HS17 Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

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  1. TheRatPatrol

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    Hmmmm..........so 2 Genies CAN work together on one account........;)
     
  2. dreadlk

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    I think HS17 is great but the impletation sucks!
    If your willing to live with one DVR more power to you. I have learned the hard way that backup DVRs can be a life saver.
     
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  3. Grafixguy

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    1. You can put the HS17 anywhere you can run cable. The splitter can be anywhere, too (just make sure you get the run from the HS17 to the DC power pass port). Run it to an office and stick it in a corner next to the router. Then you can hardwire it to the internet.
    2. I have mine on a shelf. No problem.
    3. I can't imagine not having that.
     
  4. coconut13

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    HS17 doesn't support OTA. Can't use an AM21 on the HS17 and we will see if the "rumored" LCC (local channel connector) is compatible with the HS17. That is a deal breaker for me.
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    My Dish is on a 2 story roof and when I built it I had two RG6 runs to the living room run in the wall as that was the requirement at the time. In the living room, I have a built in entertainment center with shelving. Today I use one for the Sat and one for OTA.

    I couldn't put it in the entertainment center since it wouldn't fit. It wouldn't fit vertically and since its not a standard form factor with a horizontal form factor it can't be stacked on top of anything.

    I have an RG6 run to my office, but that's for the cable internet.

    I could stick it in the attic, but that's probably a no, no.

    So as you can see, its a difficult wiring situation for some people.
     
  6. compnurd

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    How is your tv mounted?
     
  7. SledgeHammer

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    Its on a stand in the entertainment center.
     
  8. compnurd

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    Room behind it
     
  9. SledgeHammer

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    Nope lol. I have an LG OLED (floating panel design), so you can't have anything visible behind it or loses the effect. I had to hide all the wires. Also the TV sits on the counter top, with all the equipment below it on shelves. There isn't a pass through hole in the counter top, so I had to fish my HDMI cable in the wall behind the cabinet. I don't think I'd be able to fish a coax through there.

    I'd probably have to throw it in a spare bedroom or in a closet somewhere or even in the attic.

    Regardless, I don't really see the point of all the hassle for the HS17. I'd just get a HR54 and wire it conventionally. There isn't any 4K content on DirecTV, so it just isn't worth the hassle. Plus you lose OTA.

    Yes, there is some 4K sports (I don't watch sports) and a few documentaries on loop and some overpriced VOD. None of that makes any sense financially or realistically either.

    I can go and buy probably 3 or 4 4K UHD discs on eBay NIB a few months after release for less then a 4K VOD on DirecTV and I'll own the movie AND it'll be in MUCH higher quality. 100Mbps+ with Dolby Vision vs. 15Mbps or less.
     
  10. compnurd

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    Which model LG do you have? I have an OLED also but the stand still puts it up a few inches
     
  11. slice1900

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    Why would you be screwed when they start using bonded transponders?
     
  12. SledgeHammer

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    I have the B6. It has the floating panel design with the transparent stand.
     
  13. compnurd

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    I have a B7 with the same stand. Floating and transparent may be a stretch
     
  14. 242424

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    I think the LG "E" models are the floating ones?
     
  15. compnurd

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    The E series has the glass display Stand is kinda floating lol
     
  16. 242424

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    I have an E8, they like to say it floats but it looks like it sits on a stand to me. :D
     
  17. SledgeHammer

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    Obviously the stand is not invisible lol, but its pretty transparent (unless maybe you didn't peel off all the protective films -- I seem to remember it's on both sides). I can see through it from my couch. I had to tie up the power cord and the hdmi cable so they wouldn't droop into the transparent area. It was kind of distracting lol. Guess it could also depend on your lighting.
     
  18. SledgeHammer

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    The marketing spiel is that if you don't have a fully opaque stand, then its floating. The B7 is floating, but the B8 isn't anymore. I guess they got rid of the concept on the lower models. With the 8's, you had to go up to the E's to get the floating design. If I was buying today, I'd get the C9. Why would you get the E9 if you have a home theater already? The C9 has the same processor, I don't need the transparent stand for an extra $500 lol.
     
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  19. VARTV

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    I really have to agree with this. Things are moving fast. Even AT&T is beta testing a box that's all-IP that'll mirror the "satellite" lineup. Just the thought of how things have changed in the past few years...
     
  20. compnurd

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    That box has been publicly tested for 4-5 months now
     

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