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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. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Internal or external or both? Can you upgrade the internal drive when you first get it?

    bob


    Unless you own the Genie, you are not supposed to open it, moreover changing its hard drive
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Opening a leased receiver is against the terms, so esata is the official answer.
     
  3. o7RAVENS

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    Thanks Crow that's good to know, I don't mind waiting I'v been stuck with this HR20 700 sense they came out and it keeps getting slower and slower. Other than that it has been a very reliable unit.
     
  4. yanksno1

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    Good to hear they're making their way down to the south FL market. Might have to make a call soon to request one.
     
  5. kyleh

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    Still no HR44 here in Louisville. The local dispatch office phone person did say they talked to their regional manager who said they would be coming in August. Whether this is true or not, it does give me a date to look forward to. If anyone does happen to get an HR44 installed here please let me know.
     
  6. Getteau

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    Has anyone seen one in Houston yet? I saw Round Rock mentioned, but that's Austin. My HR21-100 has become so slow it's unusable at this point and I'm looking to replace it (before anyone asks, I've done all the regular stuff to try to speed up this dog).
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Well, the HR34 is just fine, and I'd take that over waiting for what might be some months in some markets if my equipment receiver was doddering.
     
  8. bobnielsen

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    It's good to know that the HR44s are in this area. I guess I'll order an upgrade soon.
     
  9. steelgtr

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    Didn't someone post a link earlier to DTV's website with a list of local installers?

    thx

    bob
     
  10. TAnsley

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    So,

    Install of HR44 with 1 C41 client with a CCK-Wired was completed on Friday. So far so good. I installed a 2x2TB RAID 1 enclosure that was recognized by the HR44...i assume. (I added one SP before I switch to the external drive so I could tell if it was using the new or old drive).

    Over the weekend, it has been acting a little slow, but i know it is building and downloading a lot of data - guide, channel images, movie images, etc - so not going to make any judgements on overall performance for a few weeks. I did see some screen draw issues in the guide on the first day, but haven't seen them since.

    I do have to say, the C41 is much faster than my old HR20 that I had in the BR, so that is an improvement. I also like the new remote for the use in the Bedroom.

    I am still using my Harmony One in the living room.

    By the way, the MasTec installer told me they have nothing but HR44s anymore, so if you are in the Austin DMA and were waiting, no need to wait anymore. :)
     
  11. Slackjaw747

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    Actually, it's NOT... I would hold off! I ordered through Centurylink and apparently they were just telling me what I wanted to hear. The installer called this morning, and the first thing I did was ask whether he had the HR44 on the truck. Of course it was the clueless response of "I have a Genie,,," but let me put my supervisor on. The supervisor told me it wasn't available in this area yet, so I pushed the install out to early August since he couldn't tell me exactly when they would have it.

    Again, this is for the Seattle area...
     
  12. Starrbuck

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    I'm getting my HR44 installed right now in a Dallas/Fort Worth suburb!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. wco81

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    So nobody on the West Coast has gotten the HR44?
     
  14. Verc

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    HR44 is available in the Denver area. Having mine installed as I type this.
     
  15. maerativo

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  16. bobnielsen

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    Thanks for the update. I haven't ordered yet (and will wait a while before I do).
     
  17. jerelect

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    HR44 is available in the Cleveland area. Had mine installed yesterday.It is really fast.
     
  18. prefabsprouter

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    I just spoke a DirecTV technician in San Francisco today. They are still not installing the new HR44s - the HR44's are not even in their warehouse. However, he said that many in the area who order it shipped directly to their home (instead of through an appt. with the installer) are now getting the HR44. I'm not sure if the HR44 is actually guaranteed over the phone when you place the shipment order though.
     
  19. peds48

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    I just spoke a DirecTV technician in San Francisco today. They are still not installing the new HR44s - the HR44's are not even in their warehouse. However, he said that many in the area who order it shipped directly to their home (instead of through an appt. with the installer) are now getting the HR44. I'm not sure if the HR44 is actually guaranteed over the phone when you place the shipment order though.


    Yep, you are right, is not guarantee
     
  20. Laxguy

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    Dealing with SolidSignal, yes. DirecTV, no guarantee.
     

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