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Upgrading questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ticmxman, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. ticmxman

    ticmxman Legend

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    I have a scheduled install appointment to upgrade my system next week. Presently I have a HR24-200 with esta external HD, HR22-100, and a H24-200 all has worked well with unsupported whole home via Ethernet, I think there are 4 lines from the dish, each dvr has 2 coax lines connected.

    With the genie's 5 tuners I decided to upgrade to a supported whole home SWM system. I will drop the H24 and have net of 9 tuners at least for a while, with the genie's capability of RF and IR remote at the same time I may drop the HR22 after viewing it's recording and run component cables to the bedroom and use the RF remote to control the HR44 feed. Not to familiar with the pros and cons of swm, number of tuners and/or opening the door for extra headaches by going over 8 tuners. I would appreciate any recommendations or suggestions.

    By the way I have the PP and my cost to upgrade is zero.
    Tic
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    with 9 tuners you will need a SWM16 switch
     
  3. ticmxman

    ticmxman Legend

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    Thanks, 16 anymore problematic than the 8? I talked with a local installer at Macdonalds this week and he alluded to some set ups being a little simpler and less likely to have any issues. I guess I could not use one of the DVR'S tuners to stay at 8 if it would matter.

    He also said all he has installed lately are HR44s. This helped me decide to do the install now.
    Tic
    NW Georgia
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Thanks, 16 anymore problematic than the 8? I


    Nope, both are very good
     
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Only for those that can't or don't know what to count to get to 8.
     
  6. kaminar

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    That's about all the guarantee that you can rely on. By placing your order for a Genie, it could be HR34 or HR44. There is no model selection.

    Just FYI.

    Good luck!

    -=K=-
     
  7. ticmxman

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  8. ticmxman

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    I decided a larger HD might be a good idea to pair up with the 5 tuners of the genie. Today at Fry's I picked up a enclosure and a WD 3TB HD (details below) they did not have the WD Green Caviar but had a WD Green. Note the link says caviar but no where on the box I bought does it says this, the model # is correct. Will this HD and HD enclosure work?

    A sales person said the difference was that the caviar was a fixed speed and this model is a variable speed.

    6761185 Western Digital 3TB Green Serial ATA/600 64MB Buffer Internal Hard Drive - WDBAAY0030HNC
    http://www.frys.com/product/6761185?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Vantec NexStar 3 Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black) NST-360SU-BK
    http://www.frys.com/product/4741169?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Actually this looks more like the one I bought.
    http://www.amazon.com/Green-Desktop-3-5-Inch-Internal-Retail/dp/B004YNQKRG
     
  9. ticmxman

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  10. ticmxman

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    Install is scheduled for today 12-4pm, no call from the tech yet. We are getting a lot rain today...flood watch and warnings I hope they can get to me. Hopefully they are just delayed.

    If I understand my install correctly there is no work on the dish? I have a slimline dish, 4 wires from the dish and unsupported whole home by my network all to be changed over to a supported swm whole home system. If so they would not be out in the rain as my distribution point is in the cellar.

    What do you think my chances are of getting a install in this kind of weather?
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    SO what was the outcome?
     
  12. ticmxman

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    The tech arrived shortly after my post. The install went smooth and all is working perfectly. The supported system seems a bit more responsive than my home network system. The HR44-700 is very fast. I ended up keeping my receiver. I'll try the 3TB hard drive soon. Very pleased with the upgrade so far.
     
  13. ticmxman

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/85623-working-esata-setups/page-108#entry3147864[/quote]

    Update on the above post.
    The HR44 would not format the WD30EZRX. As Lucky13 did I connected it to a HR24 it formatted the HDD and I then reconnected it to the HR44 it then formatted the HDD and seems to be working ok so far. At some point I will connect it to the PC to see if it is using the full 3TB.

    After getting the hard drive working I did have a problem come up with the HR44 not being able to use the play list on the HR24. I probably created the issue during the swapping of the drives and the relocating of some connections to my UPS. After searching here and finding a suggestion to check the whole home menu and the status of what each HR was recognizing in the network I determined the HR24 was the problem location. Then as suggested here I ran thru the network set up on the HR24 and this seems to have fixed the issue although I did have to do it twice as the problem returned.

    Questions:
    1. Is there a topic or tip that has the basic trouble shooting recommendations for the whole home deca system?

    2. Is there a sequence that should be followed to reboot the whole home network and deca?

    3. When the tech was doing the install he said unplugging the power inserter would cure a lot of issues. Also he said D* required the power inserter to be connected directly to an outlet not to a UPC or power strip. Is this correct?
    The deca module is connected to a UPS.
     

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