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2nd Rcvr for 2 tv's in same room


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#1 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

Ok, here is the problem:

During football we like to run two tv's in the living room, and in the past with Dish I always used the 2nd tv out on the ViP to handle this. Now that I have an HR34, I'm curious as to the easy and cheap option. I was wondering if I could get a second (rcvr only) from Directv and use it in the living room with the HR34? Problem is, I only have one cable coming out of the wall, so can it be split or do I have to do something else?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

I don't see a problem, as the HR34 means you have a SWiM, so you can add a green labeled 2-way splitter and feed both.
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#3 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:12 AM

Thanks!

I was hoping I could just buy this guy

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Im guessing out of the wall, into the splitter, one to HR34 and one to HD only RCVR? Does it matter what port goes to which (DC power pass)?
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#4 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

Also, as far as the RCVR, is the H25 a good choice. Im looking at using it for a 32" 720 LCD
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#5 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:18 AM

Also, as far as the RCVR, is the H25 a good choice. Im looking at using it for a 32" 720 LCD

Yes & yes.

The power passing port is for the SWiM PI, so if you have a "black box" with a power cord, this coax needs to connect to the power passing port to power the SWiM.
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#6 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:23 AM

The installer actually made a second jack in the room live, and put the power inserter there. It's across the room, and behind my couch.

So Im guessing since the PI is not behind the HR34, then either port on the splitter to either box is OK?

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#7 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

The installer actually made a second jack in the room live, and put the power inserter there. It's across the room, and behind my couch.

So Im guessing since the PI is not behind the HR34, then either port on the splitter to either box is OK?

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#8 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:35 AM

Awesome, Ill pick up the 2way green splitter and a H25 in early Aug and get ready for NFL and College :)
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

Awesome, Ill pick up the 2way green splitter and a H25 in early Aug and get ready for NFL and College :)

Just remember to not load up your SWiM with too many tuners.
The HR34 has 5, so if you only have 3 more counting the new H25, you'll be fine, but if there are other receivers/DVRs that would bring the total count to above 8, then you'll need to use a SWiM-16.
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#10 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:34 AM

10-4. All I have installed is the HR34.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:03 PM

Get a HD DVR imo. It will cost you more upfront but after that the monthly cost is the same and you get more functionality.

Everyone's budget is different of course but if you can get a HD DVR over another other receiver it's best to do that.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

I would second that!

As neat as my H25s are, not having a live biffer to pause is frustrating. If you will only watch pre recorded content from the HR34 then it is moot. However all you DVR content is in one lcation with just an HD receiver. With a second DVR you have a bit of redunacy to play with during those critical times.

Two tuners with all the DVR goodies beats a dumb receiver any day.

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Get a HD DVR imo. It will cost you more upfront but after that the monthly cost is the same and you get more functionality.

Everyone's budget is different of course but if you can get a HD DVR over another other receiver it's best to do that.


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