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#1 OFFLINE   dtvgone



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Posted 21 July 2007 - 11:07 AM

I am scheduled to have two 622s installed next week, to replace two SA-8300HD DVRs from my local cable provider, and have a few questions.

1. My house is almost 10 years old. The original RG6 cables to various rooms was installed by the builder, and I don't know whether they meet the specs for the new equipment. The two rooms with an HDTV also have a second cable run, installed several years ago to get dual tuner capability for the D* Tivo units that I used prior to changing to cable. Specs on those cables are unknown as well.

I never removed the old D* dish and cable run 18 months ago when switched to cable, as was going to consider changing back when they had MPEG4 locals (had an HR10-250, with awful OTA HD reception, even with an attic antenna)

My understanding is that E* uses a device that functions similar to a multiswitch with each 622 to allow a single cable run for dual sat tuner functionality, but requires higher spec RG6 cabling.

Will the E* installer likely have to remove not only the D* dish, but the outside cabling as well, and also replace one cable run to each of the two rooms where 622s are installed? If so, my house has a crawl space, so wouldn't be particularly difficult.

2. My home office doesn't have a TV, but is wired for cable. I would like to use it for the TV2 function on one of the 622s for music only. The cable run is now unused, as I also just changed back to DSL from cable internet.

How is the TV2 connection made to the 622, and connected to the second room?

Does it require a dedicated cable run from the room with the 622 to the room with TV2, or is it connected externally at the cable box before the cables enter the house? If a dedicated cable run is needed, the spare cable run from D* could be connected to the output on the 622, and then connected to the cable run that goes to my home office at the cable box on the outside wall.

I assume that I would need something like the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 Hybrid Video Recorder to connect to the TV2 feed, and then to my PC.


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