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Adding genie to 3 other hr20s...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sticketfan, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. sticketfan

    sticketfan Legend

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    I have 4 hr20s and want to switch out the oldest for a genie i have a swim dish what else do i need?
     
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Well, you'll need to swap out your SMW-LNB for a legacy LNB as you'll now have 11 tuners and the SWM-LNB can only handle 8 tuners. You'll then need a SWM16 and three more coax cables from the dish to it and at least one 4-way splitter (which you probably already have) so you can put the 3 HR20s on one leg and the Genie on the other. You'll also need DECA units for the HR20's if you are using MRV over your home network. If you don't want to use DECA, you will need a Band Stop Filter on the leg with the HR20s.

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  3. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Are any of your units the HR20-100 model? If so, they have a unique way to connect that requires a BSF and 2-way green labeled splitter.
     
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    To clarify, that is for when using DECA with them.

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