Go Pack Go!!!!
Although it was made in 2010, my 24’s are actually faster than both my HR54/C61K because I use 1TB SS drives with them. The 6TB HDD in my 54 is about 72% filled, so the remote response/navigation thru menus has definitively slowed down and noticeably slower than the 24’s with SS drives.Well good job I guess. Not sure why you wanted old equipment so badly you went through all that. Eventually streaming and satellite will be combined but not on those old 24s!
I will add that the 24’s also still have-
-Native control as opposed to the Genie
-Music and photos which we still use (mostly for playing family videos on any TV- files stored on our PC)
-A better option for playing Pandora in the background
-GUI interface which the family prefers vs the Genie GUI.
Yes- the end will come at some point of all IRD’s and will make the switch when the end arrives. For now, our Spectrum internet by us with is too unreliable- way more lengthy outages (many for several hours in 2021), compared to Satellite rainfade which happened for only few minutes a couple of times last year. There’s other reasons for having more boxes and more tuners too, which I will not get into at the moment. 👍