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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by slice1900, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Feb 2, 2018 #2081 of 2175
    HoTat2

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    It would need both software and quite a substantial hardware change as well to output 4K and not just act as a live recording and pass-thru for it ...

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  2. Feb 2, 2018 #2082 of 2175
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    Good point. I forgot about the hardware requirements for 4k.
     
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    Wonder how quick this gets into the wild and what the model number will be.. I would assume there will need to be a tweak so they even know what it is
     
  4. Feb 2, 2018 #2084 of 2175
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    It will be the same model name. There will be two versions of "HS17-500", one with an eSATA port and USB2 and one without an eSATA port but with USB3. Thanks for the unnecessary confusion, Directv!
     
  5. Feb 2, 2018 #2085 of 2175
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    -They are going to have to tweak it someway even for there own inventory system.. It could be as simple as HS17-500R2
     
  6. Feb 3, 2018 #2086 of 2175
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    or HS17R1-xxx
     
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    slice1900

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    AFAIK the product designation listed on the label has to match what is in the FCC's files, which is why the entries all include the "label and location" with a photo of the label.

    So I'm willing to bet these 'updated' models still show HS17-500 on the label, and the only way you'll be able to tell the difference is looking for the eSATA port. Directv would presumably be able to tell which is which (if they even care) by serial number. If it was going to be called something different in Directv's systems then it would be called HS17R1-500 like the C61R2 and now HR54R1 got their own 'revision' names. Perhaps those had changes significant enough they need different firmware and thus earned new names, while the HS17's changes were so minor it gets identical firmware to the 'original' HS17-500.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2018 #2088 of 2175
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    Have we found out any differences with these C61R2’s
     
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    No clue, I haven't seen them on the FCC site. There was a class II permissive change for Humax's C61-500 last summer, but it shouldn't have resulted in an "R2" - all it changed was some insulation on the bottom plate, a diode, an inductor and a common mode filter. Nothing that would have necessitated giving it different firmware. Much smaller changes than what the HS17-500's class II permissive change was.

    Also noticed that their class II permissive change letter for the HS17 explicitly states "the model name shall be same as before". It won't get an Rx designation.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2018 #2090 of 2175
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    On my C61K in my basement, I am pretty sure the guide data is messed up, especially on channel 104. Is the guide data stored on the C61K or the HS17? Easy way to clear the guide and force a re-download?
     
  11. Feb 7, 2018 #2091 of 2175
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    • on the server
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    Why do you think it’s messed up?
     
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    Got an offer to replace both HR 34's with the HS 17 for $99. Is it worth it to do it now or wait until my annual August call on their NFL package and hope for better ?
     
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    You have two HR34s?
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Yeah what exact equipment do you have. Almost no one has two HR34...
     
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    I think my Mini Genie or HS17 experiences occasional minute picture freezes and skips. Note I stated minute. Are these known issues? Other than those minor issues the HS17 and mini genies are great.
     
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    Called about 4k...CSR told me to avoid the HS17 at all costs...but would set me up for one if I want. Should I avoid the HS17? I would like both my TVs to be able to display Directv's 4k content. Or (since I have to re-up for two years) wait until a more stable unit is released?
     
  18. P Smith

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    sure, you could wait for new box, but so far we have seen a mention of HS27 and HS37 (no ETA !) that will tell you they are servers from same line as HS17
    take it - DTV well know slowly polish FW [SW] - and keep your hope for improvments
     
  19. Grafixguy

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    I've had one since August. No complaints at all with the wired 4K clients.
     
  20. nickff

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    So the HS17 wirelessly connects to the 4k clients and then the 4k clients are wired to the displays?

    Is there a First Look for the HS17? My search isn't returning much.
     
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