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#26 ONLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

I probably shouldn't type this because I've never had a failure of an HR box.  Knock on WOOD!!!

 

But the only drawback I can see with the genie is losing 1TB of programs.  I've got 2 HR20-700s from 2007/08 and 2 HR22-100s from 2009 and a 24 from 2010 or 11 that continue to work nicely with the Genie.  Everybody can see / play from everybody.


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#27 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Love the HR44. Beast DVR with 5 tuners, PIP, and 200+ HD hours of storage. In my case I only use clients with tuners (H2x), thus the Genie is fast and can do it's magic with always having access to 5 tuners for recording.


I'm getting a Genie HR34 next week. How do I get the HR 44 like you have or is it just luck of the draw? I believe the HR 44 has built in wi-fi and is quite a bit smaller. Is this correct?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

I'm getting a Genie HR34 next week. How do I get the HR 44 like you have or is it just luck of the draw? I believe the HR 44 has built in wi-fi and is quite a bit smaller. Is this correct?

Yep, the HR44 is the better version of the HR34 with WiFi for the Internet connection, faster, smaller ...

 

The clients are additional, whether they be mini-clients (Cxx) that need the HR44 to server content, or the usual HR2x/H2x HD DVRs/receivers that can access the Genie content via MRV.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Also how did u get to keep it? Just tell them u want to keep it and set it up with the genie instead of replacing it with a mini? Please let me know. Thanks

Say "I'd like to get a Genie to replace one of my HD DVR's.  I don't need any clients because I would like to keep my other HD DVR."



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Yep, the HR44 is the better version of the HR34 with WiFi for the Internet connection, faster, smaller ...
 
The clients are additional, whether they be mini-clients (Cxx) that need the HR44 to server content, or the usual HR2x/H2x HD DVRs/receivers that can access the Genie content via MRV.


Thank you. Did you just ask for the HR 44 or is it just luck if you get one? Thanks.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Thank you. Did you just ask for the HR 44 or is it just luck if you get one? Thanks.

There are several threads here at DBSTalk on the subject of HR44 availability. The only sure way of getting an HR44 is through a reseller such as Solid Signal, but there are many here who have also either been in the initial trial markets, or the new national rollout markets, who have been fortunate to get an HR44. One Genie per household for now.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

There are several threads here at DBSTalk on the subject of HR44 availability. The only sure way of getting an HR44 is through a reseller such as Solid Signal, but there are many here who have also either been in the initial trial markets, or the new national rollout markets, who have been fortunate to get an HR44. One Genie per household for now.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:27 AM

Just curious...is Genie not a single point of failure in the system.  In other words, if one had, say, five TVs connected via the Genie, and it failed ( or hiccupped), wouldn't you loose the ability to watch a show on any of the TVs?  As opposed to having multiple receivers?

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

Just curious...is Genie not a single point of failure in the system. In other words, if one had, say, five TVs connected via the Genie, and it failed ( or hiccupped), wouldn't you loose the ability to watch a show on any of the TVs? As opposed to having multiple receivers?

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Right on! This is why I would never recommend having a system of only a genie and clients


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

I love the Genie (HR44) for its five tuners so no more recording conflicts, but also to compliment the HR24 with 7 tuners with 2tb EHD, and Whole Home playback nicely now that I have the HR44 since it always lags on remote recordings from the HR22 it replaced
And I also have a H24 HD receiver to schedule recordings on both the HR44 and HR24, But the best part was that I got it free with no install fee with the upgrade which I never expected, Otherwise I would have bought from a retailer like Solidsignal.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

I've had my HR34 for about a year and love it.  I have an HR 24 and several H25's part of my setup here.  The whole-home solution works flawlessly.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

<p>I like the Genie just because I can record up to 5 shows at once. I've always had conflicting recording with just two turners. That is the main reason why I switched to Genie. The recommend recordings that Genie offer is hit or miss. I have it turned on, just in case there is nothing to watch, but I never use it. I would rather go read a book or play outside :). I have yet to run out of disk space. That is another reason why I got the Genie.</p>
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<p>I can't go back to two tuner dvr.</p>


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:21 PM

I have a question about the Genie Recommends feature. The shows that it records and recommends, can those shows be played by other HDDVRs or only the Genie and it's clients?

