Originally Posted by socalsharky
Thanks for the info. As I understand it, the HR54 can run 2 4k minis, but only one can be showing 4k at a time, correct?
Can the HR44 run an HDTV via HDMI at the same time as it is running 1 UHD and 1 HDTV via minis? That way I could install the HR54 on one of my HDTVs and use the 2 minis on the UHD sets and avoid additional equipment charges, I think.
Any reliability or PQ differences between the HR54 and HS17?
hr44 cannot run a 4k client, the hr54 can. all clients can be 4k clients, but only 1 4k feed at a time
the hr54 has an hdmi for a hd tv
remember removing the hddvrs will lose 2 tuners each, and 50 timers each
and a mini uses a tuner from the hr54 for live tv, reducing its recording capability
you need to decide how many timers you have, and need
and how your recording will be used
i would never trade a dvr for a mini, its a downgrade imho
putting in an hs17 would require all dvrs to be replaced with minis
again from what you have i consider this a downgrade
to gain a couple of 4k channels just is not worth it at this time imho