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? about the HR23 HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Digitalrain, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Digitalrain

    Digitalrain Cool Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Hi all,
    Im a bit confused. I ordered a HR23 HD DVR unit and was told it needed B-band converters which i ordered too. Ive been reading and find some info says it dont need the converters - so does it or doesnt? -- I have a slimline 5 none Swm LNB. just regular 5 sat Lnb.
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    It doesn't need them in a non SWM environment. HR20-22 and 24 do.
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    The 23s are the only receivers that use a wide-band SAT tuner chip. So there isn't any need for the BBCs, as the tuner chip does the same function.
  4. Digitalrain

    Digitalrain Cool Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    OKay, thanks for the info - guess ill have to find someone to sell the b-bands to when i get them. Thanks again. :)
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    The chip in H[R]23 is BCM4507.
  6. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    I would tuck them away on a shelf or in a drawer someplace in the event that HR23 ever gets replaced with some other HR2x model that would need them. They are free for the asking from DirecTV, so not much market for them.

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