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installing HR34 tomorrow: sat setup question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by markrubin, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. markrubin

    markrubin Mentor

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    please forgive if asked answered

    have Slimline dish with 4 cables fed to Zinwell switch and SWM8 feeding
    3 HR24's and one HR20

    tomorrow I self install an HR34 and SWM16 (SWM16 will replace Zinwell & SWM8)

    currently there are 2 SWM sat cables to ea HR24

    question:

    do I have to do new setup for each HR24? what sat/switch option do I use? do HR24's still require 2 SWM feeds?

    I assume HR34 just needs one SWM feed: I understand max of 8 tuners per port/16 total

    TIA
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I guess your answer is "no", because they NEVER required two SWiM feeds.
     
  3. markrubin

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    OK that is what i suspected: Thank you:)

    what about the setup question?

    do I have to change SAT dish settings for the SWM16?

    Happy New Year!

    Mark
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    For what's currently on a SWM8, the SWiM-16 isn't any different.
     
  5. cabletech

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    I just have to ask, HOW ARE YOU DOING A SELF INSTALL OF A HR34?
     
  6. markrubin

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    install was easy: everything is working: HR34 still has old guide

    thanks for the help and Happy new year :hurah:
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    What version? It should be 0x4C8.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Does it really matter?
    The update to the latest version will be pushed, and it still will be the blue GUI.
     
  9. markrubin

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    it just updated to 0x4c8 but still has the old guide
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "my point" in the post before.
     
  11. markrubin

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    so next I want to try whole house DVR networking: I understand I have to have D* install it: they want $249.00 which seems steep

    I could buy the network adapters (only want to network 3 DVR's)

    can i do myself or do I have to have D* come to house?

    already controlling by IP iPad app, RTI 2 way IP driver, and serial control: concerned any of these functions may be affected?

    TIA
     
  12. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    When I took my HR34-700 out-of-the-box, its FW was old. And it didn't immediately upgrade to the NR.
     
  13. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    The update didn't happen for me.
     
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    This week is when most of the senior experience personnel are off. Try again next week.

    Looking at your equipment, you only really need is a DECA for your HR20. All your other receivers have DECAs built in and the HR34 can be connected to your Home Network via its Ethernet port.

    So, I would say for something that practical needs very little equipment to be install, you should be able to workout a better deal from a more experience CSR. And it helps to have the Protection Plan.
     
  15. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "Sorry" but most of this doesn't look to fly.
    All of the required hardware looks to be a DIY install, so the DirecTV system doesn't show it.
    While a better price may be had, it isn't going to be as simple as you post. There may need to be a service call to verify the equipment and it's "QA" status.
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    How long did you wait? I suspect if you had waited overnight it would have happened.
     
  17. RobertE

    RobertE DIRECTV A-Team

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    Pure BS. The system presents the agent with any discounted offers that are available at that time. It's got nothing to do with "senior personnel". Also, when people go outside of the system to get the gear "right now" it's foolish to expect the system to know what the customer has done.
     
  18. Drucifer

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    11:30 PM. But an existing NR should be done ASAP. My last two HR24 updated within hours of getting turn on. But my HR34 didn't.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I respect your opinion but updates can happen any time in the first 24 hours after installation. Most people arent as aware of the process as you are.
     
  20. deardeva

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    agree with Stuart, he does know all, and is correct that any newer software downloads for particular model number, should download within 24 hours of installation and activation
     

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