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HR34

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dbmet, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. dbmet

    dbmet New Member

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    I currently have a HR22 and two older legacy boxes. I want to upgrade to the HR34 and keep the older legacy boxes..
    I have the slimline-5 dish outside.. I'm just wondering what I should purchase besides the HR34, and a Swm16 with the splitter and power inserter.
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  2. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    What are your legacy boxes? Are you sure you need a SWM-16?

    You'll need to buy or make cables to connect the SWM to the SL5, unless you're replacing a multiswitch with the SWM.
     
  3. dbmet

    dbmet New Member

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    Probably a Swm8 would work.. The legacy boxes are just plain old receivers about 3-4 years old..I'll look up model numbers later.

    There is no multiswitch currently..
     
  4. cwtech

    cwtech Mentor

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    d12 with work with a swm system, anything d11 and before is not swm compatible

    also just curious here but why do you not want to keep the hddvr but want to keep the older legacy receivers?
     
  5. dbmet

    dbmet New Member

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    Cause the legacy boxes are on the kids tvs which are just some old tube style tvs. Nothing fancy.
    Just checked and they are the D12 boxes.
     
  6. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    You won't need an SWM-16 then. One SWM output to the HR34, one run from each of the legacy ports to the legacy receivers. So if you're installing it yourself, you'll need to mount the SWM-8 somewhere along the run of all four cables from the dish. If you've got a good compression tool for the coax cable, you could probably do it without needing any jumpers. You'll just have to cut the existing cable and install four compression fittings.

    But if you get the HR34 from DirecTV, they'll insist on an installer coming out, and the install price will include the SWM-8, I'm pretty sure.
     
  7. dbmet

    dbmet New Member

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    That's what I figured I needed. I have all the coax tools - no problem there.
     

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