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Looking for options in adding additonal receivers
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:58 AM
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:04 AM
You can have an HR34, 3 C31's, and 2 H25's all running at the same time with no problem.
Regardless of what mix of equipment, the HR34 can only do three outgoing streams at one time. So if all 3 C31's are watching something, the H25's could watch live but could not stream MRV. But if fewer than 3 outgoing streams, the H25's could also watch recordings from the HR34. The difference is the H25 has a built in tuner but the C31 does not. The C31 uses a tuner from the HR34 to watch live.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:09 AM
Currently you can watch live TV in three room, and watch recordings in three.
I have recently had the HR34 and two H25's installed to replace a couple of older DVRs. I am looking to add 2 additional receivers in a couple of bedrooms and I am looking for suggestions. My understanding is that the Genie will only allow 4 total TVs to view programming. My question is can I add two more H25s or C31s or do I have to add another DVR to the mix to be able to have DVR capability on all rooms. Or can I have 5 boxes connected and only be able to view on 4 at a time. Any help is appreciated.
The HR34 can only stream recordings to three rooms.
If you want to add two more rooms, the first won't be a problem, but the forth won't be able to play a recording "if" three others are already streaming.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:15 AM
Thanks for the clarification. I don't post very often, but I have used this forum for a wealth of information through the years.
Yes, at less than one per year, I'd say so! But welcome, if a bit belated!
You might consider making one of the units a DVR for extra flexibility and recording time.