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HR20-700/SWM

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gregftlaud, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. gregftlaud

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    Is the HR20-700 SWM compatible?

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  2. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

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    yessir
     
  3. gregftlaud

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    OK thanks b/c i have a dtv contractor here who says it isnt
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Probably because when the HR20's were made they were going to call it "FTM" not "SWM". Tell him to use the port labeled "FTM".
     
  5. gregftlaud

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    That's exactly what i told him. After arguing with him for 15 minutes i told him hey just go run a freaking wire from the dish and plug it into the receiver (before u do all the wire fishing,etc) and see if it works. Boom, it works.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Guess it gets tough when your hardware is older then the tech's experience with DirecTV. :eek2: :lol:
     
  7. gregftlaud

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    Exactly!
     
  8. wahooq

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    its compatible but takes a special hookup for Whole Home....mopst tech will just swap them....which is good...if he wants to swap it let him
     
  9. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    The HR20-700 doesn't need a special hookup, the HR20-100 does.
     
  10. wahooq

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    Hmmmm you are correct sir ...my bad (and PBR's)
     
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Had the right color, but wrong manufacturer. ;)
     
  12. wahooq

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    still if he wants to swap it...H/HR20's are pretty much obsolete
     
  13. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If the swap was for a 24, I'd jump on it, but if the tech walks in with a 21, they'll be walking back out with it.
     
  14. gregftlaud

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    oh wahooq dont scare me there with it not compatible with whole home dvr!
     
  15. dpeters11

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    You're fine. Now, if you want 3D, then you have a problem with that box.
     
  16. texasbrit

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    Yes, works fine with whole home, but does not support 3D....
    Mine just keeps on running....!
     
  17. jdspencer

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    That other plus is that the HR20s have a built-in OTA tuner.
     
  18. gregftlaud

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    Yep OTA is a great feature esp when it is pouring down rain!
     
  19. wahooq

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    ddint say not compatible
     
  20. bwaldron

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    Can't agree
     

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