2009 customer. Upgrading all 5 receivers HR24-100's with newer models?

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  1. direcdt

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    Upgrading all 5 receivers HR24-100's with newer models including a OLED 55 to a 4k receiver. How to avoid Genies, server towers, clients , etc and have each room with individual wired receivers? I told directv 3 times today within 2 hours of placing each room with individual receivers..

    What type of receivers should i look for on the directv upgrade for next week before a tech comes out?
     
  2. codespy

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    There’s already many threads on this topic, just do a search for upgrading DIRECTV receivers.

    On a side note, I’ll take all your HR24’s if they don’t make you send them back. :)
     
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  3. MysteryMan

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    The only thing newer than your HR24-100s are the Genies (HR34-700, HR44, HR54 and HS17). If you want 4K service you're going to need either a HR54 or a HS17 and a C61K-700 client located at each TV that you want to have 4K service. The HR54 has a 1 TB Hard Drive and it's HDMI output is 1.4. It can be connected to a TV and will work with receivers, DVRs and clients. It works with one 4K stream at once. The HS17 is a headless server. It has a 2 TB Hard Drive. It cannot be connected to a TV and it only works with clients. It works with two 4K streams at once. The reason you'll need a C61K-700 client for 4K service is because 4K needs a HDMI output of 2.0 and only the C61K-700 client has that ability.
     
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  4. direcdt

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    Im having issues with a OLED 55'' SONY and junk hr24-100.
    What do you think of this TV? Sony A9G 55Inch OLED

    Now on the receivers can i ask the tech to install 5 individual wired receivers HS17's ? From the list above can i ask the tech "can he" install 5 receivers or will the tech jump straight to offering clients?
     
  5. jimmie57

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    There is a hard rule, started by DirecTV before AT&T,
    1 HR54, or 1 HS17, etc. per account.
     
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  6. direcdt

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    Thanks, Ill cancel the tech for next week and return the OLED friday, possibly cancel even directv service.
     
  7. raott

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    What mystery said.

    No multiple genies allowed.....apparently offering multiple genies to customers is more difficult than splitting the atom.....unless you have a blog and write super nice things about Directv/AT&T and their equipment...and even write “reviews” that say glowing things....then....maybe.... you can have multiple genies.

    But for the average customer...not gonna happen.
     
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  8. carl6

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    The best solution, if you choose to stay with DirecTV, is the HS17 (Genie 2) and C61K clients at each television. This is a great setup and will work well for you for years. I've had every DirecTV DVR since the HR20, 21, 23, 24, 34, 44, 54 and HS17. The 17 is the best so far.

    But, as others have noted, if you have Genie (any - HR44, HR54 or HS17) that is all you can have (plus clients). I was skeptical, and it took me a couple of years before I was willing to give other DVRs up for just an HS17 system. But it has worked out fine for me.

    Good luck whatever you choose.
     
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  9. direcdt

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    WOW, I usually travel to my cabin for a few weeks with my HR24-100 receiver. I cant use a clients at my second home..
     
  10. codespy

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    That’s correct as I do the same, and the GUI on the Genie/client is significantly different compared to what you are use to on the 24. Some like it, some hate it. I’m in the latter category.
     
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  11. TANK

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    Why not keep a HR24 and get the HR54 for 4k.
     
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  12. compnurd

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    yeh Really.. Change one of your HR24's to a 54 and one of your 24's for a C61k for 4K.. Then keep the other 3 HR24's for whatever
     
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  13. mgavs

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    That’s what I would do, I have a 54 and 24, used to have 4 24s whole home to the 54 and no problem. You have to add the 61 because the 54 does not output 4K. Only thing you need to get used to is 2 GUIs but we did.

    I dropped the other three 24s since I’m trying to phase out directv. Don’t forget that swap will put restart a 2 years to your contact.
     
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  14. direcdt

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    Wow! The rep lied and told me no contract even though i told the rep no contract. Well i canceled the tech from coming out next week and returned the tv yesterday..
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Wait why would you return that tv? Everything will look better on it especially Hi Definition. You do not need 4K sources at all to enjoy the improvements of a 4K tv and especially OLED TVs.
     
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  16. krel

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    yea why would you return the t.v.??? i have 2 98 inch sony's the PQ is amazing on them but there 8K and that's a whole different animal.. but damm when watching some HD channels id'e swear i am watching 4K content!!! and the 4K content is damm near 8K!!!
     
  17. MysteryMan

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    On the "What do you think of this TV? Sony A9G 55 inch OLED" thread he stated the picture was blurry when watching DIRECTV. While there is the possibility his TV was defective from what was posted the problem was elsewhere. I'm using a Sony XBR- 65A9G OLED in my Home Theater Room and have no issues.
     
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  18. krel

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    I never had any issues with son'y T.V.S. but there are known issues on some sets though
     
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  19. inkahauts

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    Awh. Well I assume he tried a lot of tweaking of settings first too then, in which case I would have swapped the tv...
     

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