HR24-200 vs. HR54-500 Genie

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  1. Sc0tymac1

    Sc0tymac1 New Member

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    I own a HR24-200 and it works fine, looking to reinitiate service with Directv and they want to replace my HR24 with a HR54. The TV it will be connected to is a Sony A8F OLED 4K.
    Question.... will the video quality be immensely better with the HR54 Genie or would it be best just to use my existing HR24? They also want to upgrade the dish & LNB.
     
  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    The HR54 & your Hr24 have the same 1.4 HDMI port that connects to the TV -so the PIX will be the same --The HR54 -will only out put 4k over MOCO (RG6)connected to a C61K -with a 2.1 HDMI port connected to your 4K tv.

    HR24 = 2 tuners

    Hr54 = 5 tuners - BY changing the LNB to a RB it will be able to have a total of 7 tuners which will allow it to record 4k and then cast it to the c61k.

    If you only have one tv and NO need for D* 4K --Keep the H24
     
  3. Sc0tymac1

    Sc0tymac1 New Member

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    Thanks for clarifying!


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  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    having huge OLED UHD TV and not having DTV UHD channels … boooh :D
     
  5. Sc0tymac1

    Sc0tymac1 New Member

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    The problem is that I could use a C61K unit for 2 channels + 1 ppv but Directv considers the C61K as a second base unit and charges an extra 7 bucks. Netflix and Amazon will be my ongoing source for 4K content.


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  6. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    The C61 IS a second base unit!!!!
     
  7. Sc0tymac1

    Sc0tymac1 New Member

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    Correct, and it would not be an issue if there were two TV’s in our summer cabin. HR54 for one C61K for the 4K.


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