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#1 OFFLINE   PeteB

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

    What we've got:

 

          3 LNB SlimLine

          SWM8, circa 2008

          two 2-way splitters

          blue-insert F couplers

          two HR24-500

          HR21-200 

          HR20-700 

          PHONCON with D* stating that we are eligible for a free Genie upgrade

 

 

    What we additionally want:

 

          HR44

          RC71 :barf:

          SWM16 & new power supply

          2-way splitter

          No one arriving at a "random" time to disconnect everything while the Olympics are recording

 

 

    I also understand that an appointment to have an installer show up with "ah Genie" in no way guarantees a 44 vice 34, and despite my trepidation about the new remote, it is pretty clear that the 44 is the one we should want.

 

    We've moved once since first subscribing, and other than the dishes at both houses and the HR21 that the first installer brought, everything else has been self-procured and self-installed, including WHDVR/MRV (on cat-5e).

 

 

    So my questions are:

 

          Are there versions or revisions of the SMW16 that tune more quickly than others?

 

          Is there truly no difference between the HR44-700/500/200, including ease/issues with upgrading the internal hard drive?  (I would never violate a contract.)

          All three have Wi-Fi that can bridge WHDVR/MRV network to the InterWebs (temporarily)?

 

          With whom do I speak to get the above gear we desire just shipped to us, saving D* a truck roll and me from their bad timing?  I would also be willing to just go pick it up locally somewhere.

 

 

    If you guys want to start another circular discussion about 34 vs. 44, that's fine with me, as I have a bit to add.

 

    Thanks!


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#2 OFFLINE   longrider

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

The SWM16 is all the same, tuning speed is set by the receiver

 

To the best of my knowledge there are no significant differences between the manufacturers of the HR44.  You said you will never violate a contract, therefore upgrading an internal HD is a moot point. External drives work great. The WiFi is for connecting internet to the DirecTV network, I doubt it will work for WH. 

 

With everything you need DirecTV will never just ship it to you.  You could obtain ti from a 3rd party such as Solid Signal but that would not be free.  You may be able to get a credit to offset some of the "purchase" cost but there is no guarantee.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

    Sorry, I should clarify the Wi-Fi question.

 

    I have all DVR's networked to each other on a NETGEAR GS116 switch, to which the Genie would also be connected, but a wiring problem has spontaneously appeared preventing it from connecting to our router.

 

    So until I can resolve this problem, can I connect the Genie's Ethernet port to the switch with the DVR's while simultaneously connecting it wirelessly to the router, thereby bridging all DVR's to the internet?


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

I dont think that will work but I am not 100% sure.  I know if you are using the supported coax networking then you can use the WiFi to connect internet to all the receivers but I dont think both WiFi and wired Ethernet can be active at the same time.  Personally I would switch to the supported coax networking, all you would need are DECA modules for the HR20 and HR21


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:21 PM

I dont think that will work but I am not 100% sure.  I know if you are using the supported coax networking then you can use the WiFi to connect internet to all the receivers but I dont think both WiFi and wired Ethernet can be active at the same time.  Personally I would switch to the supported coax networking, all you would need are DECA modules for the HR20 and HR21

Yep, you can use either one but not both,  connecting an ethernet disables the WiFI


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

I agree, there is no way DirecTV will just ship everything you need. I also agree totally with advice to switch over to coax networking, then the HR44 can absolutely be the bridge for internet access to all of your other devices (whether you connect it wired or wireless to your LAN).

 

If an installer shows up with a 34, you can ask for a 44 and if he doesn't have one you can cancel or reschedule. But as noted, there is no guarantee of what model you might get without buying (leasing) from a 3rd party vendor.

 

Unless you can somehow find a legitimately owned HR44 someplace (very unlikely) to buy (or pay DirecTV "full price" to own, whatever that is), you can't replace the internal drive without violating the terms of service. The hardest part about replacing the internal drive is removing the cover without damaging it, I think there are some threads on this forum someplace about doing that.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

 

 

          With whom do I speak to get the above gear we desire just shipped to us, saving D* a truck roll and me from their bad timing?  I would also be willing to just go pick it up locally somewhere.

 

 

 

 

    Thanks!

unfortunately DirecTV is not for DIYs.  However, the good news is that there are a websites dedicated just for folks like yourself.  It won't be free tho!

 

www.solidsignal.com

www.eBay.com


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