I have just about had it with my HR34 being so slow so I plan to buy an HR44 from solidsignal instead of going through the difficulties of getting one from Directv. But I guess there's a future HR54 coming out in the not too distant future. I do not care about 4K so that's not the reason I would want to wait for it. My concern is being future proof for speed. I don't know if anyone here yet has knowledge about the hardware in it. But if the processing power is the same between the HR44 and HR54 and the HR54 just added support for 4K then I will immediately get the HR44 but if the HR54 will have a faster processor I can wait a while longer. I'm just concerned after a lot of software updates in the future the HR44 may start not running as fast. Also if the HR54 will require a new dish then getting it is completely out of the question too.