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Options to Upgrade to Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by EW800, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. EW800

    EW800 AllStar

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone can tell me what my options are as far as upgrading my home to Genie, HR34.

    I have been with Directv for about five years. About 18 months ago I moved to another home and did there move deal. I currently have two HR-24's and two HR-21's, so obviously two DVR's and two receivers.

    Would it be a matter of just calling DTV and asking to switch to Genie? If so, any idea what they would charge, if anything?

    If I did this, am I correct in assuming that the HR34 would replace all four boxes? I believe the one HR34 controls all four TV's, is that correct? Would I need an installer or should I be able to do this myself?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin F

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    I would call them and ask what type of deal they wild give to you. Definitely a 50/50 considering you are still under contract with them. However, you can keep all the receivers you add now and add the Genie with no problem. That way you would have the most record capacity possible and still have Whole Home DVR access.

    Kevin
     
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    So 6 tuners, not 8? Just making sure you had an extra R in there. If you did the install yourself, you'd have to convert your system to SWM, or if you already were on SWM, wold need to switch it over to SWM16 which requires work on the dish itself.

    I actually don't think Directv wold allow a self install for it if the order was placed through them.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    No, the HR34 dos not replace all receivers. You still would need receivers, HDDVR or RVU clients for the other TVs
     
  5. casinoman59

    casinoman59 Cool Member

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    I have 2 TV's and I have a hr -23 and R-15 I would like to upgrade to a Hr-44 to change my HR-23 and move the Hr-23 to change out the R-15. Or change the Hr-23 out for a client ? My wife records international channels on the R-15. Give me some ideas Please
     
  6. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The LNB in your dish will have to be changed (to an SWM LNB) to support the HR44, which also means the R15 will have to be replaced (as it does not support SWM). I would probably keep the HR23, same recurring monthly cost as a client, and your wife still has her own DVR for her recordings.
     
  7. casinoman59

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    I have the protection plan I plan on getting the getting the HR-44 in two months to put on my main tv and move the HR-23 to the bedroom. Now my ? is if I get the HR-44, will directv let me change out the HR-23 for a HR-24 as a replacement even tho the HR-23 is still working ?
     
  8. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    No D* is not going to offer you to update a receiver model when getting an upgrade that has very little to do with that receiver. I wouldn't PLAN to get the HR44 as no word on what part of the country it is rolling out to first when it comes to residential upgrades.
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    User casinoman59 stated that they have international channels, if this is the case, the LNB will stay the same and probably the switch (if they have a 6x8) have to change to either a SWM8 or a SWM16 deeding on tuner count
     

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