HS17 roll-out?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kram, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Jun 14, 2017 #1 of 215
    kram

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    Anyone have any idea when this box will be available? It's finally time for my free upgrade, but I'm holding off until I can get one.


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  2. Jun 15, 2017 #2 of 215
    carl6

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    No promises or guarantees, but I understand it should be pretty widely available by August.

    However, unless you have, or are getting 4K, I doubt you'll get an upgrade to the HS17.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2017 #3 of 215
    kram

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    Just replaced my 2014 Samsung 4K UHD with a 2017 LG OLED55E7P. And with my Samsung BDP-8500 and HW-K950 Dolby Atmos soundbar, I'm already set for the HS17.


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  4. Jun 15, 2017 #4 of 215
    tonyc

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    I got my upgrade in April but that was because i was in the test pilot area , at that time the CSR said they where told August was the target date and the tech that installed also told me August was the national release. I also received a C61 for the Tv that my Hr44 was connected to i am not being charged for another client no fees changed. Also i did not have a 4k TV they did not question it.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2017 #5 of 215
    Canucked

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    We have the specs on it but no release date here at the rochester, ny office. Being tested in some state in the Midwest (can't remember, sorry) and California. If your receivers are really old you're better off going for the current genie unless you have more than 4 tvs. Hs17 only goes up to 7 tuners vs the current genies 5. It cannot be used with any other receiver in the system. And it's main benefits are built in wireless and two 4k streams. The hr44 and 54 are still a massive upgrade in speed over anything that came before them.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2017 #6 of 215
    P Smith

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    may be you should read lengthily thread about HS17 ... to avoid to re-post all good info from it :(
     
  7. Jun 17, 2017 #7 of 215
    compnurd

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    Lol.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2017 #8 of 215
    slice1900

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    If someone wants to summarize all the important info about the HS17, its release and so forth, I'll edit the first post in the HS17 thread to be that summary. Expecting people to spend an hour reading a long rambling thread that dribbles out information over pages and pages isn't realistic.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2017 #9 of 215
    MysteryMan

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    Everything one needs to know about the HS17 can be found in "Solid Signal's Hands On Review DIRECTV HS17 Genie 2" and the "DIRECTV Genie 2 Product Manual".
     
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  10. Jun 17, 2017 #10 of 215
    P Smith

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    Good idea, you could do that any time when you're ready.
     
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  11. Aug 4, 2017 #11 of 215
    Reggie3

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    Well here we are in August???
     
  12. Aug 4, 2017 #12 of 215
    codespy

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    I can't believe you haven't told them your HR34 died and does not boot up anymore so you can get a replacement for that horrible piece of equipment! Lol......
     
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  13. Aug 4, 2017 #13 of 215
    P Smith

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    only if you'll repeat it as a mantra 999 times per day !
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  14. Aug 4, 2017 #14 of 215
    slice1900

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    Yes, and still four weeks until we reach the day when you can say "its September, what happened to the rollout in August?"

    Directv never publicly committed to a rollout on any given date, August is what they told installers and testers, but they can always change their mind. It also doesn't necessarily mean that they will be available to everyone everywhere in the country at the same time.
     
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  15. Aug 4, 2017 #15 of 215
    irwingerszberg

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    I am in the Northeast and the HS17-100 Genie2 became available this afternoon
     
  16. Aug 4, 2017 #16 of 215
    haggis444

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    They are orderable on Solidsignal. The page says Usually Ships Same Day. I guess we will see what happens next week!
     
  17. Aug 5, 2017 #17 of 215
    machavez00

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    The order new equipment page is showing available the HS17 for me in Phoenix. I can't order it, I have to "call for offers"
     
  18. Aug 5, 2017 #18 of 215
    P Smith

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    HOOORAY !!!

    It's rolling OUT !!!!
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  19. Aug 5, 2017 #19 of 215
    WestDC

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    AH-It makes me fond of the daze's when the HR34 was rolled out! - How's those 34's working out for every one today? :eek:
     
  20. Aug 5, 2017 #20 of 215
    P Smith

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    please, stay on topic
     

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