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Whole Home/HR34 & CCK - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by tenn_, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. tenn_

    tenn_ Mentor

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    My current equipment consists of two H23's, one HR22 and one HR23 and four digital TV's.

    Called yesterday and DTV agreed to provide and install a HR34 in place of one of my H23's and a CCK for a total of $49. Sounds ike a deal to me so I took it. I like the idea of whole house DRV and internet connection. New 2 year comittment, I'm one year into my last 2 year comittment. $15 off HBO, Showtime, Starz package for a year. $3.00 more per month for HR34 add. DTV customer for 3 1/2 yrs.

    Am I making any kind of mistake with this kind of equipment network and configuration that I might regret? Is there something I should add or delete now that will make this setup better? Is having 9 tuners going to create any kind of unhappiness?

    Installation is not scheduled until 10 days from now so I guess I can get changes to the order before installation day?

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. BAHitman

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    no problem at all... I have I think 17 tuners... no problem


    in your case, they will put in a SWM 16 multiswitch and run everything from that...
     
  3. harsh

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    As long as you understand that the remaining H23 still won't be able to do trick play on live TV, you should be fine.

    IIRC, you won't be able to schedule Genie recordings from the DVRs.
     
  4. tenn_

    tenn_ Mentor

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    Am I correct in understanding that we can watch any recording among the 3 DVR's at any of our 4 TV's?

    Thank you!
     
  5. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    Yep, via MRV any DVR's recording is viewable on any other DVR.

    And any DVR can be remotely scheduled from DTV's website, your tablet, or smartphone.
     
  6. tenn_

    tenn_ Mentor

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    If one of 3 DVR's were to fill up and no longer be able to record more would those scheduled recordings be switched to one of the other 2 DVR's?

    Thank you.
     
  7. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    Nope, but collaborative scheduling has long been on our wishlist. Maybe in the future.
    You can always add external higher capacity drives so you have too much space to fill up.
     
  8. Bill Broderick

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    Yes. The one limitation that you will have is that, with the HR-2x boxes, you can only send programming to one remote TV (in addition to the TV that the DVR is directly connected to) at at time. So, if you have Program 1 & Program 2 recorded on DVR1, and someone is remotely watching Program 1 via DVR2, nobody can watch Program 2 on any TV other than the one connected to DVR1, until the first person is done watching Program 1.

    The HR-34, on the other hand, can serve up to 3 remote streams simultaneously. So, in your situation, having 4 TV's, you will never have a conflict when watching content streamed from the HR34.
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    I would make sure that installer uses the wired CCK (DECA BB) instead of the least preferred wireless CCK
     
  10. rynorama

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    When I got my HR34 people here advised me I can toss my CCK/DECAC and plug right into the back of the HR34.

    All my boxes are playing well together like this. Is there any reason not to be doing this?
     
  11. The Merg

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    No reason per se. One reason to use the CCK is that if the HR34 goes down, the other receivers will still have access to the Internet and your home LAN.

    - Merg
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    There is also the very useful option of having the DVR delete old recordings so that it won't "bind up" when too full.
     
  13. lugnutathome

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    Why is this least preferred? It doesn't remove a functional splitter port from receiver use, it can be used wired with the RF turned off, and it offers flexible placement for homes lacking intersecting home networking and AV coax.

    It's form factor is pretty bulky yes. So far the only nit I can see. Been running one wired only now for some time with zero issues.

    Don "will it wake the Nazis on the far side of the moon or what?" Bolton

     

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