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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Sunner73

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    Yes, sorry about that, dropped sessions was count 0.



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    I've also attached a Excel page with the proper columns.

    Thanks VOS

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  2. veryoldschool

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    So what it looks like here is the DECA networking isn't the problem.
    If I understand the problem, it's the HR34 causing issues sending the signal to the HR24, which is expected to be addressed with a software update "soon".
    If you scan the HR34: Version 0x054C Issues/Discussion thread you should see similar issues.
     
  3. Sunner73

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    I'll be checking out that thread.
    At least my coax network is working.
    Thanks VOS
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    "Well" we know what it isn't. :lol: :(
     
  5. icewiz

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    Suggested that I post my sudden 771A error question here for VOS. Ive read a bunch of your posts all over and hope you are the gut to help. Next stop after this is directv service call

    Since I don't want to double post... http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=206348

    Many thanks!
     
  6. Jul 1, 2012 #326 of 824
    Phil17108

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    Orange...
    I have a SWM8 with an HR 23 on one drop and the power inserter on the other with a 4 way splitter feeding a HR21 & HR24 with the CCK on 3rd drop with the unused output caped. I am planing to replace the HR23 with HR34 and the SMW8 with a 16. I see the SMW 16 has a port for the power inserter, can it be powered the same way the SMW8 through the signal port?
    Thanks VOS
     
  7. Jul 1, 2012 #327 of 824
    veryoldschool

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    Yes, both the SWM8 & SWiM-16 can be powered through the #1 SWM output.

    The SWM8 can also be powered through the #3 legacy port, which is how it's done by MDUs who stack SWM8s in the utility room.

    The SWiM-16 simply added a PWR port/connector for this.
    If the PI is mounted near the SWiM, using the legacy [SWM8] or the power connecter makes it easier.
     
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    Phil17108

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    OK, thanks for the quick answer to my question VOS. All I need do is replace equipment.
    Does a 16 get hotter then an 8, and can the 34 program the other dvr's to recored or can the others program the 34 to recored. Thanks again.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2012 #329 of 824
    veryoldschool

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    The -16 does run hotter than the SWM8.
    No DVR can setup a recording on another DVR. Only receivers have this option.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2012 #330 of 824
    onin24eagle

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    I apologize if this is not the correct place to ask this, but i've spent all morning reading and can't seem to find the answers I'm looking for. I just bought a new Plasma and my first Bluray player and I'm experiencing some issues. When I set the resolution on my HR20-100 to 1080, all of the old TV's in other locations get a message talking about the TV or cables not being HD. Are there newer STB's that will solve the problem? Currently I have 2 HR20-100's running into a Russound 6 zone whole home system. One HR20 also feeds the new Plasma via HDMI and the other HR20 feeds my Projector via Component. I'd like to be able to watch the new TV in 1080 without it affecting the TV's hooked up the Russound system.
    One final question is does the HR20-100 put out 1080P?
    Thanks...:)
     
  11. Jul 7, 2012 #331 of 824
    veryoldschool

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    [easy first] yes the HR20-100 outputs 1080p "but" it only does for programs that come in 1080p/24. It doesn't upconvert to 1080p.

    Now for the not so nice, you're feeding your Russound system with a composite or S-Video output, so it's SD and when tuned to HD you get the message.
    The only way around it is to change the output to 480 [press and hold the exit button let's you toggle SD/HD], or to feed your Russound system from component and use a converter for S-Video/composite.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2012 #332 of 824
    onin24eagle

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    Thanks VOS, maybe a component to composite converter is the quick and easy answer. I'm also considering swapping out the HR20 as the antenna tuner seems to be going out in it. Decisions, decisions. Maybe I'll just get a 3rd STB dedicated to the new plasma. :)
     
  13. bondoo0

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    Hopefully a quick question.

    My setup is a SWiM LNB, 4 way splitter, an HR34, HR24, and H25 and a PI.

    Originally it was setup as LNB -> PI -> 4 Way splitter, with one line of splitter terminated. My question is, would I be better off moving the PI to the terminated port of the splitter, or leaving it where it is?

    Everything seems to be working, but the past few days on the HR-34, I've been getting a 775 (Can't detect SWiM message), which is cleared by doing a system test. Message only shows up on HR34, and all receivers and WH appear to be working fine.
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    Since I used the LNB->PI->splitter config, I don't see a problem.

    Now if you think or need to see if the PI placement will affect this, then make sure you connect it to the far left port of the splitter, as it's the only power passing port and then use the termination from that port on the PI to receiver port.
     
  15. bondoo0

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    Thanks VOS, I'll just leave it like it is. Any ideas what could be causing the 775 Error to pop up every day?
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    I would first need to know what the 775 error is :shrug:

    771, 771A, 771B, and 772 are listed, but nothing for 775
     
  17. bondoo0

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    Sorry, thought I mentioned it in my previous post. It is a pop up on my HR-34 and when I click on more info it tells me "unable to detect SWiM". It pops up in the every morning for the past few days, but usually no functionality seems impacted (timers still record still shows live TV), and it is cleared by doing a system test (first option under settings), which comes back saying all results are OK.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    Maybe a bug in the 34's software, but it sounds like:

    771A Problem Communicating w/ Dish

    When I setup my 34 a week or so ago, it was failing in the SAT setup screen for several SATs, even/odd TPs, during the install.
    "The thing is" the same location/coax worked fine with my 24.
    Loaded some test software later, and at some point re-ran setup and it didn't have any problems.
     
  19. FlyingmWY

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    vos,

    Just upgraded to R24 and installer installed a SWM set up. I have the Cinema Connection Kit on the way. I will hook it up to the R24 with the coax connection. What will I need to get the R22 in my bedroom connected?
     
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