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


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#521 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

Internal or external or both? Can you upgrade the internal drive when you first get it?

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#522 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

Opening a leased receiver is against the terms, so esata is the official answer.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:10 AM

During my recent HR34 Genie install, the tech told me the HR44 wouldn't be available in Baltimore until the end of summer. Don't know how accurate that is but that's what I was told.

 

Thanks Crow that's good to know, I don't mind waiting I'v been stuck with this HR20 700 sense they came out and it keeps getting slower and slower. Other than that it has been a very reliable unit.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:45 AM

I took a chance and got an HR44 in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale market.  It is being installed right now.  I called for an upgrade and just had the customer service agent plaster the notes with requests for the HR44.  He told me that they couldn't guarantee it but I scheduled the install because my wife was tired of running out of space and conflicts on our HR20 & HR21.

 

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


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

Still no HR44 here in Louisville. The local dispatch office phone person did say they talked to their regional manager who said they would be coming in August. Whether this is true or not, it does give me a date to look forward to. If anyone does happen to get an HR44 installed here please let me know.



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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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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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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.



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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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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.   

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