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HR44s are here! (Was: HR44 delayed...again)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kram, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Kash76

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    HR44 installed on Sunday and the installer just left replacing my other HR24 with a C41. I'm willing to roll with some punches. Less energy consumption as well (it was earth day on Monday right?). :)
     
  2. steelgtr

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    Sorry, what are C41 and C31 clients?

    bob
     
  3. Kash76

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  4. azjerry

    azjerry AllStar

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    My HR44-500 is using wifi and seems to be working fine. I would like to change back to wired ethernet as the cable is there (was connected to an HR22) but can't find a way to change over in the network settings. Anyone?
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Plug in your Ethernet cable and reboot.
     
  6. samrs

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    We have just been getting HR44-500s and C41-700s.

    What a pain to install.

    So far they seem more stable once they are up and running, service calls have droped off.

    The C41's dont remind me of HR22's, thats a plus.
     
  7. tajohns

    tajohns New Member

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    I'm in Phoenix and I delayed my genie install 4 weeks ago hoping that I would be able to get a HR44. Install was scheduled for today and decided to go ahead and take a chance. For my order, I decided to keep my other 3 DVRs and just add the new genie.

    Got lucky! Installer showed up today with a HR44-500. Install went fairly smoothly and everything appears to be working. I'm using an existing Home Theater RF universal remote for the HR44 and some of the guide/menu functions seem sluggish at times but it could be the RF/IR blaster connection that needs to be tweaked/moved/repositioned.

    So far, so good. Will post more comments as I use the HR 44 genie more...
     
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  8. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

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    Phoenix is one of the test markets.
     
  9. Freakyshiat

    Freakyshiat Cool Member

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    anyone in houston?
     
  10. mrfatboy

    mrfatboy Godfather

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    Still none in San Diego.
     
  11. tpm1999

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    I will tell you what...the HR44 is definitely worth the wait. I would not want to give it up for an HR34.
     
  12. steelgtr

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    Any San Jose, Ca. area reports? I'm getting nervous :)


    bob
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Relax ! It' just PayTV. :D Perhaps less then that - just new DVR. :)
     
  14. prefabsprouter

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    TPM1999, thank you for your review. I am VERY disappointed about the lag in the C41. I'm very much looking forward to getting my HR44 + C41, which I will use equally. But too bad about the lag, because responsiveness is paramount to me. Hopefully they will address the C41 lag with future updates...
     
  15. wco81

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    Is it cheaper on a monthly basis to use the HR44 with non-DVR clients?

    Cheaper mirroring fee?

    Are the DVRs more responsive when viewing the recordings on the HR44?
     
  16. Beerstalker

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    At this point in time RVU clients and DirecTV receivers both cost the same $6/month for any of them you have past your primary receiver. So no you wouldn't save any real money by using clients instead of HD-receivers or HD-DVRs (other than possibly a little bit of savings in your electric bill).

    From what I have read on here it seems with the HR44 the clients are pretty responsive, pretty much in line with how a HD-receiver reacts. With the HR34 it sounds like they are slower than any other receiver/DVR.
     
  17. Kash76

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    I will double check to see if I can notice a difference but I have been happy with the speed of my 44/C41 combo.
     
  18. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Why are they a pain to install? They seem as easy as anything else.
     
  19. May 1, 2013 #239 of 667
    dkerr64

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    Are the HR44's available in the NY/CT area? If not does anyone know when they might be. I left DirecTV about a year ago for the not so greener pastures of Dish and would like to come back. But one of my major reasons for leaving was the very sluggish response of the DVR user interface. The HR44 appears to fix that, so I'll come back as soon as I can get one in this area.

    Thanks
    DAK
     
  20. May 1, 2013 #240 of 667
    peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Not yet.
     

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