Potential problems replacing HR44 with HS17?

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  1. Nov 1, 2017 #1 of 14
    richk

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    I currently have an HR44 and 2 HR24 DVRs. DTV wants to replace them with an HS17 and 3 C51EE devices. Should I consider expect this to be better or worse for me? Right now, if one of the boxes dies, I can still use the other 2 and move equipment around. With the proposed setup, I expect that if the HS17 gets sick, I am down for a week waiting for hardware. True?



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  2. Nov 1, 2017 #2 of 14
    Stevies3

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    My unit died, I called Sunday evening unit was fed exp and received Tuesday. Excellent customer service.


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  3. Nov 1, 2017 #3 of 14
    Rich

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    Not an NFL or World Series fan? I'd be distraught.

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  4. Nov 1, 2017 #4 of 14
    Rich

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    You seem to have hit on the "Big One". Yeah, your setup is secure, one goes down you have others. Not so with the 17 setup. All those eggs in one...

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  5. Nov 1, 2017 #5 of 14
    richk

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    It would be OK if there were streaming to a computer for the stations I tend to watch, as a backup, in case the Genie gets sick. More than half of what I watch is on Regional Sports networks (I get 2) and on 2 local PBS stations. It looks to me like none of them can be streamed now.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2017 #6 of 14
    satinstallerguy

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    Most regional sports networks or Fox Sports Networks.... Is yours a Fox regional sports network? They have a vast array available to stream online..
     
  7. Nov 2, 2017 #7 of 14
    richk

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    comcast/nbc sports network. no streaming
     
  8. Nov 2, 2017 #8 of 14
    inkahauts

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    Awh, try the DIRECTV mobile apps. They can stream those.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2017 #9 of 14
    texasbrit

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    Unless you need 4K, stick with what you have.
     
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  10. dod1450

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    I agree. If you do have 4k upgrade to a HR54?
     
  11. Rich

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    Gotta think you don't have a 4K set? I have two 4K sets and don't have a D* 4K setup. I simply don't see the need or a reason to get one. The upscalers in most 4K sets are so good you might not want to bother. D* doesn't have enough 4K content to make going into that morass worth it...just my opinion.

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    Does anyone know if DirecTV plans to add casting capabilities from their apps?
     
  13. trh

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    I'd like them to get their app to function correctly 100% of the time (like Netflix or Amazon Video) before they try to add any features.
     
  14. mrdobolina

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    Can't argue with that.
     

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