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New Direct TV. Home DVR Hr 44

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dododo, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. Dec 28, 2012 #81 of 112
    TomCat

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    My best guess would be that it incorporates clients such as Hulu or Netflix as a complement to DTV services and has a wireless AP built in as well, and my reason for guessing this is because that is the direction all TVs and nearly everything else is headed at the moment. Pretty useless AFAIC; just more feature-bloat instead of much-needed performance and reliability improvements, assuming my guess is anywhere near the mark, of course. Par for this course.

    One other possibility is wireless from the DVR directly to tablets and phones. I can see a limited value in that for some customers, but not me.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2012 #82 of 112
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    or not!
     
  3. Dec 30, 2012 #83 of 112
    RACJ2

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    A little more proof that the HR44-700 does exist, although no additional details on it. I'm sure its being tested by some on this forum that know a lot more about it. Hopefully we will see it soon.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2012 #84 of 112
    mx6bfast

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    I just had to cancel D* at our new house because they don't have wireless receivers. 2 rooms don't have coax outlets.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2012 #85 of 112
    Jacob Braun

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    There's now an HR44-500 listed in the firmware tracker (in addition to the HR44-700 we already know about).
    So multiple manufacturers...that's interesting.
    I still haven't found anything for a C35-500 or C35-700 through the Wifi Alliance (although there is a Humax STB/Media Extender called the WA-7000 that was approved one day before the HR44-700 filing...see here although that's probably totally unrelated.).
     
  6. Dec 31, 2012 #86 of 112
    Athenian

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    Exactly.

    We have one TV that doesn't get much use; it would be nice to be able to move it around as needed.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2013 #87 of 112
    NR4P

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    According to my local AT&T store that sells both Uverse and Directv, they don't recommend multiple wireless receivers in a home. Too many Wi-Fi streams simultaneously.

    I would be surprised if the Directv move program doesn't cover adding a cable to any room that has a Directv receiver.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2013 #88 of 112
    The Merg

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    DirecTV Mover's would include running coax to those rooms, but it would be a basic install, so no wall fishing.

    - Merg
     
  9. Jan 8, 2013 #89 of 112
    lzhj9k

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    Add Samsung to the Mix for the New HR-44 ??

    Samsung said it was working to complete development of the DIRECTV HR44-200 “Genie” server, which will be launching in 2013.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2013 #90 of 112
    austen0316

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    Robbinsville...
    Engadget has posted the info on the hr44
     
  11. Jan 8, 2013 #91 of 112
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    dpeters11

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    Dang, used to be we got the first look at a new box.

    I'm assuming the "Far in Advance" feature is not exclusive to the 44?
     
  13. Jan 8, 2013 #93 of 112
    Davenlr

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    Hmmm, PS3 client? Works with the HR34? Not THAT interests me.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2013 #94 of 112
    jeremymc7

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    Not crazy about dumping the HR34 I got last year, especially since you can't resell the old boxes anymore (LAME BTW). Don't know why they are changing so soon, but better than too late I guess.

    HR44 Vs HR34
    1. Faster Processor (NICEEEEE!!!)
    2. Smaller (ehhh...)
    3. Cooler (ehhh...)
    4. Quieter (ehhh...)
    5. More Guide Data (ehhh...there are times I want to go past current limit, like when going on vacation, but not deal breaker, HR34 "should" be able to do hopefully)
    6. New Style Remote (not sure, didn't see backlight though)
    7. PS3 Client (NICEEEEE!!!, replace my Blu-Ray Player & Vudu Streaming - 1 less box, but HR34 will do it too)
     
  15. Jan 8, 2013 #95 of 112
    dpeters11

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    Yeah, I wouldn't count #5 and #7 out for the 34.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2013 #96 of 112
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    Can we get one of the DBS Talkers that are there to confirm a few things?

    Does it have 5 tuners? Early reports I heard it only had 3.
    Does it only have a 1TB drive? Surprised its not bigger, 2TB. Cost?
    Does it have PIP? Will we see a one button PIP toggle in the future?
    Cost and availability?
    Is that a new remote?

    Thanks

    EDIT: Do I see Toslink on the back? ;)
     
  17. Jan 8, 2013 #97 of 112
    dpeters11

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    Looks similar to the hotel remote, without the color buttons. I think if they are marketing it as a Genie, it would be a problem if it didn't have the same features, number of tuners etc as the 34.

    I have bad hardware on my 34, had never bothered to get this replacement replaced. Wonder what the chances of getting a 44 are :)
     
  18. Jan 8, 2013 #98 of 112
    spartanstew

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    Yes.
    Yes.
    Apparently. Apparently not.
    Up to $300
    Looks like it.

    EDIT: Yes.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2013 #99 of 112
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    AM21 supported?
     
  20. Jan 8, 2013 #100 of 112
    dpeters11

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    I would expect it to work, though both would need to be independently powered, like the H25.
     
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