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Get the HR34 or wait for the HR44??


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#61 OFFLINE   orijonl

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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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#62 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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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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#63 OFFLINE   mrfatboy

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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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#65 OFFLINE   adam1115

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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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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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