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HR 34 + HR44??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by topgun80, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. HoTat2

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    Or perhaps the use of more than two Hoppers are discouraged? :grin:

    Otherwise I agree, why would Dish produce a duo-node if they wished to discourage the use of more than one Hopper?

    I mean PTAT notwithstanding as a virtual tuner multiplier, I'm sure Dish realized when they produced the Hopper only three tuners would be insufficient for many.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    With their fee increase, to me it sounds like they are trying to discourage more than one. You can do it, but you'll pay a lot more per month.
     
  3. vioking

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    i just ordered a genie there comeing on sat but i dont know if im gonna get a hr44 i want it bad so if they bring 34 and i just keep it then order 44 online then send 34 back to them will that work?
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Yes, if you order an hr44 from Solid Signal etc, you can activate it if you decommission the 34 at the same time.
     
  5. Diana C

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    I remember when the HR34 was introduced, people were going crazy trying to get one. There were almost hourly updates on availability.

    Then the HR44 is announced, and the HR34 becomes a "POS." :shrug:

    The two units run the same software, have the same number of tuners and storage capacity. The major difference is that the HR44 has an outboard power supply and a smaller form factor. I can see little evidence that one model is more or less reliable than the other when running the same software release. While the HR44 is somewhat faster, I would hardly call the HR34 "slow" (it is comparable to our HR24s and H25s).

    As to why only one Genie is allowed per account, I suspect it is more an issue with the current state of RVU client software (both the DirecTV clients and RVU capable TVs) than anything else.
     
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  6. wingrider01

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    Human nature, humans always want the latest and greatest toy for bragging rights, same thing will happen when and if a HR65 is announced
     
  7. CCarncross

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    The sheep always want the newest toys.....then those same sheep will be the ones screaming that there are bugs...etc....happens with every new model. You'd think a few of them would learn every cycle but they never do.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    That and they probably really don't want to have to install a SWM16 just for two boxes, though now you could need it for as few as three but I'm sure there are a lot of customers out there that if they got a second Genie would need one.
     
  9. peds48

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    If I had to take a wild guess, this would be it...
     
  10. damondlt

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    I would rather have the HR34 I have right now. HR 44 too new for me. Give them time I'm sure there will be a lot of threads bitching about the HR44.
     
  11. Sixto

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    Doubtful, HR44 is just the hardware refresh. All good. Smaller, faster, better, same firmware as predecessor.
     
  12. vioking

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    i got a hr20 and 22 in one place and and old non hddvr and i want the smallest dvr i can get and onboard wifi and im gonna use 3 min genies and i heard the 34 lags alot with a alot of mini genies running on it
     
  13. damondlt

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    Yea, Heard that before. LOL! we'll see!
     
  14. damondlt

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    Plus I'll never know, since Directv doesn't give HR34 owner free upgrades to HR44's.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    It's possible if your HR34 ever goes bad, you could end up with a 44. There will be a point where there will be more 44s than 34s.
     
  16. acostapimps

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    Does anybody know if the HR44 is available in the northern part of Illinois? as I just called and got a free upgrade for the Genie which I know it will be the 34 but prefer the 44, but I can always reschedule even though they don't guarantee which model you get, Could be a luck of the draw.
     
  17. P Smith

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    Tsk, tsk, tsk :)

    New powerful CPU ! That's the key.

    [Isn't it has doubled power ?]
     
  18. Jacob Braun

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    I have seen some people in Chicago getting the HR44 (IIRC aren't you in the Chicago DMA?) so your chances are pretty good...if you set up an upgrade you might want to have them list in your tech instructions something like "HR44 will be only accepted Genie, if technician arrives with HR34 only he will be turned away" to increase your chances.
     
  19. acostapimps

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    Im several miles north of the Chicago area which is considered Chicago DMA I think, but Directv don't know for sure if its available here yet, but I would like to call the local company ahead of time if its possible but don't know their phone number. Or should I just wait for the installation date to see if they carry one?
     
  20. acostapimps

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    But since it's a free upgrade other than $20 charge I won't complain, but with built in wifi and smaller design and speed, I'm reluctant to accept the 34.
     

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