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Neew Install - SD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by HDJulie, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. HDJulie

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    I'm having D* installed at my mother's house on July 5th. She's got 3 HDTV's & 2 SDTV's. We're getting HD & Whole Home, etc. so I'm curious as to which SD Receiver & SDDVR she will get. She's in Memphis in the 38141 zip code. Will the SDDVR still require two lines or since this will be a SWM install will it use one line like the HDDVR's.

    I've got more questions about the install but I'll post those in another forum.
     
  2. The Merg

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    If she's getting WHDVR, the SD receiver and SD-DVR need to be SWM compatible. Thus, she will get a D12 and R16. Also, since it is a SWM install, the R16 will only require one cable.

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  3. HDJulie

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    Excellent, thanks!
     
  4. tkrandall

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    How many each of HD DVRs or HD receivers will she have?
     
  5. HDJulie

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    She'll have two HDDVR's & one HD Receiver
     
  6. tkrandall

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    That's 8 tuners total, (2 per DVR and 1 per receiver) which is fine, but it's the upper limit for the number of tuners for the simpler install with a SWM dish.
     
  7. HDJulie

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    Yeah, I realized that, too but if she ever wants to add a another receiver then D* will come out & replace the LNB & add the switch so she can have more than 8 tuners. They did that for me when I went from 8 to 9 tuners two weeks after having the SWM installation :).
     
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    You realize of course that the SD DVR and receiver will not be part of the whole-home operation. They will be SWM, but not whole-home capable. If you want whole-home at every TV, then you need to order HD equipment for the SD TV locations.
     
  9. HDJulie

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    Yes, I knew that. The tv's are small ones in the kitchen & an enclosed patio. She wants them on mostly for noise but might record the odd program there. I think that eventually we'll get rid of both tv's & replace them with a small HDTV & receiver but that will probably be next year. Right now it is important to her to keep things as close to the same as possible.
     

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