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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. Feb 1, 2013 #81 of 108
    Bill Broderick

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    My guess is that it will likely be just like the HR2x's, with the newest model being sent to the installation people and a mixture of new and refurbished equipment used when they ship directly to a customer.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 #82 of 108
    goinsleeper

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    Check post #57.

    A Genie is a Genie. You won't be able to order a specific model just like HR2x's.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2013 #83 of 108
    Notthecableguy

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone have any reliable information on how many active receivers are currently in use? Any info on the split between standard, HD, and HD DVR's?

    It would be interesting to know what the "average" number of receivers is per customer.

    This kind of information might help inform the discussion on when multiple Genies might be allowed.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #84 of 108
    RAD

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    IIRC previous threads on the subject it was rumored that most folks have three or less receivers and only one DVR, which is supposed to be why the one Genie and three concurrent clients max.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2013 #85 of 108
    ryman

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    Yeah I'd be curious to see if D* reimburses someone who paid for a leased receiver through a 3rd party vendor:lol:
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 #86 of 108
    RAD

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    DIRECTV gave me a $200 account credit when I wanted a HR24 when they first came out so I could buy it from a 3rd party. Don't know if they still do that practice though.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2013 #87 of 108
    ryman

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    Just confirmed with both a D* tech and a trainer with MASTEC - tomorrow is when the field techs start training on the HR44. National release is NOT 02/07 - but the new pricing goes into effect on 2/07 I believe.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2013 #88 of 108
    shuye

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    To continue with what Woj027 was saying:

    With a Genie being a Genie, the 34 has not been out all that long so almost everyone who has one is still under contract, so returns due to a customer leaving Direct would be seem to be pretty low. If Direct stopped production of the 34 and just producted the 44 - the supply of 34's doesn't figure to be that large and it would seem that you would be more likely to get a 44 once they go national.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2013 #89 of 108
    Rich

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    Sadly, using logic rarely works with D*.. :nono2:

    Rich
     
  10. Feb 7, 2013 #90 of 108
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  11. Feb 7, 2013 #91 of 108
    goinsleeper

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    Official launch date does not mean the entire country will begin installing at the same time. Chances are it will begin in Colorado and branch out. No set criteria as to what parts of the country will be receiving it first after that. Might as well add the tag at this point.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2013 #92 of 108
    goinsleeper

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    Also, I would take anything Mastec says with an entire canister of salt.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2013 #93 of 108
    studechip

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    I heard April for general release.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2013 #94 of 108
    wahooq

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    there is NO general releaase date.....yes a genie is a genie...internet access is decided by the field tech I.E. 34 vs 44
     
  15. Feb 8, 2013 #95 of 108
    studechip

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    I heard it from an installer friend of mine. He said the HR44 is being beta tested in two markets in Ohio and will be in general release in late April. He said he was told this in a recent meeting.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2013 #96 of 108
    boukengreen

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    think it will make a difference of which model you will get if don't have a CCK to access online content
     
  17. Feb 8, 2013 #97 of 108
    mdpeterman

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    Do you know which Ohio Markets by chance?
     
  18. Feb 8, 2013 #98 of 108
    goinsleeper

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    Highly unlikely. If it's being installed by a technician, he would come with the connection kit if it was needed, or just connect directly to the router. If it's being shipped out, they will just ship a wireless kit with the genie(assuming it was an HR34). The only difference here is whether they need to include a connection kit with the receiver or not. I don't see that being important enough to warrant a specific model.

    Just my $.02
     
  19. Feb 8, 2013 #99 of 108
    studechip

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    Sorry, I don't. BTW, my sister lived in Westerville back in the late 80s. It was near a reservoir. That's all I remember.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2013 #100 of 108
    goinsleeper

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    I've got a buddy who beta tested the genie for 6 months before its release. He asked about beta testing the HR44 and was told the beta is finished. I would add, he was not told if it had ended entirely or just based on our area.
     

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