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#41 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

So am I to understand the only difference between the HR44-200, HR44-500 and HR44-700 is the manufacturer?

Any reason why I would want one over the other, or are they pretty much equal in terms of build-quality?


From past experience with the manufacturer's other HRs, they should all be good.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the 1st & 2nd looks, very informative. Anybody know what is the max esata drive size supported on the 44?

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

shouldn't be a limit, as it successor of HR34 what does handle 9 TB by one of our member here

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Is there a list anywhere of hr34 esata single drive enclosure recommendations?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

What are the specs on the power supply for the HR44?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

Thanks Stuart !!! I hope the FF problem isn't on this unit as well.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

I wonder which model Solid Signal will get, the 500 or the 700?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Darn it I would have loved this unit, just when I have decided to say goodbye to DTV due to them taking away features just to add some that I never use. Mostly trick play in list/guide for that stupid remote control and the constant rising prices. This should help them to remain relevant for a few more years but video delivery is changing fast folks.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

Darn it I would have loved this unit, just when I have decided to say goodbye to DTV due to them taking away features just to add some that I never use. Mostly trick play in list/guide for that stupid remote control and the constant rising prices. This should help them to remain relevant for a few more years but video delivery is changing fast folks.


It's here - check Netflix !

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Yep that's what I am talking bout when I started DTV I watched a lot of TV now with Internet it's amazing how little time I spend in front of my TV now and more and more online. Except local sports but I have a OTA antenna for most for that.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

Yep that's what I am talking bout when I started DTV I watched a lot of TV now with Internet it's amazing how little time I spend in front of my TV now and more and more online. Except local sports but I have a OTA antenna for most for that.


I rarely watch Netflix because they don't update much on their movies or shows, I'm always thinking of canceling Netflix because of that, The only reason I don't is because there is a few good movies and documentaries I have saved up in my instant queue list.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

Does anyone know if the internal hard drive in the HR44s is a 2.5" or 3.5" sata?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

Does anyone know if the internal hard drive in the HR44s is a 2.5" or 3.5" sata?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:08 PM

Stuart, or anyone else that might know for that matter, do you know if a "Third Look" for the HR44-200 might be coming anytime soon or is its development that far behind the others? Just curious... Not that there's much of a way to control it, but I've always liked the Samsung models.

Before anyone derides me for that comment, yes I understand that they're all functionally equivalent. I've just got a house full of Samsung models..with one exception..that have been so problem free. It's in my head, I know, I know...

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

Stuart, or anyone else that might know for that matter, do you know if a "Third Look" for the HR44-200 might be coming anytime soon or is its development that far behind the others? Just curious... Not that there's much of a way to control it, but I've always liked the Samsung models.

Before anyone derides me for that comment, yes I understand that they're all functionally equivalent. I've just got a house full of Samsung models..with one exception..that have been so problem free. It's in my head, I know, I know...


+1 my 24-200 has always been working well, I'm definitely want to see a Samsung model for the 44

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

3.5"


Any idea what brand/model?

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

Any idea what brand/model?

Has been Western Digitial. Displayed on the Diagnostics screen.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:32 PM


+1 my 24-200 has always been working well, I'm definitely want to see a Samsung model for the 44

I agree on the HR24-200.  Mine has always been rock solid.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

We're getting D* installed this coming Sunday. We're five miles out of Des Moines. Anybody else get the HR44 in this area? I thought I saw the region on the list for the HR44s.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

Portman, did you get a HR44 installed  or did they show up with a HR34?






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