holograms.)
     
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  9. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yes, but will it be completely silent? ;)
     
  10. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes, but will it be completely silent? ;)


    Where's the emocon for dying while laughing to hard? :lol:
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    :rolling: :rotfl: !rolling :bang
     
  12. raromr

    raromr Legend

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    No offense but you are kind of childish. Again, no offense.
     
  13. ticmxman

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    OOOOOoooohhhh NOOOOOooo not here to.

    Sorry raromr, I believe this relates to another thread that went on and on and on.
    The 30 second is only on briefly on my HR44 when activated.
     
  14. Datagg

    Datagg Legend

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    That sounds really awesome... Will it work with mind control also?
     
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    Oh, my yes! As long as the user is of average intelligence (100) up to 140. IQs higher than that tend to put out too many ideas/wants that it'll confuse the mind reading abilities of the unit.

    So, how much would you pay for such a receiver??
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    I am deeply offended. That is, if your comment is directed at me or my pals. Is it? What's your beef with the subject, then?
     
  17. o7RAVENS

    o7RAVENS Mentor

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    Are we talking buying or leasing ? he he
    I'm still trying to find out if anyone has the hr44 in Baltimore.
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    There's at least one huge thread about regional availability.

    Oh, and as to the dream unit, I'm working on getting the mfg. costs down to under $5.00 so we can give them away....
     
  19. Datagg

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    My saliva production will be on overdrive until the dream unit is a reality... :righton:
     
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    Call Coach Harbaugh! Are we meeting again in the SB?? Time for the other bro. to get a ring....

    Back to real stuff: Some are suggesting to order the Genie, then when the installer calls to confirm, ask him if he has one on the truck for you... I don't care for that approach, but it is an approach.

    Good luck!
     

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