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Multiple DVR problem

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by decapad, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. decapad

    decapad Mentor

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    Hi - I just switched to a HR20 from a standard def box & it created a problem - I hope you can help. I have 6 rcvrs. They are HR24, 2 HR20, 1 H24, 1 H21 & 1 standard def box. This week I installed an HR20 & returned a std def box to make up the rcvrs listed above. The problem is since I installed the second HR20, the H24 is getting satellite errors. Code # 49-304, too many rcvrs. Or Problems communicating with satellite error message. All the other rcvrs work fine & are able to see all the different DVR's, The HR20's I have the DECA attached (to Sat 1 in), they are the HR20-700's. I tried resetting it, checked all the connections, nothing that simple worked. Do you have any suggestions to help get the H24 up & running? Thank you very much, D:)
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    You've gone over your eight tuner limit (3 DVRs + 3 receivers = 9 tuners).

    You either need to configure one of the DVRs for a single tuner or step up to a SWM-16 with a legacy LNB.
     
  3. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    drop the sd box.
    do not say if you are on swm lnb or using swm8.
    if using the swm8 swm16 is a drop in, if using swm lnb you are stuck at 8 tuners unless you change lnb and run 4 lines to swm16.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The SD can use one of the legacy ports. ;)
     
  5. decapad

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    Great - boy you guys know so much more than Directv tech support. Pardon my ignorace - but this " SD box legacy port" could that solve this problem? If so - what exactly do I need to do?
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The legacy port is only found on certain outboard SWiM multiswitches (as opposed to the SWiM LNB assembly that most have). You probably don't have one but will need one to make all of your equipment work to its capacity. DIRECTV should have figured this out and set you up.
     
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The SWM8 multiswitch has three legacy ports on it that can feed an SD receiver or DVR. This is an external device (not the SWM LNB assembly). In order to use the SWM8, you need a regular LNB (with 4 coax output). All 4 coax go to the inputs of the SWM8. Then you use the SWM output of the SWM8 to feed your HD units, and the legacy output to feed your SD unit.

    If you have an SWM LNB (one coax out), you cannot exceed 8 tuners total.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    First you need to know which type of SWiM you have.
    Is there only one coax coming from the dish? If so then this is a SWiM LNB and you're limited to eight tuners.
    If there are four cables that go to a SWM8, then there are three "extra" ports for SD receivers as seen on the left here:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. decapad

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    Once again - thank you all. For the moment - I would like to configure the HR 20 to a "single" tuner- just to get things working now. I went to the set up menu & selected "not shared" thinking that may be how to configure it as a single tuner. Sadly - it isn't working. How do I make it a "single" tuner please. D:):)
     
  10. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    In Setup Menu/Sat & Antenna

    Repeat Satellite Setup
    Then you can select one or two tuners
     
  11. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    sat setup
     
  12. decapad

    decapad Mentor

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    Perfect - you guys couldn't have been more helpful, special thanks to all! D:)
     
  13. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    yup but did not want to complicate it w/o knowing what swm setup was.
    if you tell us what you have for swm (lnb or distinct module) the people here can set you up in a hurry.
     

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