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Why won't Direct Tv send me a HR24 for me to install?


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#21 OFFLINE   Beerstalker

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

They know what receivers he has as they are activated on his account.  The problem is they don't know what kind of dish, LNB, mutliswitch, SWM, DECA, CCK, etc. set up he has since he paid a contractor to install it instead of having DirecTVs computer system build it out and ship the parts.  They don't want him installing a HR24 on a SWM system with a bunch of other receivers unless there is a bandstop filter in place because the DECA signal it puts out could damage the other receivers, and other stuff like that. 


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

Yes, I believe it does. I hear it mostly as "dissed". So, verbing a noun, indeed!

 

It's not really a new thing, I've heard it said in some movies that were kinda old.  Very rarely see it in books, but I have seen more of it recently.  Just the language evolving, I guess.  

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:05 PM

It's not really a new thing, I've heard it said in some movies that were kinda old.  Very rarely see it in books, but I have seen more of it recently.  Just the language evolving, I guess.  

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:29 PM

I guess I will keep my two hr20-700 boxes until they bite dust. One of them is in a cabinet and I have fans keeping it at 111 in the hot summer. The other box in my bedroom stays around 102. I would assume keeping them cool will help their longevity. Steve

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

I guess I will keep my two hr20-700 boxes until they bite dust. One of them is in a cabinet and I have fans keeping it at 111 in the hot summer. The other box in my bedroom stays around 102. I would assume keeping them cool will help their longevity. Steve


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

You could always see if dtv will discount your account enough to offset getting one from solid signal. I'd get a genie though and require your system personally. Can't fathom ever not having a genie again.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:48 AM

I guess I will keep my two hr20-700 boxes until they bite dust. One of them is in a cabinet and I have fans keeping it at 111 in the hot summer. The other box in my bedroom stays around 102. I would assume keeping them cool will help their longevity. Steve

 

Their normal running temps are between 123-126 degrees F.

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:26 AM

Honestly reading this thread back over, as  you have your HR20's with externals and fans to keep them cool, going to a HR24 will only net you a faster guide.

As the system is not recognizing the switch you installed at your house an installer will be required for any order with D* so at that point might as well go for the Genie and get that new top of the line and replace the non DVR in your house that way you add to your recording ability not just minorly upgrade them. 

The HR20's are compatible with the SWiM dish and the MRV tech. 

If one of the HR20's is a HR20-100 it will need a funky wiring but it will work. 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

Honestly reading this thread back over, as  you have your HR20's with externals and fans to keep them cool, going to a HR24 will only net you a faster guide.

 

The HR20's are compatible with the SWiM dish and the MRV tech. 

If one of the HR20's is a HR20-100 it will need a funky wiring but it will work. 

 

MRV slows the 20-700s down very noticeably.  Without using MRV my one lonely 20-700 is almost as fast as the 24s.  I do run 10 HRs on my MRV setup, so you might see more speed from a 20-700 on a smaller setup.

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

MRV slows the 20-700s down very noticeably.  Without using MRV my one lonely 20-700 is almost as fast as the 24s.  I do run 10 HRs on my MRV setup, so you might see more speed from a 20-700 on a smaller setup.

 

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Did not know that MRV slowed down the HR20-700's I knew the MRV was slow on the uptake and load but it's slow on everything.

Noted for future. :)


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:34 AM

Did not know that MRV slowed down the HR20-700's I knew the MRV was slow on the uptake and load but it's slow on everything.

Noted for future. :)

 

I have ten 24s on my MRV system.  I see no difference in speed when I take one off and use it without MRV.  My MRV (an oddity, it uses two cascaded SWM16s) is not slow.  Some functions such as deleting a bunch of recordings at once take a bit of time, but I expect that to happen.  

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

I have an HR20-700 and 2 other HR's, and I notice no difference in speed when its on or off the MRV...my HR20 is just as speedy as ever....but I have replaced the HDD.....and I've got 2TB externals on all 3 of my HR2x for 6TB.....






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