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HR22 to SWM or not to SWM

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by chicolonga1117, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. chicolonga1117

    chicolonga1117 New Member

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    Hi im very new here. Not sure if im doing this right. Well Ill get right to the point. I bought an HR22-100 HDDVR at costco. I want to install it myself. It needs two satellites. 1 and 2. on Sat1 it says SWM-2. does it mean that I need a SWM capable sat? or that is just an option so i wont need another line(use 1 mutli tuner line). Can I use my current non SWM Satellite and use two lines to my HR22-100. I hired a guy to do this and he says I need SWM. I think he is too lazy to fish the cable behind my wall and custom furniture. So the question is. Do I need SWM on my HR22-100? Or can I just use two lines/cables from my non SWM satellite? Like I said im new to this and This may not make sense to you guys. but i hope you understand. Thank you very much.
     
  2. matt

    matt New Member

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    You can use two lines. Millions of DVRs are set up this way :)
     
  3. RobertY

    RobertY Mentor

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    Two cables from the dish work great.
     
  4. chicolonga1117

    chicolonga1117 New Member

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    thank you guys. so i think the guy that i hired is too lazy to fish. he is coming back tomorrow to do something (workaround as he says it) to it. I will then ask him to fish the cable. i will keep you posted if it works.
     
  5. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    Just FYI, cable fishing down through wall spaces is an extra charge. The standard installation includes routing the cable via the path that is easiest for the install tech, which usually means running the cable round the outside of the house and then straight in through the wall.
     
  6. matt

    matt New Member

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    Yes, I think it was like $45 to have them do it?
     

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