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#581 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

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?


I think you are going to find the genie is the new standard, and they only want to install genie systems for the most part going forward and that it will now be the focus off all marketing hardware.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

We don't know for 100% certain what CPU will be in this thing?

I notice some newer Broadcom SoC's state this feature:
"Unique HD FastRTV™ channel change acceleration technology that improves channel change speeds by up to 500 percent"

If the HR44 has that, then faster channel changes by far make it one heck of a wanted upgrade!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

We don't know for 100% certain what CPU will be in this thing?

I notice some newer Broadcom SoC's state this feature:
"Unique HD FastRTV™ channel change acceleration technology that improves channel change speeds by up to 500 percent"

If the HR44 has that, then faster channel changes by far make it one heck of a wanted upgrade!


That would be a Fantastic Upgrade for sure. :D
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

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 wonder this too.

I am off contract and have a very enticing offer for uverse.

Called directv, their second offer was a free genie, free install and some $$ offer per month. But now that I know about the 44, do i really want to sign up for two years with a 34? I've read the 34 is potentially even slower than my 24? We've never bothered with any ondemand features even though I've got this "deca" network installed as the directtv internet features have always seemed to be unreliable.

At this point, what I really care about with the 44 is just the faster speed.

Will FL be a test market?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

We have 3 x HR24s right now and one H24. One in the family room has a 2TB eSata via a thermaltake blacks duet.

I really like the functionality, overall storage capacity, distributed risk in event of a failure, etc. with this setup. And after some early months of VERY sluggish GUI response, the 24's have been generally very fast, responsive for many months now. But the 44 has me looking for sure.

What does the WiFi do for you vs. whole home thru coax? Maybe I missed it earlier....

Can I swap out an hr24 for a 44 fairly easily?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

You will need a swim16 as well so you will need a service call and install unless you want to spend the money for that yourself.

The wifi is to connect to the Internet without having to connect a separate wifi deca if you don't have an Ethernet connection next to the hr44 to use.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:05 AM

We don't know for 100% certain what CPU will be in this thing?

I notice some newer Broadcom SoC's state this feature:
"Unique HD FastRTV™ channel change acceleration technology that improves channel change speeds by up to 500 percent"

If the HR44 has that, then faster channel changes by far make it one heck of a wanted upgrade!


That was in a 2010 press release

http://www.broadcom.....php?id=s536672

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

Just received Sound & Vision Magazine yesterday and they had a in depth review of the Genie HR34. Actually it could have been a LOT LOT more in depth for most of us here anyway. Kind of hard to get a handle on how much he really liked it. He mentioned that he already had "D" so the switch wasn't too big a change. He mentioned three things he didn't like. Slow, ran hot, and re-booted too often. He didn't exactly complain about the remote but did mention it was the same old thing. What I found a little strange was that he never mentioned the HR44, which it seems has addressed all three of those complaints plus uses a new more compact remote. If I were a big wig at "D" I would feel a little under whelmed with this review. He could have gone a lot further considering the magazine he was writing for and his level of expertise.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Just received Sound & Vision Magazine yesterday and they had a in depth review of the Genie HR34. Actually it could have been a LOT LOT more in depth for most of us here anyway. Kind of hard to get a handle on how much he really liked it. He mentioned that he already had "D" so the switch wasn't too big a change. He mentioned three things he didn't like. Slow, ran hot, and re-booted too often. He didn't exactly complain about the remote but did mention it was the same old thing. What I found a little strange was that he never mentioned the HR44, which it seems has addressed all three of those complaints plus uses a new more compact remote. If I were a big wig at "D" I would feel a little under whelmed with this review. He could have gone a lot further considering the magazine he was writing for and his level of expertise.


You must have missed it but at end of artical he wrote "A newer Genie (HR44) and Mini (CR41) are already in the works,reportedly with a faster processor,built-in wireless ,and new streamlined remote. ..etc."

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

Anyone interested in the HR44-500 (Mfg by Humax) FCC documents?
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=667173&fcc_id='O6ZHR44

I know this is the HR44-700 thread, but theres some good detail in the Humax version of the HR44 from our good friends over at the FCC.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

Anyone interested in the HR44-500 (Mfg by Humax) FCC documents?
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=667173&fcc_id='O6ZHR44

I know this is the HR44-700 thread, but theres some good detail in the Humax version of the HR44 from our good friends over at the FCC.


Your link goes to the FCC website but has an error.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Your link goes to the FCC website but has an error.


Hmm tried this 3rd attempt loaded on AT&T iphone5.

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=667173&fcc_id='O6ZHR44

Edited by Mike Bertelson, 18 March 2013 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

Hmm tried this 3rd attempt loaded on AT&T iphone5.

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=667173&fcc_id='O6ZHR44


Yeah that is way more information than should be provided. I told someone about that a couple of months ago but apparently it's still up. :nono2:
However it is quite interesting! And if you want to know every single component in the HR44 look no further!
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

Yeah that is way more information than should be provided. I told someone about that a couple of months ago but apparently it's still up. :nono2:
However it is quite interesting! And if you want to know every single component in the HR44 look no further!

Who do you contact at the FCC to have something taken down and is it even possible to force them to remove documents?

IIUC, there is a limited time in which information is maintained confidential but after a certain time period it becomes a matter of public record. I'm not sure it's possible to get them to remove the info after it becomes public record.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

Just received Sound & Vision Magazine yesterday and they had a in depth review of the Genie HR34. Actually it could have been a LOT LOT more in depth for most of us here anyway. Kind of hard to get a handle on how much he really liked it. He mentioned that he already had "D" so the switch wasn't too big a change. He mentioned three things he didn't like. Slow, ran hot, and re-booted too often. He didn't exactly complain about the remote but did mention it was the same old thing. What I found a little strange was that he never mentioned the HR44, which it seems has addressed all three of those complaints plus uses a new more compact remote. If I were a big wig at "D" I would feel a little under whelmed with this review. He could have gone a lot further considering the magazine he was writing for and his level of expertise.


That's funny that they're reviewing a DVR that we reviewed in depth over a year ago: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=197609
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

The -700 designation is Pace, right? The -500 is Humax. It's good that at least 2 vendors are building this. That should help get more available than only 1 manufacturer of HR34.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

The -700 designation is Pace, right? The -500 is Humax. It's good that at least 2 vendors are building this. That should help get more available than only 1 manufacturer of HR34.

There is also a -200 model out in the wild.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

There is also a -200 model out in the wild.


Ooh that's right, forgot about that press release. Samsung's my bro!

Sounds like they will be able to hammer these things out as long as Broadcom can keep up with fulfilling orders for its SoC.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

That's funny that they're reviewing a DVR that we reviewed in depth over a year ago: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=197609


yes. I thought that also. On the flip side, it sure seems like the HR34 should have some of those bugs worked out by now. HR44?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

There is also a -200 model out in the wild.


Yup, Samsung makes them. They also made the 24-200, a very good HR that seems to be quite rare.

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