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Using old HD receivers in SWIM environment

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by AMike, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. AMike

    AMike Godfather

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    I just had a new install completed yesterday with all new receivers that are connected via SWIM. I have a couple of old HD receivers (H20 & H22) that I am contemplating adding to my setup, but I do not want MRV on these receivers (they will actually be used in a media room for additional monitors I have).

    Can I still use these receivers in the setup I have described? Will I have to use the B-band converters on these receivers?
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Both the H20 and H22 are SWM-compatible. No BBC is required.
     
  3. The Merg

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    They will both work. If you don't want to use MRV with them, that is fine, but you will need a Band Stop Filter (BSF) on the coax to each one. If you do decide to eventually add them to MRV, the H22 will need a DECA, but the H20 will need to be replaced as it is not compatible with Whole Home ( no Ethernet jack).

    - Merg
     
  4. samrs

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  5. The Merg

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    :lol: Good catch. Always forget they skipped that number.

    I assume the OP meant either a H21, H23, or a HR22 then. All of them would be fine on SWM and can handle MRV with a DECA. :)

    - Merg
     
  6. AMike

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    Actually, the receiver is a H23.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Is the H20 a -600?
     
  8. AMike

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    Thanks for the info. I am getting my H23 re-activated at no fee for the card and they are providing the DECA as well.
     

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