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How many HD streams can I pull?


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#26 OFFLINE   LameLefty

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:33 AM

[*]The SWiM-16 legacy ports are "full range", so they will be "much like" connecting straight to the dish. If you really wanted to get crazy, you could add a WB68 to the four legacy ports.


Or another SWiM. I have a SWiM8 hanging off the legacy ports of a SWiM16. :)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:36 AM

Or another SWiM. I have a SWiM8 hanging off the legacy ports of a SWiM16. :)

Rich already has a SWiM-16 "hanging off" another SWiM-16. ;)
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:17 AM

OK. I am trying to compare the feature set of DTV and U-Verse and I understand that there is a limit as to how many HD streams you can pull off of the wire when using U-Verse.

So based on this thread, there does not seemed to be a limitation to how many HD streams I can access. As long as the individual hardware limitation is not exceeded (two per device), we should be good.


There is no limitation. Currently, a DVR can only record 2 shows at once, but you can have 4 DVR's which can then record 8 shows at once. With whole home DVR, you then watch all 8 shows from any other DVR or tuner in the house.

As far as comparing it to U-Verse, there is no limit in the amount of receivers you can have and/or channels coming in at the same time. If you have twenty TV's in that huge mansion of yours, you can watch HD on each and every one of them, at the same time.

You can do that with Cable as well by the way. Only IPTV is limited, where FIOS still allows at least 8 HD at the same time, and U-Verse is limited to anywhere from 2 to 4 HD, depending on how close you are to a VRAD. Most customers see 2 or 3 HD, and 2 or 1 additional SD, for a total of 4 channels at the same time.

If the U-Verse DVR is recording 4 shows at the same time, NO ONE can watch TV. :D (except for already recorded programs)
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:40 PM

Rich already has a SWiM-16 "hanging off" another SWiM-16. ;)


You know, when you think about my installation, we did that by PM across a continent! And totally amazed Rick the Tech, who still remembers you well. Just saw him a couple weeks ago. He sent his best wishes. He still can't believe what we did that day.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:36 PM

It boils down to each DVR can record two and output two for a total of four. This makes the real limitation the number of receivers you can have. IIRC, the limitation is a max of thirty-two tuners of a single dish (I could be way off on that).


We did an install where one Slimline is running over 100 tuners. SL5 LNB being fed into an inline amp, to 4 1x4 SWM splitters, to 4 SWM32s. Folks there have everything from D12s to HR24s, and we've yet to have a report of a system-based problem. :)

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