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Want Whole Home and Genie - What Do I ask For?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DolphinGirl, May 19, 2013.

  1. DolphinGirl

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    I was going to upgrade my set-up last year but I waited. Now that the HR44 is out i really want to get that.

    Here's what I currently have:
    HR23-700 (Want to replace this with Genie)
    HR22-100
    HR21-100

    What do I ask for when I call in and what needs to be installed? What if anything will D* give me for free. I am ten months into a new contract, but have had D* since the beginning of Sunday Ticket (20 years I believe)
     
  2. dpeters11

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    The HR44 isn't out everywhere, if you are in a test market, there is a good chance that is what you'd get. Otherwise, it's HR34. They would need to install a SWM16, which would be automatic.
     
  3. DolphinGirl

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    That's it? No ned to get any other wireless connection or other hardware?

    Does SWM16 require a new dish?
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    No, the SWM16 does not require a new dish, just a regular 4 output LNB. The tech will connect the system to the internet as he best sees fit.
     
  5. Guindalf

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    Just one point. If you plan on keeping two of the HRs you already have, I would suggest you replace the older HR21 and keep the 22 and 23. You can easily swap them round so that the 21 is in the living room (or wherever you plan to place the Genie) and let the tech take that.
     
  6. damondlt

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    Agree, why keep the one with the smallest hard drive.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    And there's no other redeeming factor like some of the benefits of the HR20.
     
  8. Bill Broderick

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    Since you will lose all of the content that is already recorded on the DVR that you replace, I would suggest making an effort to watch everything that you already have on that DVR. I would also suggest changing as many series links as you can from that DVR to the other DVR's so you don't continue to fill up the DVR that you want to get rid of.
     
  9. DolphinGirl

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    How do I know what dish I have?
     
  10. dpeters11

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    Your Dish is fine, it's the LNB. On your current DVRs, do you have one coax going in, or two? Or if you hit dash on the remote, does it say SWiM connected?
     
  11. DolphinGirl

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    I have two coax cables going into my receiver HR23-700. When I hit dash on the remote, it only says internet connect. Nothing about SWim.
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    you have a "legacy" system. DirecTV ail install the SWM network when you order the Genie
     
  13. dpeters11

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    And since you'll have 9 tuners, they'll leave your current LNB on the dish, and install a SWM-16.
     
  14. Bill Broderick

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    You currently have 4 lines coming from your dish to a Zinwell WB68 multiswitch. From the WB68, you have 2 lines running to each of your DVR's. The installer will replace the WB68 with a SWM-16 and connect it to a power inserter (which will need to be plugged in). He will connect one of the outputs of the SWM16 directly to your Genie. The other output from the SWM will be conected to a 2 or 4 way splitter. He will use 1 wire from the splitter to each of your other 2 DVR's. Depending on where you have Ethernet wires (which I'm assuming that you do, since the Internet is already connected), he will either plug ethernet directly into the Genie, install a wired CCK (which he will need to use one of the coax cables that are currently connected to one of your DVR's (but will be disconnected once the SWM is installed) or install a wireless CCK, which will just be plugged into one of your DVR's.
     

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