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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. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it will. But don't forget that they also need to make room for internal antennas in the box which might also change the physical size of it. Plus when you're talking about hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of boxes that "doesn't add much to the cost" starts to add up.
     
  2. AppAlum2003

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    Still can't get this new remote to power off/on TV-HR44-Denon Receiver at same time. It will control audio to Denon Receiver and power TV off/on, but power button doesn't affect Denon Receiver. It did while I was programming the remote - turned the receiver off/on flawlessly, but the "OFF" only turns TV off and HR44 off.
     
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's the way it works, you'll still need your Denon remote to power the box on/off. Stupid isn't it?
     
  4. AppAlum2003

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    Oh well, guess this remote is going into the drawer. Back to my Harmony One.

    I was going to use my One in another room and try to use this new remote, especially because it has RF built-in. But, if I can't power off and on everything with one remote, it's a deal-breaker for me.
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    It is stupid. Don't know why, when you press the on/off buttons, it couldn't power on/off the AV receiver as well? You'd think they would have fixed that by now.
     
  6. bananfish

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    The extra cost would be counter-balanced somewhat by savings in time for their customer service department and techs in making sure customers get the right box for their setup (or swapping them out). And we all know that time = money. Not sure if those savings would end up completely offsetting the extra costs of the wireless chip, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they did. Plus giving customers the flexibility of doing either makes for happy customers.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    My RC71 only power toggles my HR44 and TV, not my Onkyo. That's the same behavior as my RC65's though so it was no surprise.
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    You can't "fix" something that is intentional though.
     
  9. AppAlum2003

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    I keep hitting buttons and doing the "ok, this should happen in 3 seconds wince" and then freaking out when the guide actually moves immediately. It's going to take awhile to release that conditioning.

    Another strange thing I noticed is the new remote blinks the top LED green every 3 seconds. I haven't seen a setting to turn it off.
     
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    There isn't a way to turn that off. It's the two-way communication between the HR44 and the RC71.
     
  11. AppAlum2003

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    Eh, I was hoping that remote redesign would incorporate this. A geek can dream, right?
     
  12. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If the U-Verse wireless setup is any indication of how DirecTV's might be, there will be more to the WC41 than a stand alone receiver.
     
  13. bananfish

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    I'm not familiar with the U-Verse wireless setup - what else is included?
     
  14. RAD

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    They've got that issue now, SD receiver, SD DVR, HD receiver, HD DVR, Genie, Genie MiniClient (C31/C41). So just add another one, Genie Wireless MiniClient.
     
  15. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    U-Verse uses a bridge for their wireless receiver.
    The DVR & other receivers are either coax or ethernet connected to the router, and then the [wired] bridge is an exclusive access point for the wireless receiver.
     
  16. mrfatboy

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    Does anybody know if the HR44 is in San Diego yet? I don't want to waste the installers or my time getting one until I know I can get one. My hr23 is dying so I would like it ASAP.

    thx
     
  17. jappleboy

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    I love new things, I have the HR34 now I am ready for the HR44. When do you think Solid Signal. will get the HR44.
     
  18. Freakyshiat

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    i hope the C41W has a lan port then. I am using my C31 over lan and it works perfect, but have to use the deca. If it was built in, it would give consumers all kinds of options.
     
  19. RAD

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    I'd guess it wouldn't since DIRECTV want's to 'own' all parts of the signal path and allowing for using ethernet doesn't fit that plan. That's assuming there will be an external device like VOS says U-Verse uses or the wireless component in the HR44 to use a a bridge.
     
  20. tpm1999

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    Or the possibility that the HR44 already has a bridge/router chip built in
     

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