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Help with HR24 Installaion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Vinny, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    I would appreciate any help with this potential issue.

    My HR23-700 died last night and a replacement HR2x will be received in the next day or two. If an HR24 or HR25 is sent to me and they are equipped with DECA my question is this:

    The HR23 was wired to the the existing router. There is an HR20 in the upstairs bedroom that is connected to the network via the Linksys WGA600N. MRV is currently authorized and "unsupported". It works very well for me. No SWM or anything fancy here. Will I be able to connect the HR24 the same way or do I need some DECA hardware for the HR20 upstairs.

    Thanks in advance!

    -Vinny
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "If" you get a HR24, you can use a cat5 cable and connect it like your old DVR.
    You can't add a DECA to a HR24, because 1) it won't get power, 2) they have a DECA internally.
     
  3. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    Thanks,

    I guess what I'm asking is....can I just swap out the defective HR23 with the HR24 and still have the HR20 (connected wireless) and use MRV.

    Current configuration:

    2 Sat lines into HR23
    HR23 hardwired to router

    2 Sat lines into HR20
    HR20-700 wireless connected with Linksys WGA600N.

    Another way of asking....Will the internal DECA force me into a DECA install or can I still use MRV the way I am currently. It works fine this way.
     
  4. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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    It'll work as you had it before. Keep in mind that you'll need BBC's if you get something other than an HR23.
     
  5. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    True. However I was assured that I would receive same model or upgrade. I'll believe it when I see it.

    I hope they don't send downgrade...that would suck.
     
  6. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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    The HR24 is an upgrade (as is any other HR2x, really), but does require BBC's.
     
  7. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    If whatever they send needs BBC's then wouldn't they send them with the STB. How many people have BBC's laying around?
     
  8. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    They "should" send them with the unit, but if they don't simply call and ask for them and they will ship a pair out right away.
     
  9. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    I hope they send them...if they don't it will delay me another 3 days.
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I wouldn't be too surprised to see you delayed, as the 24s don't come with BBCs, since they're mostly for SWiM setups.
     
  11. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    I must be losing it. I have a spare HR21 hooked up where the 23 was and there are BBC's attached to that...so....I have them if I need them.

    I just hope if it is a 24 that I can just leave the set-up the same and continue using MRV without a SWM.
     
  12. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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    You can.
     
  13. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    This has kind of resolved itself because my replacement for the HR23 is an HR21...which doesn't make me happy since the HD is only 320GB not 500GB (like the 23). I called DirecTV and very nicely expressed my displeasure. They are trying to replace again (with no promises) and hope the next replacement is an HR23 or better.

    We will see.
     
  14. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Geesh at the very least they should of sent you a HR23
     
  15. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    Jackie...I totally agree and told them as much. They're trying again and hopefully its resolved on Friday when I get the next delivery.
     
  16. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    I received the replacement of the replacement today. They sent an HR22-100 which is fine by me. It has the 500GB Hard Drive so all is good in the Vinny household.
     
  17. hilmar2k

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    Were BBC's included?
     
  18. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes they were and now I have 2 spares just in case.
     
  19. mika911

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    Glad to hear this! Enjoy the more equal replacement.

    I am looking to see what I get today. I'm getting a replacement for a replacement as I needed my replacement to have 3D and was sent HR20.
     
  20. Vinny

    Vinny DIRECTV A-Team

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    I hope it works out for you.
     

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