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


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#551 OFFLINE   Joe166

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

Good to hear they're making their way down to the south FL market. Might have to make a call soon to request one.

Yes, I got one this morning in Coral Gables.   The tech said Mas Tec only had 44's as of now.   Could be true.   As I said in a previous post (might have been another thread), I got an HR 34 in late May as a replacement for another HR 34 in a service call.



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#552 OFFLINE   njfoses

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

Anybody with any luck in NY dma getting an hr44?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:49 PM

Anybody with any luck in NY dma getting an hr44?

nothing yet on this market
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

 

Is this more appropriate for you? !rolling:rolling:

 

:hurah: :lol:Much more appropriate,thank you.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:49 PM

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

 

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

Say I ended up with a refurbished HR34 when I had a Genie sent to me (days before I found this thread unfortunately).  If I had freezing problems and they sent a tech out would he replace it with a HR44 if that is all he had or do they hold back HR34s as replacements?  I'm in the Cleveland, OH area so they have been installing HR44s for awhile. (Or would DTV make me send it back and send me another refurbished HR34?)


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

Say I ended up with a refurbished HR34 when I had a Genie sent to me (days before I found this thread unfortunately).  If I had freezing problems and they sent a tech out would he replace it with a HR44 if that is all he had or do they hold back HR34s as replacements?  I'm in the Cleveland, OH area so they have been installing HR44s for awhile. (Or would DTV make me send it back and send me another refurbished HR34?)

I think that happened to me.   I had an HR34 which worked fine for months.   Then, in late May, it started freezing and stuttering.  Through the protection plan I got a replacement and it was another HR34 which worked fine for a few weeks and then went south too.    I would have been totally satisfied with another HR 34 because all I really cared about was that it would work as designed, but then in the last week of June they came out again and replaced it with an HR 44.   I think what you get depends entirely on what is on the truck, but in South Florida, the tech told me they had only 44's now.    I have no idea what would have happened if they were sending it out directly.   I think (but do not know for sure) that I got a refurbed 34 which, since the problem is intermittent, had the same problem as my first genie.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

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.

 

All we have are HR44's right now. You might want to place your order. We also just got a C41W and a Base Station in our training room, won't be long now.;)


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:25 AM

Had an upgrade done yesterday in Dallas.  Received the HR-44.  


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:23 PM

Has anyone been able to get 2 or more HR44s from D* without paying $400 each?

 

I know one is intended to server the whole home but if I'm signing on to a 2-year commitment, I'd rather have newer, more current hardware all around, rather than put up with 3-5 year old hardware.

 

I believe my HR22 is about 3-5 years old



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

At this moment, the official word is: One Genie per household. And, yes, people have gotten them for a lot less than $400.

You can get several Genie clients, I believe three is max that can be run at any one time, though you can have more installed. 


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:31 PM

You can not get more than one HR44 on an account at a time.  They have a strict one genie only policy right now.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:46 AM

You should be able to get an upgrade to that HR22 if you ask nicely.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:12 AM

Has anyone been able to get 2 or more HR44s from D* without paying $400 each?

 

I know one is intended to server the whole home but if I'm signing on to a 2-year commitment, I'd rather have newer, more current hardware all around, rather than put up with 3-5 year old hardware.

 

I believe my HR22 is about 3-5 years old

Currently DIRECTV does not allow more then 1 HR34 or HR44 in the home, only one GENIE is allowed.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

Ok, I few days my main HR20 was stuttering and had internal disk errors.  I went with a replacement.  They sent out a HR22-100, and I was expecting some faster speed. Nope.  So, I am now upgrading to the Genie.  (for free, 24 month commitment, however I got free NFL Sunday ticket and $45 off my bill for 15 months (something like that))   

 

They will be out tomorrow.  I plan on keeping my HR-22(unless the installer replaces it with an HR-24).  Also keeping another HR20 (unless the installer replaces it)  The new Genie and a genie mini will replace two other HR20s.  

 

So, I will go from 8 tuners to 9?  


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:55 AM

A Genie and client are five tuners, and one additional HR adds two for a total of seven. 

 

Why not disconnect the HR20, and then deactivate it after the install. You should be able to watch recorded shows on it without the cable attached. And you should be able to keep that box after de-activation. 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

A Genie and client are five tuners, and one additional HR adds two for a total of seven. 

 

Why not disconnect the HR20, and then deactivate it after the install. You should be able to watch recorded shows on it without the cable attached. And you should be able to keep that box after de-activation. 

 

No, i will have an HR-22, HR-20, a Genie, and Genie Client.  I started out with 4 HD DVR.  So 8 tuners to 9 is my count. This is for four rooms. 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

Your count is right, then. I was just trying to show a different way of perhaps saving you $6 a month. 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

I have an HR20 and HR22.  Want to replace both.  Now if I do work out a deal, I can disconnect the HR20 to view the stored programs for awhile

 

How long before they demand the old units back?



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

I have an HR20 and HR22.  Want to replace both.  Now if I do work out a deal, I can disconnect the HR20 to view the stored programs for awhile

 

How long before they demand the old units back?

if you disconnect the HR20 AFTER the tech leaves, you get to keep the HR20.  however, if the HR20 is to be swapped as part of an upgrade, the tech will the HR20 with him 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

if you disconnect the HR20 AFTER the tech leaves, you get to keep the HR20.  however, if the HR20 is to be swapped as part of an upgrade, the tech will the HR20 with him 

 

That's the safest way. However, when I upgraded the tech started to take the HR20, but didn't when I advised him that I understood they didn't want them back. At the same time, he wouldn't take an H20 I offered him! 

I'd definitely follow peds' advice. 


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:10 PM

Tech(s) just left with two of my HR20s.  I now have HR22, HR-44, Genie Mini, and HR20-700.  The Genie is fast!!!!  Techs had to replace LNB and set up a 16 switch.  Hopefully in the future I can replace the  HR20-700 with another HR-44. ;)


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:18 AM

Tech(s) .  Hopefully in the future I can replace the  HR20-700 with another HR-44. ;)


I would only assume this be allow eventually
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:57 AM

Any update on HR44 availability in Long Island, NY area?

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 07:12 AM

Any update on HR44 availability in Long Island, NY area?

nope. sorry
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