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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR44-700 Genie


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#126 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

That's the ultimate setup for some, his and hers beast DVRs, along with a few speedy H25's, a rockin setup someday. Or even two 44's if/when allowed. Along with a nomad, and Slingbox, awesomeness.


But by then, all worthwhile content will have priced itself out of all major carriers....:D:nono2:
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#127 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

My C31 connected via WCCK does. :)


I only talking about what DIRECTV would install.. I know all about yours, I have done that too.. :)

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

I only talking about what DIRECTV would install.. I know all about yours, I have done that too.. :)


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Great First Look Scott along with all the other participants (Gee some of those Pictures look somewhat familiar, :lol:).

Scott, it was Great meeting you at CES and keep up the great work keeping us all in line!!! :lol:

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#130 OFFLINE   Jacob Braun

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

I got to play with one today.

It really is insane how fast this receiver restarts. Seeing it go from receiving satellite info from 0% to 100% in six seconds is something that needs to be seen to be believed. I want!
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I got to play with one today.

It really is insane how fast this receiver restarts. Seeing it go from receiving satellite info from 0% to 100% in six seconds is something that needs to be seen to be believed. I want!

I'd like to see a video posted on You Tube showing its speed.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I'd like to see a video posted on You Tube showing its speed.


And I would like to continue to remain employed!

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Edited by JBv, 12 January 2013 - 08:22 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Are any "First lookers" able to post videos on how fast this thing is? Or to the very least have some timed comparisons? Like an HR20 vs HR24 vs HR34 vs HR44 time test.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Well for the HR44 to be a hell of a lot faster, it must have a better CPU and probably more flash memory for quick loading.

What are the HR44 chipset specs?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

Well for the HR44 to be a hell of a lot faster, it must have a better CPU and probably more flash memory for quick loading.

What are the HR44 chipset specs?

I suspect you won't find that information posted.
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#136 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Here is a pic of the power brick as requested earlier.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

My experience with 700 series products has always been very good. Had an HR20-700, now a HR34-700 so I suspect the HR44-700 is super.

Nice First Look folks.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

CCS has been giving us headaches with the c31's, way too many service calls and our shop is tired of this. Policy now and this is coming from the top at D is even if the house is pre wired and its CCS we have to replace it. Either by running the wires outside or wall fishing.


This is the most ridiculous post I have read in a while.:nono2:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

My experience with 700 series products has always been very good. Had an HR20-700, now a HR34-700 so I suspect the HR44-700 is super.

Nice First Look folks.


Makes you wonder what happened to the 23-700, doesn't it?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Time to upgrade to the HR44 when it comes available.

Edited by firemantom26, 13 January 2013 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Hmm, I think I want this. HR34 not really interested in. But HR44 sounds like the HR34 with all the speed issues worked out.

Not too fond of the remote. How heavy is the remote? I wish they had a clam shell design that opened up to find a QWERTY keyboard. That would be great for searches (Smart Search, YouTube, etc..) or pave the way for more featured TV Apps.

I hope someday a wifi QWERTY keyboard comes to the iPhone and iPad apps to make typing in search strings easier.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Like the new remote. Will be happy to get the HR44 (for free, as was the case with my HR34) when available.

For now though, after the last software update, I'm pretty happy with my HR34 and two C31s. The HR34 is consistently far faster then my former HR20/21s. Ample storage. Easier to set up recordings on one DVR. The C31s are definitely slower than the HR34, but still faster than my old units, and their speed is consistent, unlike the old boxes, which bogged down periodically.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

I don't think anyone has said that it will be able to be explicitly ordered.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

When will it be available, roughly?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

When will it be available, roughly?

The only public answer to date: "Sometime in 2013".
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

When will it be available, roughly?


Soon, I hope.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

Considering that DirecTV is still working out the "bugs" with the HR34; it seems hard to fathom going to the HR44 and having to relive some of the similar bugs. The HR34 has only been available since September, or so, which means there is still some more "tweaking" to do. Let's just say, compared to the DISH VIP711K; it is much faster and feature rich.

I do not use the Genie recommends feature, because I like to pick and choose what i want to record or view.

So, unless DirecTV says they are going to a swap out, for free, fro existing HR34 customers, I will stick with the HR34.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

The HR34 is a very good DVR, I wouldn't try and upgrade to the 44 either.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

The HR34 has only been available since September, or so, which means there is still some more "tweaking" to do.


IIRC the HR34 started a limited rollout in February last year with a more general rollout in the summer.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

The first spotting of the HR34 (HMC30 at the time):

http://www.dbstalk.c...692#post2677692


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