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New Direct TV. Home DVR Hr 44


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#101 OFFLINE   Datagg

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:39 AM

My installer mentioned the HR44 3 months ago when he tried to get me to change my mind with the HR34 and to keep my HR24. With all my problems I wished I listened. He did also mention the C31's would be replaced also with C34's all wireless....

Tonight I saw CES with the hopper now coming out with a sling box setup in it. DTV will fight back so now more than ever I believe in the HR44 or another unit to combat the hopper. Dish seems to really to be ramping up there level....While DTV is still having issues getting the 1 year old plus Genie to work right..... Perhaps a switch is in the near future. if the newest hopper would have 5 tuners in it, wow then DTV is history on my end.

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#102 OFFLINE   Ira Lacher

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Well, congratulations to all the new DTV customers who will get the latest technology without a shred of being loyal customers . . . and the continued scraps to the existing customers who have paid their bills entirely and on time for 7-8 years or more.
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#103 OFFLINE   Datagg

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Well, congratulations to all the new DTV customers who will get the latest technology without a shred of being loyal customers . . . and the continued scraps to the existing customers who have paid their bills entirely and on time for 7-8 years or more.


I felt that way also.... I wanted the Hopper, yet I liked the Genie also..... A call to DTV saying I wanted the Hopper and I dont care of early cancellation fees, but i wish i could stay yet the wife loves the Hopper. 2 days later, a free Genie instal. It may not work for everyone, but its worth a shot.... But remember i was really ready to go to Dish.... It was no bluff, but if it was and they called it me on it, i guess i would have rambled on a bit more until that was exausted. They want to keep you, speaking the Hopper is like kryptinite to them...

#104 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Well, congratulations to all the new DTV customers who will get the latest technology without a shred of being loyal customers . . . and the continued scraps to the existing customers who have paid their bills entirely and on time for 7-8 years or more.


At least they are making the Texas PP nationwide. That does help quite a bit.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

When it does come out this site will create a thread called, "First Look at DirecTVs New HR44", about 1 month after 100 other sites already posted information about it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:34 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


I agree with this... although I got a steep discount on my HR34 I'm not pleased with it's performance. Quicktune literally takes 2.5 seconds to come up and basic operations via guide and menus is just slower than my HR24-500 was.
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#107 OFFLINE   carillon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Do you have Native on or off? If its on, try off.


This would allow faster channel changes but I prefer to view in whatever resolution the content provider sends and not have my HR34 upconvert everything. I feel like I'm losing picture quality if I do this. Am I wrong about that? Thanks
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#108 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

This would allow faster channel changes but I prefer to view in whatever resolution the content provider sends and not have my HR34 upconvert everything. I feel like I'm losing picture quality if I do this. Am I wrong about that? Thanks


You know what they say... You can't have your cake and eat it too.

What's more important to you, picture quality or fast channel changes? It takes time for your TV to change resolutions when you change between channels that have different resolutions. When native is on the slowness isn't solely in the DVR, it's your TV as well because it has to change resolutions.
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#109 OFFLINE   carillon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

You know what they say... You can't have your cake and eat it too.

What's more important to you, picture quality or fast channel changes? It takes time for your TV to change resolutions when you change between channels that have different resolutions. When native is on the slowness isn't solely in the DVR, it's your TV as well because it has to change resolutions.


I don't mind the time it takes to change channels, what I mentioned was slow Quicktune, guide & menus.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:00 AM

I LOVE how everyone is getting worked up over rumours and mists
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:44 AM

:)

#112 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

Let's continue this discussion at the following link. :)

HR44-700 Genie First Look

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