Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
* * * * * 2 votes

DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR44-700 Genie


  • Please log in to reply
671 replies to this topic

#326 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,217 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hi,

I get the impression from the tailend of this thread that the HR44 is available. Or does someone have a 'pre-release'? I called DTV and they said HR34 is the current equipment.

I'd like transition to this whole home solution and add a 3rd room. Have 2 pre-whole home HD DVRs. Should I go with the HR34 or wait?

Thanks
Dave

The HR44 is not available. Soon hopefully.
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#327 OFFLINE   spartanstew

spartanstew

    Dry as a bone

  • Registered
  • 12,539 posts
  • LocationWylie, Texas
Joined: Nov 16, 2005

Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Hi,

I get the impression from the tailend of this thread that the HR44 is available. Or does someone have a 'pre-release'? I called DTV and they said HR34 is the current equipment.

I'd like transition to this whole home solution and add a 3rd room. Have 2 pre-whole home HD DVRs. Should I go with the HR34 or wait?

Thanks
Dave


From the very first post:

This product is not available at this time.



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

 
Directv customer since 2000

#328 OFFLINE   cypherx

cypherx

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 3,169 posts
  • LocationPA - Berks County
Joined: Aug 27, 2010

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

My wife said to me the other day "I want the genie!" I said oh really, whys that? She said because you can record 5 things at once!

I convinced her to wait for the HR44. Surprised me though that SHE brought it up!

Needless to say that when the HR44 is available, I have her blessing to get it!

- > Link to my setup thread< -

My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST: Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, Up, Music Choice Play HD, Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV

 

---

HR44-500
HR24-200

 


#329 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

Scott Kocourek

    Chocolate Anyone?

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 9,484 posts
  • LocationWisconsin
Joined: Jun 13, 2009

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

My wife said to me the other day "I want the genie!" I said oh really, whys that? She said because you can record 5 things at once!

I convinced her to wait for the HR44. Surprised me though that SHE brought it up!

Needless to say that when the HR44 is available, I have her blessing to get it!


Life is good when you both want the same thing. :)

Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, Dish Network, or any other company.

Become a DBSTalk.com member or join the CE program HERE


#330 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

hdtvfan0001

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 32,430 posts
Joined: Jul 28, 2004

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

My wife said to me the other day "I want the genie!" I said oh really, whys that? She said because you can record 5 things at once!

I convinced her to wait for the HR44. Surprised me though that SHE brought it up!

Needless to say that when the HR44 is available, I have her blessing to get it!

Yeah....the other day my wfie and I were watching TV and saw the DirecTV Genie commercial.

I said "I sure would like to have the Genie".

That resulted in an elbow to my ribs.
DBSTalk CHAT ROOM MODERATOR
DirecTV Customer Since 1996

#331 OFFLINE   Richierich

Richierich

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,489 posts
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

My wife said to me the other day "I want the genie!" I said oh really, whys that? She said because you can record 5 things at once!

I convinced her to wait for the HR44. Surprised me though that SHE brought it up!


Yeah, that is a Very Hot Commercial that Appeals to those who want more!!! :lol:
*
DIRECTV CUSTOMER SINCE 1997
Here's My Setup

#332 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,007 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

Yeah....the other day my wfie and I were watching TV and saw the DirecTV Genie commercial.

I said "I sure would like to have the Genie".

That resulted in an elbow to my ribs.


You sure caught one!

" it would be nice to have Genie in our LR" is
A bit better , but saying you want an HR34 would be unambiguous but not as fun .
"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#333 OFFLINE   Richierich

Richierich

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,489 posts
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Yeah....the other day my wfie and I were watching TV and saw the DirecTV Genie commercial.
I said "I sure would like to have the Genie".


Yeah, I Moaned when I saw Her and that didn't sit Well with my Wifey Poo Poo!!! :lol:
*
DIRECTV CUSTOMER SINCE 1997
Here's My Setup

#334 OFFLINE   donyoop

donyoop

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 57 posts
Joined: Apr 06, 2007

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

Yeah, I Moaned when I saw Her and that didn't sit Well with my Wifey Poo Poo!!! :lol:


What is the HR-44 Genie going to look like????

#335 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,217 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Pics in the First Look. See post #1.
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

#336 OFFLINE   Richierich

Richierich

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,489 posts
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

What is the HR-44 Genie going to look like????


She is Blond and is wearing a Short Skirt and has Large Boo.s Oh Well You Get The Picture!!! :lol:
*
DIRECTV CUSTOMER SINCE 1997
Here's My Setup

#337 OFFLINE   top_speed

top_speed

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 40 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2010

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

Mini skirt, tiny hips and small A-cups (def NO hour glass figure!) her makeup is wireless and oh... her hot box is external!

...a bit more accurate of above ;)

On a serious note; No I don't have a 44 yet as said it's not out to joe public, my talk was about me canceling the 34 and waiting (and presumption of) for the 44 and wiring as such.

Cheers and patiently awaiting here :)

Edited by top_speed, 26 January 2013 - 08:49 AM.


#338 OFFLINE   top_speed

top_speed

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 40 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2010

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

I should add, there is no waiting list so don't call/bother DTV. Yes they are pounding the commercials on tv for the genie but it is all for the HR34.

