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Add 2nd HR-20 for HD programming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by nevets140, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. nevets140

    nevets140 New Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    I have a second room wired with just one coaxial and it would be almost impossible to run a second coaxial.

    I would like to order a 2nd HR-20 with the understanding I can't record/watch two different HD programs. The HR-20 would be to feed a Sony 1080p projector to watch HD programming.

    With only one inbound coaxial and a phone line, is that all I need to use with a HR-20 or do I have to settle for just a HD receiver due to the one coaxial line situation?

    Thank you.
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    You are able to use a HR20 with only one SAT line. You do not need two. But like you already said you will only be able to record one program or watch one program. But later this year the SWM (single wire multi-switch) will be coming out and it would work great for you. If you don't know what SWM is do a search and you will find a lot of threads about it.
  3. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    For now, you can use the one line and you can then record at any time:

    1 OTA
    2 OTA
    1 Satellite
    1 Satellite/1 OTA

    Both OTA tuners, if you have an antenna connected, are active.

    At some time in the not too distant future, the Single Wire Module (SWM) will be available and installation of that will allow for 2 satellite signals on a single line.

    The SWM is discussed in the Cutting Edge forum.
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    ...but if you're not planning to record, a receiver-only unit's pretty much free.
  5. nevets140

    nevets140 New Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Thank you for the info
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