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HR44 Deployment locations

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

  1. Aug 7, 2013 #221 of 404
    peds48

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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?
    I see no reason why you would not be happy with the 34. I've mine for a year and a half with no issues
     
  2. Aug 7, 2013 #222 of 404
    peds48

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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?
    NO way to find out the day before or earlier. wait for the tech to call you
     
  3. Aug 7, 2013 #223 of 404
    alcatholic

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    NO way to find out the day before or earlier. wait for the tech to call you


    If the tech doesn't call me, for whatever reason, and he shows up at my door with an HR34, is there a polite way to refuse the install and ask to reschedule?
     
  4. Aug 7, 2013 #224 of 404
    peds48

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    If the tech doesn't call me, for whatever reason, and he shows up at my door with an HR34, is there a polite way to refuse the install and ask to reschedule?
    just tell him that you want an HR44 and that you would like to reschedule. Your order will be put on hold and you have to call DirecTV to specify another date, unless the tech want to do it for you...
     
  5. Aug 7, 2013 #225 of 404
    morgan79

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    ok i understand that you might not get a 44,, but i was told they could drop ship me a reciever..dtv said they couldnt do that....
     
  6. Aug 8, 2013 #226 of 404
    VaJim

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    well...Im getting the HR34 as we speak. I decided to go ahead and take it....no HR44 here in Norfolk. I should be able to re-config my JVC amp and I'm off to enjoying the Genie. I hope I made the right decision.

    Thanks to all
     
  7. Aug 8, 2013 #227 of 404
    Bill Broderick

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    They can. But they have rules for when they can and can't. Essentially, if you're able to just replace an existing receiver with a Genie, meaning that you already have an SWM 8 tuner ready system and won't be going over the 8 tuner limit and don't want a tech to install the Genie, you may get them to drop ship it.

    With anything else (need an installer, have a SWM-16, don't have SWM at all, don't have Whole Home, etc...) they will not drop ship to you.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    My parents had a Genie installed today, HR44. The installer told them that they haven't had a 34 in months. They are in the Knoxville DMA (Crossville).
     
  9. Old_School

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    I had a HR44 installed at the end of July in York, PA. Three days ago we had a violent thunderstorm come through and the next morning the 44 would not power up. Called to get a replacement and the CSR thought with a storm blowing though it would be a good idea to send a tech out to make sure everything else was up to snuff... The tech was a "auth, Installer" and showed up with a HR34 with a replacement. The first guy that came with the 44 said that is all he has been installing and the second guy with the replacement said hes never seen a 44 in person yet.. so i guess (in my area atleast) it just depends on who Directv sends...

    he also swapped out my C41 because he claims that they only work with the HR44.... reading posts here i personally know that is total bull but, as long as they all work i don't care whats feeding them...
     
  10. adamson

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    That really sucks...I would be bummed.
     
  11. swdude12

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    I just upgraded to a Genie for $100...does this seem reasonable? I also but a note on there asking for a hr44.
     
  12. adamson

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    $100 for a genie install? If so that's a great deal...I had to pony up the $49 install fee. I also got two clients included in total price.
     
  13. swdude12

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    It was $100 for the genie upgrade and $20 for the install...
     
  14. Old_School

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    Notes on the account requesting a HR44 are useless.... i have several techs tell me that they never see them and the CRS's just say that to make you feel warm and fuzzy during the call....
     
  15. peds48

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    Very true.
     
  16. alcatholic

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    It seems the Westside of LA is out of HR44.

    My installation was on Friday, and my installer had an HR34 in the truck so I rescheduled for Sept 14. I actually spoke with the office instead of the field tech, and I didn't remember to ask when the HR44s might be in or if they ran out or whatever. I have the office number, so I will call them back and see what they can tell me about HR44.

    However, earlier Friday morning, I ran into another DirecTV installer crew about 3 miles away. I asked if they had HR44s for their customers today, and he said that their warehouse was completely out of HR44s. I don't know if that crew was from the same company as the crew that was going to do my installation.

    Anyway, take my data point for what it's worth, but no HR44 in the warehouse of one or more installation companies serving the westside of LA. 90024 and 90025.

    Do I have to enter this into the google form, or will the OP take my post and enter the data?
     
  17. chroma601

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    Just got an HR44 in Sylva, North Carolina, in the middle of the Smokey Mountains.
     
  18. TNUser

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    Just had HR44 plus one Client installed this morning in Franklin(Nashville), Tennessee.

    I did not get the new remotes. Can I call and have the new remotes sent to me from DirecTV?
     
  19. adamson

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    You do not want the new remotes anyway. Trust me you will change back to the old ones quickly. Im sure directv will send you some if you want them though. Give them a call asap.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    And I disagree, the new remote is great for me, love the new volume button. While short on a couple things, the loss of the stop button and format buttons have not affected me, as I never used them anyway. And since its supposed to come with the remote, and everyone has different preferences, he should get the right remote as well
     

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