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    Edgecutter GoBeavs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laxguy View Post
    Looks terrific!

    One question: In the power supply jack, there's another port next to it. What for, please?
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    Just another screw.
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    Great job!

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    Like everyone else said, Great Job!
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    Another great job.

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    So the HR54 is mostly a souped up HR44? Improved RVU (er Directv Ready) server functionality? Or is there another compelling reason to upgrade? Reverse Band functionality? I would think there are 4,000 other reasons to upgrade, but given the C61 has been announced I would think the HR64 would give you 4k reasons.

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    First of all, I'm not sure there will be an HR64, and I'm not even saying that with a wink. I think HR54 is the end of the line for the Genie product, meaning that if you want live 4K you will have to do it with a client box or with a DIRECTV 4K ready TV.

    There's got to be something they're going to use those two extra SWM channels for. Loose lips have suggested that they will be bonded together to deliver live 4K, and that will be the only way you will get live 4K reception. That also implies an RDBS dish, which while also unconfirmed, is something that loose lips have been flapping about for a while.

    Speaking as a representative as a company that provides DIRECTV equipment, this is the best futureproof option for now. In two years you may want something else (probably not an HR64 since that may not ever happen) but there will be something else that serves the needs of all AT&T and DIRECTV customers.

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    as always, awesome job on the FLs
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    Great job on the review. Was an easy informative read. Things have come a long way since the very first "First Looks". Again, thanks to all who participated in the testing and writing of the review.
    HR34-700(0x009F6)▶️Networked: via Deca hardwired to Actiontec MI424WR (FiOS)▶️OTA: No ▶️DOD Enabled: Yes
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    Excellent work!

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