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What receivers to get?? Upgrading equipment


Best Answer inkahauts , 28 July 2014 - 11:20 PM

If he doesn't want to lose anything, then I'd say he wants to end up with one Genie Three genie minis and one hr2xs. That would preserve everything he has now and gain him additional things as well. Go to the full post


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#21 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

If want to lose storage and series list go for C41, but it will cost you money to go back.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:47 PM

HR signifies HD DVR

 

H signifies non DVR HD receiver. So HR24 is a DVR, H24 is a receiver with no DVR.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:49 PM

If want to lose storage and series list go for C41, but it will cost you money to go back.

 

He has 3 receivers and two DVRs so if he went to clients it would be from receiver to client, not DVR to client.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

HR signifies HD DVR

 

H signifies non DVR HD receiver. So HR24 is a DVR, H24 is a receiver with no DVR.

Sorry, that definitely created the confusion. After checking the equipment again,  I totally read it wrong.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

No worries :)



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:21 PM

Well your update changes things. One more Q -- Are you SWiM? Do you have one or two coax going to your DVRs?

 

If two, I would swap out two of your H24 for a Genie & a mini and keep my fingers cross that the tech doesn't know how to wire the HR20 for Whole Home and replaces it with a HR24. And if it one [SWiM] coax to each DVR, then it is a toss up. A mini can only schedule a recording for the Genie, The H24 can schedule a record to any DVR on the Whole Home. A mini can stop a live show, but a H2x can't.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

I would definitely replace the H20 with the Genie, and perhaps one of the H24 with a mini for the MB.  Then keep the H24 and HR24


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:21 PM

Well your update changes things. One more Q -- Are you SWiM? Do you have one or two coax going to your DVRs?

 

If two, I would swap out two of your H24 for a Genie & a mini and keep my fingers cross that the tech doesn't know how to wire the HR20 for Whole Home and replaces it with a HR24. And if it one [SWiM] coax to each DVR, then it is a toss up. A mini can only schedule a recording for the Genie, The H24 can schedule a record to any DVR on the Whole Home. A mini can stop a live show, but a H2x can't.

Yes to SWiM. And I have two coax's going to the DVRs. And thank you. I guess it'll depend on if I want to roll the dice on whether they  know how to or not. I may play it safe and replace the HR20 with the

 

I would definitely replace the H20 with the Genie, and perhaps one of the H24 with a mini for the MB.  Then keep the H24 and HR24

 

That's what I think I am going to do. I may still replace the other H24 as well with a mini just for the convenience of the on demand.. assuming it's not being used by another client/genie.

Thanks for the help.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

You gain VOD, but you loose a tuner.  Give or take...


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:14 PM

Yes to SWiM. And I have two coax's going to the DVRs. And thank you. I guess it'll depend on if I want to roll the dice on whether they  know how to or not. I may play it safe and replace the HR20 with the

 

 

That's what I think I am going to do. I may still replace the other H24 as well with a mini just for the convenience of the on demand.. assuming it's not being used by another client/genie.

Thanks for the help.

 

Your current setup is NOT SWiM. Don't swap out the HR20 for the Genie. The tech for an easy Whole Home SWiM will probably swap the HR20 with HR24 as the HR20 has an uncommon setup under SWiM.  Your upgrade order should be for a Genie & a Mine to repleace two of your H24s.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:20 PM   Best Answer

If he doesn't want to lose anything, then I'd say he wants to end up with one Genie Three genie minis and one hr2xs. That would preserve everything he has now and gain him additional things as well.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:04 AM

Your current setup is NOT SWiM. Don't swap out the HR20 for the Genie. The tech for an easy Whole Home SWiM will probably swap the HR20 with HR24 as the HR20 has an uncommon setup under SWiM.  Your upgrade order should be for a Genie & a Mine to repleace two of your H24s.


There are two coaxials ran but only one is in use (connected to DVR)

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:12 AM

I would never swap an HD DVR for a client....
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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

I decided to go with three minis.. One being wireless.. Keep the hr24-200 hd dvr and swap the hr20 with the genie. I know I'm losing out on an opportunity to gain a DVR so I may kick myself later. The HR20 is old and slow moving so it's possible they might have replaced it with a newer HD-DVR.. Didn't take the chance though.

I appreciate the help and recommendations!

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

I decided to go with three minis.. One being wireless.. Keep the hr24-200 hd dvr and swap the hr20 with the genie. I know I'm losing out on an opportunity to gain a DVR so I may kick myself later. The HR20 is old and slow moving so it's possible they might have replaced it with a newer HD-DVR.. Didn't take the chance though.

I appreciate the help and recommendations!

Keep us posted once everything is installed!


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