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Please advise on Prot Plan Receiver Upgrade

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by rwbuck, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. rwbuck

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    Although I have installed all the cabling in my house and set up the whole home system, I'm looking for help with what receiver setup would be the best. Not an area I keep up to date on. I'm able to upgrade receivers thru the protection plan. Present list of receivers is:

    H24-700
    HR22-100
    HR21-100
    H24-700
    HR24-500

    What should I be looking at for the upgrade? What should I keep, what should I upgrade?
    Thanks in advance for helping!
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Only thing is a Genie. I'd personally get rid of the HR21, though that would require a SWM16 as you'd be over 8 tuners.

    Upgrades are between classes, not in the same class so no HR24 upgrade from 21 etc.
     
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    How televisions do you have?
     
  4. rwbuck

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    I have 5 TVs. also note that I already have a SWM16.
     
  5. The Merg

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    I'd probably drop the HR21 as well and get a Genie. It has the smallest hard drive and you'd then have 9 recording tuners as opposed to your current 6. If you really need additional recording capability, you can drop one of the H24's for the Genie, but I'd rather have speed and the H24's are pretty quick, especially compared to the HR21.


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  6. dpeters11

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    They may require an installer to come out, but in case they don't, remember to not overload one side of your SWM.
     

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