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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: HR44-700 Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Beerstalker

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    I'm thinking the CSR was talking about a cinema connect kit, which their computer system makes them send out with a HR34. However, I'm guessing if their computer system already says that you have a cinema connect kit installed from an earlier visit (like when they set up whole home DVR), then another one isn't included with the HR34. I highly doubt you will be getting the HR44, we haven't even heard of a release date on them yet, we usually end up knowing a week or two in advance.
     
  2. RAD

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    The rumor that I've heard is a pilot rollout in select market end of February and national rollout late April.
     
  3. Bajanjack

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    Yes- that's exactly what happened. She said that when she ordered the dvr for me it did not generate the cinema connect kit which meant it was an HR44. It looks like an HR34 from the comments here. Oh well.... I should have known.
     
  4. Bajanjack

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    On second thought doesn't the Hr24-500 have an internal Deca? Which means I would need an external Deca or cinema connect with the HR34?
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    The HR34 doesn't need an external DECA and Ethernet connection will act as the bridge for all your receivers connected to your DECA cloud. It doesn't need the CCK.

    Mike
     
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    That's the official info. I just saw in an official D* training video hosted by Ray Edwards released today.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, and those videos are directv confidential, right?
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    Well you won't find them on Youtube, and they're password protected, so....
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    My point being I wouldn't want anyone to get fired for sharing information they shouldn't.
     
  10. Bajanjack

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    Thanks again, Mike- you confirmed your original advice to me- all I've gotta do is disconnect my HR24 and plug in the HR34 when I get it.
     
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    Drucifer

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    Each leg of SWiM-16 allowed 8-tuners. You are pulling 2 and adding 5 or an addition of 3. If the 3 doesn't put you over 8 it is simple. If does, then you must re-arrange the feeds of the SWiM-16. If you have to do that, make sure the Power Inserter stays on the jack designated for it -- the red jack.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2013 #412 of 672
    Bajanjack

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    Thanks Drucifer-I've currently got 6 boxes, (replacing the HR24 with the new one) so I'm assuming I'm "good'.....
     
  13. Feb 1, 2013 #413 of 672
    carl6

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    It isn't "boxes", it's TUNERS. A DVR has two tuners, a non-DVR has one tuner. No matter if only one coax is used to feed the DVR, it still has 2 tuners and uses 2 SWM channels.

    So from your SWM16, you could run four 2-tuner DVRs on one leg (four coax connections), and that leg is full. Or one HR34, one HR2x and one H2x. But if you do the HR34 and two HR2x that's too many tuners.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2013 #414 of 672
    Laxguy

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    And you can turn off a tuner or two if need be, and the Genie clients don't add to the tuner load, as they cadge one off the Genie itself.
     
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    Bajanjack

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    thanks...understood...my equipment is listed in my signature-I'm exchanging one of the HR24s for the HR34/44......looks like I could be in trouble.........if so, what's the "fix" besides turning off tuners?
     
  16. Feb 1, 2013 #416 of 672
    Mike Greer

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    You'll still be ok with a SWM16.... They'll take care of making sure there are not more than 8 tuners on one side of the SWM16 when they do your install.
     
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    Groundhog45

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    Put the HR34 with one HR2x on one leg and put everything else on the other leg of the SWM16. That gives you 7 tuners on the first and 6 on the second.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2013 #418 of 672
    Drucifer

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    Trace your receivers back to your SWiM-16 and count the tuners on each leg.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2013 #419 of 672
    veryoldschool

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    HR20-700, HR21-100, HR24-500,H24-100, R16-300, Genie

    SWiM output #1:
    Genie, H24, DVR [5+1+2=8]
    SWiM output #2:
    4 DVRs [2x4=8]

    "No problem" :lol:
     
  20. Feb 1, 2013 #420 of 672
    samrs

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    Techs use coaxial cable mappers to figure out which wire is which, available at Lowes or Home Depot.

    You can also use a Digital Volt Ohm meter and the terminators off the splitter.

    Another free method would be to diconnect one line at a time from the splitters and run check which receiver is searching for a signal. Depending on how your SWM-16 is set up the line the power supply is on is a given.
     

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