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A quick SWM/MRV question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by mtm, May 21, 2010.

  1. mtm

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    I am going to order MRV pretty quick and have 1 question. I currently have a Slimline 5 dish with 4 wires coming from the dish to a Zinwell switch. I have 3 DVR's, two of them have two tuners hooked up and 1 only has one (I only have 1 coax run to that room). When I get MRV installed and they add SWM to my system, I will only need 1 wire to each box to have two working tuners, correct? So my question is will my room that has a DVR but only 1 coax run to it now have two tuners after I get MRV/SWM installed? If the answer is yes, that's one more reason for me to get MRV installed, not that I needed another reason.

    Also, none of my receivers (1 HR 20-700, and 2 HR-22s) are hooked up to my DSL, the router isn't by the TVs and I don't have cat 5 runs to each box. Is this going to be an issue with getting MRV installed? I don't need any of the receivers hooked up to the router do I?
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    yes
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    you'll be good.

    The DSL will need a coax drop to it and a DECA to make the connection.

    Most likely you'll get the SWiM LNB, then have a splitter where the WB68 is.
     
  3. mtm

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    The DSL will need a coax from one of the receivers? If not, will it not work?
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Not from a receiver but one off the splitter to provide bridging to your home network and internet for all the receivers. If you don't want/need this, then it works fine without the bridging.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    If the boxes aren't connected to the Internet, you won't get all the DirecTV on Demand features, PPV ordering through remote (unless there's a phone line) etc. But if your boxes aren't connected to the Internet now, you won't lose anything. MRV itself does not need a net connection at all.
     
  6. mtm

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    Gotcha, thanks for the reply.
     

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