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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. Richierich

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    The only Problem with doing that is that When Your HR44 Craps Out and Dies you will lose All Of Your Recordings but if you keep what you have and just add the HR34 or HR44 and you have a Problem with a Hard Drive on any one of your DVRs you still will have most of your recordings left to watch.

    Just a Thought!!! :)
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    And you'll go from 150 to 100 series links.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    "NP", When I read "glowing reviews" I reach for a big box of salt. :lol:
    Last June when I first got this 34, it was slower than a good running HR24.
    Since then the software has improved it to at least [what I think] the HR24 is, but frankly I rarely even turn on my HR24 anymore.
    The 44 only shows being "faster" in a few areas. Booting is one, and sending reports another, "but" I don't count these as "normal user" functions. Maybe very big playlists would show the difference, but I can't find enough shows to have a big playlist, as I watch & delete and recently have been back to 100% free space. :eek2:

    Hope you don't need to reach for any salt while you read this. !rolling
     
  4. bananfish

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    The replacement issue may be largely moot, as I think it's quite likely that it will make business sense for them to retire the HR34 and basically install only HR44s not long after the HR44 is introduced.
     
  5. asuddendeath

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    I install for Direct and at the end of the month we are starting to install the new HR44. I dont see it being much different from the HR34 other then the remote and wifi deca. Now the HR54 will have wireless clients.

    Now this being my first post I dont want to start anything, however this thread
    dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=201295
    Stuart Sweet said no HR44.
    I give it 1 or 2 years and you will have the HR54. From what I have gathered the HR44 got pushed out early. I'm thinking march of 2014 we will see the HR54.
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Of course he said that, it was 13 months ago (when there wasn't an HR44).

    And since D* has been coming out with a new box every 1-2 years for about 8 years now, I don't think you're going out on much of a limb with your prediction.
     
  7. asuddendeath

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    OK. well quote me then brother. Wifi Clients on the HR54. Also look for it more on stuff like the samsung smart TV's.
     
  8. asuddendeath

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    and TheRatPatrol I cant send PM's yet because of a 5 post min.
    So here is my answer,

    Northern Colorado. 8 Tuners, well not sure about that, it may to over come the 3 clients that can be viewed at once. I still see them leaving some buffer. Sucks when I run into people that want the HR34 and 2 HR2x and have to install a SWM16
     
  9. rsoares28

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    Will I need to change my 4 way Swm switch to the 8way when I add the HR44? I currently have a HR24 and H24.

    Thanks
     
  10. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    What would be the benefit of a WiFi client? It doesn't need an ethernet connection now.
     
  11. Jacob Braun

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    But it does need a coax connection. ;)
     
  12. cypherx

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    There will always be "the next best thing" coming out. Being I like to skip generations (do it with apple products)... I will like to upgrade HR24 to HR44. Then someday get an HR64 - whatever that may include a few years from now.

    I would like to see a box with the graphics power of an Xbox / ps3. I mean have you seen game lounge? ROFL! How about how UI items just freeze then pop? Nice smooth UI "flow" like any iOS device, $99 game console, etc has would really add a bit of personality and make operating it feel smooth as butter. Wake me up when that comes out.
     
  13. RAD

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    So why would a HR54 be needed for a wireless client? Some people are doing that now using a C31 with a DECA-W on a HR34
     
  14. Mike Greer

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    Nope - not when there are billions of dollars involved!:)
     
  15. Mike Greer

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    We can dream but unless we can figure out how to cause all the HR34s to disappear it isn't likely to happen.....
     
  16. cypherx

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    One box? Then 802.11ac will come down in price too. Better speed, better QoS. Maybe fast enough it can be "officially" supported. Don't have an 802.11ac router? Maybe that's built into the HR54? Ah we're getting ahead here!
     
  17. Mike Greer

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    Salt? I always have salt handy when reading anything on the Internet!
     
  18. cypherx

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    I'd like to add if the router was built into the Genie, DirecTV would be in full control of QoS and ensuring the correct ports are forwarded if needed, etc. They might like the idea of being first in line after your modem. Flawless streaming IPTV/VOD regardless of others in the house hogging the pipe with bit torrent.

    Then again, DirecTV in the router business? Uncharted, scary territory!
     
  19. spartanstew

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    Yes, but then wouldn't that be a wireless client and not a WiFi client? Doesn't the term WiFi denote "internet"?
     
  20. Mr. Tact

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    I'd say WiFi denotes network connectivity.
     

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