After reading through the 13 pages of HR44 vs. HR34 riff-raff
I'm 100% sold on the new HR44.
I had an install appointment
for a HR34 plus SWiM 5 LNB (Dish is already there as 2 cabled normal 5-LNB) but thanks to all your great info and videos posted here I have called them back and put the brakes on the upgrade install. The upgrade was only going to cost me like $20 for some type of install document fee. When I called back to cancel, well the D* phone rep was tough, clearly not wanting me to cancel and me thinking... yeah you got a lot of '34 dogs' to get rid of (lol)
. I ended up telling her my house only has wi-fi connectivity and a new upcoming model dvr-receiver only made sense for my circumstance. She understood and stopped the (re)convincing strategy. This is true but my main area of me wanting to wait is HR44 speed. When I press a button on my remote, I really dislike the lag.
My current HR24 was way faster than my last HR21 and I had a hard time swallowing the fact I was going to a new model (HR34) and most importantly a hard-drive marriage as I stated earlier that almost locks you into staying with that model DVR!.. and it would have slower response times than my HR24?. NOPE! No kandoo.
I already purchased a WD30EURS 3TB and a Rosewill RX-358 V2 External Case for it (was going to be for the HR34 but now it awaits the new HR44!). My owned HR24 with an internal WD 2TB will suffice until this new 44 bad-boy is available. Yes, if I'm updating to a new DVR which basically is "married" for life to the drive, the drive gets upgraded as well. Hopefully this setup will be good until my 4K-display 'bug' swarms in!I've been a D* subscriber since 1994 (plus I was a D* & D/N retailer and installer up to 2004).
Thanks for this thread!
-Awaiting patiently, 2mos, 6mos... it's all good when it's done right the first time