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Direct tv HD DVR Gennie 34 OR the 44 ?


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#1 OFFLINE   sportman13

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:48 PM

I have issues with the Direct tv dvrhd34 since I got it 2 weeks ago call Direct tv sending a guy local rep out thursday guy got tied up on another job he did call me he ask me dvrhd34 genie issues I said freezing when using doing things on dvrhd34 recording repeats issue to when in n first run only I said could I replace it with the 44 hddvr he said freezing to is this true for the hddvr44 he said 44 not in my area for month am in sub of philadelphia is this true he said call Direct tv see when 44 will come out would members here tell me what I should do replace the 34 or see about 44 dvrhd which is best please give me your answers on what to do ?



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#2 OFFLINE   curtm1973

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:01 PM

I have had the HR44 for 3 weeks now. Same problems you have. Have swapped boxes, new wiring, everything possible. The tech said DTV is aware of the issues and are blaming it on the latest software released.

 

He did switch something on my dish, I think he put on a 5 LNB instead of the normal (3?). He said it is used when you receive Latin programming, but that the firmware for it seems to work better with the software on the HR44.

 

Much too complicated for me but we will see if it works until the roll out a software upgrade.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

should do replace the 34 or see about 44 dvrhd or isi the same thing please give me your answers on what to do ?



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

I recently got the HR-44 and I was having issues as well but when I called Directv they said how I had plugged my reciever to the outlet, they said dont have it plugged to a surge protector after I removed it from the surge protector to the acutuall outlet and everything started to work. I have not had any problems since so check if that helps



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:59 AM

hdthebest

I have to replace my 34 should  replace it with the 34 or see about 44 ?



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

I have never owned the 34 so cant really say which one I would prefer but so far I have been very happy with the 44



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:43 PM

The only difference is the HR44 is a little smaller and faster.  They work the same.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

The only difference is the HR44 is a little smaller and faster.  They work the same.

Also has built in WiFi adapter, runs cooler so less/no fan noise, works only with RC71 remote in RF mode.


See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

I'm very happy with my HR44, which I've had for a couple of months now. No problems. I also have a THR22.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:21 PM

Curtis0620 I called Direct tv their sending me a New Genie Direct tv said did not know weather it send a 34 or 44 what do you think ?

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Pot luck.  You could get either.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

  Curtis0620 you said

The only difference is the HR44 is a little smaller and faster.  They work the same. one is not better ?



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

In normal operation, they're pretty much the same. The HR44 is indeed faster. If you had the choice, the HR44 would be preferable, but if you order from DirecTV you don't get to choose - you get whatever is on the truck.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

I called Direct tv their sending me a New Genie Direct tv said did not know weather it send a 34 or 44 which one will I get ?



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

I called Direct tv their sending me a New Genie Direct tv said did not know weather it send a 34 or 44 which one will I get ?

 

Whatever shows up.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

Strictly my opinion and plenty may disagree but the HR44 is the most advanced DVR, faster processor, power supply on the power cord,not inside the case like all other D* DVRs. It should now be easy to replace a power supply should it fail.

Will it make any difference when you are watching a program, no. Only when using the menu system etc....
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

Direct tv sent me the 34 should their be any issue is it reliable the 34 ?



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

Direct tv sent me the 34 my other 34 was not working before I install the NEW 34 Genie some questions the score guide dose it show all scores can not see where you work it is in tv apps dose caller id need a phone line ?



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

Caller ID is the only feature that requires a phone line with no other option.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

the score guide dose it show all scores






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