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#61 OFFLINE   dielray

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

If you're actually a DTV Tech then you signed a confidentiality agreement regarding proprietary information and probably should be careful about what you are disclosing that hasn't been made public yet ....just sayin

I've never signed any agreement with DirecTV, outside of account programming. However, I don't disclose anything that says proprietary or confidential like the document he's referring to unless it is already common knowledge (I would know about it just by reading this forum) because it just isn't right to do. I find it funny he created an account just to post that though, especially to make such a claim as coming soon.

On to topic, as a tech wireless RVU would scare me. I'd be concerned that it would once again increase the number of potential problems in the system, as well as be an excuse to pay the techs less.

As a customer, I love the idea. Rearrange the living room or move it from one bedroom to another and not have to worry about running another jack or having a cable across the floor. If they could get a wireless client powered off the TV's USB port, even better!

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#62 OFFLINE   tomspeer46

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

FWIW:

There was firmware for the HR44-700 in the download stream in the early morning hours of 10/13/2012. At least one is being tested.

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#63 OFFLINE   wingrider01

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

At this point in time, I've dropped all cat5/6 cabling here. DECA and the WCCK, and all the computers are WiFi.
"Of course", I've done [and keep checking] a site survey, and tweaked my WiFi network, with my RF background.

"Can WiFi work?" Sure,
Will it work in every customer's home as well as it needs to? !rolling

I watch the U-Who ad and !rolling !rolling !rolling


will only use wifi as a last resort for computers, including laptops. Went a little overboard on the wireing plant when my house was remodeled and added to - full Cat 6E, directv outlets to all rooms with a central wiring cabinet. Only thing that uses wifi is the tablets and the smartphones

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

FWIW:

There was firmware for the HR44-700 in the download stream in the early morning hours of 10/13/2012. At least one is being tested.


As of 11-2 there is software spooling for an HR44-500 in addition to the HR44-700. Hmmmmm.

Humax for the -500 and Pace for the -700

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

Well of course there is... there's always something on the horizon. But I doubt it's far enough along that we can really talk about it here.


And how about now Stuart? That was back in Jan. and we are now in November. Anything changed to where you can talk about it now?
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

And how about now Stuart? That was back in Jan. and we are now in November. Anything changed to where you can talk about it now?

Probably not until its announced at CES in January.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

I can tell you that the firmware monitor has something called an HR44... that's about the extent of public knowledge.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

Based on my experience with the "flagship" HR34, the HR44 ought to be a useable and mostly bug-free product by 2018!

I "upgraded" to an HR34 in March as a new customer. Wish I had gotten a 24 instead. The 34 is slooowwwww, buggy, and unreliable.

Unless you need to record 5 shows at the same time on a regular basis, I would recommend anyone to get the 24.

I agree totally with this statement. I got a HR-34 a few weeks ago to replace my HR-24 and the 34 is slower in changing channels to the point it is irritating. Also RF does not work any better either. Not excited about this purchase at all. I was under the impression that in this age of advanced electronics that we were supposed to progress with each upgrade, not regress. Let's concentrate more on getting the current product working properly before going to the next. IMHO
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

I agree totally with this statement. I got a HR-34 a few weeks ago to replace my HR-24 and the 34 is slower in changing channels to the point it is irritating. Also RF does not work any better either. Not excited about this purchase at all. I was under the impression that in this age of advanced electronics that we were supposed to progress with each upgrade, not regress. Let's concentrate more on getting the current product working properly before going to the next. IMHO


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

I just had a visit from my Direct TV Service Technician because I was having a problem with one of my older HD receivers. I asked him about the new HR34
He said when they went for their training film on it that the film displayed that it would be wireless however they changed their mind. He also said that the HR44 is now in testing and is wireless but he did not know when it would be ready for subscribers. Does anyone have any information about this?

Thanks


My installer said same thing, he didn't mention HR44, yet eluded to a wireless unit coming out and c31's will be replaced next year with c35's.... So you hearing that from an installer, plus me, i believe it. I'm having so many issues with my HR34 im ready to toss it off a roof. He also mentioned we are beta testers for the "Genie", they have there own dedicated department for the "Genie"... almost was like he was trying to talk me out of switching from my HR24. On many fronts i should have listened.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Question would be wireless what? Wireless HDMI, wireless to the DECA cloud? He probably is blowing smoke, but would be interesting.


Wireless is the connection from the router to the receiver no longer requiring a BBDeca or Wireless Deca.

#72 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

Wireless is the connection from the router to the receiver no longer requiring a BBDeca or Wireless Deca.


Sounds like you have some inside info. Anything else you can share with us?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

Sounds like you have some inside info. Anything else you can share with us?


Oh I'm just spitballin':nono:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

Was just poking around and came across this

http://certification...hp?cid=WFA16894

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

Was just poking around and came across this

http://certification...hp?cid=WFA16894

With the projected 2013 price increase, I'm not so sure this is a good or bad thing? I hope its a 8 tuner receiver that serves 4 rooms with no rooms fees.:)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

I think someone had said it was a three tuner box.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

I think someone had said it was a three tuner box.


I did hear that...from this site.
I can't picture D* going back in features...my speculation (besides wireless which this pretty much confirms) is if an HR34 will stream to three TVs perhaps an HR44 will stream to four?
Although we'll probably have a pretty good idea exactly what the HR44/C35 combo do come CES2013!

Edit: not to say the info on this site is bad, half of the time the reason I know things before anyone else is DBStalk. A couple of weeks ago (month?) I mentioned the HR44 to someone due to it being on the firmware tracker and was scoffed at. A couple of days later "So yeah that HR44? You were right" :lol:
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

One thing I can pretty much guarantee, whatever the 44 is, we'll have a first look with pictures before you can actually get one. If history is any indication.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:39 AM

One thing I can pretty much guarantee, whatever the 44 is, we'll have a first look with pictures before you can actually get one. If history is any indication.


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#80 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

One thing I can pretty much guarantee, whatever the 44 is, we'll have a first look with pictures before you can actually get one. If history is any indication.


Hopefully that is coming up soon!




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