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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. Rich

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    I guess the best you can say for it is that it's consistent. There was a time when it worked much better. Probably only lasted for 30 seconds. I dunno. It's a minor annoyance.

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  2. Rich

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    I have two 20-700s that are off MRV and used as backups. I haven't watched anything that wasn't on my MRV since I got it. Don't remember if the HRs I recorded the football games on were the HRs that I watched them on. I also FF4 thru the opening talking heads show. If they were, I don't remember not seeing that overly long auto-correct. For the Super Bowl I'll try it.

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  3. Rich

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    I use FF4 to blow thru the opening crap and go right to the game. Same for half time. I guess you get a different auto-correct time on each level of FF.

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  4. Rich

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    Don't really know. Just a habit.

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  5. heathramos

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    I currently have 3 HR20's right now so I'm confused on how this thing works.

    It says it has 5 tuners.

    How do he connections work? Currently I have a multiswitch in the closet and two coax lines feed each DVR.

    What about over the air stuff? not sure what the AM21 is or how to use it in this set up.

    can you expand the storage above 1TB?
     
  6. Scott Kocourek

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    You need a SWiM multiswitch or lnb, only one cable runs all 5 tuners. AM21 works the same as it does on the older HD DVRs.

    You can use an external HDD as large as you want.
     
  7. unixguru

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    Read about SWM (single wire multiswitch). Your multiswitch would be replaced with a SWM. All 5 tuners work over a single coax.

    AM21 makes anything other than a HR20 behave like an HR20 for OTA. With SWM you can't diplex OTA with sat on the same cable so you would need to use a 2nd coax to feed OTA to the AM21.

    External eSATA storage can go much higher - some posts have mentioned 9TB+.
     
  8. Richierich

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    You can Diplex it into the Cable but you have to know Where to Input it and Where to Ouput it so the Signal is Not Reduced or Increased when it shouldn't be.
     
  9. anopro

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    So thats the remote that has me cussing @ DirecTV every time I hit the pause button in the play list "old habits die hard". Well at least it looks like it should be comfortable in the hand.
     
  10. heathramos

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    hmm...

    still confusing too me

    does the genie can connected directly to one of the tvs?

    how to the other tvs connect to the genie?

    if I want OTA, how many coax connections would a room need?

    right now, I have the multiswitch in my closet (since all the sat lines go into that closet) and two coax lines are ran to each room. If I want to replace my 3 hd dvrs with this set up and use an OTA antenna, not sure how it works.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    The Genie connects pretty much like a regular DVR, other than just having one coax connection. It connects to a TV through HDMI etc.

    Other receivers access it through the DECA network they aren't plugged into it directly.
     
  12. sriggins

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    New and yet still 100 series link limit :(
     
  13. Mike Greer

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    Rich - that's the trouble! It is NOT consistent! If it was consistent you'd be able to adjust and still make it work. It is consistent and does work correctly if you watch a local recording. Over MRV all bets are off!

    Can anyone report if this is fixed on the HR43/44/C31?
     
  14. Rich

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    Seems consistent during football games and baseball games. I rarely use it for anything else. I did try FF4 on a program I recorded on the HR I was watching last night and I still got the long auto-correct. Tried it a few times, but couldn't find a spot to return to (such as when the teams get back on the field after half time). Easy to do with a football game, the best time that I was positive of with a regular program was a bit more than one minute.

    Rich
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Just to clarify something, Not with deca, which most genie users will likely be using if they use genie clients.
     
  16. inkahauts

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    You would have one coax to each DIRECTV unit. With swim, you only need one coax and it you can use regular splitters after the lnb of multiswitches to feed other rooms.

    Connecting to the TV is the same as any receiver.

    You can use genie clients for other tvs in the house after the main one has the genie hooked up to it, which makes all the tvs seem as though they are connected to the genie. One series manager, one to do list, etc.

    Since you already have two coax run to every location, you in luck. Just use the second now unused feed to deliver a over the air signal to an am21 connected to the HR34 and you will have over the air everywhere as well, assuming your using genie clients.

    One note though, genie has 5 tuners total to use between recording and watching live TV for all tvs Ina genie system, assuming your using clients as well. Also, an am21 will only tune to 2 over the air channels at once, so if you recording 2ota channels, you'd have only 3 sat channels available.
     
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  18. joshjr

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    The remote alone is enough to make me wanna pass.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    You can use the RC65 remote or any other universal remote in IR mode. RF is the only time you have to use the RC71.
     
  20. Mike Greer

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    Thanks.... Wow - I didn't realize the HR34 was that S... L... O... W... That looks like my old HR22s scrolling through the guide.

    Hopefully Solid Signal will be selling, ah, leasing them 'soon'!
     

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