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I have the original genie. Is there anyone on the directv side to help with upgrades like on the dish network side.
 

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We don't have the same thing with Directv anymore like we do with Dish. DetFan is right, call them directly.
 
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if you have other dvrs or receivers (hr24's. h24, h25, ect) you will lose them with the hs17, as it can only use clients.
also, it has no ouotput and must have a client

just an fyi
 
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You won’t need other DVR’s the hs17 has 8 tuners.
Aside from the fact it actually only has 7 tuners, who are you to say 7 (or 8) tuners IS enough for a given person's situation...especially considering you, yourself, have 2 added DVR's...BESIDES your Genie, (according to your signature anyway...) which gives you NINE tuners! :confused:

Since the OP didn't say how many other DVR's he currently has, you have no idea if "downgrading" to an HS17, IS going to be enough for his particular needs. I have several clients that besides a Genie, have 4+ other DVR's in their homes...for them to downgrade to an HS17, (& loose all those other DVR's) would be completely insane! Not to also mention if the OP might have an extra receiver that they take camping, tailgating, etc...again, they will NOT be able to do that, either, if they go to an HS17. (at least w/out having to open up a separate D* account)

Hopefully the OP takes note of mdram's completely sensible point, if it applies to them...
 

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Aside from the fact it actually only has 7 tuners, who are you to say 7 (or 8) tuners IS enough for a given person's situation...especially considering you, yourself, have 2 added DVR's...BESIDES your Genie, (according to your signature anyway...) which gives you NINE tuners! :confused:

Since the OP didn't say how many other DVR's he currently has, you have no idea if "downgrading" to an HS17, IS going to be enough for his particular needs. I have several clients that besides a Genie, have 4+ other DVR's in their homes...for them to downgrade to an HS17, (& loose all those other DVR's) would be completely insane! Not to also mention if the OP might have an extra receiver that they take camping, tailgating, etc...again, they will NOT be able to do that, either, if they go to an HS17. (at least w/out having to open up a separate D* account)

Hopefully the OP takes note of mdram's completely sensible point, if it applies to them...

This seems awful personal to you there buddy. You should just relax a bit first of all.

I was just letting him know you could record up to 8 shows at once. That signature that peaked your interest(thanks by the way) is super old. I just recently came back to Directv.

So don’t you worry about who am I and what I said. I was offering up my experience. I wasn’t making assumptions or offering up any expertise.

Why you chose my post to express your unhappiness I have no clue.

To the OP I have the genie 2 I love it. I have the opportunity to record up to 8 shows. I know you express interest from people that have it.

Feel Free to PM me, as I would t want to upset poor little dishyrichy anymore. Actually I don’t really care about him, so ask me anything.

Man some people around here are real special. I’m not even sure what I said to get that response.

Btw little Rich, who are you question anyone? Nobody. Period. Go away!


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All this because I asked the OP what he was wanting to / needing to upgrade too .... :eeek

Fwiw, all the responses and the OP hasn't responded one way or the other yet ....
 

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All this because I asked the OP what he was wanting to / needing to upgrade too .... :eeek

Fwiw, all the responses and the OP hasn't responded one way or the other yet ....
I'm just as confused at his attack on me. It’s fine. He’s blocked I won’t see his garbage anymore.
 

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they will upgrade me at no charge. but then again here comes the nightmare of the tech taking away the power inserter wich is needed for long coax runs to the dish and the nightmares would start all over again with the LNB not getting enough juice to it!!!
 

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they will upgrade me at no charge. but then again here comes the nightmare of the tech taking away the power inserter wich is needed for long coax runs to the dish and the nightmares would start all over again with the LNB not getting enough juice to it!!!
Tell them to leave it the way it is ...
 
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Ok thanks for all the info. I have 5 tv to hook up. Right now I have the original genie with 4 mini one that is 4K. Just need more turners I run into all turners being being tie up and not being able to change the channel to watchlive tv while some things are being recorded for the wife.
 

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Ok thanks for all the info. I have 5 tv to hook up. Right now I have the original genie with 4 mini one that is 4K. Just need more turners I run into all turners being being tie up and not being able to change the channel to watchlive tv while some things are being recorded for the wife.
There are certain numbers involved that you need to consider and I don't know what they are, but others will.

If you have 5 TV's ...
1 Genie covers 5 or 7 streams depending on which Genie you have ... do you have the HR54 or the HS17 ... the HS17 gives you more streams ... however, regardless, you can only be streaming on so many at a time ... I thought 5 was how many you could have and 3 was the limit of use at the same time ...
Its been a while since I have looked into this ... someone here will expand on this info.
 

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There are certain numbers involved that you need to consider and I don't know what they are, but others will.

If you have 5 TV's ...
1 Genie covers 5 or 7 streams depending on which Genie you have ... do you have the HR54 or the HS17 ... the HS17 gives you more streams ... however, regardless, you can only be streaming on so many at a time ... I thought 5 was how many you could have and 3 was the limit of use at the same time ...
Its been a while since I have looked into this ... someone here will expand on this info.
i remember someone stating on here that the genie only streams one 4k show at a time and the genie 2 does 2 4k shows at once. as far as the hd goes i have no idea how many minis the genie can handle... the new genie 54 losses the e sata port as well so if an external HDD is a must then forget it on the new genie nor does the genie 2 have an e sata port.. DTV says you can have upto 8 minis on a genie
 

krynn

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i'll be getting upgraded tomorrow for a genie 2. it was a painless exp... the boxes i have now are from 2016. they might charge an upgrade fee for the genie 2..
 
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