Looks impressive - hopefully they'll be available quickly since there are multiple manufacturers this time.
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Thanks for being upfront and honest with everyone!
Go back check, but the First Look documents for the last year or two have all had that notice on them.
A few more questions....
What does the GUI look like? Same as the HR34?
Same amount of guide data as the older receivers?
How big is the external power supply?
Small. Like a common electronics power brick for any consumer device. I just tossed mine on the floor behind my TV with the rest of the stuff and forgot about it.
If you order a Genie can you specify an HR44? Who would want the HR34 now?
How much will it cost?
That's between the customer and Directv, but probably comparable to an HR34. They are functionally identical.
How quick are the 'clients' compared to the HR34?
Generally a bit more responsive to remote commands and displaying data served up by the Genie, like UI graphics and whatnot, but not worlds faster.
Do the 'trick-play' features work correctly and quickly over MRV?
Trickplay works fine for me with both the HR34 and HR44.
No more 'Gray Screen of Death' for the RVU clients right?!
No idea what you're talking about here so someone else will have to address this one.