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HR 24 sat inputs and swmvip922
Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:43 PM
PS forgive me if I did not post this correctly as I am an old guy and may have botched it up.
Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:23 PM
The latest and potentially greatest DirecTV HD DVR is the HR-24 (100, 200 & 500). All of the HR-24's have 2 Sat input connections and you should be able to use your existing "two line" setup. Among other things, a SWM system (not part of the HR-24) eliminates the need for the second Sat input line.
The H24-700 receiver has only one Sat input connection and that is probably the picture that you saw.
Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:32 PM
Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:16 AM
Barry: Thanks that is exactly what I needed to know. Now I will find out how Directv feels about replacing my broken down model with the latest and greatest. I am sure that I will have to speak with customer retention.
Good luck! There is a national shortage on not only HR-24's but all HR models. You will be lucky to get an HR-24 and I doubt they will mail one but you never know. Give em a call!
TWC Technician (Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson Area)
Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:03 PM
If you continue with your old-style non-SWM install method with two lines to each DVR, you will need B-Band converters on all receivers you use EXCEPT the H23 or HR23.
I suggest going with a SWM installation for simplicity and because you can then use Whole Home DVR service, also known as MRV or Multi Room Viewing.
In any case you will need a new dish antenna since you probably have the old 3-LNB model, which will not receive any of the current HD lineup.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:47 PM