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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. Mar 1, 2013 #561 of 672
    kram

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    I'm in Denver -- one of the 10 first-release markets. I was supposed to get one last week, but installation was postponed until today. Today I was told that there still are software problems, so the release has now been delayed until the end of March. My order is up in the air.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2013 #562 of 672
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I assume you were told there were software problems by your installer. They are not always correct in their assumptions on when or why things happen.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2013 #563 of 672
    kram

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    Last week the installer said there were problems with the remote communicating with the C31. The service manager today said software problems.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2013 #564 of 672
    inkahauts

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    The remote on the c31 has nothing to do with the hr44 being rolled out, its already out and in use. That doesn't even make sense.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2013 #565 of 672
    kram

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    Where has it been released? The Service Manager for Colorado and Wyoming said that the box has not been officially released yet -- anywhere. Denver is one of the first roll-out markets, and it's not available here yet.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2013 #566 of 672
    sigma1914

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    He's referring to the C31.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 #567 of 672
    kram

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    Oh. That wasn't clear. And I was saying that the new remote for the HR44 was having problems communicating with the C31.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2013 #568 of 672
    sigma1914

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    That doesn't make sense, though.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2013 #569 of 672
    alcatholic

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    I must have missed the list of the first 10 release markets. Is Los Angeles on that list? :)

    And March 31... would suck :mad:
     
  10. Mar 1, 2013 #570 of 672
    inkahauts

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    I was referring to the c31.

    Also there is no way the remote with the hr44 working a certain way with the c31 has anything to do with it either. The remote for the hr44 is new and will work with the c31 in ir mode right now perfectly. However the new remote will never work with the c31 in rf mode ever. They use different technologies for rf.

    They will not be installing c31s without their own rc65 remotes.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2013 #571 of 672
    kram

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    Just reporting what I was told....
     
  12. Mar 3, 2013 #572 of 672
    R8ders2K

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    I'm assuming that the HR44 is Fast Ethernet, as opposed to Gigabit ethernet...?
     
  13. Mar 3, 2013 #573 of 672
    Sixto

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    Correct.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2013 #574 of 672
    Rtm

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    Hopefully a damn optical port like they added back to the HR44.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2013 #575 of 672
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    If they're keeping it the same size as the C31 I don't see where there is room to add another port on the back.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2013 #576 of 672
    fleegle

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    I called noticed today that there seems to be a marketing push for the Genie, so I called DirecTV about the cost. I can get one for free with a new 2 year contract, (And $50 for installation). Any chance that I'll her an HR44, or will they be sending an HR34?
     
  17. Mar 4, 2013 #577 of 672
    kram

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    If you schedule your install for anytime before April 1, yes, you most likely will get an HR34. The HR44 release has been delayed until the end of March. Even then, it's my understanding that the rollout will be limited to 10 test markets. Denver is one of those; I don't know what the others are.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2013 #578 of 672
    alcatholic

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    About the marketing push... Anyone have any thoughts on how the timing of DirecTVs marketing push for the Genie would be related to the launch and/or delay of the new HR44?
     
  19. Mar 4, 2013 #579 of 672
    fleegle

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    Once I found out about the HR44, I had an idea that the offer for existing users may only be good until the HR34s are cleared out and won't be offered once the HR44s are available.

    I'm in Phoenix, any idea if that's one of the 10 test markets?
     
  20. Mar 4, 2013 #580 of 672
    kram

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    The HR44 is a Genie, as is the HR34.
     

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