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replacement reciever different model same hookup?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bbchurch, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. bbchurch

    bbchurch New Member

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    ok let me make a long story short here. We have two dvrs in our setup a hr20 and a hr22 both connected with mrv and swm. Installer said the hr21 has to be hooked up different for mrv so it pulls power from sat 2 line. Well hr 20 died couple days ago and just got replacement dvr and it is a hr22-100. My question does the hr 22 just get connected to same wiring layout as hr 20 or do i need to do some changing on the configuration? Just don't want to blow anything up.... Is it still ok to use the sat 2 output to pull power with the hr22 or does wiring need to be changed to reflect different dvr model?
    thanks for any help
     
  2. The Merg

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    Unfortunately, your installer was wrong. The SAT2 input did not need to be used for the HR21. The SAT2 input is only needed with the HR20-100 as the SAT1 input cannot supply power to an attached DECA unit.

    In your case, all you need is a cable going to the DECA and the DECA outputs to the ethernet jack on the receiver and the SAT1 input on the receiver. That's it.

    - Merg
     
  3. bbchurch

    bbchurch New Member

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    i am sorry i put the wrong model number it IS a HR20-100 not an hr21 my mistake>:D
     
  4. The Merg

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    In that case, then yes. Hook up the replacement in the same exact way that the other HR22 is hooked up. You will most likely be removing a splitter and the coax that goes to the SAT2 input.

    - Merg
     
  5. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

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    The HR20-100 is a special case. Very good info in this thread, including a diagram:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=177195

    None of the other DVRs need that splitter.
     

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