I still have HR24's in my system (2) ... I don't want to go to the Clients as I can't use them for tailgaiting or camping or anything else, seeing they need a Server ... I REALLY HATED the Server idea.The HR44 wouldn’t handle 4K at the time because early 4K broadcasts used transponder bonding. Better encoding has made that unnecessary.
That said, it is DIRECTV policy not to activate 4K service on an HR44. At Solid Signal we have done it on rare occasions but it’s not something you should count on.
Add to that, any HR44s are now about 10 years old and should probably be retired already.
Based on my recent experience with Solid Signal, just ask them (or whoever you buy it from). They are selling it, so they should be able to tell you if they can activate it with your equipment. They are easy to deal with - just get get them on chat on their website or call them and a normal human, processing and proffering facts and information in a logically consistent manner [i.e. not reading from a script] will pick up. It's not like calling DirecTV where you have to descend into the netherworld (unless you get a nice lady from Montana who is building a greenhouse, like I did the other day).
DirecTVFanSinc I am a disabled person not tech savvyHere is where I stand with everything am trying to do the I got a Gemini and New Genie HR44 instead of hassle of getting HR54 from DTV whch sent wrong equitment twice between the two sticking with new HR44 instead of hassle with DTV about the DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge for C41W C61W Genie Mini Recievers I want to buy it online like Amazon or Solid Signal or Weakness cause the hassle of getting it from DTV is not worth it I think If I did get it online how dose activation work for DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge for C41W C61W Genie Mini Recievers ?
You cant get 4K with the hr44 with or without the client. But you have been told this at the other site. The hr54 gives you the option.( for 4k you must have a client as the hr54 dose not output 4k. Hence the client for 4k)