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#561 OFFLINE   kram

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

A few comments were made about the 44 possibly being installed at the end of the Month (Feb). Well that has come n gone so I'm just wondering if anyone has one installed yet?


I'm in Denver -- one of the 10 first-release markets. I was supposed to get one last week, but installation was postponed until today. Today I was told that there still are software problems, so the release has now been delayed until the end of March. My order is up in the air.

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#562 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

I'm in Denver -- one of the 10 first-release markets. I was supposed to get one last week, but installation was postponed until today. Today I was told that there still are software problems, so the release has now been delayed until the end of March. My order is up in the air.


I assume you were told there were software problems by your installer. They are not always correct in their assumptions on when or why things happen.

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#563 OFFLINE   kram

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

Last week the installer said there were problems with the remote communicating with the C31. The service manager today said software problems.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Last week the installer said there were problems with the remote communicating with the C31. The service manager today said software problems.


The remote on the c31 has nothing to do with the hr44 being rolled out, its already out and in use. That doesn't even make sense.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

The remote on the c31 has nothing to do with the hr44 being rolled out, its already out and in use. That doesn't even make sense.


Where has it been released? The Service Manager for Colorado and Wyoming said that the box has not been officially released yet -- anywhere. Denver is one of the first roll-out markets, and it's not available here yet.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

Where has it been released? The Service Manager for Colorado and Wyoming said that the box has not been officially released yet -- anywhere. Denver is one of the first roll-out markets, and it's not available here yet.


He's referring to the C31.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

He's referring to the C31.


Oh. That wasn't clear. And I was saying that the new remote for the HR44 was having problems communicating with the C31.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

Oh. That wasn't clear. And I was saying that the new remote for the HR44 was having problems communicating with the C31.


That doesn't make sense, though.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'm in Denver -- one of the 10 first-release markets. I was supposed to get one last week, but installation was postponed until today. Today I was told that there still are software problems, so the release has now been delayed until the end of March. My order is up in the air.


I must have missed the list of the first 10 release markets. Is Los Angeles on that list? :)

And March 31... would suck :mad:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

Oh. That wasn't clear. And I was saying that the new remote for the HR44 was having problems communicating with the C31.


I was referring to the c31.

Also there is no way the remote with the hr44 working a certain way with the c31 has anything to do with it either. The remote for the hr44 is new and will work with the c31 in ir mode right now perfectly. However the new remote will never work with the c31 in rf mode ever. They use different technologies for rf.

They will not be installing c31s without their own rc65 remotes.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

Just reporting what I was told....

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:00 AM

I'm assuming that the HR44 is Fast Ethernet, as opposed to Gigabit ethernet...?

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

I'm assuming that the HR44 is Fast Ethernet, as opposed to Gigabit ethernet...?


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:46 AM

FCC Docs for the C41 (PACE model).

https://apps.fcc.gov...4&fcc_id=PGRC41


Still what is the difference between C31 and C41? The reference to the wireless channels, frequencies and data rates on the FCC docs are ZigBee standards. I assume the ZigBee protocol is used for the RF remote control. Did the C31 allow use of an RF remote, or was it IR only?

Hopefully a damn optical port like they added back to the HR44.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

Hopefully a damn optical port like they added back to the HR44.


If they're keeping it the same size as the C31 I don't see where there is room to add another port on the back.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

I called noticed today that there seems to be a marketing push for the Genie, so I called DirecTV about the cost. I can get one for free with a new 2 year contract, (And $50 for installation). Any chance that I'll her an HR44, or will they be sending an HR34?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

If you schedule your install for anytime before April 1, yes, you most likely will get an HR34. The HR44 release has been delayed until the end of March. Even then, it's my understanding that the rollout will be limited to 10 test markets. Denver is one of those; I don't know what the others are.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

I called noticed today that there seems to be a marketing push for the Genie, so I called DirecTV about the cost. I can get one for free with a new 2 year contract, (And $50 for installation). Any chance that I'll her an HR44, or will they be sending an HR34?



About the marketing push... Anyone have any thoughts on how the timing of DirecTVs marketing push for the Genie would be related to the launch and/or delay of the new HR44?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

About the marketing push... Anyone have any thoughts on how the timing of DirecTVs marketing push for the Genie would be related to the launch and/or delay of the new HR44?


Once I found out about the HR44, I had an idea that the offer for existing users may only be good until the HR34s are cleared out and won't be offered once the HR44s are available.

I'm in Phoenix, any idea if that's one of the 10 test markets?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

The HR44 is a Genie, as is the HR34.

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