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#1 OFFLINE   ilikehd2011

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:09 PM

Has anyone seen the page at solid signal for the new h25? no pricing yet. just a heads up.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:27 PM

I see it and it's interesting that the FAQ's state that it requires BBC's if it is not using SWiM. It also say that it is SWiM compatible. Just for the record you MUST have SWiM in order to use this receiver, it will not work with a regular multiswitch and BBC's.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

Correct. Anyone considering an H25 should know that it is only compatible with SWiM distribution.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

Solid Signal and Weaknees are usually awful in their descriptions/requirements for DirecTV receivers. Weaknees still mentions the often elusive (read: non-existant) R23 receiver.

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#5 OFFLINE   geaux tigers

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

Does the H25 come with the component video dongle?

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:03 PM

Does the H25 come with the component video dongle?


That's a definite maybe.... it requires one for component, and it seems logical that it'd be supplied with the box, but I don't think anyone can say for sure at this point.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:04 PM

I believe that is a separate line item, but don't quote me on that.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

I believe that ............


All righty, then: I didn't! :D
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:20 PM

My in-laws are getting an H25 for the kitchen due to a small amount of counter space. If anyone can find out about the component cable dongle then I would greatly appreciate it. The HDTV is old school and only has component video inputs for HD. Thanks.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:25 PM

We have the H25 at our shop and when they issued me a couple they did not give me any dongles and they didn't come in the pack so I don't think they come in the box with them

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:36 PM

We have the H25 at our shop and when they issued me a couple they did not give me any dongles and they didn't come in the pack so I don't think they come in the box with them


Thanks, do you know how you get the dongle?

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:14 AM

Correct. Anyone considering an H25 should know that it is only compatible with SWiM distribution.


Will every HD Receiver and HD DVR that comes out after the H25 be SWIM only?

Edited by CraigerCSM, 05 June 2011 - 08:23 AM.


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

i have been thru 3 boxes of h25's and have yet to see a dongle.i dont think directv has released them yet but the dongle is for the rf remote. few other things ive learned about the h25 is they are swim only. also they are new install and upgrade only, my job wouldnt close because of this once. they have no coax to tv port.my first box came with a bag of 10-pin component/composite cable, ive yet to use one. they sell a bracket for wall mounting but thats for the customer to do. they are small enough to use one of these brackets to wall mount it behind most larger flatscreens which is where i think you would use the dongle the most.

theres a pdf on the h25 on the net

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:10 AM

I can't wait for these to hopefully become generally available. Would really save a lot of counter space in my kitchen.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:23 AM

Will every HD Receiver and HD DVR that comes out after the H25 be SWIM only?


I'm not privy to their roadmap, but it would be the smart path.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

My in-laws are getting an H25 for the kitchen due to a small amount of counter space. If anyone can find out about the component cable dongle then I would greatly appreciate it. The HDTV is old school and only has component video inputs for HD. Thanks.


i have been thru 3 boxes of h25's and have yet to see a dongle.i dont think directv has released them yet but the dongle is for the rf remote. few other things ive learned about the h25 is they are swim only. also they are new install and upgrade only, my job wouldnt close because of this once. they have no coax to tv port.my first box came with a bag of 10-pin component/composite cable, ive yet to use one. they sell a bracket for wall mounting but thats for the customer to do. they are small enough to use one of these brackets to wall mount it behind most larger flatscreens which is where i think you would use the dongle the most.

theres a pdf on the h25 on the net


The component cable "dongle" he is asking about has nothing to do with RF, it is a cable that is used for a HDTV that does not have an HDMI input.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

theres a pdf on the h25 on the net


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:30 AM

The component cable "dongle" he is asking about has nothing to do with RF, it is a cable that is used for a HDTV that does not have an HDMI input.


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:38 AM

Will every HD Receiver and HD DVR that comes out after the H25 be SWIM only?


To many sports bars and hotels need more boxes that what a SWIM system can put out.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:47 AM

To many sports bars and hotels need more boxes that what a SWIM system can put out.


???? You can stack multiple SWiM modules and have hundreds of tuners attached.

See post My Setup for configuration info.





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