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"Owned" HD Reciver Possibilities

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dazed&confuzed, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. peds48

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  2. dazed&confuzed

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    Thanks!
    So the HR-22 has two ethernet ports One would connect to my network switch and the other would connect to the DECCA? Does it matter which one?
    Would I connet to the home network on both or would the second HR-22 pull the ethernet connection from the first for VOD material?
     
  3. peds48

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    no, you don't connect the DVRs directly to your network. that is the purpose of the DECAs. one connection to your router using either a Genie or CCK as a bridge, connects all receivers to the internet via the coax network. the DECA on your HR22 connects inline with the satellite feed and a short ethernet cable connects the DECA to the top ethernet port of the HR22
     
  4. Hornnumb2

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    If the installer is coming you should go ahead and replace the switch so all tuners will work for now.
     
  5. dazed&confuzed

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    I have them connected directly to the network now so I can download On Demand content, but it will be nice not to worry about that when I get the Genie.
    So why does the HR-22 have two Ethernet ports?

    Are you talking about changing the SWM8 to a 16?
    Not sure I need nine tuners... I think I'll just set one HR-22 to a single tuner for now.
    The HR-22 downstairs will probably be retired to the closet as a backup and the HR-22 with the 2 Tb drive will move downstairs.
    Also thinking of going to a 3-4 Tb in a docking station on the Genie. (You can never have too much room)
     
  6. dpeters11

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    I don't think installers are supposed to allow 9 tuners on a SWM8, even disabled. They replace with a 16.

    As for why there are two ports, not sure why but it was never a good idea to use both.
     
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    Correct. a respectable tech would install a SWM16
     
  8. peds48

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    one of the ethernet ports is a pass through. perhaps DirecTV had use for it, but got scrapped. But is not a good idea to use the pass through as it uses CPU cycles to drive the port. it does not have an independent processor for the pass through
     
  9. dazed&confuzed

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    He won't here, SWM is located in a crawlspace in the attic and I'm not going to send him up there no matter what.
    They can ether give the SWM 16 to me to install or I'll just disconnect one of the HR-22's and buy my own DECA for it.
    The order shows that they are sending a new dish, which I don't need since I already have a slimline dish, but I guess they don't know that. (And didn't believe me when I told them)
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    Thanks! Last think I need to do is slow down those HR-22's
     
  10. Rich

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    They come from the factory slowed down. Or I should say "came" since they mercifully stopped producing them.

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  11. inkahauts

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    He won't here, SWM is located in a crawlspace in the attic and I'm not going to send him up there no matter what.
    They can ether give the SWM 16 to me to install or I'll just disconnect one of the HR-22's and buy my own DECA for it.
    The order shows that they are sending a new dish, which I don't need since I already have a slimline dish, but I guess they don't know that. (And didn't believe me when I told them)



    Thanks! Last think I need to do is slow down those HR-22's


    Well not sure why you won't let him in the attic but.. I once had everything prepped when someone came to my folks house to upgrade to a swim16 (genine install) and the swim was under the house. I told him I'd prefer to just go under and hook it up myself since there's a ton of wires under the house and I'd need to go anyway. He handed me the swim16 and he let me hook it up right then. Easy for him to see it was done right since we had to check everything in the house after anyway. And he didn't need to crawl under their house. Maybe you can talk him into that as well if your all prepared to do it quickly... That's what I'd try if I where you if you really don't want him up there.
     
  12. peds48

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    Brilliant idea!
     
  13. dazed&confuzed

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    It's a real pain to get in where the SWM is mounted. Up through a small trap door in a closet, Which is now being used as a pantry so all the shelving and everything else has to be removed. (A real PIA)
    Now crawl on your belly 30' across a small plywood catwalk with about 30" of clearance to the top joists. There is no room to turn around so when done you have to slide backwards back to the opening..
    I think I'll just disconnect one of the HR-22's, that way I'll be down to 7 tuners and not have worry about it I can't figure out how to put the HR-22 into single tuner mode anyway...
     
  14. Rich

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    That's exactly what installers say when they see my system. Well, most of them. Some have told me that it can't possibly work at all. I'd do the same thing as inkahauts and dazed&confused did if I didn't know the Tech (notice the capitalization, Techs are a rarity in my area).

    If an installer falls thru the ceiling, will D* or the contractor pay for fixing the ceiling? Serious question. I have the same situation in my attic.

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    Yes, well in all likley hood yes.
    You would need to call D* and start a damage claim. Which can take 2 to 9 weeks to resolve.
    You will need photos of he damage a discription of how the damage happened and some other things that they will tell you when you call.
    You will than need to email or snail mail that information to D* damage claim team.
    The local installer supervisor will come out and inspect the damage.
    They will get a quote from thier prefured repair company.
    You should do the same.
     
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    If an installer falls thru the ceiling, will D* or the contractor pay for fixing the ceiling? Serious question. I have the same situation in my attic.

    Rich
    yup


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    Yes, well in all likley hood yes.
    You would need to call D* and start a damage claim. Which can take 2 to 9 weeks to resolve.
    You will need photos of he damage a discription of how the damage happened and some other things that they will tell you when you call.
    You will than need to email or snail mail that information to D* damage claim team.
    The local installer supervisor will come out and inspect the damage.
    They will get a quote from thier prefured repair company.
    You should do the same.
    actually, customer gets a quote and pays for the repair. Then they get reimbursed by DirecTV


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  18. inkahauts

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    That's exactly what installers say when they see my system. Well, most of them. Some have told me that it can't possibly work at all. I'd do the same thing as inkahauts and dazed&confused did if I didn't know the Tech (notice the capitalization, Techs are a rarity in my area).

    If an installer falls thru the ceiling, will D* or the contractor pay for fixing the ceiling? Serious question. I have the same situation in my attic.

    Rich


    They fall through its them that pays legally from what I know. That's why they are insured. Sort f dealt with that before.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    It's a real pain to get in where the SWM is mounted. Up through a small trap door in a closet, Which is now being used as a pantry so all the shelving and everything else has to be removed. (A real PIA)
    Now crawl on your belly 30' across a small plywood catwalk with about 30" of clearance to the top joists. There is no room to turn around so when done you have to slide backwards back to the opening..
    I think I'll just disconnect one of the HR-22's, that way I'll be down to 7 tuners and not have worry about it I can't figure out how to put the HR-22 into single tuner mode anyway...


    To put it in single tuner mode you must rerun sat setup. When your selecting which dish and such you'll see it says dual tuner. Click that and change it to single tuner there.

    And I get it. Although that's more space than some places I have crawled!
     
  20. Bill Broderick

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    This is the exact reason why, when DirecTV came out with their first HD dish, that had a multiswitch that was supposed to attach to the back of the dish, I insisted that the multiswitch be installed on a joist in my basement. That multiswitch has been replaced 4 times since then and I've never needed anything more than a step stool to get to it. Even vertically challenged techs have found this location to be a snap to work with.
     

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