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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DIRECTV_Tech, Apr 7, 2016.
rumors doesn't have to be credited
I normally think of rumors as leaks or other reports with a potential source. For example, someone actually testing a host only receiver with tuners but no direct TV connections or someone who knows someone at DIRECTV who said something about such a design.
Unfortunately with the Internet anyone's idea can become a rumor with no connection to any source. For example, someone with zero connection to DIRECTV comes up with an idea for a fantasy receiver, posts it on a public forum and others talk about it. Eventually people forget the initial "source".
I am not saying that this particular idea was or is just an Internet fantasy ... or suggesting that this particular idea has no root in fact. Just explaining my opinion of what I mean when I say calling it a rumor is giving it "too much credit" - or "credence".
So basically you are saying we shouldn't believe anything about what someone says about the next system, even the news reports about AT&T creating a central hub gateway to tie everything together until they officially announce the next system?
or at least when UL/FCC's database will have test results for samples ...
You can believe anything you want ... The next DIRECTV receiver will be made from cheese mined from the moon. Run with that for a while. Too many media reports can be tracked back to Internet fantasies or misunderstandings of what the source actually said.
A "central hub gateway" does not have to be a box without TV outputs. The new Hopper 3 for DISH acts as a central hub ... the only actual satellite receiver in the system with client receivers drawing off of the hub. It has TV outputs (including 4K). The new "central hub gateway" for DIRECTV could follow the Genie path (including central control of other DVRs on the system) or go in another direction.
It will be easier to speculate when there are facts about the new "THX-1138" AT&T|DIRECTV receiver. I understand it has 64 tuners and makes a good cup of coffee. Run with that for a while.
And now back to April 2016, and DIRECTV's actual 4K technology.
Yes AT&T/Directv have made statements suggesting that's the future direction, but they can always change their mind. That's something that would be pretty easy for them to change their mind on fairly late in the design cycle or even during testing. Or they might have two versions, one with and one without video output. It is all speculation until something is released.
Don't believe anything until you see it.
So I just bought a 4K TV. Will I have to give my HR34 in order to get 4K service? Or can I keep the HR34 and add whatever receiver I need for 4K and just give up an HR24?
And if I do have to give up the HR34, is there a way to transfer my recordings and series managers to the new receiver?
I just upgraded with my new LG 4K and you will have to go to the HR54 and C61K client.As far as I know there is no way of transferring recording to the new receiver.
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Can I keep my HR34 on another TV when I go to the HR54? Right now I have 6 HR24s and 1 HR34. The TV I am replacing with a 4K TV is one that is currently connected to an HR24.
Is there still s stupid rule that only 1 genie is allowed per account? Because I'd really hate to lose all of my recordings on that genie, and all of my scheduled series recordings.
Only one genie per household per account. I know how you feel about recordings , I lost all my high school state games because of the upgrade oh well I'm happy what I have now....
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Sorry, but didn't read enough the forum - there is a way to preserve all recordings (better with external HDD), see posts of someone who did that (he convinced CSR to activate new hr54 with old card from hr34 or 44 )
Where can I find these posts?
at the forum
Hi, I'm contemplating returning to DirecTV after going with a telco back in December (was with DirecTV for 17 years prior to that). I have a new Samsung KS8000 TV with RVU capability. What hardware do I need to get DVR capability and 4K content plus a client for our bedroom TV (non-4K)? Also, does RVU on the TV have relatively fast user interface for causing the guide and other menu operations? Thanks in advance.
Ok. My understanding is you want to use 2 TV's. Main viewing 4k and bedroom non-4k. If so, put the HR54 in the bedroom and Connect your main TV using RVU capability. Both TV's will have DVR capability, albeit on the Genie HR54. When the technician connects the RVU TV to the HR54 via a DECA, you shold have no problems.
We have a 4K Vizio & are looking into what it will take to get 4K programming when available. We have an HR44 & two C41 wireless clients (along with a couple of HR24s). I believe that we can get 4K with the HR44 if we have the 4K client. However, I believe it limits the 4K to non-live programming so sports would not be in 4K if it were broadcast with it. To get the live programming would require the HR54. Is live programming the only 4K content we would not get without the HR54? Are there any other benefits to the HR54 over the HR44 besides some spec bumps? Like most, we have a lot of unwatched recorded content so I'm not overly keen to change at the moment but the Planet Earth sequel will be in 4K & I definitely want to get that.
You can indeed get VOD 4K content with the HR44. The only thing you miss with the HR44 vs the HR54 would be the live broadcasts which are extremely limited at the moment.
Really the only benefits of the HR54 is the live broadcast and a newer design, then it also lacks a telephone jack.
I never had the HR44 but from what I have read, they are similar if not identical in speed, depending on who you ask.
Thanks, that's very helpful!
Is this also the case for me with my HR34? Or is all 4K simply out of the question for me? And what about the HR24 if it is on the same whole home DVR network as an HR34? Could I get VOD 4K content through the HR24 if it's pulling it from the HR34? And would I need to sign up for a certain package from Directv to enable it?