HS17-100

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

  1. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

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    How much longer before DTV just sends out client boxes as replacements for the HR-24, H-24 and the H-25?
     
  2. studechip

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    I'm not sure they can since they are supposed to replace with a like product.
     
  3. CraigerM

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    Sorry, I should have added when the HR-24, H-24 and H-25 would not be able to be refurbished anymore?
     
  4. DukeBlue

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    I hope by then they will have a new genie mini/lite DVR ready to go. While the HR24 may be old it still works fine for me. Watching programs from it on my HR54 it doesn't have any lag with trick play like the C61k does for me.
     
  5. codespy

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    AT&T will probably "upgrade" you to a HR34 once the 24's are depleted. :eek:
     
  6. compnurd

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    They are not taking 24's back anymore when you deactivate
     
  7. studechip

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    They were recovering HR24-500s until a few months ago. That may have changed or it may be regional.
     
  8. carl6

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    The good news is they are not issuing HR34s anymore.

    They may not be recovering them, but do be aware that does not make them owned. Once deactivated they are pretty much useless to anyone else (you can't sell them for example). If you hold on to a deactivated DVR and later want to re-activate it, you should be able to (unless you get an HS17, in which case no other receiver or DVR is permitted on the account, only clients).
     
  9. dpeters11

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    They still might be taking them if there's an installer involved swapping out a box or upgrading the system.
     
  10. James Long

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    Electronics recycling is a good idea. If the receiver cannot be redeployed it can be recycled.
     
  11. HoTat2

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    I just replaced a bad HR24 for another 2 weeks ago which was dropped-shipped to me ...

    But now two reps. said they are sending out a return kit for the old one, so I assumed the HR24s were still recoverable.

    Thing is the kit still hasn't arrived yet after each time a week has past since telling me it's been sent out ....

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  12. machavez00

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    That's good news. My HR34 has issues when trying to watch SD channels and need to get it replaced. Are they sending out 44's or 54's?
     
  13. CraigerM

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    Some are saying that the HR-54 is for 4k installs only. However, I wonder since the HS-17 is coming out could you get the HR-54 as a replacement for the HR-44?
     
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  14. 1953

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    Rain Fade with no Rain

    HR-44. We are consistently noticing minor to moderator rain fade artifacts during DVR playback. Is this a DVR, HDMI or HDTV problem? In stead of DIY maintenance should I go ahead and call DTV?

    Thank you.
     
  15. 1953

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    Anyone notice HS-17 good/bad write-ups on simple DVR/Two Client installations?
     
  16. jimmie57

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    I live south of you and have had more rain fade already this year than most full years of TV. This is because I have had more rain than I can remember. I installed a weather station in April, 18 this year. I have already had 32.2 inches of rain since then.
    Most likely your recordings were recorded when you were not watching the TV and rain interfered.
    Look at the Satellite strength screen and see what your strength reading are on the 99 and 103 sates ( skip the ones with an (s) behind the number. They should be high 80's to mid 90's.
     
  17. carl6

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    I have an HS17 with two clients and am very happy with it.

    The only negative comments I've seen, in general, about the HS17 is with regard to not permitting any other type of receiver or DVR on your account at the same time. The arguments on that point are two-fold. One, it limits the total number of tuners you can have available to record (to 7), and two, you are "putting all your eggs in one basket", single point of failure. Should the HS17 itself fail, you lose all your recordings and your ability to view television. Both tend to be arguments by "power users", and do not reflect the typical customer. However, if either of those are important considerations to you, then take that into consideration.

    The HS17 has not been in service long enough (years) to see it's failure rate over time. Mine is one of the initial test units, and has been in service probably as long as any HS17, and I've had no problems.
     
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  18. 1953

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    Good idea yet it was not raining when the specific shows had rain fade.
     
  19. slice1900

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    If it wasn't raining and there weren't any dark clouds to the south then what you had wasn't rain fade. It may be a bad LNB or cabling, or may be a defect in the HR44.

    What are your signal strengths reported for 99ca, 99cb, 103ca, and 103cb?
     
  20. 1953

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    99ca
    1-8 n/a

    9-16 92 92 94 93 94 93 95 93

    7-24 95 94 95 95 95 95 95 95

    25-32 n/a

    99cb
    1-8 92 88 92 89 89 86 92 90

    9-16 89 88 94 92 95 94 n/a n/a

    17-24 n/a

    25-42 n/a

    103ca
    1-8 n/a

    9-16 95 95 94 91 94 94 91 91 90

    17-24 93 93 95 92 95 94 92 95 95

    25-32 n/a

    103cb
    1-8 95 94 91 88 91 91 90 88

    9-16 92 92 90 91 92 92 n/a n/a

    17-24 n/a

    25-32 n/a
     

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