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Why wasn't the HR44 called the HR35


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#1 OFFLINE   mkdtv21

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:25 PM

Does this mean that future whdvrs will be called HR54, HR64 and so on. Why can't they go HR35, 36, 37 instead?



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

I doubt anybody here knows the logic behind DirecTV's model number schemes.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:41 PM

I doubt anybody here knows the logic behind DirecTV's model number schemes.

 

Wouldn't logic & DirecTV be antonyms.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Wouldn't logic & DirecTV be antonyms.

sure does!


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

sure does!

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:24 PM

Just a guess but I would guess it is due to a platform version number. There was the 1 series, then the 2 series, and the 3 series. The 44 represents a major rethink on the chassis design with an outboard power supply and extensive cooling. I suspect these are chassis iteration numbers and the "4" in the 34 and 44 means the basic circuitry and build capabilities are the same. But on the same basic engineering set level as the 24 just expanded for more tuners and expanded networking capability.

 

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Does this mean that future whdvrs will be called HR54, HR64 and so on. Why can't they go HR35, 36, 37 instead?


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:50 PM

Good guess. ;). 4th generation and 4 room DVR. ;). Hence 44.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

Good guess. ;). 4th generation and 4 room DVR. ;). Hence 44.

Makes sense.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:01 AM

Makes sense.

if that really made sense, it would be HR65


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:28 AM

Just a guess but I would guess it is due to a platform version number. There was the 1 series, then the 2 series, and the 3 series. The 44 represents a major rethink on the chassis design with an outboard power supply and extensive cooling. I suspect these are chassis iteration numbers and the "4" in the 34 and 44 means the basic circuitry and build capabilities are the same. But on the same basic engineering set level as the 24 just expanded for more tuners and expanded networking capability.

 

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Seems to me the HR34 and HR44 are a lot closer design/platform wise than the H20 and H25 are.

 

If the claim from the other site a few months back turns out to be true that a HR46 and HR54 are coming up, then there will be more to go on to see if there's any logic behind the model names.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

Good guess. ;). 4th generation and 4 room DVR. ;). Hence 44.

We're still only at the 3rd generation, with the 4th still under wraps [or behind closed doors].

 

As to the TS's question, because of the changes in the remote RF, using the 44 & 41 models makes it easy to distinguish which remote is needed with which model line.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:13 PM

Same could be said about the HR34, why wasn't it called the HR25?

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:31 PM

Same could be said about the HR34, why wasn't it called the HR25?

The 34 was the third gen.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

The 34 was the third gen.

If we believe that the "2" in an HDDVR first digit of the model number HR24 means second generation (which makes sense) what does the "4" can possibly mean?  Perhaps, fourth generation of second generation?... in this is true then the HR44 should have been HR41


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

At this point the model numbers are irrelevant to anyone but us. The proper name for both HR34 and HR44 is Genie DVR. The proper name for all the HR20-24 is Plus HD DVR.
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

So what would a non-server HR44 be numbered?


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:26 PM

Makes no more sense than the naming of Android releases:

 

CupcakeAndroid 1.5
DonutAndroid 1.6
EclairAndroid 2.0, 2.1
Froyo: (short for "frozen yogurt")Android 2.2
GingerbreadtAndroid 2.3
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

So what would a non-server HR44 be numbered?


Answer: Genie DVR.
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

Makes no more sense than the naming of Android releases:

 

CupcakeAndroid 1.5
DonutAndroid 1.6
EclairAndroid 2.0, 2.1
Froyo: (short for "frozen yogurt")Android 2.2
GingerbreadtAndroid 2.3
HoneycombAndroid 3.X
Ice Cream SandwichtAndroid 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
KitKatAndroid 4.4

heh ?! learn alphabet ;)


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

Answer: Genie DVR.

 

I figure they would just add characters 'NS' to the rear of the number.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

Makes no more sense than the naming of Android releases:
 











CupcakeAndroid 1.5
DonutAndroid 1.6
EclairAndroid 2.0, 2.1
Froyo: (short for "frozen yogurt")Android 2.2
GingerbreadAndroid 2.3
HoneycombAndroid 3.X
Ice Cream SandwichAndroid 4.0
Jelly BeanAndroid 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
KitKatAndroid 4.4

 
You missed Jelly Bean v4.1 v4.2 & v4.3.


Edited by Drucifer, 26 April 2014 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:43 PM

heh ?! learn alphabet ;)

 

Yes.  But there is no consistency between the numbering scheme and when they use a new name.  If they had a differnent name with every full version number release or with every dot version number release, it would make sense.  But, with Eclair being 2.1 & 2.1 and then having different names for 2.2 & 2.3, followed by Honeycomb representing the entire 3.x release and Ice Cream Sandwich looking like it would represent every 4.x release, and then chaging the name at 4.4, there is no rhyme nor reason to the relationship between the name and numbers.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

Yes.  But there is no consistency between the numbering scheme and when they use a new name.  If they had a differnent name with every full version number release or with every dot version number release, it would make sense.  But, with Eclair being 2.1 & 2.1 and then having different names for 2.2 & 2.3, followed by Honeycomb representing the entire 3.x release and Ice Cream Sandwich looking like it would represent every 4.x release, and then chaging the name at 4.4, there is no rhyme nor reason to the relationship between the name and numbers.

Agreed. this makes more sense

 

Mac OS X release names 

 

Public beta Kodiak

10.0 Cheetah

10.1 Puma

10.2 Jaguar

10.3 Panther

10.4 Tiger

10.5 Leopard

10.6 Snow Leopard 

10.7 Lion

10.8 Mountain Lion

10.9 Mavericks (because there are no more cat names)


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:30 PM

No more 'big' cat names.

 

Bobcat, Lynx and Ocelot are just three others I can think of.  But these are much smaller than the previously listed cats. 



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:49 PM

how dare are you to offer such 'small' names of cats to such huge and snobbish company? :D






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