Depends on if he wants the 4K . If he wants the 4K, you are correct, the HS17 will be cheaper since you'll only get charged for one outlet. If OP wants 4K and gets the HR54 he'd need to go through a client anyways and get hit for 2 outlets. If you don't care about 4K, the HR54 is a single box solution where as the HS17 is a 2 box solution. So, it really all goes back to if OP wants the 4K content... me personally, I'm not paying $8 - $30 for basterdized 4K . I can get actual 4K for less.