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HR44s are here! (Was: HR44 delayed...again)


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#221 OFFLINE   Kash76

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

HR44 installed on Sunday and the installer just left replacing my other HR24 with a C41. I'm willing to roll with some punches. Less energy consumption as well (it was earth day on Monday right?). :)


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#222 OFFLINE   steelgtr

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

Sorry, what are C41 and C31 clients?

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

They are not receivers such as a H25 but simply a client box that uses one of the three streams/1 of the 5 tuners of the Genie system. The benefit of using a client over the H25 is that you have full DVR capability. I didn't want to power two DVRs anymore so this was a nice alternative.

 

See it here http://www.dbstalk.c...0-genie-client/


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

So is anyone using the Wifi on the HR44?

My HR44-500 is using wifi and seems to be working fine. I would like to change back to wired ethernet as the cable is there (was connected to an HR22) but can't find a way to change over in the network settings. Anyone?



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:52 AM

My HR44-500 is using wifi and seems to be working fine. I would like to change back to wired ethernet as the cable is there (was connected to an HR22) but can't find a way to change over in the network settings. Anyone?

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

For those getting HR44's, what model number, just curious.

 

We have just been getting HR44-500s and C41-700s.

 

What a pain to install.

 

So far they seem more stable once they are up and running, service calls have droped off.

 

The C41's dont remind me of HR22's, thats a plus.


HR20-100, HR20-700, HR24-100, HR34-700/AM21

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

I'm in Phoenix and I delayed my genie install 4 weeks ago hoping that I would be able to get a HR44.  Install was scheduled for today and decided to go ahead and take a chance.  For my order, I decided to keep my other 3 DVRs and just add the new genie.

 

Got lucky!  Installer showed up today with a HR44-500.  Install went fairly smoothly and everything appears to be working.  I'm using an existing Home Theater RF universal remote for the HR44 and some of the guide/menu functions seem sluggish at times but it could be the RF/IR blaster connection that needs to be tweaked/moved/repositioned.

 

So far, so good.  Will post more comments as I use the HR 44 genie more...


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

I'm in Phoenix and I delayed my genie install 4 weeks ago hoping that I would be able to get a HR44.  Install was scheduled for today and decided to go ahead and take a chance.  For my order, I decided to keep my other 3 DVRs and just add the new genie.
 
Got lucky!  Installer showed up today with a HR44-500.  Install went fairly smoothly and everything appears to be working.  I'm using an existing Home Theater RF universal remote for the HR44 and some of the guide/menu functions seem sluggish at times but it could be the RF/IR blaster connection that needs to be tweaked/moved/repositioned.
 
So far, so good.  Will post more comments as I use the HR 44 genie more...

Phoenix is one of the test markets.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:00 AM

anyone in houston?



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

Still none in San Diego.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

I will tell you what...the HR44 is definitely worth the wait.  I would not want to give it up for an HR34.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Any San Jose, Ca.  area reports?  I'm getting nervous :)

 

 

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:46 PM

Relax ! It' just PayTV. :D  Perhaps less then that - just new DVR. :)



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

Further HR44/C41 Comments:
 
1.  Both are sooo much quieter and have less obtrusive LED lights than our old HR20/HR21.  It is surprisingly quiet in the rooms where the DVRs harddrives used to whirl and thrash.  I am still shocked that my original launch HR20 from 2006 was still working all these years.
2.  I have gotten used to the Genie Mini lag.  Right now I am trying to figure out what else to put on my tv stand where my HR20 used to sit. 
3.  It would be nice if the C41 Genie mini had a red light if the main HR44 Genie was recording something.  I miss that visual sign that says, "yep your show is definitely recording".  I know the genie mini isnt a receiver/DVR...but I miss that physical light.  So now I have to confirm it is recording my show by going to my recordings or going to its place in the guide.
4.  This is probably a bug (I havent had time to search out the issues thread) but on the main HR44 Genie, when selecting the close captioning font, the fonts are not displayed in their respective style.  The C41 does it correctly, but the HR44 just shows a generic font.
 
One thing that will take the longest to get used to is sharing a recording playlist.  My wife and I's tv show preferences are TOTALLY different.  Looking at my recordings I kept saying... "I didnt record that...why is this on there".  Also for the few shows that both of us like, I will have to talk to her before deleting them (yeah...I know...the horror).  It was nice to have separate DVRs just to keep our tastes and control of recordings separate.

 

TPM1999, thank you for your review. I am VERY disappointed about the lag in the C41. I'm very much looking forward to getting my HR44 + C41, which I will use equally. But too bad about the lag, because responsiveness is paramount to me. Hopefully they will address the C41 lag with future updates...
 



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Is it cheaper on a monthly basis to use the HR44 with non-DVR clients?

 

Cheaper mirroring fee?

 

Are the DVRs more responsive when viewing the recordings on the HR44?



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

At this point in time RVU clients and DirecTV receivers both cost the same $6/month for any of them you have past your primary receiver.  So no you wouldn't save any real money by using clients instead of HD-receivers or HD-DVRs (other than possibly a little bit of savings in your electric bill).

 

From what I have read on here it seems with the HR44 the clients are pretty responsive, pretty much in line with how a HD-receiver reacts.  With the HR34 it sounds like they are slower than any other receiver/DVR.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

I will double check to see if I can notice a difference but I have been happy with the speed of my 44/C41 combo.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

We have just been getting HR44-500s and C41-700s.

 

What a pain to install.

 

So far they seem more stable once they are up and running, service calls have droped off.

 

The C41's dont remind me of HR22's, thats a plus.

Why are they a pain to install?  They seem as easy as anything else.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

Are the HR44's available in the NY/CT area?  If not does anyone know when they might be.  I left DirecTV about a year ago for the not so greener pastures of Dish and would like to come back.  But one of my major reasons for leaving was the very sluggish response of the DVR user interface.  The HR44 appears to fix that, so I'll come back as soon as I can get one in this area.

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:40 PM

Are the HR44's available in the NY/CT area?  If not does anyone know when they might be.  I left DirecTV about a year ago for the not so greener pastures of Dish and would like to come back.  But one of my major reasons for leaving was the very sluggish response of the DVR user interface.  The HR44 appears to fix that, so I'll come back as soon as I can get one in this area.

 

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