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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR44-700 Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. dpeters11

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    Though I think Stuart didn't expect that they would be able to guarantee a 44. Unless ordered through a reseller of course.
     
  2. rmmccann

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    I understand that. I'm under contract for another year and a half anyway, so I probably won't attempt to do any swapping until I'm closer to being a threat of cancelling.
     
  3. Sixto

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    I'd love to see a fee-based tiered model-specific upgrade program, but there may not be an appetite for, or a logistics program in place, to implement.

    I usually go to Solid Signal for specific needs, especially since when I look at using these technologies over a few years it's usually a good investment.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    I'd just like to be able to upgrade to the current level of Genie when the appropriate time comes on the PP once the Texas version goes nationwide.
     
  5. RoyGBiv

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    They don't, but you can sometimes convince D* to give you credits equal to the SS price. I've done this twice; once with something I bought at SS and once with something I bought at Circuit City years ago.

    SMK
     
  6. Rich

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    I can't really comment on the 20-100, never had one that worked (which can also be said for the 21-100 and the 22-100), but a 20-700 and a 24-500 or 24-100 (that one actually works well) sitting side by side without MRV will be very close when it comes to speed in the Guide, Playlist, etc. Yes the difference is noticeable to me, but it's really so small that I'd discount it as a problem. Put them on MRV (I have ten on MRV) and the 20-700 slows down much more than either of the two 24 models I have. But, if I didn't have the 24s to compare the 20-700s to, I'd probably be quite satisfied. Just an opinion.

    Rich
     
  7. DirectMan

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    How does one input the password for a protected wifi network on the HR44?
     
  8. The Merg

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    Actually, that program is already out there in certain markets (I believe if you sign up for the PP at the new $7.99/month cost, you are "enrolled" in that program).

    The idea is that if you currently have a HR22 and the two years comes up you would be able to upgrade to a HR34/HR44.

    - Merg
     
  9. Mike Bertelson

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    You can enter it with your remote or if your router has Wireless Protected Setup you don't need to enter it at all.

    Mike
     
  10. prefabsprouter

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    Right now my setup consists of two HR24's connected via WholeHome. I'm pretty satisfied with the performance EXCEPT for one thing that bugs me: when I'm fast forwarding/rewinding a program that is stored on the other/remote HR24; the images refresh at a much slower rate than when I'm watching the program locally.

    Question for those who have played around with the HR44, and have used HR24's with Whole Home: how do the refresh rates of the HR44's clients compare to the HR24 being viewed remotely from another HR24?

    Or for anyone who's played around with HR44 + clients, how do the ff/rwd refresh rates of the clients compare to those of the HR44 viewed locally?

    Thanks!
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    It seems comparable to my eye. However, and this is just a guess, it could be a function of the MRV functionality (e.g. network functionality) and not which machine is the client and which the server.

    Of course I've been wrong before. :grin:

    Mike
     
  12. prefabsprouter

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    Thanks, Mike. Do you mean ff/rwd refresh rates of HR24 and HR44 clients are comparable, or are you referring to refresh rates of HR44 locally vs. HR44 client?
     
  13. Mike Bertelson

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    Actually, I don't see any noticeable difference between any MRV session. It doesn't seem to matter which box is the client and which is the server.

    This is just subjective observation and a quantitative evaluation. But, my subjective observation is there always seems to be a difference FW/RW between any local recording and MRV session.

    I'm not sure this is what you're looking for, and keep in mind YMMV. ;)

    Mike
     
  14. Datagg

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    Just think when we(if your old) got up to change the channels by hand.... With all this time stuff, seconds... I find this all to be kinda ridiculous. No offense. My HR34 is working great since the last update, thank god.... I'm usually an early adopter of new tech, yet it took DTV years to get the HR34 to work as it should. With that being said, i wouldn't personally touch the new box for a year plus. Maybe if it was leaps and bounds better, yet seconds.... It just dont justify the side step IMO.
     
  15. spartanstew

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    That's why I still ride my horse to work too. Them new cars always have some issue and whatnot, but my horse gets me there just fine. A bit slower, but it gets me yonder without problems.
     
  16. jagrim

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    Other than some retailers in Dec 2011, DTV was in Feb 2012.
    Mine has worked as it should have since I installed it in Dec 2011.
     
  17. Mike Greer

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    Excellent question! My only complaint about MRV is that when using Fast Forward the ‘correction’ when you come out of FFWD over MRV gets longer the longer you FFWD. Once you come out of FFWD and it jumps back it can sometimes be a full 30 seconds or more – then when you try to FFWD again it will jump even further back when it comes out of FFWD.

    This is only a problem on a MRV client – it works as expected when watching a local recording.

    I haven’t seen an HR34 or HR44 with any clients – C31 or other MRV clients… Is the ‘Auto-Correct’ when you come out of FFWD still screwy with them?

    I have 3 HR24-500s that all do this when viewing a recording from any other HR24-500. It was even worse with the HR22s I used to have.
     
  18. carl6

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    My experience is very similar to Mike Bertelsons, overall watchng via MRV versus on the local DVR is very much the same, except that remote commands take slightly longer (noticeable, but not objectionable to my wife or I).
     
  19. Mike Greer

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    I usually use FFWDx3 - do you use FastForward?
     
  20. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I sometimes use FF 3x (and even 4x if I'm going far enough), but most often use stacked SLIPs to pass commercials.
     

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