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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by uwhumpty, May 7, 2010.
Just looked,and shipping is now 7 to 12 days, and they all ready have my money.
same for me to now i'm looking at 15 days from today minimum berfore i get it
I just want to make it clear that BBC's do not come with the HR24. So if you don't have SWiM, you will need to order them separately. Thanks.
Thanks sigma1914 and davenlr. That's what I figured but such a huge bummer that I had to ask. I guess my 2008 Lakers/Celtics finals recordings are not long for this world.
Leads me to another question. I'm running MRV over ethernet to my 3 DVRs now (HR20's and HR21's). I'd like to add an H24 receiver and run DECA to it because I don't have an ethernet drop in the room it would reside. What would be the the best way to do this so that I don't have to upgrade my DVRs all at once?
You can always call up DirecTV and request them to be sent to you. Generally, they will send them out to you free of charge.
That may be because of how many people purchased the HR24, so now if ya order it may take 7-12 days ...maybe there 1st shipment has been sold already, and that will be there 2nd shipment? Maybe solidsignal can answer that.
The H24 has DECA built-in, but to utilize it you will need a DECA dongle attached to your ethernet network and a SWM system.
You can have Directv install DECA. As far as I know, thats the only way its currently available, unless you can find one deca adapter with power supply, and bridge your ethernet network with your SWiM coax. The H24 wont need an adapter, as it has DECA built in.
I saw where someone was selling single DECA adapters on Ebay, however, I think it was more than DirecTv would charge for the whole house.
You definitely need the BBCs with the HR24-500 unless you have SWM and I would Not Order them Online but I would call Directv instead and order them that way as others have had problems ordered via the Online System and they are Never Delivered.
This is what it says at Solid Signal:
Q. Does the HR24 require B-Band Converters (BBC)
A. No, they are built-in to the receiver.
So, they are not built in as stated?
Just to clarify the whole BBC question/issue.
If you have a SWiM setup/configuration..you don't need BBC's for the HR24. If you have the good old conventional multiwitch setup, you would need BBC's.
This receiver was designed for SWiM & DECA networking use, so...
To use this on a non SWiM system requires using BBCs.
They copied some of that Advertising stuff from the HR23 Model and failed to realize that the HR24 does not have Wide Band Tuners like the HR23 Model so they should have deleted that reference.
If you have SWM then you do not need the BBCs but if you don't you will need the BBCs.
Anyone that ordered from SolidSignal receive a shipping notice yet? Maybe they jumped the gun a bit?
So If I get an HR24, can I move my existing HR23 to a room upstairs that has no internet connection and use its ethernet ports for internet access once I get DECA setup?
Id love to be able to use those live ethernet ports upstairs for the PS3,laptop, etc.
I wonder if DTV will ever stop installing the older model DVR's and just install HR-24's and above?
We hope to ship by the end of the week was the reply.
Ordered mine Saturday evening.
Not directly but if I understand it correctly you could use A DECA adapter at that point with a small ethernet switch. This would allow you to plug in the HR23 and something else (to the switch). Don't know if this has been tried but unless the DECA adapter is limited to 1 MAC address it should work.
Give it a try and let us know if it works!
Thanks - I ordered one Thursday or Friday but haven't heard anything them about it actully shipping yet.
I ordered Friday AM; still showing "In Process" and there has been no charge to the credit card.
The website showed "In Stock" on Friday morning; perhaps SS jumped the gun, perhaps D* told SS not to ship, perhaps .....