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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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    At this moment, the official word is: One Genie per household. And, yes, people have gotten them for a lot less than $400.
    You can get several Genie clients, I believe three is max that can be run at any one time, though you can have more installed.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    You can not get more than one HR44 on an account at a time. They have a strict one genie only policy right now.
     
  3. Starrbuck

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    You should be able to get an upgrade to that HR22 if you ask nicely.
     
  4. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Currently DIRECTV does not allow more then 1 HR34 or HR44 in the home, only one GENIE is allowed.
     
  5. Rob

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    Ok, I few days my main HR20 was stuttering and had internal disk errors. I went with a replacement. They sent out a HR22-100, and I was expecting some faster speed. Nope. So, I am now upgrading to the Genie. (for free, 24 month commitment, however I got free NFL Sunday ticket and $45 off my bill for 15 months (something like that))

    They will be out tomorrow. I plan on keeping my HR-22(unless the installer replaces it with an HR-24). Also keeping another HR20 (unless the installer replaces it) The new Genie and a genie mini will replace two other HR20s.

    So, I will go from 8 tuners to 9?
     
  6. Laxguy

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    A Genie and client are five tuners, and one additional HR adds two for a total of seven.

    Why not disconnect the HR20, and then deactivate it after the install. You should be able to watch recorded shows on it without the cable attached. And you should be able to keep that box after de-activation.
     
  7. Rob

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    No, i will have an HR-22, HR-20, a Genie, and Genie Client. I started out with 4 HD DVR. So 8 tuners to 9 is my count. This is for four rooms.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Your count is right, then. I was just trying to show a different way of perhaps saving you $6 a month.
     
  9. wco81

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    I have an HR20 and HR22. Want to replace both. Now if I do work out a deal, I can disconnect the HR20 to view the stored programs for awhile

    How long before they demand the old units back?
     
  10. peds48

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    if you disconnect the HR20 AFTER the tech leaves, you get to keep the HR20. however, if the HR20 is to be swapped as part of an upgrade, the tech will the HR20 with him
     
  11. Laxguy

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    That's the safest way. However, when I upgraded the tech started to take the HR20, but didn't when I advised him that I understood they didn't want them back. At the same time, he wouldn't take an H20 I offered him!
    I'd definitely follow peds' advice.
     
  12. Rob

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    Tech(s) just left with two of my HR20s. I now have HR22, HR-44, Genie Mini, and HR20-700. The Genie is fast!!!! Techs had to replace LNB and set up a 16 switch. Hopefully in the future I can replace the HR20-700 with another HR-44. ;)
     
  13. peds48

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    I would only assume this be allow eventually
     
  14. Aug 4, 2013 #574 of 667
    DKNY330

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    Any update on HR44 availability in Long Island, NY area?
     
  15. Aug 4, 2013 #575 of 667
    peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Any update on HR44 availability in Long Island, NY area?
    nope. sorry
     
  16. Aug 4, 2013 #576 of 667
    mrfatboy

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    My buddy in ocean springs Mississippi ordered his genie. It lasted about 3 days until complete failure. It turned out to be a refurb. Dtv sent a replacement. It's also a refurb.

    I didn't think dtv would be sending out reburbs already. Or are they just sending all the crap to Mississippi?
     
  17. Aug 5, 2013 #577 of 667
    Lenard

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    Got Hr44 in Raleigh NC. Great machine, love it.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2013 #578 of 667
    DirectTVNewbieinKC

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    I live in the KC area (JOCO for those familiar with KC). My HR-44 was installed yesterday. Was purchased via Costco and was installed by an outfit out of Topeka. Was told that they only had HR-44's.

    I have a lot to learn about DirectTV as I have never had satellite service. I plan to get a list together and maybe post them. Is there a specific spot at DBSTalk in which to do that?

    Thanks for all of the contributions on this thread. I kept watching it for updates on KC. The board definitely sold me on waiting for the HR-44 as I was chomping at the bit to dump my cable provider. Luckily, I ran into a salesperson at Costco and the rest is history.

    I wish I would have gone to Costco sooner. I might not have needed to wait so long. I can tell you that all phone calls to dealers in KC and DirectTV themselves produced nothing but frustration. I even had a guy tell me a few weeks ago that the HR-44 was an experiment, and it wouldn't be on the market for another 2 years.

    Again, thanks, everyone.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2013 #579 of 667
    adamson

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    Sometimes I really believe we all are an experiment to Directv. Good one though!
     
  20. Aug 8, 2013 #580 of 667
    seadan

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    Any updates on HR44 availability in Seattle? I see a few Seattle installs on the tracking document, so I'm optimistic. Zip is 98119. Anyone have a # to the local installer's office to see what they have in stock?
     

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