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HR44 Availability/Ordering


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#41 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

Personally IMO they are basically disowning the HR34 due to an abundant amount of issues,,,,, Then naming the New the same as that name recognition is a huge brand name for them. Every has heard of the Hopper, hence the genie also.... They letting the HR34 fade into the night and hope that most wont really know why or whats going on.


We haven't had a single issue with ours...it was quite a sight to see last night when I looked at our MRV list and saw 7 programs recording...5 on the HR34, and one each on our 2 HR24s.

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#42 OFFLINE   kram

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

After being told by a DTV CSR that I would have to pay full price to upgrade to Genie, I had her transfer me to Retention. I spent about an hour on the phone with Bob, who gave me Genie for just the install cost of $49. (He also threw in a $200 Visa gift card.:)) But, here's the interesting part. He told me that the HR44 was, in fact, available, and that it could possibly be on the truck for install Tuesday morning (2/19). Now I'm reading that this box is not yet available. So, was Bob just blowing smoke, or is the HR44 really available??

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

You will get a Genie but it will be an HR34 Not an HR44.

He said it was possible and that could be True but probably not so he was just playing with you to get you to sign up for a Genie which is what you will get. :)
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#44 OFFLINE   kram

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

I am expecting that will be the case, but is the HR44 available yet?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

I am expecting that will be the case, but is the HR44 available yet?


Only in test markets from what we've heard. Not widely available yet.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

Should be coming out in the next month or two as we have heard but that could be delayed if there are substantial problems with testing which we don't anticipate because most of those were figured out during the testing and implementation of the HR34. :)
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Anyone know what the test markets are and want to clue us in?

(I'm going without a DVR in the bedroom while I wait for the HR44 to come out, and would love to hear the SF peninsula is included.)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Anyone know what the test markets are and want to clue us in?

(I'm going without a DVR in the bedroom while I wait for the HR44 to come out, and would love to hear the SF peninsula is included.)


So far I've only seen an area in Ohio mentioned.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

The installers just left without giving me an HR34. As soon as they walked in, I asked about HR44 availability. Apparently, Denver is one of the first markets to get the HR44, and it was supposed to be available today. However, there are some kinks with the remote (talking to the client boxes) that still need to be worked out, so roll-out here has been delayed until next Tuesday. I re-scheduled for next Friday, March 1, and am guaranteed to get an HR44. BTW, they both were very impressed with my technical knowledge, and my home theater setup -- and they were blown away by the fact that I even knew to ask about the HR44! I guess most customers here just place orders and get equipment without really knowing very much about the details.

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