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#51 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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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.


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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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:32 AM

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 08 May 2013 - 08:32 PM

Just upgraded to Genie today.. received the HR44-500, and C41-700 clients.  Everything is working perfectly, REALLY appreciated only having to set up favorite channels one time, then being able to copy that to the other receivers.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

How well does Slingbox work off a client?  As for RVU,  what are the plus & minuses of RVU vs client?


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:36 PM

How well does Slingbox work off a client?  As for RVU,  what are the plus & minuses of RVU vs client?

 

The clients are RVU.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:59 AM

How does an RVU unit connect to the Gennie? Is it via Coax ,Ethernet or both?


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

How does an RVU unit connect to the Gennie? Is it via Coax ,Ethernet or both?

 

It depends on the client.  if it is an actual "Genie Client" then it uses coax via the DECA network.  If it is a Samsung or Sony TV then it uses Ethernet and your local network.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

I'm a bit confused with how an RVU client (In my case Samsung) hooks up to my Home theater system (Denon) without a box?  


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

I'm a bit confused with how an RVU client (In my case Samsung) hooks up to my Home theater system (Denon) without a box?  

 

Use the audio out from the TV and hook it up to an input on your Denon.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:14 PM

Used my protection plan free upgrade, and got my install yesterday.  I was pleasantly surprised.  I got an HR44-500, and two C41-700 Genie Clients.  I kept one of my two HR23-700's, and upgraded to whole-home DVR.  The two C41-700's replaced the archaic H-20 boxes that I had before the new install.  The installer joked that I now have the capability of recording 7 shows at one time, and I had nothing to worry about when it came to possible scheduling conflicts.  :lol:

 

My D* installer said that I was the first HR44 that he had installed in the Tri-Cities area here in Tennessee.  Apparently, D* had to use up all of the remaining HR34's in their local inventory before they could start installing the HR44's.  If I would have installed the previous business day (Sat. I believe), I would have gotten an HR34.  For once, I had good luck. :)

 

Much speedier compared to my HR23-700.  Much smaller than the older HD DVRs.  Love that the new remotes are RF, and that you can still use an IF remote to controll the DVR and clients if you prefer.  And, the client boxes are incredibly small.  My wife couldn't believe how small the client boxes were when she looked at them last night.  The system works very well thus far, and I feel very fortunate to get one of the HR44-500's.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:57 PM

Question for you guys.   I have  been with D* over 10 years and the original setup had two coax  coming to the old HR20.  Now, of  course, ony one of those are in use.  Is  it possible to stack my HR24 with one of the new HR44's?  I also have three other HR2X's.  Is there a maximum number of tuners you can have?  My question about stacking is b/c I have a both a TV and projector in this room and would probably use the HR24 for the projector (usually only use on football weekends) as long as all the recordings are on my Whole Home platform.  Right now, both TV and projector output the same signal.  Hopefully, this makes sense.  Thanks in advance for your advice.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 02:52 PM

Question for you guys. I have been with D* over 10 years and the original setup had two coax coming to the old HR20. Now, of course, ony one of those are in use. Is it possible to stack my HR24 with one of the new HR44's? I also have three other HR2X's. Is there a maximum number of tuners you can have? My question about stacking is b/c I have a both a TV and projector in this room and would probably use the HR24 for the projector (usually only use on football weekends) as long as all the recordings are on my Whole Home platform. Right now, both TV and projector output the same signal. Hopefully, this makes sense. Thanks in advance for your advice.

It just depends on your SWiM setup, whether you have 8 or 16 tuners. As long as you have or upgrade to a SWiM-16 you'll be fine and can use a splitter(s) to distribute the signal. You'll have 5 total lines to the 4 HR2x's and the Genie, using 13 tuners, assuming that you have no other receivers.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:29 PM

It just depends on your SWiM setup, whether you have 8 or 16 tuners. As long as you have or upgrade to a SWiM-16 you'll be fine and can use a splitter(s) to distribute the signal. You'll have 5 total lines to the 4 HR2x's and the Genie, using 13 tuners, assuming that you have no other receivers.

Thanks Sixto.  I have a SWiM-16 already, and one other receiver.  I appreciate the reply.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:30 AM

What is your choice for clients if you don't want wireless? Is wireless needed to sync the clients for WHole Home Service?



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

What is your choice for clients if you don't want wireless? Is wireless needed to sync the clients for WHole Home Service?

 

You don't have to have wireless.  The Genie and client will connect over the coax.  There is a new C41W-100 wireless client but that has it's own Wireless Video Bridge so you don't need Wi-Fi in your house for that either.

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:42 AM

Is that using coax already in the house, 3 separate coax cables already in the wall for DTV?

 

What I am also wondering about is how Genie and minis would be connected for all to have Internet access? I have a router and wireless capability, but I prefer hard-wired if possible. The thing is, if it could be done, hard wired, I suspect that would have a negative effect on my Internet speed used for computer. If the Genie and minis were connected wirelessly with no negative effect on my computer, then that may be preferred. My main concern there is affecting Internet speed on my computer, so how would I avoid that, hard wired or wirelessly?






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