HR54 placement for 4K

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jonescrusher, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. jonescrusher

    jonescrusher New Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I have 2 4K TV and am ready to upgrade to the HR54 and C61K 4K solution. I expect to have C61K on each of the 4K TV to allow 4K viewing. Since I have all 4K TVs, what are my options for placement of the HR54? Do I have to have it connected to a TV? Will I be charged for a tuner in the HR54 even if it is not connected to a TV?
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Yes, you'd still have to pay the monthly fee for three boxes (or two of the three if you have an old enough account). I'd personally put the HR54 on the TV you'd use the most for cases of live tv, along with a c61k. Set one of them to RF and put electrical tape over the IR sensor on that one.

    You'll need to use the small Genie remote for RF.
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Curios which tvs do you have? Do they have RVU 4K built in?
  4. jonescrusher

    jonescrusher New Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I have 2 Samsung (65" and 55") both RVU capable. Been leaning against using RVU because of issues I have read on AVSForum with RVU especially on the Samsung.
  5. bakers12

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

    May 29, 2007
    Chicago -...
    If you can get the C61k's at little or no cost, it should be better than RVU. DirecTV updates their software more often than Samsung and you don't have to do anything if you want to replace the TV with a non-RVU model.

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