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HR44 streaming to how many hr24s?


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#21 OFFLINE   LowPingBoy

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:25 AM

Just excellent support. I can now retain the OTA on my HR20 with only 1 tuner active and have it on the same SWM leg with my new HR44 and HR24; using 8 tuners. Kind of wonder why DTV decided that 5 was the proper number of tuners for a HR44. Why not just 4?

Oh well, thanks a lot for the work around.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:08 AM

I haven't tried this even though I have an HR20 but other posters have said that even if you set the HR20 to a single satellite tuner, you can still use both OTA tuners.  So you should be able to either record two OTA programs, or you record one and watch another.

 

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

You sure they're cascaded?  Most installs are paralleled.  

 

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I believe it is possible though to cascade a 2nd SWM16 from the legacy ports of the 1st one.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

Just excellent support. I can now retain the OTA on my HR20 with only 1 tuner active and have it on the same SWM leg with my new HR44 and HR24; using 8 tuners. Kind of wonder why DTV decided that 5 was the proper number of tuners for a HR44. Why not just 4?

Oh well, thanks a lot for the work around.

LPB

 

actually, the genie is perfect for the normal four room setup.  It can drive four rooms at one time, can give you live tuners in four rooms and still record a fifth channel, or any other number of combinations.  Thats why the chose five, to drive four rooms at the same time which is probably their normal customers most amount of tvs.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:21 PM

I believe it is possible though to cascade a 2nd SWM16 from the legacy ports of the 1st one.

While is indeed possible is not recommended because there is greater loss using the pass-through compared to using 2 way splitters.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:33 PM

I believe it is possible though to cascade a 2nd SWM16 from the legacy ports of the 1st one.

 

My system is cascaded with two SWM16s.  D* recommends paralleling them.  I gotta get that done.

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

My system is cascaded with two SWM16s.  D* recommends paralleling them.  I gotta get that done.

 

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When I first made the decision to change over from an old WB68 to SWM I purchased a SWM8 but by the time I was ready to actually do the swap I also had the need for a 5th HR2x bringing my tuner count to 10 so I thought I'd try cascading the SWM8 off of the WB68 since it was a quick and easy fix that I could do with what I had on hand at the time and it worked fine.  I've since replaced the SWM8 with a SWM16 and for no good reason I'm still cascading off the WB68. I'm not advocating doing it this way and I suppose at some point I'll change it but it has been working without issue.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:19 PM

I'm not advocating doing it this way and I suppose at some point I'll change it but it has been working without issue.

There is nothing wrong with that set up besides the price difference between the 6x8 and (4) 2 way splitters.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:53 PM

And this is where I was confused when the HR44 couldn't watching previous recorded and live recording shows from the HR24, because the H24 was watching from the HR24 not the 44, and HR2x is only 1 stream at a time compared to HR44's 3 streams.   Is there a way to block playlist from the HR24 to the H24 but not the HR44?   I figured not because then it'll block for all receivers instead of specifically.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:22 AM

No but in the playlist you should see red triangles in from of shows from the DVR that is already streaming to the other room and therefore can't be played right then.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:12 AM

That's why I schedule all the important shows to the HR44 instead, then the least watched to the HR24, that way I don't create conflict in watching on the HR44 when being streamed MRV to the H24 from the HR24,   I know the HD receiver can watch and record to either receivers HR44/24,  That's where I would like a specific block to that receiver, I know many would want that as well especially for those that don't have Genie's. but oh well...


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:18 PM

There is nothing wrong with that set up besides the price difference between the 6x8 and (4) 2 way splitters.

My intention was to at some point remove the WB68 and connect the 4 coax lines from the dish 'directly' to the SWM16 but that would have required moving the SWM16 a little closer to where those lines terminate or just use the jumper cables (with coaxial couplers) that are now connecting the WB68 to the SWM16.  In light of your reply I think I'll just leave it the way it is....thanks for the info. :righton:


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