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Upgrading to Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jamieh1, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. jamieh1

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    finally taking up offer to get a genie, keeping two of my HR23s but replacing a third with a genie. What model is Directv installing now.
    Have a slimline 5 dish now non swm.
     
  2. WestDC

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    If you ask for 4K at the time of getting your up grade - they will install a HR54 if not -then you will get a hr44 or a Hr54 depending on what the installer has on his truck.
    Of course the need to add DECA's to your HR23's as well and your dish lnb will be changed to a SWM lnb
     
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    If you get a Genie2 (HS17) you will not be able to keep any of your HR series boxes. Only clients are allowed with a Genie 2.

    If keeping the HR2x units is essential, then get an HR54, not an HS17.
     
  4. jamieh1

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    0C51137B-0604-43D9-A554-7C46DDFB6D2A.jpeg 2305F518-A544-408D-9DF1-3FE16EF3B59F.jpeg Got install today. New HR54-700 and reverse band lnb. Kept my HR24 and a old HR20.
    Says SWM is 32 ch
     
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  5. codespy

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    I can’t believe you are still suffering with those HR23’s- they were the worst out of all the HR’s. I’d call DirecTV back and get those replaced with 24’s. You will be instantly gratified with the speed.
     
  6. jamieh1

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    Stand corrected, have one Hr24 but still one Hr20, gonna wait a few weeks and call about getting hr20 replaced.
     
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    One issue im having is AM21 hanging up at 69% when updating channels on HR54. Appears to be a issue with others also.
     
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    If you're using OTA on the HR20 you might not want to get it replaced. You'd need an AM21 for the HR24 and Directv won't supply AM21s any longer, so you'd have to find one on Ebay where they're very expen$ive these days!
     
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    Yea ivegot several AM21s. Just a issue with them locking up when loading the antenna channels
     

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