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DIRECTV Receivers one account

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by skaman74, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. skaman74

    skaman74 AllStar

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    Just wondering how many receivers can you have on account. If i get a lot of receivers do they have to be connected to the internet or phone line.

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  2. Go Beavs

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    As long as you're doing things legally (and within your service terms), I haven't heard of any limit and they say phone lines are required but I haven't heard of it being enforced.
     
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    And most likely they will all hook up to the internet if your just now getting service, since they will run deca which means they will get internet to all your receivers through the same coax that delvers the sat signal, you just need one point of connection to your home network.

    How many receivers do you think you are going to get?
     
  4. skaman74

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    I already got a account a year ago. It is not connected to the internet and I have a legacy 5lnb. I will be changing it myself to a swm5. I'm planning to get 10 more receivers.
     
  5. Shades228

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    Then a SWM5 won't help you. I'm assuming you mean a legacy LNB and a SWM multi-switch, with that many tuners you're looking at at least 1 SWM 16 if not multiple.

    If the receivers are all in the same location and the location is a single family residence, that hasn't been converted into something designed to have tenenants or temporary guests, then there isn't a limit other than your pocket book. If you're getting all of that though there's no reason not to connect it to the internet to get all of the functions of the receivers.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    A bit more info and we could give yo a few more tips...

    How many receivers do you have now? And how many total do you plan on ending up with, and what kind will they be? All hd dvrs? How many tv's do you have? Are you planning on putting multiple dvrs in the same location at any of these tvs?

    As Shades said, changing the lnb is not what needs to be done no matter what. YOu need a swim 16 at min.
     
  7. skaman74

    skaman74 AllStar

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    I got 3 receivers now and planning to get 8 more. I plan to get 3 more HD DVD and the rest HD. I have 8 TVs but I want the 3 others for my Mac eyetv. And would it be possible to have a whole home DVr but without connected to the internet, for example have a router but have the router not connected to the "cable internet".

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  8. MrShowtime

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    Most I've seen is 22 on one account.

    I've seen quite a few in the 10-12 range though so no worries there
     
  9. Go Beavs

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    Yup, WHDVR will work just fine without an internet connection, it just won't have access to on-demand stuff, TVapps, and the iPad app won't be able to control any boxes or be able to watch streaming channels.

    All your HD boxes would have to be connected to each other via coax or ethernet networking and you wouldn't have that network bridged to your home internet connected network.
     

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