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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kram, Jun 14, 2017.
Some of us here already know all about that, if you have questions, go ahead and ask now...
I forgot about using WIFI with HS-17. I wonder if the installer would still be reluctant to use WIFI on the HS-17 since the preferred method is Ethernet? It even asks that in the set-up "Are you sure you want WIFI?" I wonder how good the WIFI range on the HS-17 is for downloading the HS-17 updates? Or if you used WIFI would it download the updates over coax and you would just use WIFI on the HS-17 for DTV Cinema and VOD?
Updates can come via WiFi, ethernet or even SAT. During installation, one can force an update over WiFi or ethernet, but not over SAT.
Actually you can force from sat as well. If you follow the force procedure without it being connected to the internet then it pulls from satellite.
You are thinking about this to much. There is no reluctance either way... If it’s easy to put the hs17 next to a place that has an Ethernet connection, then they will and they will connect it via Ethernet. If not, and there is no Ethernet where they are putting the hs17 they will then connect with wireless. WiFi range is very good on the hs17.
And anytime it downloads an update from any source, it downloads the entire thing, then checks it to make sure it got it before it ever even attempts to install it, and if it didn’t come down right it gets tossed and does it over again. There’s no worries about downloading over WiFi vs other methods.
Well this was a bust. Tech showed up and said the HS-17 isn't available yet in STL. Didnt want to burn my upgrade so I told him I would wait. Little annoying after customer service placed an order and told me I would get it.
FYI Solidsignal just called and the HS-17 is backordered but expected by the end of the week.
Have to ask. Why isn't DTV offering free upgrades to most customers like Dish did with the Hopper3?
well... it's DTV a la ATT after all
It really isn't that big of an upgrade over a Genie, unless you actually need additional tuners, which most people don't.
Maybe I a few months when inventory is actually good, but it’d be silly to push that for the masses when they clearly don’t have inventory in place yet if it’s backorded at solid signal and St. Louis doesn’t have them yet...
Depends on if they have genies now or if he meant just in general, because it’s a huge upgrade for someone with say a HR24 and a couple h25s which was standard for a very long time.
Since there is no HDMi input, is the first client free? It's $7 per month per client, this would add $7 to the monthly bill. What is the maximum number of clients that can watch TV simultaneously?
no free lunch ... ummm, a client here
Is the HS17 a big upgrade from an HR44? Is it a Iphone 6s to Iphone 7? Or is it a iphone 5 to Iphone 7? (disregard screen size) I'm looking at speed and reliability.
There is no monthly fee for the hs17 itself No matter what, so it’s billed the same as any other system in the end. Per hookup. So if you are a newer customer you pay for every client. If you are an older one your first should be free, but you’d still have the Hi Definition fee. And all setups pay the DVR fee.
If you have one tv and it’s 4K then it’s a huge difference. If double the hard drive size is important it’s a huge difference. If having two extra tuners is important, it’s a huge difference. Otherwise they are at this time very similar.
That could change with firmware updates, but today, not so much.
it would be beneficial for you to read main thread about HS17 itself
So there is no self install for this?
If there is, how does a person get the application to complete installation?
Solid Signal says that they are in stock, so I am a bit confused by this.