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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. AppAlum2003

    AppAlum2003 AllStar

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    I don't understand all of the technical aspects of my setup, but I was told this:

    C41's connect to HR44 via coax and coax only. The HR44 then connects to my wireless router via wireless - there is no media center connection involved.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The wireless feature of the 44 is "only for" internet access.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    What your new 44 has is the wireless CCK built in, so you don't need an external.
     
  4. kram

    kram Godfather

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    HR44 just installed. Encountered bugs. If you are in one of the beta-test markets and have an HR44, I have started a new thread for reporting bugs.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You might want to give it 24 hours for the updates.
     
  6. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Issues/Discussion thread can be found here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=213659
     
  7. Bill Broderick

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    I'd be interested in knowing what temperature the HR-44's run at with an external power supply and no fan. Also, how does that compare to the temperature of HR-34's?
     
  8. RAD

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    My HR44-700, running in an equipment rack with an open back is running at 117. The HR34-700 running in an open rack is running 109.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    Just another data point here:
    open shelf for both and the 44-700 is 106º and the 34-700 just coming out of standby is 104º
     
  10. kram

    kram Godfather

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    HR44 is sitting in an enclosed TV stand, and is running at 109 degrees.
     
  11. Scott Kocourek

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    There is a fan inside the HR44 but from what I understand it is there for emergency cooling.

    The fan is visible in the first look. I've notice that some people are saying there is no fan, I know there is one in the HR44-700.
     
  12. FriscoJohnny

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    Anyone in the DFW market have the HR44 yet?
     
  13. taveanator

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    Hate to hijack the thread but has anyone heard which markets are online to receive the HR44? I've heard CA and the Dallas, TX area, but that's about it so far.
    I'm personally in New Orleans, so I think my chances are low, just curious though.
     
  14. kram

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    Denver is another. I had mine installed on Monday.

    I've been told that a total of 9,000 customers nationwide will be beta testing. I've already found a couple of bugs.
     
  15. dettxw

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    Well not entirely true.

    One can connect a C31 or C41 to a Wireless Cinema Connection Kit (WCCK) with coax and then use the WCCK as a bridge. The combo makes a wireless client for those places where it's not convenient to run cable.

    You'll need a good wireless access point/router of course.
     
  16. Apr 2, 2013 #136 of 667
    Madhatter01

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    Has anyone got one in Central California? Im in the modesto area.
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 #137 of 667
    mrfatboy

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    San Diego does NOT have them yet as of 4-1-13.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2013 #138 of 667
    Phil T

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    I will be helping a friend order a DirecTV Genie and internet this afternoon through Centurylink (dropping Comcast). Any way to request a HR44 since we are in Denver or is it luck of the draw?
     
  19. Apr 2, 2013 #139 of 667
    kram

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    It's my understanding that there only are HR44s available n the Denver area.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2013 #140 of 667
    carl6

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    I think a Genie is a Genie as far as DirecTV is concerned. That means you could get a 34 or a 44. Just like an HD DVR is an HD DVR, so you could get an HR21, HR22, HR24.

    As to what may or may not be available in any particular market, I don't know. That changes pretty regularly.
     

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