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HR44 in houston?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Boomsyn, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Boomsyn

    Boomsyn New Member

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    Hello,

    I am soon to be ordering the Directv services. However, i truly want the HR44 model genie. So i guess my first question is... is the HR44 available in Houston, TX? I can't get a straight answer from anyone at Directv on this topic.

    I know it isn't a big deal to have the HR34 or the HR44.... But i would much rather have the built in wifi the HR44 offers rather than shelling out $100 dollars for that cinema kit.

    If anyone can offer any input or advice, I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    The HR44 is available nationwide, however, if you do get an HR34. the CCK-W is free of charge. I would not use the wireless if at all possible, the tech can install a wired CCK by your router or you can connect the Genie directly to your router with an ethernet cable
     
  3. Boomsyn

    Boomsyn New Member

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    Sorry for sounding ignorant.... But is there any reason not to use the wireless in your experience? I am only wondering :)
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Wired is more bullet proof than wireless if you can do it easy enough
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Fewer problems with wired!
     
  6. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

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    If an installer comes to your house he will have an HR44. If you have it shipped to you it's pot luck.
     
  7. tomski35

    tomski35 AllStar

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  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I put it this way. Have you dropped a call while on a cellphone? Have you ever dropped a call while on landline (POTS)? having the other party hang up on you does not count. :righton:

    I rest my case!
     
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  9. Getteau

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    I'm in Clear Lake and got an HR44 about 5 months ago when I added a Geni. From what I remember from the HR 44 locations thread, I think Katy was also getting them at the time. So I think you are pretty safe in ordering.
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    with DIRECTV no one is safe. lol


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  11. satinstallerguy

    satinstallerguy New Member

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    I've installed hundreds of wCCK's and or HR44's wirelessly and have never had a call back about connectivity issues.............

    SIG
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    So what can we surmise of this?
     

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