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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. MrMichael

    MrMichael New Member

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    I just got installed on last Thursday. I asked the installer about the 44 and was told he didn't have any but they would be rolling out this week to everyone. Oh well, missed it by one week.
     
  2. mrfatboy

    mrfatboy Godfather

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    A installer is on his way right now to install a hr44. I'm in San Diego. Originally, another installer was coming but didn't have a hr44. It turned out that he has not been trained yet on the hr44 and was was not allowed to have them on his truck.
     
  3. steelgtr

    steelgtr Mentor

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    Where are you?
     
  4. MrMichael

    MrMichael New Member

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    Purcellville...
    Sorry, Purcellville, VA (northern Virginia)
     
  5. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    Just saw one in Las Vegas DMA!
     
  6. mrfatboy

    mrfatboy Godfather

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    Hr44 just installed here in san diego. The installer said they just got them 2 days ago. I like it! :)
     
  7. gary245

    gary245 New Member

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    Has anyone seen the HR44 in the Dallas/Fort Worth Tx area yet?
     
  8. Fubarman1

    Fubarman1 New Member

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    So I've been reading this forum for the past couple of days after going back and forth with D*. I live in Diamond Bar, CA (LA County) and have an install scheduled for June 8th. I called and spoke with a CSR and he supposedly could tell that I'm due to receive a HR34. I later emailed D* to see what they would say. I was informed that they couldn't tell me what receiver I would get due to uncertainty of their inventory. Who am I to believe? And does anyone know if the HR 44 is available in Diamond Bar? Thanks in advance!!
     
  9. mrfatboy

    mrfatboy Godfather

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    No guarantees. When they call you the morning of the install ask them if they have an hr44. If not just reschedule. Just a matter of time.
     
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    "They" don't always call before showing up....YMMV.
     
  11. mrfatboy

    mrfatboy Godfather

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    I'm not sure how it works in other parts of the country but they always call before they come to give me a heads up. Usually 30 minutes before. Even if they don't, you still can ask them if they have an hr44 while they are in your driveway. My installer today told me that they are integrating the dtv, dtv dispatch office, warehouse, installers at least here in san diego. That way everybody will know exactly what equipment is installed when ordered. The proof is in the pudding I guess. We'll see.
     
  12. memory-minus

    memory-minus New Member

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    I've been away from DirecTV for a while, but thinking of signing back up. I'm in Durham, NC (our local channels are from Raleigh) so I'm wondering if I have the install done this coming Saturday -- will I get an HR44? Since the Raleigh market is a test area I suspect it's likely.
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    No one but the installer knows for sure, but I'd think you'd increase your chances if you're quite clear that you want/need (!) one.
    Best of luck.

    ps Was devastated when the Heels went down in the lacrosse playoffs.
     
  14. George_T

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    In the Tri-Cities TN area. Got my Protection Plan free upgrade yesterday, and got a HR44-500 and two C41-700 Genie Client units. Kept one of my HR23-700's and both the HR44 and HR23 playlists can be pulled up from any of our 4 TV's. Seven total tuners for recording. I'm in Heaven!
     
  15. memory-minus

    memory-minus New Member

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    Called a moment ago and asked a note to be placed on the order requesting an HR44 -- after a brief hold the rep came back and said that I am already slated to receive an HR44. So here's hoping that's what actually happens!
     
  16. DolphinGirl

    DolphinGirl AllStar

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    Does the Chicago area have the HR-44 yet?
     
  17. ScurvyDog

    ScurvyDog New Member

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    Anyone know if the Seattle area is receiving the HR-44 yet?

    Called DTV after four transfers some of which were hilarious when the rep had no idea what models direct tv actual sold and I had to explain the difference between an HR-34 and HR-44. Priceless
     
  18. AMGPilot

    AMGPilot Cool Member

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    I have an upgrade scheduled for today to receive a genie to replace one of my HR20 HD DVRs. I live just outside of Dallas Texas, Rowlett to be exact :)

    The tech from Mastec just called to say he was on his way. I asked him if he had the "new genie" HR44 on his truck and he replied that he did not. I asked him if it was possible to get one and he said he would call the warehouse to see if he could get one.

    He just called me back and said he could get one but it would delay him about an hour. I said that would not be a problem :righton:

    So hopefully he will show up with one in about an hour from now. I will keep you guys posted.

    My system, after the upgrade, will consist of 3 HD DVRs (two HR20-700s, one HR23-700) and an HR44 Genie. That is a total of 11 tuners so he is also bringing a SWM16 with him ;)

    My system as it stands right this moment consists of three HR20-700s and one HR23-700. I have a slimline dish with a SWM LNB, which will also have to be replaced during the upgrade.

    I am so excited to finally get the HR44. I just hope he can really get one!! LOL!!

    Will check back in later :)
     
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  19. Slackjaw747

    Slackjaw747 New Member

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    I don't know, but I'm waiting to jump ship on Comcast and won't be until the HR44 is available. Watching this thread closely!
     
  20. AMGPilot

    AMGPilot Cool Member

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    Great news!!! The installer just left and I now have an HR44-500 installed!! :righton:

    So they ARE available in the Dallas area now :)
     

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