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Good or Bad getting HS17

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

  1. Reggie3

    Reggie3 DBSTalk Club Member

    Feb 20, 2006
    I have 3 4k tvs. Since my H54 can't output 4k one TV won't show 4k from Directv. I can't wait for the hs-17
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I don't have audio dropouts with my hs17. I am not using any 4K clients right now mini or otherwise. My mom has a 4K TV connected via RVU from an hr44 and it works flawlessly. As good or better than a mini.

    I think there's more to it than just the equipment, many have the issue but not everyone. Why is that? I wouldn't be surprised if it's a physical connection issue or something.
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I personally think it's weird today to try and add live tv with recordings. I think the prudent way is to make it simpler and say how many shows are ever on tv at the same time that you want to watch. If the total is never more than seven you are good. If not not so much.

    I also can't understand recording everything you actually care about watching.

    With that said, with five people that's a lot of people and you also have to look at total series you have set to record. I doubt an hs17 is the right move for you at the time.

    What is your actual setup right now? I'd probably have one hr54, three HR24 and two 4K clients. (I'm assuming it's you your wife and three kids) that would give each kid their own DVR to keep separate, one Genie for you and your wife, and two 4K clients on the two tvs you personally watch the most, cause you should be able to watch 4K when you want to... :)
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Your situation is perfect for an hs17
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006

    No. He was mistaken. It's not a recommendation, it's flat out they won't allow it at this time, and I'm guessing ever. Unless something has changed today, DIRECTV will not allow an hs17 to have anything other than minis or RVU clients in the account. No HR24 etc. I wish they would, would solve a lot of people's hesitations and fix the problem of dealing with very large systems.

    And do not connect a hs17 with a swmi16. That's just not smart. If you go hs17 swap the Swim16 for the proper RBLNB and do it right.
  6. Wyannuzzi

    Wyannuzzi Cool Member

    Feb 11, 2012
    Shavertown PA
    Current setup is HR44, 2 HR24 and 3 H25's. My kids are recording fiends so it is not unusual for 4-5 shows recording at one time. Is there ever a time that we have more than 7 tuners in use, probably not very often at all but it is nice to have the ability should it ever arise. With the current limited 4K programming on Directv, I'm really in no rush to switch my HR44 at this time. My current setup is working for us. Also, if one of my receivers goes, I will still have the other 5 to watch programming. I am assuming if something happens with the HS17, your screwed until it gets replaced.
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    RE audio dropouts on C61K. I am sorry for those with problems, but a point of reference: No problems here. (Off an HR54-700; then C61K->Samsung 4K.)
  8. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    I have 3 minis and I have no problems with them. They operate trick play just as quickly as my HR54
  9. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    Dec 21, 2006
    Gotta laugh, they are arguing about who needs 32 tuners and 400 timers over on the Dish forums.:D
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  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Why be limited? 16 is probably enough for most families and is marketed as "conflict free". But if one wants more tuners why not?

    Seven is low for 2017.
  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Timers not so much maybe but I am surprised we haven't seen a 32 or eve higher tuner count on a receiver just for sports bars.
  12. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    If I chose a 4K install, with an additional client, are they using HS17's yet? I do NOT want an HR + 4k client to get 4K, and my display is not RVU.

  13. Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    That depends on whether you live in a test market or not. The national rollout is rumored to begin in August.
  14. 1953

    1953 Icon

    Feb 7, 2006
    Desoto, TX
    The rollout is to begin in August.
  15. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    I heard 7/17 as a possible rollout date.
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  16. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    I hope whatever work CenturyLink is doing is completed soon so I can decide wether to stay with Directv and retire my failing HR34, or take make chances with Prism if that is what the work is being done for.
  17. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    I'm not sure Prism will be CL's long term solution. They have introduced an OTT video setup (sort of like Directv Now versus Uverse) which may be their long term play since they aren't limited only to areas with fiber to offer it.
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  18. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    That would be better for me because that would mean 100% of the bandwidth will be dedicated to the internet connection.

    7/17 and HS17 not showing on Solid Signal or DirecTV websites. Looks like August .

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