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Possible to network receivers on different accounts?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bocasierra, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. bocasierra

    bocasierra New Member

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    I will have a temporary setup with an HR24 and an HR34 each on separate DirecTV accounts. If both accounts are Whole Home enabled, and both DVR's are connected to the same dish, will they be able to share recordings using Whole Home?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I dont see what they should not
     
  3. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    We know that this will work, because of the problems some people have in MDUs when their apartment isn't isolated from their neighbors' , and they end up seeing each others playlists.
     
  4. gov

    gov Legend

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    If you want to pay twice, one account should be DirecTV and the other on DISH.


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  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    We know that this will work, because of the problems some people have in MDUs when their apartment isn't isolated from their neighbors' , and they end up seeing each others playlists.


    Good point texasbrit
     
  6. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Actually, it has been said here for, well, years, since I first asked and was told it should work.

    It does NOT (and I have tried multiple times, the last about 3 months ago).

    Yes, one can see the titles from the other account in your Playlist. However, seeing titles and playing is 2 different things.

    Once you attempt to view the actual program, it appears to start playing for a frame or two, and then an error message appears. The recorded/encrypted programming is clearly tied to that account and cannot be decoded on another account.
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    And I have seen it work perfectly myself. Don't no what to tell you.
     
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Ill see if I can test it again myself someone in the next few days.
     
  9. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Let us know the channel(s) you make it work on. Make sure you try the locals. And what units you are using.

    I've tried it between a HR20 and HR34 as well as 2 HR20s with the same results everytime.

    All running NR, no CE that might have protection disabled.
     
  10. dishinitout

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    You absolutely CAN share recordings between receivers on different accounts share recordings. I have had this setup in my house for over a year now.


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  11. dishinitout

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    As a follow up to previous post about receiver types used:
    First account: 1 HR44, 2 C31, HR24
    2nd account : 1 HR34, 2 HR24s

    All share perfectly, on mixed legs of the swm16, 1 deca bb


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  12. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes, another DirecTv user I talked to has no problem running Whole Home across two accounts.
     
  13. mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

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    Could it be the HR20s (isn't that the oldest receiver to allow MRV?) with it's funky wiring setup is the cause of the instances where it does not work? I always had a rough time with just about everything except for speed when I had one of those on my system. Pure speculation.
     
  14. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Could it be the HR20s (isn't that the oldest receiver to allow MRV?) with it's funky wiring setup is the cause of the instances where it does not work? I always had a rough time with just about everything except for speed when I had one of those on my system. Pure speculation.


    Nah. First the funky wiring is only for one specific model, and there wherent many of those. The 100s. Second, they all work the same in the end. Their software isn't any different that drives Whole Home Service.


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  15. Beerstalker

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    I'm suprised nobody has mentioned this yet, but you need to make sure that both accounts are assigned to the same service address.

    For example if one account is supposed to be in chicago, but they are both in a home in Nashville, you could end up having issues. The receivers from the account in Chicago will dial back to DirecTV over the internet and they will notice that they are coming from an IP address in the wrong city and the account can be flagged and suspended, shut down, etc.
     
  16. peds48

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    While this is a true "issue" I dont think this will affect playback though
     
  17. Beerstalker

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    It will once the account gets suspended and those receivers don't work at all anymore, ha ha ha.
     
  18. peds48

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    Now that I think about it, this is a moot point, cause WHDVR does NOT need internet. so if the customers wants to do this, DO NOT connect to internet. easy, peasy
     
  19. Beerstalker

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    Correct, but I just wanted to let the OP know about this possible issue since nobody else mentioned it. I didn't really want to give him pointers on how to avoid issues with it since if these receivers are from a different service address he is breaking the TOS and we shouldn't be helping him.
     
  20. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    This is the same as someone taking a receiver camping. While he is breaking the TOS, this is something that DirecTV turns a "blind" eye on and has been discussed to death here
     

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