Looks impressive - hopefully they'll be available quickly since there are multiple manufacturers this time.
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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?
If you order a Genie can you specify an HR44? Who would want the HR34 now?
How much will it cost?
How quick are the 'clients' compared to the HR34?
Do the 'trick-play' features work correctly and quickly over MRV?
No more 'Gray Screen of Death' for the RVU clients right?!
Great job on the First Look (as usual)!
GUI is the same as HR34.
Guide data hasn't changed as far as I know.
Maybe someone who is at home can take power supply measurements. Not boo big.
First post says it's not available yet.
Cost? Lets hope for lower cost - didn't someone say in another thread that they were cheaper to produce?
I'd say that client response/trickplay is similar to the HR34. Mine's connected with a WCCK so may not be representative.
DirecTV continually updates the DVRs and receivers, clients should be no different. If you're seeing a Gray Screen of Death then I assume that they're working on a fix.