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HS17 (was HR64) does anyone have one?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tegelad, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    I was hoping there was a real HR64 and not the stupid HS17. Maybe a new receiver that works like the others and would incorporate DVRs. I don't want to switch to all clients so I'm gonna have to hold onto my HR44 for dear life at some point.
     
  2. Rich

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    They seem capable of telling you how many MPG a Genie will get. Anything to get you off the phone and onto confusing another customer. Folks: If it seems odd, it probably is bad advice.

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  3. tegelad

    tegelad New Member

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    Thanks for waiving the magic wand :)
     
  4. tegelad

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    I agree, and now the forum has a data point to protect themselves. Luckily, I am a rare use case where this HS17 works out ok (as long as it is able to maintain the 7 concurrent stream recording of the NFL).

    What made me kick over was the fact that my HR44 was starting to behave weirdly which the last time I had that happen with my HR34 and HR20 ... the hard drive "died". Luckily, I was at a point also where all of "her" recordings were finished ...
     
  5. Rich

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    What was the 44 doing? Kinda hard to believe you had 3 HRs with bad HDDs. Don't doubt you, just find it curious.

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  6. tegelad

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    I am just a magnet for hard drive failures. As an example, my better half had a graphics workstation with RAID-10 (4 drives) and in a 5 year period I had a drive failure every 9 months, they were all exchanged, but MTBF happens, and no data was lost on my main computers however on the DVR where there was no mirroring. My joke is that I think the tech god's know I touch a lot of hard drives.

    As I travelled we have always had 40-50 series setup for recording and a backfill of things to watch and space always ran low. So record bunches ... then be home for a few weeks and go back and watch the shows she watched already and delete ... so the drives were heavily exercised.
     
  7. Rich

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    Too many times we see the HDDs incorrectly blamed. The easiest thing to do is get a replacement HR. That fixes the problem in many cases, but how do we know if the HDDs were actually at fault? The HRs are more than capable of issues that "seem" to point to the HDDs but it's not always the HDD. But, I'm a big fan of replacing HRs. I've never bothered with the diagnostic tests, just replaced HRs. I've always had a lot of DVRs and backed up every program multiple times so replacing was the easiest thing to do.

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  8. tegelad

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    I discovered the pattern on the HR20, I actually cloned the drive on one of my redhat servers and the problem went away. That is how I knew the hard drive was at fault.

    I can take it apart and slice and dice it ... e.g. if I remember correctly the OS resembled redhat running an XFS encrypted filesystem (but I can't remember exactly), but I agree with you on the HR replacement. The thing that God Smacks me still today is why they don't sell a "clone" kit to people or a transfer option to allow shows to get transferred to other DVRs. Why? So people don't lose their recordings ... To me this is my #1 "piss" technical point about every non-Tivo DirecTV DVR .....

    I had one of the early ReplayTV ... and man was it awesome ... I would with a java app pull shows and watch on my laptop and transfer them back and forth when I needed to upgrade the internal drive ...
     
  9. longrider

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    I agree with what you are saying but you have to realize that what you are proposing is so far beyond what 99.5% of DVR users would understand it would be a waste to offer. The most I would do from a standpoint of public understanding is what Dish does - if you have an external drive you can use it on any DVR on your account. I am not familiar with Dish hardware but I would guess you could even use a RAID array for your external to take drive failure out of the discussion.
     
  10. Rich

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    I'm sorry I asked the question. I'm not in the .5%. :(

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  11. Pepe Sylvia

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    I don’t have one, but I received an email from Solid Signal that it was available to order. I believe this is the first time it’s available via retail.
     

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