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Why wasn't the HR44 called the HR35

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. mkdtv21

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    Does this mean that future whdvrs will be called HR54, HR64 and so on. Why can't they go HR35, 36, 37 instead?
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt anybody here knows the logic behind DirecTV's model number schemes.
     
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't logic & DirecTV be antonyms.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    sure does!
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it does in your [wet] dream :D
     
  6. lugnutathome

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    Just a guess but I would guess it is due to a platform version number. There was the 1 series, then the 2 series, and the 3 series. The 44 represents a major rethink on the chassis design with an outboard power supply and extensive cooling. I suspect these are chassis iteration numbers and the "4" in the 34 and 44 means the basic circuitry and build capabilities are the same. But on the same basic engineering set level as the 24 just expanded for more tuners and expanded networking capability.

    Don "but that's just assumptions on my part if you want the real lies ask the magic 8 ball" Bolton
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Good guess. ;). 4th generation and 4 room DVR. ;). Hence 44.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense.
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    if that really made sense, it would be HR65


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  10. slice1900

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    Seems to me the HR34 and HR44 are a lot closer design/platform wise than the H20 and H25 are.

    If the claim from the other site a few months back turns out to be true that a HR46 and HR54 are coming up, then there will be more to go on to see if there's any logic behind the model names.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    We're still only at the 3rd generation, with the 4th still under wraps [or behind closed doors].

    As to the TS's question, because of the changes in the remote RF, using the 44 & 41 models makes it easy to distinguish which remote is needed with which model line.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    Same could be said about the HR34, why wasn't it called the HR25?
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    The 34 was the third gen.
     
  14. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    If we believe that the "2" in an HDDVR first digit of the model number HR24 means second generation (which makes sense) what does the "4" can possibly mean? Perhaps, fourth generation of second generation?... in this is true then the HR44 should have been HR41
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    At this point the model numbers are irrelevant to anyone but us. The proper name for both HR34 and HR44 is Genie DVR. The proper name for all the HR20-24 is Plus HD DVR.
     
  16. Drucifer

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    So what would a non-server HR44 be numbered?
     
  17. makaiguy

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    Makes no more sense than the naming of Android releases:

    [table]
    [tr][td]Cupcake[/td][td]Android 1.5[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]Donut[/td][td]Android 1.6[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]Eclair[/td][td]Android 2.0, 2.1[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]Froyo: (short for "frozen yogurt")[/td][td]Android 2.2[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]Gingerbreadt[/td][td]Android 2.3[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]Honeycomb[/td][td]Android 3.X[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]Ice Cream Sandwicht[/td][td]Android 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]KitKat[/td][td]Android 4.4[/td][/tr]
    [/table]
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Answer: Genie DVR.
     
  19. P Smith

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    heh ?! learn alphabet ;)
     
  20. Drucifer

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    I figure they would just add characters 'NS' to the rear of the number.
     

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