What Receivers Are Available To A New Customer?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jtconte, May 21, 2020 at 10:13 AM.

  1. jtconte

    jtconte Cool Member

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    Hi, I am an old Dish Network customer with a Hopper w/Sling receiver. I just upgraded my TV to an UHD HDR 4K and want to take advantage of it. On the Dish website you can fairly easily see their different DVR's. When going to DirectTV's site, I cannot find info on their DVR's? Where can I get information to help me decide to switch or not? What are the DVR specs? How many tuners, etc.?
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    For 4K service you will need either a HR54 with a C61K-700 client or a HS17 with a C61K-700 client. The HR54 has a 1 TB Hard Drive. It can be connected to a TV. It works with Receivers, DVRs and Clients. The HS17 is a headless server. It has a 2 TB Hard Drive. It cannot be connected to a TV and only works with clients.
     
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    Thanks! Sounds like I would need the HR54. I'm assuming that's the Genie HD? I was finally able to find some info on the DirectTV website.
     
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    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The HR54 and HS17 are both Genies. The HS17 is the latest version.
     
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    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Here are pictures of the HR54 and the HS17. hr54-genie-600.jpg DSC_0007-777x437.png
     
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The HR54 works with one 4K stream at once, the HS17 works with two 4K streams at once.
     

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