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Hr44

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dobok, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. dobok

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    I have been reading alot of the comments on ordering an hr 44 and D sending out an hr34. I don't know if this has been reported before and I am repeating it but instead of ordering thro Solid Signal at $349. why not go thro Weaknees for $299.---a savings of $50. I think I will be doing that soon. Also any movement on D letting us have 2 Genies instead of one. Maybe after the big demand they will reconsider.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    still a mystery if or when DirecTV will let us activate 2 Genies on one account
     
  3. HDJulie

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    I ordered my HR44 from WeaKnees for $299. And I had to deactivate the HR34 that I already had. This was about 2 weeks ago
     
  4. dobok

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    Just to add to this topic a little bit--What is D going to do with all the hr 34's that people are sending back(refusing)that they don't want because its too slow and a PIA receiver !!!!!
     
  5. jagrim

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    Just to add to this topic a little bit--What is D going to do with all the hr 34's that people are sending back(refusing)that they don't want because its too slow and a PIA receiver !!!!!


    Sorry you have had such a terrible experience with your HR34. I have had mine from the day they were available and I have never had an issue with it. I can only remember missing 1 or 2 recordings and my 24-500 also missed those also (I suspect a guide data issue).

    I have a 2 TB external and it stays between 40-50% full. The speed is as fast as any of the HR24-500's that I have.

    The HR34-700 is a great DVR.
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Peep, will take the HR34. They are great machines, and most people don't know diddly squat about the hr44.

    As for two genies, there are things that need to be worked out technically before they can even consider it, and that may be a while. I am hopeful someday it will happen without restriction.
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    I've had my HR34-700 for over a month now. It makes the HR24-500 it replaced look like a antique. As I posted elsewhere the only added features the HR44 has are an external power supply, internal Wi-Fi, RF compatibility with the RC71 remote, optical audio out, and a slightly faster processor. So unless those added features are a must no one will be unhappy with a HR34.
     
  8. steelgtr

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    Where is that post? I'd like to know why the 44 is so much better and a list of differences? If the 34 has no optical out, what does it have? Coax?

    thx

    bob
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Where is that post? I'd like to know why the 44 is so much better and a list of differences? If the 34 has no optical out, what does it have? Coax?

    thx

    bob


    Yes, coax only (for surround sound)
     
  10. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    HDMI......Component Video Out......Video Out......Audio Out......Digital Audio Out......S-Video Out.
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I cannot imagine that DirecTV will not make having several Genies possible. More a question of when, and I'd bet on it before 2Q 2014. Is that better than "soon"?
     
  12. Mike Greer

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    According to the 'First Look' the HR44 is the best thing since the invention of the light bulb. I've only seen two HR34s and both had performance issues - especially with the C31 clients. I'd say it is well worth making sure you get the HR44 but no need to listen to me.... Just read what the 'people in the know' have to say about it here: http://www.hr20.dbstalk.com/HR44-700%20First%20Look.pdf.

    With comments like the ones below, others in the first look and reports from people that actually have the HR44 I don't see why anyone would take an HR34 when the HR44 is available.

    The HR44-700 is a truly amazing machine. Think: “HR34-700 on steroids”. In other words, it shrunk and got WAY MORE POWERFUL at the same time. The basic specs are the same, but just about everything about this box is an improvement as compared to the HR34 - it’s smaller, lighter, and much, much faster. For those who remember how much faster the HR24 was compared to the HR20 - 23 models which came before, the level of performance improvement here is even greater. In fact, the HR44-700 is the fastest HD receiver I’ve ever seen from DIRECTV, and that includes the H25, a non-DVR model.

    -DBSTalk.com user LameLefty

    Taking into account all its technical specs and responsiveness, the advancements DIRECTV has made since the advent of the HR20-700 have finally culminated in the new HR44 Genie that is by far superior to every other DVR that DIRECTV has ever released, bar none. It is finally time to start retiring all other DIRECTV DVRs, for they all now seem like nothing more than proof of concept where the HR44 is the real deal.

    -DBSTalk.com user inkahauts
     
  13. Laxguy

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    Lotta people like the Mercedes C 250, the HR 34 of autos. Others say that won't do, want a heavier faster car, and pay up for the E350, the HR 44 of autos. Both fine. Diff. strokes. Timing. Diff. usage patterns.
     
  14. Mike Bertelson

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    I think that's a very wrong characterization. My HR34, while not as fast as the HR44, is on par with my HR24. It is by no means slow.

    It seems that if it's not as fast as the HR44 it must be un-usebly slow and that's just wrong.

    Mike
     
  15. Mike Greer

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    Huh? Reality is more like comparing a Honda Civic (HR34) with a Mercedes E350 except that they both come with the same cost and the same 2 year commitment.

    There's nothing wrong with a Honda Civic but who (that possess all of their marbles) would take the Civic when the Benz costs the same?
     
  16. Mike Bertelson

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    Except there isn't that big of a difference between the HR34 & the HR44. I'm not sure why so many people think so.

    Mike
     
  17. peds48

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    Except there isn't that big of a difference between the HR34 & the HR44. I'm not sure why so many people think so.

    Mike


    Spot on! Could not agree more.
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Don't like to be a be a me-too-er, but, me, too!

    My analogy is far better than Mr. Greer's, and those who might choose the slightly lesser vehicle/DVR will do so as it's available earlier or they're already installed.

    As Mike B notes, it's just not a huge difference [for 97.84% of all users.]
     
  19. Mike Greer

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    Geez - I haven't even seen an HR44. I'm going by the glowing reviews of the First Look. Either the 1st look guys exaggerated the difference or some of you are trying back things down. I don't know the motivation for either but both cannot be true.

    Color me confused, as usual...

    If I were to go for a Genie it would be for an HR44 because the HR34s I saw had some performance issues. Not like my HR22s mind you but still there. Add the speed increase (a little or a lot depending on if you go with the 1st look or you guys) to the simultaneous IR/RF remote and that's what I'd go for.

    Why wouldn't I or anyone else for that matter 'want' an HR34 when the HR44 costs the same and comes with the same commitment? What am I missing here?
     
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    You are missing two things: One is some areas are still doling out the 34s and it's quite an upgrade to get one. Rather get a C250 now than wait several months for the E350..... Another is there are tens of thousands of folks very happy with their 34's right now. Capiche? :biggrin: [And, peace, man.....]
     

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