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#321 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Using the HR44 as a bridge like that isn't recommended.
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#322 ONLINE   RAD

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

On my secondary tv (Samsung UN65ES8000) can I just connect a lan (Cat7 cable) between the Sammy and the HR44 and will it communicate as an RVU client?? then call D* and add it as a slave?

My house is wi-fi so I have no lan/cabled network in the dvr-receivers area.


Yes if you have the latest software loaded on the TV that supports RVU clients. DIRECTV will want to come out and install a coax connection to the TV and a DECA-BB and not use ethernet. Sometimes you can sweet talk the CSR into just adding a client to the HR34/44, sometimes you can't and sometimes you can't but they'll waive the installation charge. BTW the TV is smart enough to see if you try to use the built in wireless for RVU and doesn't allow it, says you need to be wired. Guess you could get around that if you used a wireless AP and then connected that to the TV via ethernet, but performance may be hit and miss depending on the other traffic on the wireless net.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

My friend RAD's solution could work, but a more stable solution might be to use a 1x2 splitter into the HR44 and run a coaxial cable to the TV. Then use a cinema connection kit to bridge it to ethernet from there.

How far away is the TV from where you want to put the HR44? Will it be the only TV attached to the HR44 or are you also going to have a second TV attached directly via HDMI?
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

My friend RAD's solution could work, but a more stable solution might be to use a 1x2 splitter into the HR44 and run a coaxial cable to the TV. Then use a cinema connection kit to bridge it to ethernet from there.

How far away is the TV from where you want to put the HR44? Will it be the only TV attached to the HR44 or are you also going to have a second TV attached directly via HDMI?


HR44 will be on my main 75" set via hdmi (at this location I have a 8-Way amplified Cat-->HDMI splitter (works amazingly w Cat7!) there for other mirrored tv's throughout the house.

The secondary mentioned (Samsung 65 smartv) also is connected via this hdmi network (through lengthy Cat7 cables converted back to hdmi). So I have mirrored video already at this location BUT I'm thinking if I want separate programing there I have to hookup via the tv's built in RVU (less equipment vs. adding a D*box/client).

So I have an additional Cat7 cable (3 going to this set, 2 being used by the hdmi feed). 1 Cat7 free that goes back to the HR44 (and hdmi splitter) area.

I could run a RG6U line between the HR44 and the Sammy (70ft) also but as said, the spare Cat7 already is run between the 2.

Edited by top_speed, 25 January 2013 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:43 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
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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

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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
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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.

 
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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!

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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. :)

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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.
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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:
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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 .
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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:
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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????

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Pics in the First Look. See post #1.
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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:
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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 :)

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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)
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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.
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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!
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