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Its Been a While...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by btalbott, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. btalbott

    btalbott DBSTalk Club Member

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    I'm considering getting an HR34 to replace my HR20. I currently have an HR20, HR21 and a standard D11-100. Also, I have a dish with 4 cables coming into a SWM5.
    I am currently running whole home via my network connection and have been reading that this will need to be changed if I elect to get the HR34.
    My question is this:
    1. If I elect to keep the HR20/HR21, the D11-100 and get an HR34 installed that would encompass 10 tuners correct?
    2. Would they install a new dish (ie. single wire to a new SWM)? Also, what else would need to be installed? I have also read that the HR34 can be used as the Cinema Connection Kit (CCK).

    Sorry if these questions are able to be found, but I've been traveling like a madman this year and don't have much time to research. I'm also getting a tad bit confused.

    Can someone chime in as to what I would need to have in order for this configuration to work properly?

    Currently I have a SWM5 with the PI in the Living Room (HR21,HR20,D11-100).

    Thanks All!
    Bill
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    All they would have to do is replace your SWM5 with an SWM16.
    The HR34 can be used as the CCK, but as far as I know, Directv wont do it that way.
     
  3. btalbott

    btalbott DBSTalk Club Member

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    So I'll have to get a CCK. How about my existing network connectivity (ie. connections to my network switch)? Does it need to change?
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    To be an approved installation, DirecTv will remove all units from your wired network and install DECA modules to convert them to their DECA network, and will then install a CCK to bridge the DECA network to your switch.
     

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