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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR24-500 DVR (and H24-100 Receiver)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. camo

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    Mine was hooked up with a multiple splitter outside and extra power inserter inside (pick posted above), plugs directly into the receiver.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The SWiM needs a PI and it sounds like yours was mounted/connected near your receiver and then the receiver was connected to the PI output to feed the SAT signal to the receiver.
    The receivers need no PI to work.
     
  3. camo

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    Appreciate the help. So I'm thinking that's the only PI I would need on the system. The splitter outside has 6 or 8 outlets.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I came in late, so don't know if you're also asking about DECAs too, but they need one PI for the DECA to router bridge.
     
  5. Skram0

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    So, has anyone verified if you can specify an HR24 if you upgrade your service to HD DVR? I currently have a series 1 dtivo, and I'm thinking now is the time to upgrade with the speed that the HR24 has to offer. Exactly what I'm looking for in a DVR. Smoke circles around my old series 1. :hurah:
     
  6. RobertE

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    No you can nost specify a specific model. Any CSR that tells you otherwise is misinformed. It will be whatever the tech has available to him at the time.
     
  7. ps2baseball

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    I called them and was about to order. The CSR not only told me the 24 "was Tivo" but said the Dish would be losing DVR service soon due to a court ruling! Classic!
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Are you sure you didn't call 1-800-Dishnetwork? :lol:
     
  9. Mr. Big

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    Has this ever been answered? The blue lights are really distracting to me seeing that my unit sits right below my TV screen.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Yes the same way, but since it isn't anywhere near as bright, I don't because the power/DirecTV logo light is much brighter.
     
  11. Baconbeard

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    So if I want to upgrade and enjoy multi-room viewing with Deca, what do I need to do? I currently have the beta version set up wirelessly, but it does not work that well.

    I currently have 2 HR20-700's and the 5 LNB Dish. Since the HR24 has built in Deca, do I simply just swap out the receivers, and that's all there is to it? Or is there any other equipment I need?
     
  12. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The upgrade package may be the best/cheapest option.
    You need a SWiM system.
    You can add DECAs to each of your receivers and another one to connect to your home network.
     
  13. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Your 5LNB dish needs to be changed out to a SWiM LNB and your HR20-700's would get a DECA adapter for each. There is no need to swap out your HR20's just to get DECA. If you also want internet connectivity then you'll need a DECA adapter to interconnect to your ethernet network.
     
  14. Mike Bertelson

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    DECA requires SWiM to work for MRV, so you would an SWiM module (SWM8, SWM-LNB, etc).

    Next you would need DECA adapters for the HR20s, and a Band Stop Filter. Then you’d have a DECA/MRV network. To access the internet you’d need to add an DECA to Broadband adapter.

    What’s wrong with our existing MRV. I have MRV over Ethernet and it works great. Wireless?

    Mike
     
  15. RAD

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    Band Stop Filters would be necessary only if the SWiMLNB or SWiM8/16 didn't have a green label on them (which I would hope they all would by now for a new install).
     
  16. Baconbeard

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    Thanks for all the quick responses guys. Do I simply just call Directv and tell them I want to upgrade to the Whole-Home DVR service, and they will come out and install the new dish, deca, adapters, etc.?

    According to my account online, I am "not eligible for this product."
     
  17. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's how it's supposed to work. They'll want to charge a credit card the $99 for hardware and $49 for install (unless you can talk them into a deal) at the time of the order.
     
  18. Baconbeard

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    Yeah, I have it set up wireless right now, so it doesn't work very well. It is about a 50/50 shot to even get something to play in the other room, and if I do get it to play, I can't use any trick play, or it just shuts down.

    Doing a wired connection would be very difficult with my setup, so I think Deca is the way to go for me.
     
  19. Syzygy

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    So. Yet another design mistake.

    And I suppose the remote still makes you hold down a key 3 seconds before it repeats?
     
  20. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm sorry, what's the design mistake? :confused:

    Mike
     
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