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New Direct TV. Home DVR Hr 44


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#81 OFFLINE   TomCat

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

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

My best guess would be that it incorporates clients such as Hulu or Netflix as a complement to DTV services and has a wireless AP built in as well, and my reason for guessing this is because that is the direction all TVs and nearly everything else is headed at the moment. Pretty useless AFAIC; just more feature-bloat instead of much-needed performance and reliability improvements, assuming my guess is anywhere near the mark, of course. Par for this course.

One other possibility is wireless from the DVR directly to tablets and phones. I can see a limited value in that for some customers, but not me.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

A little more proof that the HR44-700 does exist, although no additional details on it. I'm sure its being tested by some on this forum that know a lot more about it. Hopefully we will see it soon.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

I just had to cancel D* at our new house because they don't have wireless receivers. 2 rooms don't have coax outlets.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

There's now an HR44-500 listed in the firmware tracker (in addition to the HR44-700 we already know about).
So multiple manufacturers...that's interesting.
I still haven't found anything for a C35-500 or C35-700 through the Wifi Alliance (although there is a Humax STB/Media Extender called the WA-7000 that was approved one day before the HR44-700 filing...see here although that's probably totally unrelated.).
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

I think their point is that the TV can be moved without cables.

Exactly.

We have one TV that doesn't get much use; it would be nice to be able to move it around as needed.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I just had to cancel D* at our new house because they don't have wireless receivers. 2 rooms don't have coax outlets.


According to my local AT&T store that sells both Uverse and Directv, they don't recommend multiple wireless receivers in a home. Too many Wi-Fi streams simultaneously.

I would be surprised if the Directv move program doesn't cover adding a cable to any room that has a Directv receiver.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

According to my local AT&T store that sells both Uverse and Directv, they don't recommend multiple wireless receivers in a home. Too many Wi-Fi streams simultaneously.

I would be surprised if the Directv move program doesn't cover adding a cable to any room that has a Directv receiver.


DirecTV Mover's would include running coax to those rooms, but it would be a basic install, so no wall fishing.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

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


Add Samsung to the Mix for the New HR-44 ??

Samsung said it was working to complete development of the DIRECTV HR44-200 “Genie” server, which will be launching in 2013.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

Engadget has posted the info on the hr44

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Dang, used to be we got the first look at a new box.

I'm assuming the "Far in Advance" feature is not exclusive to the 44?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Speaking of which, in addition to the DirecTV C31 set-top box and 2012 Samsung HDTVs, the new 2013 Samsung and Sony HDTVs -- as well as the PS3


Hmmm, PS3 client? Works with the HR34? Not THAT interests me.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Not crazy about dumping the HR34 I got last year, especially since you can't resell the old boxes anymore (LAME BTW). Don't know why they are changing so soon, but better than too late I guess.

HR44 Vs HR34
  • Faster Processor (NICEEEEE!!!)
  • Smaller (ehhh...)
  • Cooler (ehhh...)
  • Quieter (ehhh...)
  • More Guide Data (ehhh...there are times I want to go past current limit, like when going on vacation, but not deal breaker, HR34 "should" be able to do hopefully)
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Yeah, I wouldn't count #5 and #7 out for the 34.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Can we get one of the DBS Talkers that are there to confirm a few things?

Does it have 5 tuners? Early reports I heard it only had 3.
Does it only have a 1TB drive? Surprised its not bigger, 2TB. Cost?
Does it have PIP? Will we see a one button PIP toggle in the future?
Cost and availability?
Is that a new remote?

Thanks

EDIT: Do I see Toslink on the back? ;)

Edited by TheRatPatrol, 08 January 2013 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

Looks similar to the hotel remote, without the color buttons. I think if they are marketing it as a Genie, it would be a problem if it didn't have the same features, number of tuners etc as the 34.

I have bad hardware on my 34, had never bothered to get this replacement replaced. Wonder what the chances of getting a 44 are :)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Can we get one of the DBS Talkers that are there to confirm a few things?

Does it have 5 tuners? Early reports I heard it only had 3.
Does it only have a 1TB drive? Surprised its not bigger, 2TB. Cost?
Does it have PIP? Will we see a one button PIP toggle in the future?
Cost and availability?
Is that a new remote?

Thanks

EDIT: Do I see Toslink on the back? ;)


Yes.
Yes.
Apparently. Apparently not.
Up to $300
Looks like it.

EDIT: Yes.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

AM21 supported?
DirecTV since '96, Waivers for ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox, HR23-700 & HR24-500/AM21, using ethernet based MRV.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I would expect it to work, though both would need to be independently powered, like the H25.




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