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Replacement HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jamieh1, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    ive got a old HR23 that has started giving me problems, Directv is sending me a replacement at no charge. Any ideas what models they are sending out?
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Most are getting an HR24
  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    You couldn't get anything worse than that 23, it will be a 24 and it will blow the 23 away.

  4. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    Got my replacement and it was a HR24-500, def more responsive. Couldnt stand the lag when trying to type in a 200 # ans recvr hung up on 2 and changed to ch 2, would of been nice to get a newer model but alot better.
  5. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    St. Louis
    I forgot how long can they keep refurbishing the HR series DVR's and they would just send out Genie Mini's as replacements since it seems they are moving toward the server/client system anyway?
  6. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    That is the newest model
  7. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    To get a newer model you would have to upgrade to a Genie.
  8. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    A Genie client isn't an equivalent option. First, the customer would have to have a Genie already, second they'd have to not already have three clients, third adding a client steals a tuner from the Genie and you'd be losing the two tuners you formerly had with the HR2x. Some customers might not care, others would be very irate at that sort of replacement.

    I imagine they'll be sending out HR24s well into the 2020s to replace failed ones, because they don't have anything newer to send them.

    They'll have to distribute a lot of H24, H25 and HR24s in the next couple years to replace all the D1x and R1x boxes that will become obsolete in 2019. I'm sure they'll try to entice those customers to upgrade to a Genie 2, but that would likely incur a commitment and cost more so some SD only customers will end up swapping their 14/15 year old D10s and R15s for 9 year old H24s and HR24s in 2019.

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