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EIGHT TVS?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by philherz, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. philherz

    philherz Legend

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    My brother told me that his neighbor has 8 TVs set up on one account.

    Is that possible....I thought the maximum was 4 or can you have more if you own your own equipment????
     
  2. boba

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    With DISH Network 4TUNERS is the most you can lease. With Directv you can lease more than 4 receivers but "FREE INSTALL"
    is only for 4 receivers so switches and labor and lease upgrade fees could be added.
     
  3. HDTVsportsfan

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    I'm not sure what the exact number of "Recievers" you can have on one account, but it is certainly more than 4. It's not a matter of how many TV's as it is Receivers. I think it's something like 8 to 10 before they start getting "curious". I could be mistaken on that however.
     
  4. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I know it's more than 4 (I have 5 myself, with 10 tuners in use).
     
  5. joed32

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    I was running 6 DVRs all with free installation every time I added one. Recently cut back to 5.
     
  6. doctrsnoop

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    Four lines out of the dish going directly to 4 tuners max is the most simple of installs.
    Four lines to the wb68 multiswitch going to 8 tuners max is the next level
    Four going to a splitter to 2 wb68's or to 1 wb616 for 16 tuners.

    Add cascading multiswitches and/or SWM and you can just keep going, though some degree of do-it-yourself and know-how is required.

    Somewhere between 32 and 100 tuners is probably the max for normal residences
     
  7. djstough

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    There used to be (many years ago), a 4 tuner limit. But that's been gone for quite a while. I have 10 tuners in the house now, with 5 HR series receivers.
     
  8. HDTVsportsfan

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    I think getting anywhere close to 32 tuners would raise a flag somewhere.
     
  9. water1

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    17 tuners in 12 receivers has never been an issue.
     
  10. Tom Robertson

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    For a long time, the website would display 10 receivers with numbered graphic images. Above 10, which it supported, the pages had a whole where the graphic would go. :)

    Now the website supports even more, tho I do not know if it has a limit at all.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  11. doctrsnoop

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    I understand that would raise flags that it would look like someone in an MDU sharing an account, but what if it were legit? Would they set a limit, or would they seek to verify this somehow?
     
  12. Tom Robertson

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    If they are all connected to the same phone line, the verification is automatic. I suspect internet connections might have a similar effect, but am not sure.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  13. jefbal99

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    Tom if I count your Sig correctly, you have 22 tuners in use?

    What you your setup, are you cascading a WB616 and SWM8 or multiple SWM8s or a combo of WB68 and various SWMs?
     
  14. coldsteel

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    I saw an account with 25 receivers. She had a ranch with a bunch of trailers and cabins, provided homes/bunks for kids she was doing the CASA advocacy thing for.
     
  15. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    I have 6 TVs, 8 boxes. Two of the TVs have PIP.
     
  16. Blitz68

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    There is no limit.

    And I have 8 DVR's
     
  17. wingrider01

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    Multiple business accounts at the office

    22 recivers w/o HD add on
    30 recievers w/ HD addon

    eiterh dvr or standard units
     
  18. old7

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    I have 10 DVRs: 2 HR20-700s, 2 HR10 DirecTiVos, 6 SD DirecTiVos, all active. None of the DVRs are plugged into a phone line. The 2 HR20s are connected to the Internet.

    Did I mention that I only have 5 TVs. In the family room, 8 of the DVRs are connected to 2 TVs. There are 2 DVRs in the master bedroom. The 2 other TVs can connect to any of the SD DRVs via video distribution.
     
  19. Tom Robertson

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    Dish lines to 4 four-way splitters. Two WB68s and Two SWMs. Works great, strong signals all around. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. BattleZone

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    The normal maximum is 20 receivers per account, but commercial accounts can exceed this with the proper paperwork, which must be processed in advanced and takes a few days at least.

    Having said that, more than 10 receivers on an account usually requires an FSM from the HSP to physically go to the home to account for the receivers.

    I did work on a (minor) celebrity's house in Ventura. He had 14 receivers and a Platinum account. At the time, Platinum was $7500/year, and the receivers were completely unlocked. Every PPV, every premium, everything except out of market locals was included.
     

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