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Get the HR34 or wait for the HR44??


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#1 OFFLINE   jhart05

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Earlier today I called up to get the new Genie.

Should have stopped here first. I'm reading a lot of problems with the HR34.

Now I see a first look for the HR44.

Wondering if I should call to cancel and just wait for the HR44.

Currently I have a HR24. Am very happy with it, but was interested in the Genie for the 5-program at once capability.

What do you think? Is it worth it to upgrade from a HR24 to a HR34 or should I wait for the HR44?

Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

There may have been some issues with the HR34 when it was first released but it's very stable now.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Earlier today I called up to get the new Genie.

Should have stopped here first. I'm reading a lot of problems with the HR34.

Now I see a first look for the HR44.

Wondering if I should call to cancel and just wait for the HR44.

Currently I have a HR24. Am very happy with it, but was interested in the Genie for the 5-program at once capability.

What do you think? Is it worth it to upgrade from a HR24 to a HR34 or should I wait for the HR44?

Thanks.


What is a lot of problems? I had mine since Sept. and it is working perfectly fine just like my HR24's

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

The Hr34 has been a great box for us also. I've got mine sometime late fall
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Seemed to be January 2013 posts, maybe I was wrong.

On the phone with them right now.

Was going to cancel and wait. But now with the few responses above, not sure if I want to.

He's trying to find out for me if I'm getting a HR44 or not.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Seemed to be January 2013 posts, maybe I was wrong.

On the phone with them right now.

Was going to cancel and wait. He's trying to find out for me if I'm getting a HR44 or not.


HR44's aren't even out yet.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

They won't be able to tell you that. When the HR44 is released, it will be treated just like a Genie. You will not be able to specify a HR34 or HR44 unless you go through a retailer. That being said, the HR44 has not been officially released yet.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

HR44's aren't even out yet.



I didn't think so either, but wasn't sure.

The CSR said some have been out since the 7th. If that's true or not, who knows. He suggested I stop at a local DirecTV store and see what they are currently installing. I suspect they will only have the HR34's, but still a good suggestion for the future.

I have 7 days to decide. Install isn't till the 21st. Not DTV's fault it's a week away, I picked that day because I had already taken a vacation day from work.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

They won't be able to tell you that. When the HR44 is released, it will be treated just like a Genie. You will not be able to specify a HR34 or HR44 unless you go through a retailer. That being said, the HR44 has not been officially released yet.

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Yeah, I knew he wouldn't be able to. But he tried. Must be a new guy.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

What is a lot of problems? I had mine since Sept. and it is working perfectly fine just like my HR24's



I was mainly reading these threads:

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=211847

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=212692

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Someone will always have an issue with sometime in a dvr, its the nature of all technology. Just liek any and everything else. The hr34's are very nice, I'd easily recommend them or the hr44 to anyone I know.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

the HR44 will have the same problem the HR34 had, i would think until they get everything sable with the HR44 is will be buggy at first, when i got 34 last June the tech me the 34 was still buggy and been for 2 or 3 months, and i saw that for a few months

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Just liek any and everything else.


Yeh, like this person has a faulty keyboard :hurah: :eek2::nono2:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

Earlier today I called up to get the new Genie.

Should have stopped here first. I'm reading a lot of problems with the HR34.

Now I see a first look for the HR44.

Wondering if I should call to cancel and just wait for the HR44.

Currently I have a HR24. Am very happy with it, but was interested in the Genie for the 5-program at once capability.

What do you think? Is it worth it to upgrade from a HR24 to a HR34 or should I wait for the HR44?

Thanks.

Until both get into hands of the average user, there's no way to compare 'em except by the hype.

The HR44 is supposed to be faster, but until its HDD gets packed with recorded shows, it is only hype.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

the HR44 will have the same problem the HR34 had, i would think until they get everything sable with the HR44 is will be buggy at first, when i got 34 last June the tech me the 34 was still buggy and been for 2 or 3 months, and i saw that for a few months


Not really. The issues that the hr34 had, no. The 44 uses the same base code as the 34 now. Remember when the 34 first came out, it didn't even have the HD GUI.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

I would go ahead and get the HR34. You've got that scheduled. If you wait, there is no guarantee you would get an HR44 (unless you buy it from a 3rd party vendor like Solid Signal), in which case it is doubtful you would get any discount or deal on it.

As to the HR34 itself, I've got one and am quite happy with it. I have also had an opportunity to use an HR44, and it is nice. The biggest difference (to me) was the size of the unit, not the performance or reliability.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Not really. The issues that the hr34 had, no. The 44 uses the same base code as the 34 now. Remember when the 34 first came out, it didn't even have the HD GUI.


i agree, but will the 44 have problem like the white guide issues? or other problems that 34 did? until direcTV updated it

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

What is the integrated Wifi?

Does that mean you can use Wifi for networking instead of DECA?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

What is the integrated Wifi?

Does that mean you can use Wifi for networking instead of DECA?


AFAIK its like having an internal wireless CCK capability;

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But what I want to know was what's different about the C41 RVU client for the HR44 as opposed to the C31 is for the HR34?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

i agree, but will the 44 have problem like the white guide issues? or other problems that 34 did? until direcTV updated it

The HR44 will be running the same NR software as the HR34 when it is release.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

I guess we'll have to wait to see what the Wifi performs like.

So would D* just skip installing SWM/DECA if the Wifi worked?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

not to be the bearer of bad news, the 44 and 41 are beta testing in the cleveland dma starting the week of the 25th, official market wide release is expected sometime around april, a little bird told me that...
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

I guess we'll have to wait to see what the Wifi performs like.

So would D* just skip installing SWM/DECA if the Wifi worked?


No, like the others said the wireless in it will just be the connection to your home WiFi network to get your DirecTV network internet access for TV Apps, on-demand, Nomad, etc.

The DirecTV receivers themselves will still be hooked up with a RG6 coaxial cable network and SWM/DECA.

The HR44 is pretty much just the HR34 with a wireless cinema connect kit built in (and the power supply moved external).
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

I would wait for the HR44 since I also have the HR24, But I want to replace the slow HR22, But since you already ordered stick with what you want best.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

Engadget or The Verge were given a demo at CES and told the processor in the 44 was faster and they saw menu navigation being faster.




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