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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. whorne

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    Awesome! How did you go about getting the HR44? I am in Michigan as well and would love to have the HR44.
     
  2. RealStuart

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    Schedule your upgrade with DirecTV-

    Call Multiband at 866-576-2071 option 1, then option 3

    Tell them you need help with your pending directv install. They will call up your work order, and you can tell them you want the hr44.

    Works amazingly well, and the whole-home DVR with the HR44 & HR24 is incredible.
     
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  3. wco81

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    What is Multiband, D*s subcontractor for installs nationwide?
     
  4. whorne

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    Thanks. I will have to give that a try.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    MultiBand is an HSP or Home Service Provider and/or authorized contractor, not be confused with a sub-contractor
     
  6. RealStuart

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    Good luck!

    Yeah, MultiBand is DirecTV's HSP here in Michigan. I believe they are state-wide however don't quote me on it!

    The whole system is working great, and so glad the tech had a SWiM 16 in his truck, too.
     
  7. msmith198025

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    Swapped back to Directv, and had my install this past saturday.
    I was pleasantly surprised to get the HR-44 and C-41 clients.

    This is in Mississippi, so they are starting to get out everywhere it seems.
     
  8. Mystere

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    Any news on Chicago for the HR-44? Does Multiband service the Chicago area?
     
  9. steelgtr

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    Talked to a DTV installer on a job today in San Jose, Ca. and he said August for us. Said he hadn't even been to training on the 44 yet.

    bob
     
  10. wco81

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    That's ridiculous. What kind of training do they need if they're already installing 34s?

    Hookups should be the same, unless they're doing wireless hookups and how much additional training would it require to connect to a wireless network?

    Has anyone from the Bay ARea tried to request the 44?
     
  11. west99999

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    Just another misinformed installer a couple of weeks at most and all of CA will be installed with HR44.
     
  12. acostapimps

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    +1, I want to know also for anybody in the know for the Chicago area. I assume in June or July.
     
  13. peds48

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    Is a DirecTV requirement , unfortunately.
     
  14. steelgtr

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    I have a 5-21 install so I better reschedule. Is there a way to confirm for sure ahead of time?
     
  15. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Nope, short of checking this site or others for updates.
     
  16. steelgtr

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    rescheduled to june just to be sure :)

    I have an HR20-700 that they don't want back. Can I still watch recorded shows after it's deactivated?

    thx
    bob
     
  17. west99999

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    If a tech is coming to swap that HR20 for the genie he will be required to retrieve the old box.
     
  18. steelgtr

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    They told me that they didn't want the old box back. But what do "They" know, right? :)

    bob
     
  19. peds48

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    RIght on. CSRs are clueless on this regard.
     
  20. JKUCSMA

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    I had my HR44 installed today as a customer upgrade, so far really quick. Cleveland area.
     

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