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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Rtm, Apr 7, 2013.
$299 shipped from weaknees, scheduled for delivery Monday
Just a friendly reminder that is a lease, and not an owned box.
Free upgrade to the HR44
No, I am in South Florida which is not a test market. I think I was just lucky and the HR44 and the new model was finally in stock and they could order it. This week, I ordered the C41 from Directv, the first one was $49, and the second one was $99.
Got those delivered and set up yesterday. The DirecTV rep put the C41 on my order. When the tech came to my house, he did not have a C41 on the truck, and went back to the ware house to get me them.
As an aside, the C41 are crazy small. They are fine for a secondary room, like my kitchen and office, but I don't think I would like it for a main viewing room. There is an input lag in the guide mode and in acquiring channels that would drive me crazy for major watching. I am keeping a HR24-500 as a client for the HR44 in my other main viewing room.
Another update: It looks like the AM21 has the same audio drop out issue for me on the HR 44. My local FOX OTA stations have audio dropout every 10 secs or so when recording. Bummer.
Activated without a problem.
What is the name of the place that has the 44's for $215 ? It was posted in another thread, but I cannot find it right now.
Ah, here is the place. Seems that they have raised the price to $289. Darn. I'll give the bay a try, I suppose.
Free for me. Upgraded to HR34 and 2 Genies, installed new SWIM, all for free!
I asked about getting the HR44 and my installer said they've all been recalled from their supply, something about issues with the internal DECA module failing. Installer said he'd replaced 12 HR44's due to problems this week alone, recommended sticking with the HR34 until the issues are resolved.
Yep, free is great. I called D and they said I didn't qualify for a 44 upgrade. They offered me a C41 or something like that, but I could wait until I qualify for the upgrade. Since I would like the ability to record more than 2 shows at once, I'm going to act now.
I ended up ordering from a seller on the bay. Bummer about the reports of the DECAs failing. If that happens here, I wouldn't want to risk a warrantee replacement - I have a couple of CKK's to use in lieu of the internal DECA.
I have the Premier Protection Plan and took advantage of the free upgrade offered when one of my HR24-500s was failing. Service call was scheduled the same day I called and asked for the free upgrade. Tech showed up a few hours after I made the call and replaced the failing HR24-500 with a HR34-700.
Long time customer, Premium package plus Sunday Ticket, no protection plan, out of contract. I replaced one of my HR2x's with an HR44 and got a GenieGo for a net of $49 installed.
Technically, I paid $99 for the Genie and then they gave me a $50 credit. They charged me for installation and then credited that amount as well, and they gave me the GenieGo for free.
Edit: Oh yeah. They also upgraded my Sunday Ticket to Sunday Ticket Max for free.
Long time customer not under contract. I told D* I would go to Uverse because I would get a gift card, free equipment, and a deal on programming for a year. I paid $49.00 for my HR44, 41 client, and a HR24. They also gave me Showtime and HD service free for three months. On top of that I got Sunday Ticket for free! I had to agree to a two year service contract but I could care less, I think I have been with D* since 1995.
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that issue only affects the HR44-200
My 44 is on the way - I'll check that out when it gets here.
For those that are hit with this issue and request a replacement under warranty, are people being successful in requesting a 44 for the replacement instead of a 34 ?
I purchased an HR44 from a retailer in mid June. We deactivated an HR34 and activated the 44. They said that they would send a recovery kit for the 34. I have yet to receive the recovery kit and have not been charged for not returning it.
Does it usually take this long to receive a recovery kit?
Shouldn't take so long. You might re-request a box to send back with.
Oh man, really? That's the model I have. No issues yet though. Is it only a matter of time? (Actually, is that the reason why it shows up as "Unknown" on Directv's website, under "My Equipment?")
No, don't sweat it! I have that model and no problems. Aside from being reported by a few, it hardly seems to be an issue that affects many -200's.
Is the issue with both the internal DECA's wireless *and* wired connection or just the wireless?
Paid $0 last week, but that was with the PP upgrade. Nothing was failing, but I just couldn't take the glacial response time any longer. They sent me an HR44-700 to plug in myself. No return tag for the HR20, which is 6+ years old, and my very first HD receiver. It was still faster than my HR22, but the bigger hard drive of the HR22 won out as to which stayed in service.