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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. Jun 5, 2013 #441 of 667
    peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Notes on work order are seen by no one until the tech is en route to your home. He could be 5 minutes away when that happens


    ^^^^^yep, very true^^^^


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  2. Jun 6, 2013 #442 of 667
    o7RAVENS

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    Thanks godfather , I'm trying to hold out for the HR44.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2013 #443 of 667
    Crow159

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    I'm hoping it's an HR44, but I'll be just as happy with an HR34. I can't complain, it was free. :)

    Besides, it will be loads better than the HR21-100 I'm currently using in the basement. That one is really slow for me.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2013 #444 of 667
    peds48

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    I'm hoping it's an HR44, but I'll be just as happy with an HR34. I can't complain, it was free. :)

    Besides, it will be loads better than the HR21-100 I'm currently using in the basement. That one is really slow for me.


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  5. Jun 6, 2013 #445 of 667
    kyleh

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    Just an update for those in the Louisville, KY area. My installation was scheduled for today but the installer called on his way and said he just saw that I had requested an HR44. He said they didn't have any and that they couldn't even order them yet. He also said that it might be a couple weeks, but that is also what he was told a couple weeks ago. I talked to the installer's dispatch office and told them to call me to reschedule as soon as the units are available. I hope they pull through on that.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2013 #446 of 667
    cgking114

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    Getting my upgrade today. Tech called and I asked him what he had and he said a HR44! I am in the Charleston, SC market.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2013 #447 of 667
    jchall30

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    I am Winchester, KY and got a HR44 installed last Saturday. Installer said they don't have HR34's any longer.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2013 #448 of 667
    kyleh

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    I guess that could be good news for me. At least they are installing nearby.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2013 #449 of 667
    o7RAVENS

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    How do you know what company is installing your free HD 44 (crazy me ) ?
     
  10. Jun 8, 2013 #450 of 667
    Crow159

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    Installation is done, the Tech had some problems with activating the new receiver but it's on now. They also didn't supply him with the Genie-go that I was supposed to get so he's going to get one and come back around 4 to hook that up.

    I was given an HR34, but it is really fast to me (coming from an HR21). The tech told me that they have HR44's in the warehouse but are not allowed to use them yet. He said that the Baltimore market should have them starting at the end of summer.
     
  11. rvanderwerf

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    Just got a hr44 in round rock, tx. Seems pretty fast!The only bummer is no netflix so I'll have to get another device for that. Tech said they ran out of hr34 and are only giving out 44s now.
     
  12. RAD

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    Have you checked out Playon.TV? While it's only a SD video you could play NetFlix via your HR44 and any clients that are attached to it.
     
  13. hdwannabee

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    OK. That is not too far from Katy! Anyone know who the installer would be in Katy, TX? Perhaps I can give them a call to see if they have the 44s yet.
     
  14. rvanderwerf

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    I would think Katy would be considered houston no?
     
  15. rvanderwerf

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    Tried it when it first came out, but no HD on netflix doesn't work for me. Tech said they see netflix as competition and wouldn't put it on. Im looking at a mk80x android stick or set top or just a better blu ray player with it.
     
  16. steelgtr

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    I like my WDTV LIve Plus. Plays everything I throw at it.

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  17. goinsleeper

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    I went the Logitech Revue route and love it. I believe they are discontinued at this point though. Only thing I haven't been impressed by was the HDMI passthrough. It worked with everything except my HR24-200. I was only using it to cut back on HDMI cables (even though I have plenty) so it wasn't really a big deal. Haven't found a service I care to use that it doesn't run. The RF full-keyboard remote is pretty nice too.
     
  18. DirecTech253

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    I didn't read all the comments but from what I saw most are incorrect. 41's have ability to connect through wireless bridge to 44's. Not only coax
     
  19. hdwannabee

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    I would assume it would be the same installer as Houston. Anyone know if the HR44s are in Houston yet, or who the installer here is?

    Thanks!
     
  20. Speedracer007

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    HR44-700 installed today with 2 C-41 clients in Huntsville Alabama. I agree with the other comments - fast fast fast. Guide scrolls instantly, at first I thought it wasn't working it was moving so quickly.

    I wasn't sure it was going to happen today, but I now watching my first recording. Install was scheduled for the morning, from 8 - 12. At 10:30 the Tech called and said he had one more stop, but would get here my 12. At 12:45 he called and said he was not sure how much longer he would be but he would definitely install it today. At 3:00 I called DirecTV to complain. After telling them I had my doubts the install would happen today and that I could not take another day off from work for this they credited my account $50 because my install window was missed. About 10 minutes later the Tech called and said he was on his way. Got here around 3:45 and was here until about 7:30.

    I like the new RC71 remote. The controls for the DVR seem more natural than their location on the old remote. Tech did not program the remotes for the 2 clients. He said he had had too many problems doing that prior to the clients getting fully set up and said it was best to wait a day. However he did give me 2 new RC65 remotes to use in the meantime.
     

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