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Two Clients in the Same Room

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by am3211, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. am3211

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    I have searched for this answer but I obviously aren't smart enough to come up with the proper search criteria. I currently have an HR34, two HR24's and an HR 20. The HR34 and one of the HR24's are located in the same room and I control them both with the same IR universal remote control using different DVR Receiver codes (1,3).

    Now for the question, I have a need to add another two clients or two additional DVR's in a different room (a large game room). Both units will be located in the same room. I would prefer to go the client route. Do I have the same ability with clients that I do with DVR's in regard to assigning a code to each client so they can be controlled by the same IR remote? I realize I could use RF but for several reasons I won't go into, it is important to me they be able to use a universal IR remote.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I don't think neither of the Genies or clients have this function.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Why not add 2 H24s or H25s ?
     
  4. am3211

    am3211 AllStar

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    Certainly a possibility. Do they have the ability to have different IR receiver codes? And do they have Multi-Room capability, IOW can they access the recordings on the HR34/Hr44?
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Yes. Personally, if one of them was a -100 model, I would keep that on the default code and set the non -100 to the alternate code. Usually won't make a difference, but would for some diagnostics, etc. Though that was on an older hr model, it may have changed.


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  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Absolutely.
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    I believe they will. I'll check latter if I can recall and let you know.

    If not an h25 will and is close on size to a client.

    Do you have a swim16 installed now?
     
  8. am3211

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    Not exactly but I do have two SWM8's cascaded.
     
  9. carl6

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    Much better to parallel them than to cascade.
     
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  10. am3211

    am3211 AllStar

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    Why????
     
  11. peds48

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    To begin SWM8 can't be cascaded and expect HD on the second SWM8.


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  12. am3211

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    You can't come out of what I will call the "legacy ports" and into the second SWM8? I think that is what I am doing and I get HD on all four DVR's.
     
  13. WestDC

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    If you are doing it that way and it "WORKS" is okay with me - BUT That makes it a NON-Supported D* install - SO It should be changed out to SWM-16 Should you ever need to Trouble shoot it. (or leave it) as You say it's working now- But adding more tuners is your issue going forward.
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    Most definitely.
     
  15. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Because a SWM8 doesn't have ports to cascade with.
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    That can't be what you're doing. The SWM8 only has 3 legacy ports and you need 4 ports to feed the second SWM8.

    Get yourself an SWME1 splitter and use the outputs from that to feed your SWM8's.
     
  17. am3211

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    This is way off topic from my original question but I want to clarify my setup.

    I have four coax lines running into the Satellite Inputs for what I will call SWM1. There are four Coax lines running out from Legcy 1, 2,3,4 ports into the Satellite inputs for what I will call SWM2. I also run a OTA coax into the SWM 2 and diplex it out into HR20 and an AM21 for the HR24.

    One SWM 8 drives a HR34 and a HR 24, the other SWM 8 drives a HR20 and HR24. I utilize the unsupported Ethernet version of MRV.

    I realize that this approach is unorthodox but I did it to get my OTA signal to each DVR without running additional OTA cables. I also realize this whole setup is unsupported but since I installed it myself I feel comfortable in providing my own support. It all works very well for me.
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    There is no "legacy 4" port on a SWM8.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    That's all fine but can you show us a picture of your switches? It just isn't possible to properly cascade two swim8 you will have issues if you don't have all four inputs used on a swim8.

    Injecting over the air instead of deca can be done with any kind of setup even if it's not supported but there's a difference between not supported an not hooked up properly to work long term. And we are annoying at trying to minimize possible issues. :lol:

    And you can run more than one client in a room. ;)
     
  20. am3211

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    You're absolutely right, I stand corrected. I have a SWM 16 with it's four legacy ports feeding my SWM8. I apologize for my ignorance on what I thought I had.
     

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