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HR44s are here! (Was: HR44 delayed...again)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kram, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    WElcome to DBSTalk!

    Which model, and do keep us posted!
     
  2. Old_School

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    I would think from what i been reading that the 44 would be nationwide sometime in the June-July time frame but, that is just my guess... nothing official!
     
  3. JohnF

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    I'm in the Los Angeles area. Parts of the area were in test market and had the HR-44s for a while, but the office that serves my area did not until yesterday. Getting the HR-44 installed now and the installer thought the national roll-out started yesterday.
     
  4. uncouth

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    I'm an existing customer in Chicago and recently moved to a new home. Took advantage of the mover's deal to get a free Genie in order to keep DTV service. The installation took place on 5/8 and I received the new HR-44 - the installer told me I was the first HR-44 install he had, but that all future installs he was performing would be the HR-44 since the HR-34 was phased out.
     
  5. whitewolf8214

    whitewolf8214 AllStar

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    Yes it is!! :)
     
  6. itzme

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    Solid Signal is now taking orders for the HR44 with this footnote: Availability: More Than Two Weeks
     
  7. whorne

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    Yep-I grabbed me one. Can not wait.

    Quick question, I am assuming I call Directv to have them install and set up. What does that usually run? $49?

    Thanks
     
  8. dpeters11

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    What is your current setup? If you have SWM and won't go over on tuners, most can self install.
     
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  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    yep
     
  10. acostapimps

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    I doubt that will happen but will see.
     
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  11. whorne

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    I will replace my HR-21 with the Genie and I will have two other HR24's. so that would put me over my tuner count I believe.
     
  12. lucky13

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    Planning to get the 44 from SS. Have some questions for anyone who can help.
    I was running 13 tuners off a SWM16, but I have a dead HR20 which I need to deactivate, so I'll have 16 tuners (11+5). Is one of the SWM channels reserved for some other use, or am I OK?
    Will recordings on my existing DVRs and the 44 all be visible from each unit?
    I have a new Samsung LCD that I think can be used as a client. I haven't needed to try it yet as it's connected to two HRs, but would that be over the SWM limit, or does it not count as its not a tuner?

    Thanks.
     
  13. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    16 tuners is fine with a SWM-16, you just need to be careful that you end up with exactly 8 tuners on both the SWM1 and SWM2 ports. Clients and RVU TVs don't count as a tuner.
     
  14. lucky13

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    Thanks, Slice.
    And I'll have full Whole Home capability among those assorted tuners and DVRs?
     
  15. lawr1000

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    Just had Genie installed today and the installer brought in a HR34 while he was setting it up he started talking about the new DirecTV remote. I told him I thought those were only for the HR44 and he said yes and the new client. Probing him more about the HR44 he said he had some in his truck and "Do you want one?" Of course I said yes! So he packed up the HR34 he just set up and setup a new HR44-500. Nice guy!

    I had just assumed that there was no chance on getting a HR44 so didn't even bother asking.

    The HR44 is way faster than my previous HR23. Still getting used to it!

    This is in Austin Texas area from what I understand is not one of the beta test areas.
     
  16. casinoman59

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    Just had my genie HR-44-500 installed today wow it's small and fast had a swm setup done also now I have HR-23-700 in bedroom and genie in living rm
     
  17. dpeters11

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    I don't think it would make much sense for Pace to make both.
     
  18. sdsumann

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    Ok dilemma One of my h23 just went out. I live in Rancho Cucamonga (greater la area)....if I call and ask for a h44 upgrade (out of contact) and replace two of my older sd boxes with c31 and keep one h23 will this be likely?
     
  19. casinoman59

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    If they have the HR-44 in your area yes it should work
     
  20. sdsumann

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    do i ask for the 44 from the customer retention department?
     

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