Guess no one wants to answer this one. :sure:

 

 

OK I will

 

 In short NO it doesn't have the Genie recommends list on the other HD DVRs.

Its still the list of 8 under the " MY Directv " of whats currently on.

 

But HD DVRs are still fully functional in the VOD section so there is nothing the Genie gets that the HRs don't as far as programming.

 

Just a side note, I will never upgrade to a C31 unless Directv wants to drop of the HR44 along with it.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:46 PM

Was having constant audio drops with the hr24. Directv upgraded me to the hr44 and no more drops.

To say i am a fan of the hr44 is an understatement!

It is faster than the hr24. It's smaller and seems to hold a wireless signal better than the cinema modem.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

That is good news indeed. I suspect now, as earlier, that something was rotten in the state of that particular box. 


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:22 AM

Guess no one wants to answer this one. :sure:

 

 

OK I will

 

 In short NO it doesn't have the Genie recommends list on the other HD DVRs.

Its still the list of 8 under the " MY Directv " of whats currently on.

 

But HD DVRs are still fully functional in the VOD section so there is nothing the Genie gets that the HRs don't as far as programming.

 

Just a side note, I will never upgrade to a C31 unless Directv wants to drop of the HR44 along with it.

My next Upgrade I'm dropping one H25 and upgrading to the HR24.

Thanks a lot for the answer. I was hoping that the recorded shows would be accessable but it's not that big of a deal that it can't.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:59 AM

Yep, the HR44 is the better version of the HR34 with WiFi for the Internet connection, faster, smaller ...

 

The clients are additional, whether they be mini-clients (Cxx) that need the HR44 to server content, or the usual HR2x/H2x HD DVRs/receivers that can access the Genie content via MRV.

I'm sure you're right but size is not an issue for me and my network is hard wired. I don't find my 34 especially slow. Are there any other advantages to the 44?



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

I'm sure you're right but size is not an issue for me and my network is hard wired. I don't find my 34 especially slow. Are there any other advantages to the 44?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:49 AM

Hi i was wondering for those who have it what are your thoughts on the Genie? Do u like it? Does it work? Or should i stay with my hd dvr? Please let me know. Thanks.

With 5 Tuners, 1 TB of storage, PIP, faster channel changing what's not to like? Yes, the Genie works. Compared to my previous HD DVRs (HR21-700, HR22-100, HR24-500) my HR34-700 is the best HD DVR I've had.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thanks a lot for the answer. I was hoping that the recorded shows would be accessable but it's not that big of a deal that it can't.

If you see a Genie recommends show on you want to see, all you do is Press play  on HR34 and it automatically adds it to your HR34 play list, Then it can be played by other DVRs on your whole home.

Again its not that big of a deal.

There is Just no Genie recommends list on the other HD DVRS.

 

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:45 PM

With 5 Tuners, 1 TB of storage, PIP, faster channel changing what's not to like? Yes, the Genie works. Compared to my previous HD DVRs (HR21-700, HR22-100, HR24-500) my HR34-700 is the best HD DVR I've had.


I must agree. Had an HR34-700 installed yesterday. Very satisified. Asked the installer about how to obtain the HR 44. He said it was only available in about four or five major markets, not in Washington State where I reside. He mentioned to wait five or six months in order to get the HR 44.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

I must agree. Had an HR34-700 installed yesterday. Very satisified. Asked the installer about how to obtain the HR 44. He said it was only available in about four or five major markets, not in Washington State where I reside. He mentioned to wait five or six months in order to get the HR 44.


There is no way to upgrade from an HR34 to an HR44, unless your 34 fails and you get lucky and it gets replaced with a 44


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

Technician in/near Las Vegas said they started getting only HR44's about a week ago.  He said they are usually some of the last technicians to get new equipment, obviously not in this case, so it seems to be branching out rather quickly.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:58 AM

There is no way to upgrade from an HR34 to an HR44, unless your 34 fails and you get lucky and it gets replaced with a 44


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Eventually, I'd think it would be more likely to get a 44 than a 34.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:16 AM

Eventually, I'd think it would be more likely to get a 44 than a 34.


Right, but if you have a 34, there is no current path to "upgrade" to a 44


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