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SD-DVR and Whole Home
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:28 AM
I Cannot get the Whole Home DVR with the SD receiver!!! GRRR!!!
What would be my best upgrade option? Ditch the R-22, and replace it with a regular HD receiver, Or Get the HR-34 Genie, and move the HR-24 to the 2nd receiver position?
Or.. Get the HR-34 Genie, and another HD-Receiver.
What's the best option in terms of monthly fees? Cuz this "$69" package is running over $100+
And I have a solid home network setup thru Ethernet. Is DECA networking that much better?
Thanks for your advice, and help calculating fees.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:22 AM
The lease and DVR fees won't change unless you add a third box, no matter what you replace the R22 with, other than from the February increase. Whole Home DVR is $3.
DECA is nice in that it keeps the Whole Home traffic off your internal network.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:31 AM
You currently can record on four channels.
Replace 22 with receiver, you're down to two.
34 and 24, you're up to seven.
34 and receiver (or 31 client), you're at five.
Determine what you need and call them to see what it would costs.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:50 AM
If you can't get a Genie, but get a good offer on another HD-DVR, I would replace the R22 with that, run Ethernet to each DVR and have Whole Home turned on in the unsupported manner. I recommend that if when you ask about the Whole Home Install, you can't get a good deal on it.
Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.
SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:34 PM
And the new HD channels, H2 is widescreened in SD. Always interesting to see how channels handle the HD format switch, and those of us with old CRT TV's.
And now I see this new HR-44 ! DirecTV really is staying on top of moving forward. Too bad I hardly ever record more than 1 show at a time.. All those "Honey, the cable DVR is full!" commercials aren't me.
I can still use DirecTV2PC for "whole home" on the laptop/desktop.
The Android App is finally useful, too! "watch live tv" and with Bluestacks it also works on the PC. I can watch NHLN when it's blacked out here (Buffalo locals) Apparently it feeds thru the internet, cuz my HR-24 was disconnected from the network when I was watching a hockey game the other day.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:32 AM
Box arrived today. Swapped with HR-24 HD-DVR. Same cables & everything. Unplug one, Plug Genie box in! Sweetness. Call & activate. Done! Already have a SWM system in place. No worries.
Moved HR-24 upstairs to replace SD-DVR. Same cables again.
Whole Home DVR works over the SWM. I was concerned about the wireless bridge. (linksys wet-610n).
RESULTS: I can record 7 shows at the same time. Pause either Live TV. And got NHL Center Ice package, too. It's 5:30am and I've been geeking out on this all night! Like a kid at Christmas.
The picture quality on SD looks better with the HD-DVR/HR-24 instead of the SD-DVR/R-22. Can't quite get the "Format" button to get the correct screen size on some shows, tho.
People on the phone knew what they were talking about, too!
MSG-Buffalo Sabres, I was blacked out on all channels. Called and she clicked some button, and it worked within a minute!!
Edited by synpse, 02 March 2013 - 04:34 AM.