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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by TogasPoon, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. TogasPoon

    TogasPoon AllStar

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    That's what I thought (they're both -700's). Thanks for the quick reply.

    I'm not sure what replacement box we're getting for the H20, but is it possible it won't work with component cables?
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    All receivers have component out, although the H25 uses a dongle that can work loose if its moved around.
     
  3. TogasPoon

    TogasPoon AllStar

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    I'm guessing we're getting an H25 by the way the tech was talking. I have a 50' component cable run from the basement to the 2nd floor and no cable running to this spot. Does the dongle come with the box, I'm guessing I'll just need an f/f adapter.
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    If he installs an H25, and you require component, he should have the breakout component cable. I dont know if they are included in the box or not, but suspect they are not. If he has an H24, that would be a better choice if you plan on using component.
     
  5. TogasPoon

    TogasPoon AllStar

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    H25, he had the cable and I had a spare component wall mount so I'm good there.

    I'm having trouble programming the remote for RF, I'm using the same remote as before but it doesn't want to take, does the H25 require an antenna or special remote?
     
  6. mstanka

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    I have a couple of HR21's and since the HDgui they are just as responsive as the rest of the receivers (being HR22's and HR20's).

    Michael.
     
  7. TogasPoon

    TogasPoon AllStar

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    Never mind, found my own answer, the H25 needs an RF extender.

    I had one of these lying around which did the job.
    http://www.amazon.com/Next-Generati...Z0HA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324929984&sr=8-1


    Good news is that my HR21 did the disk error check thingy when he restarted it so he swapped that out for a HR24. 1 HR21 down, 2 to go.

    Thanks for all the help, advice and quick responses.
     
  8. TogasPoon

    TogasPoon AllStar

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    I do have a question about my install.

    The tech put this in our family room and was adamant that it had to be plugged directly into the wall. I wanted to put it into the surge protector so the cord wasn't showing or move it to the basement and plug it into a long extension cord (no surge protector) but he was very against that.

    What our my options for moving this.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    That is a power inserter to provide power to the electronics in the LNB assembly in the dish. It can pretty much go anyplace you want as long as it is oriented correctly and connected to provide power to the dish. It does not matter if it goes in a surge protector or UPS, but I'm guessing the reason the installer wanted to go directly to the wall is to make sure it does not get turned off (many people flip the power switch on a surge protector off when they are done watching tv, etc.). You need to keep this powered.
     
  10. TogasPoon

    TogasPoon AllStar

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    Thanks

    He was so adamant about plugging it directly into the wall that he plugged it into a switched outlet. :D I told him that would be a no go.
     
  11. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Cheap surge protectors can have voltage irregularities due to cheap parts. This means that the PI can get more abuse and burn them out. This is true with any electronics plugged into them but he doesn't get back charged for something other than a PI having problems. It's funny that most people buy surge surpressors like they should hdmi cables and buy hdmi cables like they should surge supressors.
     

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