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Upgrade Receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by thetoad30, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. thetoad30

    thetoad30 Cool Member

    Sep 15, 2008

    Can anyone tell me what the current versions are of the HD DVR? I know the "Genie" is at HR44, but what are the "stand alone" DVRs at now?

    I have two HR22s and an HR24, along with the HR34, that are all behaving very badly and I'm thinking it's time to "upgrade" them with the replacement plan I've been paying for the whole time I've had DTV.

    I have that many units because we record a lot of shows (don't ask - mostly crap the wife watches) and like to have them split up between boxes.

    Last, can anyone tell me if DTV is allowing multiple Genie installs now? When I got my HR34, they were only allowing one per house - if I could just get all HR44s that would be even better!

  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX

    No, still only 1 Genie per account.
  3. Gordon Shumway

    Gordon Shumway Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    Ocala, FL
    Since you already have an HR34, I don't think there is a free upgrade in your immediate future, unless you just add receivers.
  4. thetoad30

    thetoad30 Cool Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Thank you.

    I'm not "upgrading" perse - I'm using the plan I'm paying $8 a month for to get better equipment.
  5. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    In what way are they "all behaving badly"? Much more likely to be a problem with your installation than with the receivers....
  6. thetoad30

    thetoad30 Cool Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    One HR22 flat out rebooted itself and then said it had errors on it that it was trying to fix. I imagine the hard drive is dying.

    The other HR22 is just so slow it barely responds. They're just showing their age (got them in 2008).

    The HR24 is also slow, and spotty with recognizing remote presses. I found the "clearmybox" keyword, so I'll try that tonight to see if it helps at all.

    The HR34 is doing everything that I've seen people online complaining about - slow responses, pixelated video, and recently it's been hard to FF or RR. Sometimes the counter moves but the picture doesn't. Sometimes when that happens it does RR or FF, but sometimes it doesn't. The other thing it's doing lately is that when it is off overnight and the TV is turned back on, we have no buffer. It just starts up as if we're watching live TV and the buffer never existed.

    Another thing that happens is that the MRV has begun dropping clients randomly. I've never had that happen before.

    Setup is great - at least it worked back when I moved into the home. New home, new RG6 quad throughout. So I know the home hardware is fine. The fact that this stuff has just started happening leads me to believe that the hardware is finally crapping out. Oh, and they're all on UPSs, so power glitches should be very minimized. We've also had only one power problem in nearly two years and that was two weeks ago.
  7. Gordon Shumway

    Gordon Shumway Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    Ocala, FL
    My only point was the PP won't get you "better" equipment, only upgrades. Not saying you can't negotiate better equipment, but it won't qualify as an upgrade under the PP.
  8. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Upgrade is upgrade in class, though that's debatable. I think they consider going fron an H2x to a Genie client is an upgrade, not everyone agrees. I personally think it depends :)
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Right the PP will get you something different not something better. It may get you an extra HDDVR, (it could be an HR23, HR24) or even a client (wired, wireless) etc

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