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#51 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:54 AM

Have had the HR34-700 for over a year now;

 

Once it got past the early buggy phase "was" very satisfied with it.

 

However, today not as satisfied as I once was since I learned that it looks as though a favorite of mine, its OTA scanning feature with the AM21(N), is likely going away in the near future and with it a number of off-air sub-channels with it which I enjoy, since they are not in DIRECTV's inaccurate and no longer updated OTA database.

 

Can't discuss the issues surrounding it here of course, but nevertheless appears headed this way unfortunately.  :( 


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

I love my Genie.  No recording conflicts and great storage.

 

IMHO, it beats everything else out there.  :)

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Five tuners eliminate virtually all recording conflicts. Being able to serve three clients simultaneously greatly enhances the WHDVR service.


Even with 5 tuners, I have seen conflicts more than I want. The biggest conflict nights for our household are Sun, Mon, & Thurs. I have gotten used to check for conflicts so that I can reschedule on another DVR.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

PIP



PIP


Now if they would just come up with a PIP toggle.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

Even with 5 tuners, I have seen conflicts more than I want. The biggest conflict nights for our household are Sun, Mon, & Thurs. I have gotten used to check for conflicts so that I can reschedule on another DVR.

I agree, 5 tuners for 4 rooms is not enough.

Which is one reason I don't have the clients.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:57 PM

Thanks for the info in this thread. I'm coming back to Directv after a year away so this was very helpful. Going with a 4 room Genie setup, just wish I still had a HR2x to use so that if Genie went down one tv would still be up running.

My Set-up:
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Family Room: HR44-500 - Samsung LN52A630
Master Bedroom: C41W - Samsung UN40EH5300FXZA

Media/Bar Room: C41-700 - Epson 8100 102" screen 
Kids Room: H25-700

Kids Room: C41-700

 


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for the info in this thread. I'm coming back to Directv after a year away so this was very helpful. Going with a 4 room Genie setup, just wish I still had a HR2x to use so that if Genie went down one tv would still be up running.


If this is a new install you cab substitute a client for a DVR at half price


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

If this is a new install you cab substitute a client for a DVR at half price


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Is the half off price $99 for HD and $199 for HD DVR?  That's the price I get when I look online and call.


My Set-up:
Slimline Swm
Family Room: HR44-500 - Samsung LN52A630
Master Bedroom: C41W - Samsung UN40EH5300FXZA

Media/Bar Room: C41-700 - Epson 8100 102" screen 
Kids Room: H25-700

Kids Room: C41-700

 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

Varies slightly between new customer and returning customer but what peds is saying is the HD DVR would be $99 with the order instead of the usual $199.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:37 PM

Varies slightly between new customer and returning customer but what peds is saying is the HD DVR would be $99 with the order instead of the usual $199.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

Varies slightly between new customer and returning customer but what peds is saying is the HD DVR would be $99 with the order instead of the usual $199.

 

Thanks


My Set-up:
Slimline Swm
Family Room: HR44-500 - Samsung LN52A630
Master Bedroom: C41W - Samsung UN40EH5300FXZA

Media/Bar Room: C41-700 - Epson 8100 102" screen 
Kids Room: H25-700

Kids Room: C41-700

 


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:02 AM

I have had my HR34 for several months.   About two months ago it started playing back recordings with serious shudder and would sometimes freeze and not allow ff or rewind.   After several RBR's, I called and they came out, saw that the playback problem was on all the sets, and only on recordings from the genie, so they replaced it with another HR34.   No problems since then.   I am not sure I want an HR44 since (I could easily be wrong) from my reading, it seems to require the RF setting and I have a slingbox connected to my receiver (I travel a fair amount and don't want to miss local sporting events) and when I had switched to an RF setting before, my slingbox stopped being able to control the box and slingbox tech support said slingbox (even the new one) doesn't support RF so it would not turn my box on or off.   

 

I guess I could set my slingbox up in another room with one of my HR24's (I have two), 

 

But, in sum, I like my genie and appreciate the ability to record that many shows and if I get in a pinch, I can use one of my other recorders.   



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:26 AM

 I am not sure I want an HR44 since (I could easily be wrong) from my reading, it seems to require the RF setting and I have a slingbox connected to my receiver (I travel a fair amount and don't want to miss local sporting events) and when I had switched to an RF setting before, my slingbox stopped being able to control the box and slingbox tech support said slingbox (even the new one) doesn't support RF so it would not turn my box on or off.   

 

I guess I could set my slingbox up in another room with one of my HR24's (I have two), 

 

But, in sum, I like my genie and appreciate the ability to record that many shows and if I get in a pinch, I can use one of my other recorders.   

That is one of the really nice things about the HR44 is that both RF and IR are active at the same time.  In my case the TV in the garage is mirrored off the living room. Obviously need RF in the garage but that meant with the HR24 I could not use my Harmony to control the DVR.  Now with the HR44 it is no problem. 

 

Also, the HR44 does not require RF at all. The remote even comes preset for IR.  The unique thing about the HR44 in RF is that it uses a different RF format so none of the standard DirecTV RF remotes will work. You must use the RC71


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:29 PM

Back a part of the Directv family.  Install went very well today.  I ended up going with the Genie (HR44), 2 clients, and a H25.  Installer did a great job, installed a new slimline and ran new coax (thought he would just use what was already there), closet neatly wired, and picked everything up outside.  It was a hot day so I had a couple bottles of gatorade for him.  I would have offered an adult beverage but he had another run to make. So far impressed with the speed of the HR44 compared to my year with the Cincinnati Bell Fioptics DVR box.  Off to go setup all my recordings.


Edited by APorter, 22 June 2013 - 07:57 PM.

My Set-up:
Slimline Swm
Family Room: HR44-500 - Samsung LN52A630
Master Bedroom: C41W - Samsung UN40EH5300FXZA

Media/Bar Room: C41-700 - Epson 8100 102" screen 
Kids Room: H25-700

Kids Room: C41-700

 


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:36 PM

Back a part of the Directv family. Install when very well today. I ended up going with the Genie (HR44), 2 clients, and a H25. Installer did a great job, installed a new slimline and ran new coax (thought he would just use what was already there), closet neatly wired, and picked everything up outside. It was a hot day so I had a couple bottles of gatorade for him. I would have offered an adult beverage but he had another run to make. So far impressed with the speed of the HR44 compared to my year with the Cincinnati Bell Fioptics DVR box. Off to go setup all my recordings.


Welcome back. I have Fioptics as well, but would ne'er use them for TV service.




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