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HR34 Installation, how should this work?
Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:18 PM
What will the install look like with 9 tuners? I just want to make sure the installer does it right so I'm able to do 9 tuners with whole home and internet. Will they leave the same dish? Is there some sophisticated switch? Will a single coax support all 5 tuners on the HR34?
9 tuners blows my mind.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:57 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:17 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:19 PM
Oh really? What's the difference.
The SWM dish can only support 8 tuners total. For more than 8, you need an SWM-16, which supports up to 16. There are no dishes with built-in support for more than 8. And you need the SL-3 or SL5 to feed an SWM-8 or SWM-16, with four coax cables connecting them. You can't do it from an SWM dish.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:38 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:39 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:30 PM
I'm getting near the end of my contract, but needed a new location in the house with a regular HD box. Called, and got the proverbial heckuvadeal to add an HR34 and whole-home (in exchange for a contract extension, of course).
I'm feeling sort of like Scarlett O'Hara at the end of Gone with the Wind --to paraphase, "I'll never be short a tuner to record with again!".
Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:25 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:17 AM
Also, is there a screen to verify all tuners are working?
Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:43 AM
Yes, the normal signal strength screen shows 5 tuners.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:20 PM