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Frequency Translation Module (anytime soon?)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Proc, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. azphi

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    I have an install set up for Feb 15th. I really don't want to run a second coax, should I pospone?

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  2. AlbertZeroK

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    Yeah, till sometime late this summer...
     
  3. ajwillys

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    You could always just live with a single tuner til FTM becomes active. Of course it probably will be awhile until FTM is a solution. But at least just using a single tuner is better than postponing the entire install. Just a thought.
     
  4. Teronzhul

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    Except that the current D11s are apparently not FTM compatible, meaning if he installs now he'll have to replace those if he is getting any sd receivers. He may want to wait for the D12s at least in that situation.
     
  5. azphi

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    Well we went ahead and installed the H20 with only one cable. It seems to be working fine, with only one tuner. I can't wait for the FTM hardware/software to be released...I haven't heard anything for a while, any news on an update?

    LouPenya
     
  6. westernamerican

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    What kind of expense are we looking at to use this technology?
     
  7. Tom Robertson

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    The quote as something like "two tankfuls of gas" for earls car. Someone did the math at the time-"'bout a hundred dollars", as Rainman would say. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  8. westernamerican

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    Are you saying we do or do not have to purchase additional equipment?
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    I do not know for certain. And as always, you mileage will vary around here. Many people will likely get it for free, many will not need it at all.

    So we'll see. Soon? Earl? :)
    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  10. Earl Bonovich

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    I can answer that...

    Yes, you will have to purchase additional equipment, (or it is part of your install).

    As for when...

    I am just waiting for the green light.
    Thread is done, and ready to go.
     
  11. Drewg5

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    GREEN LIGHT I just had to...For the fun of it :D
     
  12. Tom Robertson

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    OK, Earl.

    LMAO :)
     
  13. Scott B.

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    "Yes, you will have to purchase additional equipment." - Earl Bonovich

    Earl is there a website to see FTM equipment?
     
  14. Tom Robertson

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    This is the best place--but the when is not yet known. In other words, even tho everyone knows about it (more or less), they haven't announced it so Earl can't talk about what he knows.

    I'm guessing real soon, but we've been at the real soon stage for a couple of months now, alas.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  15. DonCorleone

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    Wow, that's a much more promising answer from Earl than I expected. I was thinking more like late Spring/early Summer based on previous posts, but looks like the light is shining.

    Of course, now that I wired a 2nd line to my hard-to-reach room, I have no need for FTM (especially if there's a cost involved) since the other 2 rooms are easy to feed wire to, BUT it would be great to see a lot of people have better access to a second "line" as I know how frustrated I was when I only got 1 signal when I 1st got the HR20.
     
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  17. P Smith

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  18. jscarpelli

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    Earl,
    I was reading through this thread and noticed many posts that read "soon". Well they were all in January and it is now November. When is "soon"?

    Seriously though, when this does happen can I connect the FTM between my WB616 and my HR20's? I'm thinking this will be able for me to free up some lines to send off somewhere else in the future if needed.

    Thanks in advance,
    Joe
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    Look for SWM threads like this one: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=80686
     
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