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  1. DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion
    I have had an HR44 and now an HR54 Genie in my home. I have attempted to install an external hard drive to each of them without success. The unit will recognize the drive, even format it, but the system slows to a crawl for any action (change channel/ MENU/ GUIDE/ LIST etc) and then has...
  2. DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion
    With my FiOS DVR, there is a procedure to follow to safely eject an external hard drive before removing power to the DVR. Does a similar procedure exist for my HR44-500? And if so, what is it? I searched the the menu, but did not find any information regarding the external drive. I have a WD 3TB...
  3. DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion
    I just received my HR44-500 DVR this past weekened, and while I understand it has a 1tb internal HD, I want to put a larger HD on it. I did a search in the forums for maximum hard drive size and founds some posts dated back in 2010 that basiclly said that 2TB is the maximum. I already have a...
  4. General DISH™ Discussion
    After many years with Dish, I finally called it quits and dropped them in favor of a purchased OTA ChannelMaster CM-7400 dual-tuner DVR unit. The funny thing is, I gave Dish a call to see what they would do for me to keep me around, and I was not looking for a whole lot. But both the CSR and the...
  5. DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion
    I understand that only "test markets" have the THR22 as an option for them, so I guess I'm now wondering what the significance of that term is. Part of my wanting to know is what the chances are that this is like a Beta release, or if there are functions or features that might come in a release...
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