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Definitely try for the HR44, blazingly fast compared to any previous DirecTV DVR I've used. Never used an HR34. I'm extremely pleased with the speed and I have never been happy with any previous DirecTV DVR, they've all basically been slugs in the speed department. UI navigation is directly comparable to the TiVo Roamio line, slight edge to the Roamio.
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Called D* yesterday for a replacement DVR under warranty. They can't guarantee what model I get, but a local dealer thinks it will likely be an HR44. We shall see.
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Called D* yesterday for a replacement DVR under warranty. They can't guarantee what model I get, but a local dealer thinks it will likely be an HR44. We shall see.

Good luck with that. They gave me another hr34 a week ago


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That's too bad.

Otherwise they charge you $299 for an upgrade. I thought it was worth a shot to see what I'd get. My current HR34 is hideously slow.
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I've had DTV for several yrs but have been thinking about changing to ATT UVerse. Does anyone here have any experience in the comparison of these two?
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That's too bad.

Otherwise they charge you $299 for an upgrade. I thought it was worth a shot to see what I'd get. My current HR34 is hideously slow.
Try having the DirecTV rep make a note to have the installer call you before he heads over, when he does, ask what unit he's bringing and if it's not the HR44 tell him you're not interested - make any excuse you want. DirecTV may like to believe that these units are equal, but the customer shouldn't have to accept an inferior product, DirecTV needs to work for those subscriptions and stop sending out bad product because they want to save money - it's your money, make them work for it.
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I've had DTV for several yrs but have been thinking about changing to ATT UVerse. Does anyone here have any experience in the comparison of these two?
Since they're owned by AT&T now I guess you won't be able to get any deals.
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Since they're owned by AT&T now I guess you won't be able to get any deals.
I have been wondering about this very thing....any more recent stories on dealing with their CS?
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Since they're owned by AT&T now I guess you won't be able to get any deals.
Why not? I would think that to stay competitive, especially with a newly acquired asset, they would have to do what is needed to retain and increase subscriber count. What makes you think they won't have any deals?
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Why not? I would think that to stay competitive, especially with a newly acquired asset, they would have to do what is needed to retain and increase subscriber count. What makes you think they won't have any deals?
Because they have your business either way. (Half kidding)
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I've had DTV for several yrs but have been thinking about changing to ATT UVerse. Does anyone here have any experience in the comparison of these two?
Directv had/has a slightly better HD pic, but I prefer Uverse overall.
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Because they have your business either way. (Half kidding)
Okay, I see what you mean, "you can put the money in my left hand, or you can put the money in my right hand, either way you're going to pay me." If DirecTV and U-verse are your only options then I suppose you could be at a disadvantage. But there's almost always the cable option, if U-verse is available then cable would almost certainly be available as well.

And there's Dish...
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Since they're owned by AT&T now I guess you won't be able to get any deals.
Actually there will be a lot of different deals coming down the pipeline in the coming months. New products and bundles coming.
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Definitely try for the HR44, blazingly fast compared to any previous DirecTV DVR I've used. Never used an HR34. I'm extremely pleased with the speed and I have never been happy with any previous DirecTV DVR, they've all basically been slugs in the speed department. UI navigation is directly comparable to the TiVo Roamio line, slight edge to the Roamio.
DVR is old tech thats going away sooner than people think. Directv will be a much different company now. For the better.
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DVR is old tech thats going away sooner than people think. Directv will be a much different company now. For the better.
No doubt, in fact, Comcast is already there, but today DVR tech is the only option with DirecTV, no reason not to get the best they have.
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Since they're owned by AT&T now I guess you won't be able to get any deals.
Neither will the companies who own the channels they carry. I don't expect many carriage impasses or stalemates as AT&T is a MAJOR advertiser with most media groups. They certainly would not want to risk losing that income stream by demanding high carriage fees. If anything, they'll bend over to keep a top advertiser happy.
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No doubt, in fact, Comcast is already there, but today DVR tech is the only option with DirecTV, no reason not to get the best they have.
So help this old luddite out....what recording tech is beyond a dvr at this point? Please don't say the cloud....
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So help this old luddite out....what recording tech is beyond a dvr at this point? Please don't say the cloud....
I wonder also.

My two yr contract is almost up.
Guessing I should hold off on any renewal for a little while?
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So help this old luddite out....what recording tech is beyond a dvr at this point? Please don't say the cloud....
Yup, the era of the HDD-based home DVR is fading away. Comcast is pushing out their X1 system that while it has 6 tuners it has zero HDD space to store any recordings. I've had one for a few days and it feels pretty much like any other DVR, apparently it uses the coax connection for everything, not even needing an Ethernet connection to operate. Given the methodology of how it works I'm not even sure why it needs all those tuners. I suppose to support multiple connections/display within the home - one box to feed 6 locations. The tuners certainly don't seem to be needed for the old " watch one channel while recording another" system.

I much prefer my TiVo though, and I'm a little concerned that the next TiVo(which looks to be due out very soon) is going to do away with the HDD system and become cloud-based itself, I've been contemplating picking a 6-tuner model as a bit of insurance.
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Man this sucks where I live. **** the ****ing cloud.
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