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HR44 Deployment locations

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by taveanator, May 31, 2013.

  1. Aug 5, 2013 #201 of 404
    alhurricane

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    I'm upgrading to a Genie, but it is being shipped to my door since I don't need an installer to upgrade any of the hardware/wiring. Is it still a crapshoot if I get a 34 or 44 or DirecTV sending out mainly 44s?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2013 #202 of 404
    peds48

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    I'm upgrading to a Genie, but it is being shipped to my door since I don't need an installer to upgrade any of the hardware/wiring. Is it still a crapshoot if I get a 34 or 44 or DirecTV sending out mainly 44s?
    95% chance you will get an HR34
     
  3. Aug 5, 2013 #203 of 404
    alhurricane

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    Well that's a bit disappointing, but I can't really argue with a free upgrade either.

    Is it because they have a lot of HR34s left in stock and are trying to get rid of them? Hopefully I don't regret the upgrade!

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Aug 6, 2013 #204 of 404
    sangs

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    Just had a Genie installed yesterday in Northeast NJ - an HR34. For those wondering, installer said no HR44s in the field here yet.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 #205 of 404
    VaJim

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    This is not good news. May have to shelf the upgrade idea for this year.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013 #206 of 404
    ttown

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    I have install scheduled for Monday. Of course, requested they call first (usually they do anyway but I have had them just show up for service call before). Will cancel if they do not have HR44 on truck - Tulsa.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 #207 of 404
    Jimbos G

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    Just had a Genie installed yesterday in Utah, HR34. Installer said he has no HR44's.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 #208 of 404
    peds48

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    Just had a Genie installed yesterday in Utah, HR34. Installer said he has no HR44's.
    you will like the HR34
     
  9. Aug 6, 2013 #209 of 404
    Jimbos G

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    Thanks,I hope so. Installer told me the problems with the HR34 usually occur with the clients and I didn't get any, kept my 3 other DVR's.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2013 #210 of 404
    peds48

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    Thanks,I hope so. Installer told me the problems with the HR34 usually occur with the clients and I didn't get any, kept my 3 other DVR's.
    Awesome choice!
     
  11. Aug 7, 2013 #211 of 404
    morgan79

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    i was told today that i could not get a hr 44 in charleston wv,because they have none to give out,,,so was told by installer dtv could drop ship me one,so i called and was told no they couldn't....what is up with this.....
     
  12. Aug 7, 2013 #212 of 404
    MysteryMan

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    The installer was wrong. The only sure way of getting the model receiver you want is by ordering one from SolidSignal or WeaKnees.
     
  13. Aug 7, 2013 #213 of 404
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  14. Aug 7, 2013 #214 of 404
    Bill Broderick

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    He lucked out. DirecTV won't guarantee that you will receive an HR-44 if it's shipped to you. You might get a 44 or you might get a 34. That's why, in the post that you linked to, Dradran was "happily surprised" when he received an HR-44.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2013 #215 of 404
    daniloni

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    Getting an HR34 installed right now in Oakland, CA. Installer said that the HR44s "haven't quite touched" the warehouse here yet. I held out as long as I could, but couldn't wait any longer.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2013 #216 of 404
    MysteryMan

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    +1
     
  17. Aug 7, 2013 #217 of 404
    VaJim

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    ...so what's the score.....HR34 - 115 HR44 - 22......??
     
  18. Aug 7, 2013 #218 of 404
    alhurricane

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    Well you were spot on. I received a HR34 and client at my house today. WIth all of the talk on the HR44 I was hoping to get one. Is there any reason I would not be happy with the HR34?
     
  19. Aug 7, 2013 #219 of 404
    VaJim

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    Eveything I've heard...for the most part,...they are identical. I'm only holding out for the HR44 due to its optical digital out. I could make the HR34 work, would just require some re-wiring and config changes to my current system.
     
  20. Aug 7, 2013 #220 of 404
    alcatholic

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    I just called directv and ordered an upgrade to a genie. I live in Los Angeles, CA. West LA, 90025, near UCLA, to be exact.

    Installation is scheduled for 8/16/13 in the morning. I plan to ask the installer what is in his truck, and reschedule if they don't have an HR44.

    If possible I would like to call the day before. Anyone know who the installer might be in this part of town?
     

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