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Kingdome, RV and SD DVR
Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:17 PM
I'm not familiar with DirecTV products. For SD would this be an R16 or R22?
I know the Kingdome won't do DirecTV HD so SD is the only option I see. I see two satellite inputs for these DVRs. Can a SWM work with a Kingdome or can they use the DVR in single tuner mode?
They don't want to change the Kingdome or run more cables. What's the best way to use a Kingdome with an SD DVR?
Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:09 PM
The r16 is the current sd dvr, they would not get an r22.
SWM could be used if the sd receiver is a d12, but they would have to do the install themselves, I don't think DirecTV would ever consider SWM for sd service. If they were to go SWM, they would need a separate swm8 which would then be hooked up just like a regular multiswitch (lines from the Kingdome to the inputs of the swm8).
Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:43 AM
I use Dish Network so I'm not familiar with DirecTV hardware. I know just enough about DirecTV to be dangerous. Sorry!
Ok, SWM is out of the picture. So is any HD because of the Kingdome. R16 would be the DVR model.
The Kingdome has two cables but one goes to the front receiver and the other to the rear bedroom receiver. I don't think I can get to both of them at the same place next to the proposed DVR location. I'll have to check to make sure though.
On Edit: I was wrong. Again. Both receivers are in the front of the motorhome so a multiswitch connected to both Kingdome cables should work, right? Then two cables to the R16 DVR and one to the existing receiver? I think this is getting easier than I thought.
Edited by BC Jim, 31 December 2012 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:47 AM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:12 AM
Thanks for the help!
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:31 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:27 AM
I also found on the King Controls website a schematic showing a user supplied switch for multiple receivers. (I should have done some more digging earlier). I hope the model my friend has works that way. I should know soon.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:49 AM
My friend's King-Dome is the model shown in this schematic:
The DVR will take two of the outputs and the second receiver the third. I wish I'd found this schematic earlier.
This is a case where the King-Dome works great with DirecTV SD on the 101 satellite. It's not good for DirecTV HD or Dish Network HD dual tuner receivers though. Many RV owners aren't informed of these conditions.
Thanks for your help and patience!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:05 PM