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can't stand my HR22-100 any longer


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#26 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:37 AM

The HR24 has pretty respectable performance. I'm sorry you don't feel the same.

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I had an HR23 that died recently and I moved my HR24 into the Den while I was waiting on the replacement. Wow, what a difference.

I was lucky with the replacement and it was another HR24-100. I am very happy with them. In fact, they operate with the same basic speed as my son's nor DVR model H21.


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#27 OFFLINE   Phil17108

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:09 AM

If they had a non-Genie HD-DVR that performed as well as the HR44, then that would be fine with me.  But they don't, so that is the model I bought.  I don't use Whole-home, and shouldn't have to pay for something I am not using.

I have had the MRV since the bate test and if I remember right it's a whole 3 bucks. I am sure if I had not had a single wire system, thats what is really required for the MRV or whole home, it would have been installed with the free upgrade. What is absolutely required for the 34/44 genie is the single wire system, and all new DirecTV installs are that.



#28 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:22 AM

+1

I had an HR23 that died recently and I moved my HR24 into the Den while I was waiting on the replacement. Wow, what a difference.

I was lucky with the replacement and it was another HR24-100. I am very happy with them. In fact, they operate with the same basic speed as my son's nor DVR model H21.

 

Agreed.  Comparing a 23 with a 24 will always end up the same way.  I've gotta say I'm not thrilled with the 24-100s loud fan or the time it requires to delete a lot of programs at once.  My 24-500s perform this task much more quickly.  The fans aren't noticeable in a noisy room, but in a quiet room where you're trying to read it gets pretty annoying.

 

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

Receiver has gotten so bad, that trying to watch any recorded show while another is recording, causes the DVR to behave very erratically (pressing FF, receiver will literally take 5 minutes to respond) and it corrupts the show I am recording also.  I almost wonder if this is a way for DirecTV to keep you from FF through commercials.

 

Anyone know when the HR44 will be available at retail?  I don't buy from DirecTV because I don't buy used equipment.  All of the HR2x and HR3x are way too slow and unstable, and I won't put up with them any longer.

 

I had the exact same problems with my HR22-100 for nearly 24 months.  It was very annoying.  I bought a new HR24-200 from Solid Signal last fall.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

well, the Whole Home DVR charge is back already, guess I will just have to pay it, though it's something I will never use.  I never signed up for it after the free trial they had before they started charging for it, why would I want it now?  I don't use DECA so my setup is not a supported one, guess it's the price you have to pay to not have to deal with their horridly slow older HD DVRs.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:53 AM

The HR44's are making the HR24's look like the HR22's when it comes to response and speed of the unit, okay maybe not to that extreme but it reacts a lot faster than the 24's, if only then allow two Genie's per account then I wouldn't hesitate getting another HR44.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:15 AM

well, the Whole Home DVR charge is back already, guess I will just have to pay it, though it's something I will never use.  I never signed up for it after the free trial they had before they started charging for it, why would I want it now?  I don't use DECA so my setup is not a supported one, guess it's the price you have to pay to not have to deal with their horridly slow older HD DVRs.

I found this small writing at the bottom of the page in the link.

 

*Limit three remote viewings per Genie HD DVR (model HR34 Advanced Whole-Home DVR) at a time. Remote viewing requires a model C31Client, H25 HD Receiver(s) or RVU-enabled TV/device in each additional room, a SWiM network and Advanced Receiver Service ($25/mo.) To access HD programming, HD television equipment also required. 

 

Link: http://www.directv.c...echnology/genie


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