HR54/C61K Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jclangston, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. May 1, 2017 #241 of 876
    hancox

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    Just got a 4k RVU-ready TV, and I'm annoyed by this whole situation...

    My current setup:
    Main TV room: HR44 + AM21
    Other TV room: HR24
    MBR: H24

    Problem is - I don't have OTA wired anywhere but the main TV room.

    So, I either need to:
    1) Add a wire for OTA to the secondary room, and put an HR54 there with the AM21. RVU the main TV.
    2) Sell my AM21 and just wire to my TV
    3) Pay for an extra outlet and keep my HR24 where it is, and put the Hr54 where the HR44 is now.

    Ridiculous.

    What's the current verdict on C61K vs recent RVU (Samsung KS8000 series)?
     
  2. May 1, 2017 #242 of 876
    peds48

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    My reply to you was in regard to your comment that you did not find the existence of a C61 client. The RVU alliance page won't tell you whether a SKU is 4K or not it will simply tell you the existence of any approved RVU client. To find out the capabilities of a SKU you must then do a research on that particular item.


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  3. May 1, 2017 #243 of 876
    jimmie57

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    Read this thread about the same situation you have.
    C61-100 4k?
     
  4. May 1, 2017 #244 of 876
    inkahauts

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    Some RVU tvs do excellent without a box. Some people with other models have different results. The newer the tv the more I'd say try it for yourself and see if you have any issues. I would.

    As for the 4k issue and over the air. Do you actually use over the air? If not I'd sit right now and consider upgrading to a genie 2 hs17 when it comes out latter this year. If you need 4k today for the few games that are on right now, I'd move the over the air line if you use it or I'd let it go. Do you have over the air feed to any of the other rooms? It works on a HR24 too.
     
  5. May 1, 2017 #245 of 876
    ATrainIU24

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    So am I correct in my assumption that I would not need to upgrade my C61-100 to a C61K if my TV will eventually be RVU compatible?
     
  6. May 1, 2017 #246 of 876
    hancox

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    1) you forgot - I'm the guy who hates the HS17 for multitude of reasons :) (Tailgating and OTA being the biggies)
    2) I wouldn't be keeping my HR24, unless i'm paying for an extra outlet. Right now, I have 3 TVs, and 3 receivers. Because i need to move the Genie, it goes where the HR24 is now. No need for it going forward.
     
  7. May 1, 2017 #247 of 876
    slice1900

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    There are four wired non-4K C61 (-100, -200, -400 and -700) one wired 4K C61K (-700) and two wireless non-4K C61W (-400 and -700)

    ROK5TAR mentioned there was a wireless 4K version of the C61 coming as well for added fun :)

    Basically looks like the 'K' designator will be for 4K and 'W' for wireless, but the products will otherwise have the same name. The '6' version of clients can take advantage of MoCA 2.0 and 802.11ac when used with an HS17, but are no different from older versions when used with an HRx4 Genie.
     
  8. May 1, 2017 #248 of 876
    jimmie57

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    It is complicated.
    From what I read they have to use the C61k to set up your system and then change to the RVU ( in your case, when you TV is eligible ).
     
  9. May 1, 2017 #249 of 876
    peds48

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    You dont need a C61K to set up a RVU TV client. A customer can choose either a C61K or use the built in RVU client in the TV or both! But one is not dependent of the other one.


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  10. May 1, 2017 #250 of 876
    peds48

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    Correct, you could get rid of the C61 if you want.


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  11. May 1, 2017 #251 of 876
    jimmie57

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    I know that I have seen it posted, and I think it was you that posted it, that you had to set it up with the C61 and authorize the service ? and then you could set up the RVU.

    Edit: Found what I remembered and it was Deca involved.
    Hr44-700 and Directv Ready TV
     
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  12. May 2, 2017 #252 of 876
    P Smith

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    it would be nice if you, before posting, do the search and check if you remember correctly
    else threads become cluttered by misleading info, what make snowball of WAG later
     
  13. May 2, 2017 #253 of 876
    inkahauts

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    Yes I did forget. You could keep the HR24 and replace the other client... or again put the hr54 in the third room if it has coax for over the air ran to it.
     
  14. May 2, 2017 #254 of 876
    hancox

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    Yeah, the H24 will be ripped from my cold, dead hands. It's key to my tailgating setup (low power consumption, small, standalone)

    I'm actually leaning towards selling the AM21 - it could offset some of my 4k upgrade, and it's honestly not the best solution, anyway (no scanning, video hiccups, etc).

    That would solve my problem with box count, though i would still need to decide on C61K vs RVU.
     
  15. May 8, 2017 #255 of 876
    pecocus

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    Just an update... I recently replaced my Denon AVR with an Onkyo NR-TX757. Problem went away. I can now switch between 4k and non-4k channels flawlessly. So, in my case at least, the AVR was the culprit.
     
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  16. PhilS

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    We currently have an HR44 and HR24, with two custom channel favorite lists each. If we migrate to an HS17 with three C61 clients, how many custom favorite channel lists can we have? Is it two or six - or something else?
     
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  17. P Smith

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    I would read a manual of HS17 in dedicated thread
     
  18. jimmie57

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    2 per client.
     
  19. Laxguy

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    The question is perfect for this forum. Manuals often do not address every reasonable question.
     
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  20. J.C

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    There's a c61 and a c61-k. On a service call they wont replace a c61 for a c61-k, you're going to have to build an upgrade for it. Your lnb has to be a reverse band lnb to support 4k. Directv only has 3 4k live feed channels and it seems like only 1 has programming on it 24/7. I wouldn't recommend doing it right now unless you're preparing for the future, i would recommend adding 4k to you're Netflix account (if you have an account).
     

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