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Good or Bad getting HS17

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 1953, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the HR-54/C61k along with the reverse band LNB would be better than the HS-17/C61k? Then you get the best of both worlds you get all the extra 4k channels that will come later and be able to keep your current H/HR boxes. However, the HS-17 I think they said will be 20% to 25% faster?
     
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  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Sorry I wasn't more clear and I also have a RB-LNB installed
     
  3. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

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    20-25% faster on current clients. Who knows how much faster if they release a new client
     
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  4. inkahauts

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    How full are t ur hard drives and how big are they?

    How many series links do you have set?

    Do you record everything you watch?

    How many people share the entire system in your home?

    A few questions that will make a suggestion easier to give...
     
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  5. kram

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    Answers:

    All HDs have 80-90% free space.

    I have about 90 series set to record on my HR44; 10-15 on each of my 24s.

    Yes, I record almost everything I want to watch for viewing the next day.

    I'm the only one who uses the system.

    Thanks.


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  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    So with three TVs total in your home....

    Then imho it comes down to one question.

    Can you survive with a maximum of 100 series links? That's the limit on the hs17. I have hope that will increase one day but I wouldn't go that route with he expectation it will.

    If you can, I'd wait and get the hs17. Having full access to everything at every location and only one to do list to deal with is great. It also will allow you to record 2 4K channels at once, and that might be something worth having before your eligible to upgrade again in two more years. And if two of yours tvs are set up in the same room, up to two 4K at the same time too, should you get a second 4K tv.

    If you can't survive with 100 series links, get a hr54 one 4K client and keep one of the HR24 DVRs.
     
  7. kram

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    I can survive -- been doing it for three years! Guess I'll wait for the HS17. Thanks.


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  8. Wyannuzzi

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    I don't think the HS17 will fit my situation but want to make sure my understanding is correct. My current setup has 12 tuners. I have 5 people in my household so we can actually be watching 5 live shows while recording 7 other shows if we wanted. With the HS17 we would only be able to record 2 other shows if 5 people were watching live tv, is my understanding correct? Not that I think it matters but 4 of the 6 tv's in the house are 4K sets.
     
  9. compnurd

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    Correct The HS17 has 7 tuners
     
  10. P Smith

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    yeah, no way to get all of them get independent 4k programs ... perhaps two HS17, if you'll convince DTV
     
  11. hancox

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    I'm seriously questioning anyone recommending an HS17 / client solution over dedicated DVRs for HD (only - i know 4k presents its own issues), given the state of the CLIENTS.

    Audio dropouts, bad trickplay, speed, etc.

    It's really mindboggling that the audio dropout issue, in particular, has lasted this long. Ridiculous.
     
  12. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    My C61K-700 was installed last July. The infamous audio drop out issue began within a hour after activation and has continued all this time. Obviously correcting this issue is not a high priority for AT&T/DIRECTV.
     
  13. P Smith

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    seems to me you have no HS17 what was under questioning
     
  14. hancox

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    ...but was a response to my post about the client state, which impacts use of the HS17. If the HS17 fixes the audio dropouts for clients, I'm all ears, but i would almost guarantee it doesn't.
     
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  15. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You are correct in stating my response was about the client state (C61K-700). The audio drop outs are experienced watching live TV, viewing recordings and listening to Pandora on DIRECTV. Again, obviously correcting this well known issue is not a high priority for AT&T/DIRECTV.
     
  16. CraigerM

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    I was talking with a CSR at Solid Signal. I tried to order just an HR-54 through them at 99.99 but he said that offer wasn't good anymore. I thought about waiting seeing how the HS-17 installs were going before I got one. He mentioned the HS-17 and the SWIM. He didn't say not a lot of testers haven't played around with the HS-17 and SWM 16 configuration yet. He thought with the splitters that you could have the HS-17 along side an HR-24, H-24 and H-25 but not have two Genie Servers with one dish. He thought that you could probably do that with the reverse band LNB.
     
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  17. hancox

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    I'm led to believe that the issue is actually directv activating non-clients with an HS17, not a real technical limitation. Think of it like having 2 genies - not impossible, but normally verboten.
     
  18. Wolfmanjohn

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    Well, this will certainly make for interesting following!
     
  19. CraigerM

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    Sorry I meant to say he did say not a lot of testers have played around with it yet to see how its works. Not he didn't say.
     
  20. CraigerM

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    That's a good way of looking at it. Technically they could have an HS-17 with the SWM 16, a couple of HR-24's, H-24's and H-25's but DTV wouldn't recommend it. Plus maybe something with to do with billing since their would be two different types of systems?
     
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