Who Has Gotten A HR54?

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  1. Sep 4, 2015 #81 of 131
    dpeters11

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    Even when it's national, there still is no reason to turn down a 44. It's not like a 34 vs 44. Though the integrated power inserter is kind of nice.

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  2. Sep 4, 2015 #82 of 131
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    I got one here in LA back on Monday, to my surprise, after a service call to (finally) swap out my slow-as-Christmas and trouble plagued HR34.

    Was expecting an HR44, but Tech. showed up with a -54 instead

    I have to say, very impressed with it's speed and very small size, but I do miss the caller ID feature.

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  3. Sep 4, 2015 #83 of 131
    texasbrit

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    Most of them are in SoCal. My friend in San Diego had one installed two weeks ago.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2015 #84 of 131
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    Moved from Chicago to NorCal in late July and signed up as new customer. Got HR54. I had the HR34 back home, so the comparison is night and day for me.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2015 #85 of 131
    HoTat2

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    Got an HR54 installed Monday and satellite input is labled SWM-5 as well. Guess that may indicate an end to all the speculation about what was thought the two additional inactive SWM channels are for ...

    Perhaps they never existed to begin with. It was some sort of mistake in the labeling in the early test models used by the First Look team.

    BTW, the photos on the Weakness site are not the HR54, but what looks like an HR44.

    HR54 is smaller and has no front panel indicators or buttons save for a DIRECTV power and a record light indicator.

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  6. Sep 4, 2015 #86 of 131
    CraigerM

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    I thought I read that you still need another power inserter for the other boxes that the one in the HR-54 has just enough power to power the LNB and that's it. Or am I wrong on that? I guess it you just need only the HR-54 and no other boxes then that internal power inserter would work?
     
  7. Sep 4, 2015 #87 of 131
    slice1900

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    I doubt it was a mistake in labeling, I'll bet it uses the 8 tuner chip, but maybe to avoid confusion in their "all Genies are equal" policy they decided at the last minute not to use those extra tuners to avoid people whining for upgrades from HR34/HR44 to HR54 to get the two extra tuners (and presumably ability to support two more clients)
     
  8. Sep 4, 2015 #88 of 131
    HoTat2

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    BTW, with no front panel buttons I guess there is no coax network test feature (Guide + >) for the HR54?

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  9. Sep 4, 2015 #89 of 131
    b52pooh

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    The built in power inserter is designed to power the SWM lnb. Once the LNB is powered, there is no other device that requires power from the power inserter. You can have as many receivers as the 8 tuner lLNB will support, i.e. Genie(5tuners) plus one HR24(2 tuners) plus one H25 (1 tuner). The receivers do not reuire a power inserter, only the SWM in the LNB requires it.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2015 #90 of 131
    peds48

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    Press and hold SLECT for a looong time, lol. for a few seconds.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2015 #91 of 131
    HoTat2

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    Got it, thanks .... :)

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  12. Sep 5, 2015 #92 of 131
    P Smith

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    my thoughts are the same
     
  13. Sep 5, 2015 #93 of 131
    P Smith

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    We got unfortunate case - split usefull info about hr54 between the threads,

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    Could we merge the short thread with main one to keep redundancy to minimum and give those who need just one thread?
     
  14. Sep 5, 2015 #94 of 131
    reubenray

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    Hopefully at the first of next year I will be in our new place. I will have two new 4k TV's installed when I move in. With the discussion of the HR54 not doing 4k I am confused on what I will need. I currently have a HR34 and a HR24.


    What will I need to get 4k to both tv's?
     
  15. Sep 5, 2015 #95 of 131
    Jacob Braun

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    Just two C61Ks and your HR34. Only one will be able to play 4K at a time.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2015 #96 of 131
    reubenray

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    What will I need to get more than 5 tuners? I know the HR24 will not do 4k, but will it still work?
     
  17. Sep 5, 2015 #97 of 131
    peds48

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    Yes, the HR24 still works but not 4K. If you are in love with the 4K niche now, you are limited to 5 tuners with two C61Ks and paying for three outlets while only using two.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2015 #98 of 131
    reubenray

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    How would it work if I had the 4k setup on only the main living room tv and the bedroom would not be. Also I guess I would have to pay an additional fee for the C61K just to watch 4k?

    I do need more than one DVR.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2015 #99 of 131
    peds48

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    You are worrying for nothing. There is ZERO linear content right now in 4K. But to answer the question, you would need the Genie on the secondary TV and a C61K on the main TV.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2015 #100 of 131
    P Smith

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    I would wait for HR64 (hopefuly it will support 4K on HDMI outout)
     

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