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Whole Home/HR34 & CCK - Am I Doing The Right Thing?


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#1 OFFLINE   tenn_

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

My current equipment consists of two H23's, one HR22 and one HR23 and four digital TV's.

Called yesterday and DTV agreed to provide and install a HR34 in place of one of my H23's and a CCK for a total of $49. Sounds ike a deal to me so I took it. I like the idea of whole house DRV and internet connection. New 2 year comittment, I'm one year into my last 2 year comittment. $15 off HBO, Showtime, Starz package for a year. $3.00 more per month for HR34 add. DTV customer for 3 1/2 yrs.

Am I making any kind of mistake with this kind of equipment network and configuration that I might regret? Is there something I should add or delete now that will make this setup better? Is having 9 tuners going to create any kind of unhappiness?

Installation is not scheduled until 10 days from now so I guess I can get changes to the order before installation day?

Thanks for any advice!

Edited by tenn_, 16 January 2013 - 01:38 PM.


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#2 OFFLINE   BAHitman

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

no problem at all... I have I think 17 tuners... no problem


in your case, they will put in a SWM 16 multiswitch and run everything from that...
HR34, HR20x3, HR21, HR22, H24, H21

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

As long as you understand that the remaining H23 still won't be able to do trick play on live TV, you should be fine.

IIRC, you won't be able to schedule Genie recordings from the DVRs.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

As long as you understand that the remaining H23 still won't be able to do trick play on live TV, you should be fine.

IIRC, you won't be able to schedule Genie recordings from the DVRs.


Am I correct in understanding that we can watch any recording among the 3 DVR's at any of our 4 TV's?

Thank you!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Am I correct in understanding that we can watch any recording among the 3 DVR's at any of our 4 TV's?

Thank you!


Yep, via MRV any DVR's recording is viewable on any other DVR.

And any DVR can be remotely scheduled from DTV's website, your tablet, or smartphone.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

If one of 3 DVR's were to fill up and no longer be able to record more would those scheduled recordings be switched to one of the other 2 DVR's?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

Nope, but collaborative scheduling has long been on our wishlist. Maybe in the future.
You can always add external higher capacity drives so you have too much space to fill up.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Am I correct in understanding that we can watch any recording among the 3 DVR's at any of our 4 TV's?


Yes. The one limitation that you will have is that, with the HR-2x boxes, you can only send programming to one remote TV (in addition to the TV that the DVR is directly connected to) at at time. So, if you have Program 1 & Program 2 recorded on DVR1, and someone is remotely watching Program 1 via DVR2, nobody can watch Program 2 on any TV other than the one connected to DVR1, until the first person is done watching Program 1.

The HR-34, on the other hand, can serve up to 3 remote streams simultaneously. So, in your situation, having 4 TV's, you will never have a conflict when watching content streamed from the HR34.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

I would make sure that installer uses the wired CCK (DECA BB) instead of the least preferred wireless CCK

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I would make sure that installer uses the wired CCK (DECA BB) instead of the least preferred wireless CCK

When I got my HR34 people here advised me I can toss my CCK/DECAC and plug right into the back of the HR34.

All my boxes are playing well together like this. Is there any reason not to be doing this?
HR34-700 on a 73" Mitsubishi 1080P
HR22-100 on a 23" Acer Monitor (3 input w/Dual monitor and Home server on KVM )
R22-100 on a 42" Vizio 1080P
R22 on a 32" Sylvania 1080i
R22 on a 32" Sanyo 1080i
H24 on a 26" Westinghouse 1080i
Plus 3 D12's on other TVs

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

When I got my HR34 people here advised me I can toss my CCK/DECAC and plug right into the back of the HR34.

All my boxes are playing well together like this. Is there any reason not to be doing this?


No reason per se. One reason to use the CCK is that if the HR34 goes down, the other receivers will still have access to the Internet and your home LAN.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

You can always add external higher capacity drives so you have too much space to fill up.

There is also the very useful option of having the DVR delete old recordings so that it won't "bind up" when too full.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

Why is this least preferred? It doesn't remove a functional splitter port from receiver use, it can be used wired with the RF turned off, and it offers flexible placement for homes lacking intersecting home networking and AV coax.

It's form factor is pretty bulky yes. So far the only nit I can see. Been running one wired only now for some time with zero issues.

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I would make sure that installer uses the wired CCK (DECA BB) instead of the least preferred wireless CCK


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