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


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#326 OFFLINE   itzme

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Solid Signal is now taking orders for the HR44 with this footnote: Availability:  More Than Two Weeks



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#327 OFFLINE   whorne

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

Solid Signal is now taking orders for the HR44 with this footnote: Availability:  More Than Two Weeks

 

Yep-I grabbed me one. Can not wait.

 

Quick question, I am assuming I call Directv to have them install and set up. What does that usually run? $49?

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

What is your current setup? If you have SWM and won't go over on tuners, most can self install.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:50 PM

Yep-I grabbed me one. Can not wait.

 

What does that usually run? $49?

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

the installer told me I was the first HR-44 install he had, but that all future installs he was performing would be the HR-44 since the HR-34 was phased out.


I doubt that will happen but will see.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

What is your current setup? If you have SWM and won't go over on tuners, most can self install.


I will replace my HR-21 with the Genie and I will have two other HR24's. so that would put me over my tuner count I believe.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

Planning to get the 44 from SS. Have some questions for anyone who can help.
I was running 13 tuners off a SWM16, but I have a dead HR20 which I need to deactivate, so I'll have 16 tuners (11+5). Is one of the SWM channels reserved for some other use, or am I OK?
Will recordings on my existing DVRs and the 44 all be visible from each unit?
I have a new Samsung LCD that I think can be used as a client. I haven't needed to try it yet as it's connected to two HRs, but would that be over the SWM limit, or does it not count as its not a tuner?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:32 AM

16 tuners is fine with a SWM-16, you just need to be careful that you end up with exactly 8 tuners on both the SWM1 and SWM2 ports. Clients and RVU TVs don't count as a tuner.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:56 AM

Thanks, Slice.
And I'll have full Whole Home capability among those assorted tuners and DVRs?

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:46 PM

Just had Genie installed today and the installer brought in a HR34 while he was setting it up he started talking about the new DirecTV remote. I told him I thought those were only for the HR44 and he said yes and the new client. Probing him more about the HR44 he said he had some in his truck and "Do you want one?" Of course I said yes! So he packed up the HR34 he just set up and setup a new HR44-500. Nice guy!

 

I had just assumed that there was no chance on getting a HR44 so didn't even bother asking.

 

The HR44 is way faster than my previous HR23. Still getting used to it!

 

This is in Austin Texas area from what I understand is not one of the beta test areas.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Just had my genie HR-44-500 installed today wow it's small and fast had a swm setup done also now I have HR-23-700 in bedroom and genie in living rm



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

I doubt that will happen but will see.


I don't think it would make much sense for Pace to make both.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

Ok dilemma  One of my h23 just went out. I live in Rancho Cucamonga (greater la area)....if I call and ask for a h44 upgrade (out of contact) and replace two of my older sd boxes with c31 and keep one h23 will this be likely? 



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

If they have the HR-44 in your area yes it should work



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

do i ask for the 44 from the customer retention department?



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:02 AM

I just got installed on last Thursday.  I asked the installer about the 44 and was told he didn't have any but they would be rolling out this week to everyone.  Oh well, missed it by one week.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

A installer is on his way right now to install a hr44. I'm in San Diego. Originally, another installer was coming but didn't have a hr44. It turned out that he has not been trained yet on the hr44 and was was not allowed to have them on his truck.
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

I just got installed on last Thursday.  I asked the installer about the 44 and was told he didn't have any but they would be rolling out this week to everyone.  Oh well, missed it by one week.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Where are you?

Sorry, Purcellville, VA (northern Virginia)



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

Just saw one in Las Vegas DMA!
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#346 OFFLINE   mrfatboy

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

Hr44 just installed here in san diego. The installer said they just got them 2 days ago. I like it! :)
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#347 OFFLINE   gary245

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

Has anyone seen the HR44 in the Dallas/Fort Worth Tx area yet?


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

So I've been reading this forum for the past couple of days after going back and forth with D*. I live in Diamond Bar, CA (LA County) and have an install scheduled for June 8th. I called and spoke with a CSR and he supposedly could tell that I'm due to receive a HR34. I later emailed D* to see what they would say. I was informed that they couldn't tell me what receiver I would get due to uncertainty of their inventory. Who am I to believe? And does anyone know if the HR 44 is available in Diamond Bar? Thanks in advance!!

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

No guarantees. When they call you the morning of the install ask them if they have an hr44. If not just reschedule. Just a matter of time.
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#350 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

"They" don't always call before showing up....YMMV.


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