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DBSTalk Exclusive Second Look: HR44-500 Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    The difference between a c31 and a c41 is the remote. The 41 has a new style remote that uses a different kind of rf if you use rf. if you use ir then you could still order and get the newer remote style for the c31 if you wanted. Some people prefer the older remote anyway.
     
  2. Laxguy

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    Another point: With whole home using DECA, your router can melt down and you'll still be able to network your TVs. As to affecting internet speed (when it's not a puddle on the desk!) no more than any other device. If you do heavy VODs you might notice a speed hit, but then you'd schedule those for later at night.
     
  3. Cavicchi

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    I think the difference between C31 and C41 is more than just the remote. I believe the C41 offers wireless and also has external power supply.
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Actually, the C41-700 is similar to the C31-700. They're both wired clients with external power supplies. Only the C41W-100 is wireless.

    Mike
     
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  6. Cavicchi

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    Thanks guys, that clears up the confusion for me. So what is the difference between C31-700 and C41-700?
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Well I have a c31, a c41 and a c41w. So I know the differences.. :)

    Wireless is on the c41w which is the latest unit released and is not what we where talking about. All three use the same outboards power supply.

    The c31 is the old remote, the others andallfuture will be the new remote.

    And the w,is well wireless. The differences between the c41 and the c41w is the wireless, but also the wireless unit is a little bigger and does not have a coax connector on it at all.

    However, the functionality is identical on all three units other than the new remote that also uses a different kind of rf.
     
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  8. Cavicchi

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    Could I use the old remote with C41-700?
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Yes but only on IR
     
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Again, the remote.
     
  11. blasterdaddy

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    Just installed the HR44 on my system. Had an HR34 that had the slow response bug in it, and constant resetting issues. I am a bleeding edge adopter, so I have had the HR34 for as long as its been out. The HR44 is a fantastic box. One word description (FAST). Kept the C31 Clients upgrade took me maybe 20 minutes. Only 2 real issues were when I got authorized to upgrade, the tech, did not enter that I would be replacing an HR34, and as we all know you can't have two Genies on one account.

    Therefore Activation Tech had to do some magic, and everything is working fine. Then I go to ship the unit back, well, the HR44 is much smaller than the HR34, and naturally the box is much smaller, I verified with D and they said, if thats the box that was sent, thats the box I should use, they noted in my account that I was concerned that the unit may be damaged, i.e. no backing could fit around the unit once it was in the box. They said if thats the box sent thats the box I use.

    For my inconvenience they have be upgrades to HBO and Cinimax, (which I know locks me in for another 2 years), but ComC, and D*&H I have had major issues with, and will not go back.

    Just my opinion here to help others.

    Robert
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Programming changes like the one you mentioned, should NOT trigger a new commitment

    Welcome to DBSTalk!!!
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, welcome!

    But this is the first I've heard that changing a programming package would trigger a new commitment. Yikes! When did that start— or was there a typo?
     
  14. peds48

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    Fixed, typo. My bad!
     
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, it was. Go to your room, and write out 50 times, "I will proofread my posts. I will proof...."

    :)
     

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