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HR44 and C41 clients now have a launch date

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by goinsleeper, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Jan 28, 2013 #41 of 108
    Rich

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    Would you view post# 40 in this thread and tell me if I used the second question mark correctly? Kinda puzzled me. BTW, if I get a 44, I'll only accept it if it is free of cost. I can wait until all the bugs are worked out.

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  2. Jan 28, 2013 #42 of 108
    Mike Greer

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    Rich - my money is they don't take the extreme subscriber like you into consideration!:D

    I suspect the 1 per account has two reasons - first that automatically means a SWM16 and second - their code-monkeys would have to write code so the clients and HR44s wouldn't get confused.

    I'm sure the SWM16 is their first consideration... But I wonder how much trouble having two HR34/44 and 5 or 6 clients would cause in their 'get it out the door yesterday' software engineering environment.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2013 #43 of 108
    HoTat2

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    Case in point earlier on the other thread about always noting the context, I think you meant you need at least 8 of the "Genie Clients." ;)

    Unless you're saying you need 40 satellite tuners. :D
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 #44 of 108
    veryoldschool

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    Given that each client gets paired to the Genie with a PIN, they don't get "confused".
     
  5. Jan 28, 2013 #45 of 108
    Laxguy

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    I think it's O.K. It would be simpler to just say "... does their plan include backing up content?"
     
  6. Jan 28, 2013 #46 of 108
    chrisjmccord

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    Are the D* installers they send out like independent contractors or do they show up in a D* Van as you see with the installer forces of AT&T or Cox etc? I can't recall seeing a D* van or not in OKC?
     
  7. Jan 28, 2013 #47 of 108
    Rich

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    No, I truly meant the Genies. I also said in that post that nobody in my home wants a non-DVR receiver. That should have clarified it for you, no?

    I've got 24 tuners in use now. Another 16 couldn't hurt... :lol:

    Rich
     
  8. Jan 28, 2013 #48 of 108
    Rich

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    I did that at first and then I thought the sentence in parenthesis had it's own question mark and perhaps it would be proper to add the second question mark. Doesn't look right with both "?" marks, but seemed to need one. I guess I over-thought that one.

    Thanx,

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  9. Jan 28, 2013 #49 of 108
    Rich

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    We get sub-contractors with D* emblazoned on their trucks. Service on that level has improved very much.

    Rich
     
  10. Jan 28, 2013 #50 of 108
    dettxw

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    Local installers are DirecTV employees.
    Offices are down on I-240 West of the Base, there is a big electronic sign.
    They have done good work since DirecTV took over the contractor a few years ago.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2013 #51 of 108
    Mike Greer

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    I just figured there would be more code to write if there are multiple HR34/44s on the same network... Just a guess... But I do know that more code = bad thing!

    What would your theory on 'One HR34/44 only rule' be?
     
  12. Jan 28, 2013 #52 of 108
    veryoldschool

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    Let me just call these "thoughts":

    DirecTV seems to focus on a four room/TV customer. One Genie & 3 clients.

    "I suspect" supply is impacting the current limit to some degree.

    DirecTV is promoting the Genie heavily these days.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2013 #53 of 108
    Bill Broderick

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    My first guess would be inventory availability. Back when DirecTV was doing the Mpeg-4 conversion and requiring that people move from the HR10-250, in order to keep all of their HD programming, it was very difficult to get multiple HR-2x's for a while (although they allowed people to "purchase" additional leased HR-2x's from retailers at the time).
     
  14. Jan 28, 2013 #54 of 108
    longrider

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    If it was mentioned I missed, what is going to take to be sure you get a HR44? Is it going to be like regular DVRs where to be sure you get an HR24 you have to go to Solid Signal? Or will he HR44 be in its own class? Knowing the policy of "A DVR is a DVR" I would suspect a policy of "A Genie is a Genie" to be likely
     
  15. Jan 28, 2013 #55 of 108
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes I think it will be just like that. You won't be able to get a specific model from DIRECTV.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2013 #56 of 108
    chrisjmccord

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    Thanks dettxw! I'm feeling better now, I think I'm just going to let it ride and go with all the positive input from you and other D* subscribers and trust my gut that this is the right way to move. If I end up regretting it at least I know who in Choctaw to come after, jk...
     
  17. Jan 28, 2013 #57 of 108
    goinsleeper

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    Stuart is correct. A genie will be a genie. With that said, the market for HR44's will have to grow. Very doubtful they will launch the HR44 across he country at the same time. Supply is, again, the biggest factor there.

    I can only assume that getting an HR44 will be on the rare side until closer to third quarter based on area.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2013 #58 of 108
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    I hope by the time i go back to directv in the fall of this year, they will offer me a free hr44 genie like they do right now with the hr 34.If not i'll just wait until they do. I'd rather have the latest tech,of course i know they may have something newer and better by then. although i hear verizons coming out with a new 6 tuner media player soon,I still want to go back to directv because of the way they do nba league pass (mainly dual feeds and all celtic games in HD) plus directv spreads the payments $29.99 over 6 months while verizon charges $44.99 over 4 months.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2013 #59 of 108
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    Since they (stupidly) omitted the optical digital audio port on the HR34, MAYBE indicating a need for an optical output may be a way to force a HR44? Worth a shot anyway I guess, when the time comes.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2013 #60 of 108
    cypherx

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    Well if SolidSignal will charge around $400 for one, I'll have to wait it out. That's too much. I'll pay $200 but not $400.
     

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