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Get the HR34 or wait for the HR44??


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#51 OFFLINE   SolidSignal

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

I would be happy to answer questions via PM and create youtube videos to help answer any questions about the speed of the HR44. PMs are prefered, please.

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#52 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Response speed isn't what's displayed in the video ... How fast the guide flies was. I just set a Series Pass on a 34 with the Double R and it appeared immediately. I did down-down-down-right-right-record and there was no waiting.


Yep - I saw the video. Point is the HR44 is faster and worth the wait for freaks like me.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

Thanks for the shoutout. Signal Connect (we changed from Signal Installs about a year ago) would be happy to help. Same web site or http://www.signalconnect.com

I think there's some confusion as to how that video comparison was made. I didn't just hold down the button and wait for it to start scrolling on its own. That would have been faster in both cases. I started with the same RC65 remote from the same distance and pushed the page down button as fast as I could. If you just hold down the button the HR44 scrolls so fast you can barely see what's flying past.

I stand behind it, and if you'd like to PM me I'll be happy to talk about the processes I used.


I can do the samething on my hr34. I can hit the button and not hold it down and be just as fast. If I hold the button down u can't read it

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

My scrolling effects are set to off. Where they on the test hr34. Only thing that slows mine down is if I page down and happen to land on an ad. That causes a moment hiccup.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

I live in metro Denver, one of the first markets to get the HR44. My install is scheduled for Friday, 3/1, and I have a guarantee to get a 44. It was supposed to be available last Tuesday (original install date), but kinks with new remote delayed the rollout. The installer was accompanied by a manager, and both guys said to wait for the 44. The guarantee puts a 44 on the truck for me.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

The installer I spoke to on a new install job yesterday suggested that if I want a Genie I should wait for the 44. He listed many improvements over the 34. I'll wait.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Any idea when the 44 will hit the So. Cal market?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Los Angeles is usually one of the pilot markets (for obvious reasons).

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:09 AM

I just got the free HR-34 Genie receiver. Replaced an R-22 and kept the HR-24. Whole Home DVR is sweet. And the HR-24 is an upgrade over the R-22 for the SD TV's in the bedrooms!

Already have the SWM setup. The upgrade was so easy that I directed/hands-off-helped my 8 year old son while he actually did the entire upgrade! (all the same cables & cords) Including the phone call to activate, since the 119 sat had 2 red X's on it.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:34 AM

I just got the free HR-34 Genie receiver. Replaced an R-22 and kept the HR-24. Whole Home DVR is sweet. And the HR-24 is an upgrade over the R-22 for the SD TV's in the bedrooms!

Already have the SWM setup. The upgrade was so easy that I directed/hands-off-helped my 8 year old son while he actually did the entire upgrade! (all the same cables & cords) Including the phone call to activate, since the 119 sat had 2 red X's on it.


That's bad. No signal on 119 could cause you issues. I suggest you start your own thread and see if people can't help you get that figured out.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

So has anyone actually received an HR44 through a scheduled install yet?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:14 PM

No.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

I just turned away an installer because he didn't have one.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

I just turned away an installer because he didn't have one.


None of the installers have them, it's too bad he came all the way to your house to figure that out.

HR44s are not available yet.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:38 PM

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


Mine is a nightmare. I'm posting this watching it reboot in the middle of the show I was watching via MRV. Sometimes it reboots itself, other times I have to reboot it because it becomes totally unresponsive. Randomly DVRs or some of their shows just disappear from the playlists. My HR24 and HR23 were problem free.

Also, fast forward is broken.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:10 AM

Mine is a nightmare. I'm posting this watching it reboot in the middle of the show I was watching via MRV. Sometimes it reboots itself, other times I have to reboot it because it becomes totally unresponsive. Randomly DVRs or some of their shows just disappear from the playlists. My HR24 and HR23 were problem free.

Also, fast forward is broken.


Start a tread and let's see if we can help you fix your issue or call dtv. That's not normal and something is either wrong with it or your system in some way.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:24 AM

This may sound stupid but will the remote for the HR44 work for C31's if purchased? I kinda like the smaller remote.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:49 AM

This may sound stupid but will the remote for the HR44 work for C31's if purchased? I kinda like the smaller remote.


Not a stupid question at all!
Yes it will in IR mode, but it will not work in RF mode.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

Twice now with my HR 34 I've manually clicked the record button on a movie I was currently watching so that I could watch it the next morning. Just this morning, 16 minutes into the recording I get the delete/don't delete message. The scroll bar shows an hour and 48 minutes of recording but only the 16 could be viewed. The first time this happened was with a previous version of software. I've had most of their DVR's including the abominable HR 21s and never had this issue. This is just a basic function of any dvr and this thing can't be relied on to do it.

My suggestion would be to not get either a 34 or a 44 until a much, much later date. If these are their best then they have a lot of work to do. Other issues have been fairly minor but between the overall cost of this service and this issue I'm getting closer and closer to just dumping the whole service. I've been with them since 2000 and until this box have not had one that was just unreliable. Issues yes, but not even being able to count on watching something that I manually record, never.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

Not a stupid question at all!
Yes it will in IR mode, but it will not work in RF mode.


I seem to remember that the old r16 or r15 SD box was able to work with RF and IR at the same if you set it up in a certain way. Are the newer boxes especially the HR34 able to go this now a days?
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#71 OFFLINE   Jacob Braun

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

I seem to remember that the old r16 or r15 SD box was able to work with RF and IR at the same if you set it up in a certain way. Are the newer boxes especially the HR34 able to go this now a days?


The HR44 is the only receiver that will be able to do this (C41 too).

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