So please call and order an HR34 Genie today!! (yeah I'm trying to soak up back stock so we can get to the 44's)
Directv 'Pioneer Member' since 1994

#339 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

Stuart Sweet

    The Shadow Knows!

  • Super Moderators
  • 37,048 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2006

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

As far as I know the only way to get an HR44 (when they come) will be through an online source who is allowed to offer them, not directv. This is currently the only way to get an hr24 now and I expect it to be the same.
Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.

#340 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,007 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Even though I understand it's not available, I went to the Solid Signal site, (solidsignal.com) and there it is! (Still unavailable, and clearly marked as such). Bookmarked the page for future reference. Nice!
"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#341 OFFLINE   bsather

bsather

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 19 posts
Joined: Aug 10, 2008

Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

For those of us who have a HR34 and were to purchase the HR44 online, are we allowed to have both?

#342 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

Mike Bertelson

    6EQUJ5 WOW!

  • Moderators
  • 13,994 posts
Joined: Jan 24, 2007

Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

For those of us who have a HR34 and were to purchase the HR44 online, are we allowed to have both?

We have no idea what the future policy will be. However, right now we can only have one Genie per account.

IMHO, they'll have to change that sooner or later but for now it's the policy.

Mike

µß
Since it costs 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth.  That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.


#343 OFFLINE   boukengreen

boukengreen

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 362 posts
Joined: Sep 22, 2009

Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

will we be able to specify a 44 when it comes out and we order a new reciver or is going to be classified like a 34 and and its a crap shot like the 21-24 zre
There are some things arrows can't kill, for everything else there's Master Sword.

#344 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

Mike Bertelson

    6EQUJ5 WOW!

  • Moderators
  • 13,994 posts
Joined: Jan 24, 2007

Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

will we be able to specify a 44 when it comes out and we order a new reciver or is going to be classified like a 34 and and its a crap shot like the 21-24 zre

I have no idea but I'm thinking that both will be considered equivalent.

It might be new installs will get the HR44 because of Wi-Fi. Less work for the install. Along those lines maybe if an existing customer needed Wi-Fi they could specify the HR44.

I'm just guessin' here. We don't know what the policy is going to be yet. When DIRECTV decides to release that info then you can bet you'll here it her first. :)

Mike

µß
Since it costs 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth.  That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.


#345 OFFLINE   Drucifer

Drucifer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 8,601 posts
  • LocationNY Hudson Valley
Joined: Feb 12, 2009

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

I searched this thread for Pandora and got zero hits.

So does the HR44 handle Pandora like a HR34 or a HR2x?

In other words, can you view a channel while Pandora plays?

DREW
Do it Right, Do it Once
LR: HR34-700, Bsm: HR24-100, Den HR24-200, MB: HR24-500, Kit: H25-500
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV  '00


#346 OFFLINE   Supramom2000

Supramom2000

    In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,674 posts
  • LocationColbert, WA
Joined: Jun 20, 2007

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

I searched this thread for Pandora and got zero hits.

So does the HR44 handle Pandora like a HR34 or a HR2x?

In other words, can you view a channel while Pandora plays?


No. You get the Pandora screensaver. The option to view live TV is not there.

Shannon

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument today, and for aye." "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

My Setup


#347 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,007 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

No. You get the Pandora screensaver. The option to view live TV is not there.


Since one can access Pandora on a laptop, desktop, iPhone, iPad and more, is this really a limitation of note? I myself can't see listening to Pandora while the TV is on anyway, but diff strokes.....
"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#348 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

RunnerFL

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 16,324 posts
Joined: Jan 04, 2006

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Since one can access Pandora on a laptop, desktop, iPhone, iPad and more, is this really a limitation of note? I myself can't see listening to Pandora while the TV is on anyway, but diff strokes.....


The HR34/44 should have the same Pandora features as the HR2X's whether or not you personally see no need for it.

Edited by RunnerFL, 26 January 2013 - 09:12 PM.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT

#349 OFFLINE   Supramom2000

Supramom2000

    In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,674 posts
  • LocationColbert, WA
Joined: Jun 20, 2007

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Since one can access Pandora on a laptop, desktop, iPhone, iPad and more, is this really a limitation of note? I myself can't see listening to Pandora while the TV is on anyway, but diff strokes.....


I don't use my computer devices for playing music throughout the house while I do chores or cook or pay bills or whatever. I like the sound system hooked up to the TV. So I prefer to use Pandora and Music Share.

My husband used to watch football or hockey while I streamed Pandora, so it was a very nice compromise. But now we can't do that.

Shannon

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument today, and for aye." "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

My Setup


#350 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,007 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

I don't use my computer devices for playing music throughout the house while I do chores or cook or pay bills or whatever. I like the sound system hooked up to the TV. So I prefer to use Pandora and Music Share.

My husband used to watch football or hockey while I streamed Pandora, so it was a very nice compromise. But now we can't do that.


Of course. There will be specific needs such as yours, and I am sorry it limits you and others currently.

May be time for a new AVR? I just bought a Denon for about $400, and it does Pandora all by itself when it's not doing TV duty or Airplay.
"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...