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Questions - trying to learn about HR44

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by awalt, May 22, 2013.

  1. lugnutathome

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  2. Diana C

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    At the risk of further confusion, regarding limitations:

    Maximum number of tuners per SWM segment = 8 (not to be confused with SWM ports - a SWM 8 is a single segment with a built in 2 way splitter)

    Maximum number of receivers per coaxial LAN (aka DECA cloud) = 16

    Maximum number of DVRs per Whole Home network = 8 (you can have more, but only 8 show up in your playlist)

    Note that if you use ethernet, any receivers attached to that ethernet only do not count as part of the coaxial LAN. Also, two coaxial LANs can be bridged by ethernet.
     
  3. MercurialIN

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    Just had my HR34-700 installed after the dish was changed from a Slimline 3S to the SWM 16 and noticed under settings on all of my DVR's it still reads, Slimline 3S. Is it supposed to read SWM16 now?

    And does it matter one way or another? I have three HR24's plus the HR34. If that makes a difference.

    Also I noticed when I checked my Directv account it lists the Genie as "disconnected" under where it says "status" for each DVR, all of the HR24's say "connected" under status. Not certain why that the Genie says disconnected.

    I'm guessing it might be because the Genie was just installed today? And the Genie seems to be working just fine so not certain if it showing as "disconnected" is really an issue to be concerned with.

    Sorry for asking so many questions but would rather ask them here then call Customer Service if I don't have to. Thanks for any advice.
     
  4. peds48

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    you can indeed use the AM21 with the Genie
     
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    I replaced an HR21-700 today with an HR44-500. The HR21 had a DECA being fed by a CCK - I just took the DECA out of the picture and it seems to work fine. The DirecTV rep I spoke with for activation, though, told me that if I fed the HR44 from the CCK that the network wouldn't work. That does not seem to be the case, but I was wondering if I had missed anything. My other DVR is a THR22, so whole-home exchanges aren't an issue, but I do use the iPad app (which does see the HR44.)
     
  6. lucky13

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    I think I'm going to go with 16 tuners--HR44, 2 DVRs with one set to one tuner, plus one Genie off one spltitter, 4 DVRs off the other splitter,
    I already have a Slimline5 dish (4 cables coming in) plus a SWM16.
    My current WholeHome is through DECA modules at each box. Will this work for the Genie, or will the installer need to hook up a new CCK?
     
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    I think I'm going to go with 16 tuners--HR44, 2 DVRs with one set to one tuner, plus one Genie off one spltitter, 4 DVRs off the other splitter,
    I already have a Slimline5 dish (4 cables coming in) plus a SWM16.
    My current WholeHome is through DECA modules at each box. Will this work for the Genie, or will the installer need to hook up a new CCK?


    Yep, your set up will work with the Genie


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  8. wesg

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    I'm not sure DTV will let you have 2 Genie's on same account??
     
  9. wesg

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    If your talking about just 1 Genie that setup should work as I am running close to what you are describing (I have 13 tuners and could add 2 more DRVs one using 2 tuners and the other using 1 tuner. (I would just have to add my other 8x switch back into the system)
     
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    They don't as of today. I ordered the HR44 from WeaKnees & when I called to activate it the guy told me that he wasn't able to with the HR34 active. He had to deactivate it first. I was aware of that before I placed my order but it's worth it -- the HR44 is, as of right now at least, way faster than the HR34.
     

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