Finally My Beloved Directv Moved Out

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Hdhead, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 #141 of 170
    VARTV

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    Recently swapped out our 24 for a 54. Night and day for responsiveness. Does CLEARMYBOX work on 54's???
     
  2. Aug 9, 2019 #142 of 170
    MysteryMan

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    While not as fast as a Genie my HR24-500 was a reliable DVR right up until I retired it.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2019 #143 of 170
    MysteryMan

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    Yes.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2019 #144 of 170
    Athlon646464

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    Not sure - I don't see why not though - would be simple just to try it.

    EDIT: Woops - you beat me to it.....
     
  5. Aug 9, 2019 #145 of 170
    trh

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  6. Aug 9, 2019 #146 of 170
    Rich

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    We have four HR-24s, none of them are slow and none are nasty. Not saying you're wrong, most of the 24s have very old HDDs in them and that's why they are slow. They can be fixed by putting a new external drive on them. All four of my 24s were slow and they had many problems that have to attributed to the old HDDs. I put SSDs on each of them and most of the problems went away and all the slowness disappeared. The 24s are good DVRs and they can be fixed. This is not an opinion. Read the thread I link to in my Signature.

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  7. Aug 9, 2019 #147 of 170
    Rich

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    If CLEARMYBOX speeds that 24 up you are in for an epiphany when you put a new drive on it.

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  8. Aug 9, 2019 #148 of 170
    Rich

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    Cast the net wide enough and...

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  9. Aug 9, 2019 #149 of 170
    Hdhead

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    Ya, I suppose if you change out the HDD it would speed them up. But most, including myself, are not going to do that. I often had to wait 5 seconds between each channel. And forget trying to enter a channel number. Would always time out before you could enter all the numbers.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2019 #150 of 170
    psunate77

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    My issue isn’t paying 200 a month. It’s losing stations and still paying 200 a month.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2019 #151 of 170
    crkeehn

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    When we cancelled recently, they wanted our R-15 and R-16 back.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2019 #152 of 170
    studechip

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    That's surprising.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2019 #153 of 170
    studechip

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    Regardless of your opinion of the HR24s, they are the newest non Genie dvrs and are still being used regularly.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2019 #154 of 170
    SledgeHammer

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    They wanted mine back too. What a piece of junk. 30 seconds to respond to each button press.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2019 #155 of 170
    studechip

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    I think only some of them are returned based on the manufacturer.
     
  16. Rich

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    So you keep on using devices you can easily fix and your only recourse is complaining? Putting a new HDD on a 24 externally is easy and inexpensive. I know MOST people won't do that but MOST people who sub to D* don't know this site exists. MOST people come here for help. Here's help, put a new external drive on that cranky 24 and you will stop complaining. It's really easy.

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  17. Hdhead

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    Don’t believe spending money to fix Directv equipment when paying $200+ month for the privilege of their service is going to happen. If they can’t supply equipment that reliable works then it is to their peril. One of the many reasons I left.
     
  18. Rich

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    Still think fixing the HRs is better than complaining about them. D* is never gonna fix the HDD problem the 24s have. I've been "fixing" D*'s DVRs for many years and all my HRs are very reliable. Yeah, it costs a few bucks and being stubborn is without cost. This attitude just baffles me.

    Rich
     
  19. Hdhead

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    I value my dollars. Apparently you have unlimited funds. Not gonna spend my money fixing Directv’s pathetic DVR’s
     
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  20. espaeth

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    I think that’s going to continue to drive a lot of these threads.

    If you’re in a decent position with a good Internet connection and good connectivity to the local CDN servers (not everyone does, so this isn’t universal) — for your cash, you’re better off investing in a quality streaming box and switching to services like YTTV/Philo to get that better experience.

    I’ve thrown away cash with DIRECTV over the years, paying for a HR44 just so I could be guaranteed to get that specific model, and buying an external RAID1 enclosure for the HR44 so we could avoid sudden loss of recordings due to HD death. At the time, I did it because you really didn’t have any other options. As these streaming services continue to get better, I think it’s harder to justify “investing” any more cash into the DIRECTV experience.
     

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