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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ilikehd2011, Jun 4, 2011.
Has anyone seen the page at solid signal for the new h25? no pricing yet. just a heads up.
I see it and it's interesting that the FAQ's state that it requires BBC's if it is not using SWiM. It also say that it is SWiM compatible. Just for the record you MUST have SWiM in order to use this receiver, it will not work with a regular multiswitch and BBC's.
Correct. Anyone considering an H25 should know that it is only compatible with SWiM distribution.
Solid Signal and Weaknees are usually awful in their descriptions/requirements for DirecTV receivers. Weaknees still mentions the often elusive (read: non-existant) R23 receiver.
Does the H25 come with the component video dongle?
That's a definite maybe.... it requires one for component, and it seems logical that it'd be supplied with the box, but I don't think anyone can say for sure at this point.
I believe that is a separate line item, but don't quote me on that.
All righty, then: I didn't!
My in-laws are getting an H25 for the kitchen due to a small amount of counter space. If anyone can find out about the component cable dongle then I would greatly appreciate it. The HDTV is old school and only has component video inputs for HD. Thanks.
We have the H25 at our shop and when they issued me a couple they did not give me any dongles and they didn't come in the pack so I don't think they come in the box with them
Thanks, do you know how you get the dongle?
Will every HD Receiver and HD DVR that comes out after the H25 be SWIM only?
i have been thru 3 boxes of h25's and have yet to see a dongle.i dont think directv has released them yet but the dongle is for the rf remote. few other things ive learned about the h25 is they are swim only. also they are new install and upgrade only, my job wouldnt close because of this once. they have no coax to tv port.my first box came with a bag of 10-pin component/composite cable, ive yet to use one. they sell a bracket for wall mounting but thats for the customer to do. they are small enough to use one of these brackets to wall mount it behind most larger flatscreens which is where i think you would use the dongle the most.
theres a pdf on the h25 on the net
I can't wait for these to hopefully become generally available. Would really save a lot of counter space in my kitchen.
I'm not privy to their roadmap, but it would be the smart path.
The component cable "dongle" he is asking about has nothing to do with RF, it is a cable that is used for a HDTV that does not have an HDMI input.
Like this one?
DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: DIRECTV H25-500 High Definition Receiver
And in that:
To many sports bars and hotels need more boxes that what a SWIM system can put out.
???? You can stack multiple SWiM modules and have hundreds of tuners attached.