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


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#576 OFFLINE   mrfatboy

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

My buddy in ocean springs Mississippi ordered his genie. It lasted about 3 days until complete failure. It turned out to be a refurb. Dtv sent a replacement. It's also a refurb.

I didn't think dtv would be sending out reburbs already. Or are they just sending all the crap to Mississippi?
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#577 OFFLINE   Lenard

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:37 PM

Got Hr44 in Raleigh NC. Great machine, love it.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

I live in the KC area (JOCO for those familiar with KC).  My HR-44 was installed yesterday.  Was purchased via Costco and was installed by an outfit out of Topeka.  Was told that they only had HR-44's. 

 

I have a lot to learn about DirectTV as I have never had satellite service.  I plan to get a list together and maybe post them.  Is there a specific spot at DBSTalk in which to do that?

 

Thanks for all of the contributions on this thread.  I kept watching it for updates on KC.  The board definitely sold me on waiting for the HR-44 as I was chomping at the bit to dump my cable provider.  Luckily, I ran into a salesperson at Costco and the rest is history. 

 

I wish I would have gone to Costco sooner.  I might not have needed to wait so long.  I can tell you that all phone calls to dealers in KC and DirectTV themselves produced nothing but frustration.  I even had a guy tell me a few weeks ago that the HR-44 was an experiment, and it wouldn't be on the market for another 2 years. 

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

Sometimes I really believe we all are an experiment to Directv. Good one though!


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

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...

 

Any updates on HR44 availability in Seattle? I see a few Seattle installs on the tracking document, so I'm optimistic.  Zip is 98119. Anyone have a # to the local installer's office to see what they have in stock?



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

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Go here and type in your zip code in the lower left hand part of the screen.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

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Go here and type in your zip code in the lower left hand part of the screen.

http://www.directv.c...s_find_retailer&

 

Is the list of retailers listed there in any way related to the installers for the area?   I put in my zip code and the installers who have been to my house for the past 15? years are not listed and most of those listed look like mom and pop retailers from the names and locations that I am familiar with.  I get the impression that they would be happy to sign you up for service, but anything else???



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:45 PM

I am in Seattle area and have an upcoming install this Tuesday for the Genie. I am hoping its HR44



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:32 AM

I also have an install set up for Tuesday noon-4.  Hoping for a 44 too!



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:45 PM

I had an install in the Portland, OR area on 7/30 and requested the installer call before coming to verify equipment. He did not call and of course showed up with a darn 34. I was frustrated and was going to reschedule, but he says that they have no 44's in the area and they are not even on any kind of list to get them soon. After the whole process to get the Genie in the first place, I just took it. He did a hardwired GenieGo to supply the network and it works much better than the wireless CCK we had. I was disappointed but figured with my luck it will end up going out anyway, and I can try for a 44. If you are in this area, I would recommend you wait!



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

Signed a new contract for the first time in years to upgrade my equipment. I was pleasantly surprised when the installer brought in the HR44-700 and 3 C41-700 clients. When I saw the RF I was a bit worried since I have a harmony remote and a slingbox. Was happy to find out it can do both IR & RF at the same time. 

 

I didn't care anything about getting the GenieGo since I have XBMC and a slingbox. I'm curious if I could've gotten it for free though!



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

Anyone getting a HR44 in Mobile, Alabama?


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

I ordered a Genie and requested an HR44/41 but was shipped a 34/31. When I called to tell them I didn't want the 34/31 they sent a tech right over who had a 44/41 his truck. They also gave me $35/mo off my bill for a year for my inconvenience. I'm very pleased and having 7 tuners is very convenient.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:11 AM

Anyone on here know anything about the HR 44s the Baltimore Md. area,

Getting any info about it here is durn near impossible.

I put in my zip code to get a dealer near you and all of them known nothing, just want to sign you up to Dtv.

Anyone anyone anything at all , good news bad news, anything?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

Install yesterday in Tulsa. Got a HR44. Tech said that he has only been installing HR44s for past few months.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:16 AM

Any sightings on HR44 availabilty around Ann Arbor, MI?  Brighton area? 

 

 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

Any sightings on HR44 availabilty around Ann Arbor, MI?  Brighton area? 

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:43 AM

I ordered a Genie and requested an HR44/41 but was shipped a 34/31. When I called to tell them I didn't want the 34/31 they sent a tech right over who had a 44/41 his truck. They also gave me $35/mo off my bill for a year for my inconvenience. I'm very pleased and having 7 tuners is very convenient.

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How were you able to do this? I am on the phone with DTV retention right now and they say they WILL NOT guarantee which one you get.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

How were you able to do this? I am on the phone with DTV retention right now and they say they WILL NOT guarantee which one you get.

 

They didn't guarantee HR44 but he put it in the notes. When HR34/31 arrived I called and told them I'd like to cancel order. He then offered to send out tech. As a 6 year premier sub I am usually able to get things. I am also very good at dealing with CSR's.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

I am scheduled for install on Monday. I could have easily swapped it out myself but decided on having the sevice call as I think I stand a better chance of getting the HR44. I will also get a call the night before and can just ask the tech then which one he has and can decide to cancel then if I want. Seems to me the only advantage (for me) is the HR44 is faster (no small thing). My internet connection is hard wired so I don't need wireless, I have plenty of room in my media cabinet. Also appears that if they bring a HR34 it will be likely be a referb. How about stability between the two??


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:15 PM

I am in Seattle area and have an upcoming install this Tuesday for the Genie. I am hoping its HR44


So the installer had a hr34. Said hr44 may show up in a month's time, no guarantees though. I proceeded with the installation since it was a move install and I didn't want to delay that indefinitely.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:23 PM

I am scheduled for install on Monday. I could have easily swapped it out myself but decided on having the sevice call as I think I stand a better chance of getting the HR44. I will also get a call the night before and can just ask the tech then which one he has and can decide to cancel then if I want. Seems to me the only advantage (for me) is the HR44 is faster (no small thing). My internet connection is hard wired so I don't need wireless, I have plenty of room in my media cabinet. Also appears that if they bring a HR34 it will be likely be a referb. How about stability between the two??

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:07 PM

So the installer had a hr34. Said hr44 may show up in a month's time, no guarantees though. I proceeded with the installation since it was a move install and I didn't want to delay that indefinitely.

Darn, my Genie upgrade is for the 23rd up in Anacortes.  I guess I'll take whatever they have on the truck but maybe I'll get lucky.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:22 PM


I just confirmed with a tech in Salt Lake City that HR44's are being installed in this market.

Who is the installer/tech in SLC? Do they install for Utah County?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

tech came out on the 8/15 and said he has not seen the hr44 in the warehouse yet and expects it in a month or so.  SF Bay Area


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