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HR44 vs HR24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dminches, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. dminches

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    Aside from the obvious difference between the 2 units (number of tuners, genie vs not) how do the 2 units compare as far as basic functionality is concerned? Is the HR44 faster for things like channel changing, deleting recordings, etc?
     
  2. damondlt

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    My HR24 works and function extremely well.
    I'm told HR44 is way faster. But with my brief use of my sisters HR44 it's not that much faster , everyone told me the HR24 was lightning fast, and it's not. But it's decent.
    H25 is the fastest directv receiver to date.

    So between HR24 and 44 it's kind of a no brainer to go with the 44, since they are the same price monthly.
     
  3. damondlt

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    Also HR 24 will only stream 1 remote location at a time.
    HR44 will do 3.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    But there would be a price increase if Whole Home currently isn't on the account.
     
  5. carl6

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    My HR44 is certainly faster than my HR24. But whether or not the difference is enough to upgrade from a 24 to a 44 is another question. Unless there are other specific reasons you want to upgrade, I probably wouldn't just for speed.
     
  6. dminches

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    Thanks, That's what I was wondering about. I have more than enough recording capacity with 5 other DVRs around the house and whole home so this would just be to boost the speed of the unit in my main room.
     
  7. damondlt

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    HR 24 is by far faster than Any HR20,21,22,23

    Even HR34 is faster than the 24 when Directv gets the right software , which anymore seems rare.
    My HR 24, and H25 is the most stable receivers in my collection.
    Even my C31 hooked to my HR34 is faster than my HR23.
     
  8. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    I have 3 HR20s and they are faster than any HR21, 22 or 23, but not the 24.

    One of my HR24s has recently slowed down. No clue why.
     
  9. damondlt

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    My guess new software?

    It seems to me Directv has a habit of getting a good solid software version , and then the very next one, takes it back 2 steps.
    Then it takes 4 steps to get back to where it was.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    Only Genies have PIP
     
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  11. peds48

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    And just in case it matters, the Genie is SWM only while and HR24 can be used in both DirecTV® systems (legacy and SWM)
     
  12. dminches

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    I do have a SWM system so I can use both. Thanks for the reply.
     
  13. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Get an hr44 and a genie mini and toss two dvrs. That will also save money because of the smaller electricity use. And Id toss your two slowest dvrs, and use your hr24 in another room, unless you have all hr24s. You only gain doing this.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Agree.
     
  15. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    My only hesitancy in doing that is that I hate losing so many recordings when the HD goes. That's why I have maintained the multiple DVR instead of Genie approach. I have my recordings spread out over the various DVRs. Generally, I record each show on 2 DVRs as a backup. With the Genie setup, if you lose a genie HD you lose a lot.
     
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  16. peds48

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    Agree
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    My HR44 is definitely faster than my HR24, so is my HR34.

    I'm also in the group where I record shows that are important to me on multiple DVR's. I record some even via OTA in case I lose satellite signal.
     
  18. Bill Van

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    I want you to know there are some software differences when you upgrade to a Genie. For example you get 5 "Search and Browse" options vs 3. You get "Sports" and "TV Shows" search options not found in non Genies. There is a notable speed differences as you move up from HR24 to HR34 and then HR44. When using the new RC71 remote on an HR44 it is lightning fast and this makes the HR24's feel definitely noticeably slower most of the time. You would definitely regret not keeping your HR 24's. My ideal setup for the last 2 1/2 years is one Genie and 2 HR24's. The extra terabyte of storage is actually huge and having 9 tuners not so much. Make the move, you wont regret it, trust me.
     
  19. lyradd

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    Another difference I've noticed is with Pandora. With the HR24 you can listen to Pandora while doing other things like check your To Do List, etc. With the HR44 you can't.
     
  20. dminches

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    Thanks for everyone's comments and suggestions. I just bought an HR44. I assume I can hang an external 2 or 3 TB drive? Does it need to be prepped or will it format like they do in the HR24s?
     

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