HS17-100

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

  1. Bill Broderick

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    Nope. No wireless 4k clients yet. The current 4K clients connect to the DECA cloud via coax.

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  2. P Smith

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    the "hs17-100" thread ! from beginning !
     
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  3. wilbur_the_goose

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    That's crazy. I have an HS17-100, and my wife and I really like it. The only issue I had was with OnDemand, but that was corrected with the most recent software update.
     
  4. Dangerfish

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    I'm having an upgrade performed today. When I called a week ago to see what kind of deal I could get, they actually refused to give me an HS17. They said it was nothing but trouble for now so they set me up with the HR54.
     
  5. P Smith

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    if you would read the forum and apply common sense, you would know it better then the clueless CSR
     
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  6. Scoob8888

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    Sorry about that. The older one is HR24-500. Upgrade on both for $99 + $49 installation or wait for NFL Sunday Ticket call in August and hope for better is the issue.
     
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  7. 1953

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    Our HS17 and Mini-Genies are functioning without issue. There have been very minute video stoppage and skips but not enough to be concerned.
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

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    I'm guessing that CSR won't be with DirecTV for long. All calls are recorded and many are probably reviewed. If a supervisor hears that, she'll can that CSR, and rightly so. It was bogus information.
     
  9. SledgeHammer

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    Here's my setup & wiring:

    Street -> RG10 -> box on the corner of my house

    Office has RG6 run straight shot to the box (used for cable internet) -- might go through the attic for a service loop, but I forget... router and cable modem are in the office. Router is a AC router.

    From the builder, the 3 upstairs bedrooms had straight shot RG6 runs to the box with the asterisk that they had small service loops going through the attic. When I got DirecTV, we cut the service loops in the attic and connected them to a multi-switch in the attic.

    Living room is where the TV is at, I had the builder put in 2 RG6 runs to the attic. Originally I had a multiplexor on one of the runs to add in OTA, but when they came out with SWM, I got rid of the multiplexor and used one of the runs for OTA and one for DirecTV.

    So how would I use the HS17 in my case? I'd have to run a second RG6 from the office to the living room, no?
     
  10. SledgeHammer

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    Impossible. The HR54 doesn't have HDMI 2.x.
     
  11. Bill Broderick

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    You're existing wiring is fine for an HS-17. They will likely place it at one of the TV's that you already have and add a splitter at that location to supper both the HS-17 and the mini.

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  12. SledgeHammer

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    I only have the one TV in the living room and due to the brilliant form factor of the HS17, it takes a lot of room vertically which I don't have :( (built in media niche shelves). I remember reading it shuts off if you lay it down? Sheesh. Brilliant.
     
  13. Bill Broderick

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    If I read correctly, the rg6 in each of the bedroooms goes up to the attic where the multiswitch is, right? If so, the HS-17 can be installed in one of the bedrooms.

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  14. SledgeHammer

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    Wait, I'm confused lol... so my dish has 4 lines coming off of it (I have a SWiM multi-switch, but classic LNBs). Those go into the multi-switch IN. Then a multi-switch OUT goes to the 3 bedrooms. You're saying that the HS17 would just be hooked to one of those OUTs and a client would be hooked to a different OUT? The HS17 serves the clients through the multi-switch?
     
  15. Bill Broderick

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    Yes. That's exactly what I'm saying.

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  16. inkahauts

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    4K clients are all wired only. No wireless. And the csr is foolish to say that. Most people would be perfectly happy with a hs17 over an hr54. Depend so how you use your system
     
  17. HoTat2

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    To be more accurate ...

    The HS17 serves the clients over the individual outlet ports of a SWiM splitter which both are connected to.

    Whereas the input to the splitter is connected to one of the outputs of the SWiM multiswitch.

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  18. slice1900

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    If you get an HS17 you have to have SWM, so they'll replace your LNB with a reverse band SWM LNB with one output, replace that multiswitch in your attic with a SWM splitter, and as the others said you could put your HS17 anywhere that had coax connected to that splitter such as one of the bedrooms.

    Even if there was a wireless 4K client available now I'd do it this way because wired is always more reliable than wireless. Wireless should IMHO be reserved only for places where it is impractical to run either coax or ethernet, or if you have a client you will move often (like outside on nice days, or from a kid's room to a guest room when the in-laws visit, or whatever)
     
  19. Bill Broderick

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    Isn't the multi-switch actually acting as "the router", while the splitter is just facilitating the multiplication of wires?

    A SWM16, connected to two receivers, one from each output with no green label splitters) would work fine in ajlti room environment.

    I always envisioned MRV with the signal from the server traveling back to the multiswitch, with data saying what client the stream is for, and the multiswitch translating that date to the correct node for the client.

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  20. slice1900

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    A SWM16 is merely bridging DECA over the two SWM outputs, it has no "smarts" to enable it to tell what client it should go to.

    The reality is much more mundane, I'm afraid. When one DECA node sends data to another DECA node it shouts REALLY LOUD (MoCA/DECA output power is around 0 dbm, which is about 1000x "louder" than the SWM channels output by the SWM16) so that all DECA nodes can hear it, and the one the data was intended for receives it while the rest ignore it.
     

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