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


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#526 OFFLINE   Getteau

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

Has anyone seen one in Houston yet?  I saw  Round Rock mentioned, but that's Austin.  My HR21-100 has become so slow it's unusable at this point and I'm looking to replace it (before anyone asks, I've done all the regular stuff to try to speed up this dog).


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#527 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

Well, the HR34 is just fine, and I'd take that over waiting for what might be some months in some markets if my equipment receiver was doddering. 


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#528 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:10 PM

Just ordered DTV through Centurylink. Of course the sales person knew nothing about the HR44 so had to put me on hold when I said I would only be interested if they were available, otherwise I would wait. She came back and said they were surprised a customer even knew about it, had a chuckle, and said they are no longer sending out the old units (HR34). They said I would get an HR44 with 100% certainty. We shall see... my install is scheduled for the 24th. I am in the Seattle area...

It's good to know that the HR44s are in this area.  I guess I'll order an upgrade soon.



#529 OFFLINE   steelgtr

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:26 PM

I see where people call the installer and ask if they have the HR44 and if they do not they choose to wait, my question is how do you find out who your installer is  ?

Didn't someone post a link earlier to DTV's website with a list of local installers?

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:26 AM

So, 

 

Install of HR44 with 1 C41 client with a CCK-Wired was completed on Friday.  So far so good.  I installed a 2x2TB RAID 1 enclosure that was recognized by the HR44...i assume. (I added one SP before I switch to the external drive so I could tell if it was using the new or old drive).

 

Over the weekend, it has been acting a little slow, but i know it is building and downloading a lot of data - guide, channel images, movie images, etc - so not going to make any judgements on overall performance for a few weeks. I did see some screen draw issues in the guide on the first day, but haven't seen them since.

 

I do have to say, the C41 is much faster than my old HR20 that I had in the BR, so that is an improvement.  I also like the new remote for the use in the Bedroom.  

 

I am still using my Harmony One in the living room.

 

By the way, the MasTec installer told me they have nothing but HR44s anymore, so if you are in the Austin DMA and were waiting, no need to wait anymore. :)


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#531 OFFLINE   Slackjaw747

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

It's good to know that the HR44s are in this area.  I guess I'll order an upgrade soon.

 

Actually, it's NOT... I would hold off! I ordered through Centurylink and apparently they were just telling me what I wanted to hear. The installer called this morning, and the first thing I did was ask whether he had the HR44 on the truck. Of course it was the clueless response of "I have a Genie,,," but let me put my supervisor on. The supervisor told me it wasn't available in this area yet, so I pushed the install out to early August since he couldn't tell me exactly when they would have it.

 

Again, this is for the Seattle area...



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

I'm getting my HR44 installed right now in a Dallas/Fort Worth suburb!

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:05 PM

So nobody on the West Coast has gotten the HR44?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

HR44 is available in the Denver area. Having mine installed as I type this.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:33 PM

So nobody on the West Coast has gotten the HR44?

If I read the data correctly the West Coast has some installed HR44's.

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:36 PM

Actually, it's NOT... I would hold off! I ordered through Centurylink and apparently they were just telling me what I wanted to hear. The installer called this morning, and the first thing I did was ask whether he had the HR44 on the truck. Of course it was the clueless response of "I have a Genie,,," but let me put my supervisor on. The supervisor told me it wasn't available in this area yet, so I pushed the install out to early August since he couldn't tell me exactly when they would have it.

 

Again, this is for the Seattle area...

Thanks for the update.  I haven't ordered yet (and will wait a while before I do).



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

HR44 is available in the Cleveland area. Had mine installed yesterday.It is really fast.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:36 PM

I just spoke a DirecTV technician in San Francisco today.   They are still not installing the new HR44s - the HR44's are not even in their warehouse.    However, he said that many in the area who order it shipped directly to their home (instead of through an appt. with the installer) are now getting the HR44.    I'm not sure if the HR44 is actually guaranteed over the phone when you place the shipment order though.   



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

I just spoke a DirecTV technician in San Francisco today. They are still not installing the new HR44s - the HR44's are not even in their warehouse. However, he said that many in the area who order it shipped directly to their home (instead of through an appt. with the installer) are now getting the HR44. I'm not sure if the HR44 is actually guaranteed over the phone when you place the shipment order though.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:22 PM

I just spoke a DirecTV technician in San Francisco today.   They are still not installing the new HR44s - the HR44's are not even in their warehouse.    However, he said that many in the area who order it shipped directly to their home (instead of through an appt. with the installer) are now getting the HR44.    I'm not sure if the HR44 is actually guaranteed over the phone when you place the shipment order though.   

 Dealing with SolidSignal, yes. DirecTV, no guarantee.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:54 AM

There is a fairly large Directv installation business based out of a industrial park near my home, they install in the north Georgia region. I happened to be working next door and had the opportunity to ask the installers which genie they are installing. HR44 was they reply. I have arranged for my genie install on Wednesday.
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:45 AM

New here- have anolder model HD DVR- and looking to cash in on my upgrade.

 

I inquired with my provider D* about getting a HR44-- of course I got the run around "can't gaurantee... etc"

 

I am in the Raleigh area- Cary NC to be exact- any news on how likely i would to be getting the neww\er model? I have read this very infomrative and appreciated thread and understand it's sort of a day of what's on the installers truck deal- but just wondered since Raleigh was a test market if by this point the HR44 are basically standard? I can wait as well so might just give it until early fall- however, my old remote is starting to wear- so might need to do some surgery later to make it to Fall.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

New here- have anolder model HD DVR- and looking to cash in on my upgrade.

 

I inquired with my provider D* about getting a HR44-- of course I got the run around "can't gaurantee... etc"

 

I am in the Raleigh area- Cary NC to be exact- any news on how likely i would to be getting the neww\er model? I have read this very infomrative and appreciated thread and understand it's sort of a day of what's on the installers truck deal- but just wondered since Raleigh was a test market if by this point the HR44 are basically standard? I can wait as well so might just give it until early fall- however, my old remote is starting to wear- so might need to do some surgery later to make it to Fall.

Make the best deal with D* in upgrading to Genie and then wait for the installer to call. Inquire if the installer has a HR44 for you, if not postpone your install until they have one. :roundandr  Good luck!


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

We are so happy with our HR44.  The HR24 moves at a snail's pace comparatively. I wasn't sure I was getting the 44 before the tech arrived, but when I asked him if he had to install an Internet Connection Kit and he said no, it was wirelessly built in to the receiver, I replied, so I'm getting an HR44 and he said yup!


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

The HR24 moves at a snail's pace comparatively...

While the HR44 is faster, the HR24 is by no means "a snail"
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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:36 PM

While the HR44 is faster, the HR24 is by no means "a snail"

 

Not gonna argue a matter of opinion with you!


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:58 AM

Not gonna argue a matter of opinion with you!

While "your" HR24 may have moved at a snail's pace it doesn't mean all HR24's perform that way.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:35 AM

Not gonna argue a matter of opinion with you!


At one time my HR24-200 became slow particularly while using the guide with the channel movie banners displayed. I took some tips from this site and changed some settings and have had no more issues. You may want to try the same.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

While "your" HR24 may have moved at a snail's pace it doesn't mean all HR24's perform that way.

 

Well, I was only speaking of mine. I haven't seen all the others! How would I know?

 

Damn, some of you here are so hostile and bitchy. Get over it!!


Edited by Starrbuck, 01 July 2013 - 08:25 AM.

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