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Calling all Dish too Direct people?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MadScientist, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    The picture show 8-way splitters, but you can use "none", a 2-way, a 4-way, or any combination. The splitter merely is used to connect enough coax for the receivers.
    Since you're planning on a HR34, a DVR, and 2 receivers, I would group them such that the DVR & receivers are on one side, and the HR34 on the other. This should only require a 4-way for the DVR & receivers, and let the HR34 connect without a splitter.
    The fewer/smaller splitters used, the stronger the signal is to the receivers/tuners.
  2. stebrock

    stebrock Cool Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    While I still have you on the line. I obtained the following info. Do you know what a BB DECA is?

    "your ideal set up would be a 4 way splitter to feed you HDDVR plus 2 HD boxes and the BB DECA, the power supply connected directly to the switch and the HR34 on the second SWM output. this will keep signal loss to a minimum"

    Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate you taking your time to help me...
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    !rolling I doubt there is anything DECA that I don't know about. :lol:

    A BB DECA is used to bridge the coax network to your home network for internet access and other network options.
    It would "fit nicely" on the fourth port of the splitter.
    Some use the HR34 to bridge and don't use the BB DECA.
  4. inf0z

    inf0z Legend

    Oct 15, 2011
    Don't forget any additional RVU connections if he is using the HR34 for that purpose.
  5. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    Huh????? RVU connected devices don't add any tuners, they use one of the 5 tuners already present in the HR34.
  6. E91

    E91 Godfather

    Oct 7, 2008
    I had Dish for a few years, and switched back to D* (previously had been a D* guy back in the days of the SD DirecTIVO). My main reason for switching to D* was sports coverage. Although Dish had Center Ice like D*, most of the games were in SD. Now, that may have changed over the last few years, but that was my reasoning.

    DISH, for what it offered, was a pretty good deal. I mostly watch news and sports and have little interest in a gazillion and one channels of crap, and DISH had packaged that were ideal for me. I found VIP722 (which is the DVR I had with Dish) to be just OK and still think Dish's DVRs are grossly overrated. The DISH DVR did have some nice features though (like the external HD storage) and I thought the DISH remote was superb. The service and picture quality were mostly top notch, although I found that I had to do fairly frequent reboots.

    I had a lot of trepidation in coming back to D* because I had heard terrible things about the DVRs. I was pleasantly surprised. I have two HR24s and like them so much that I have no interest in the new TIVO boxes. Picture quality and reliability of service has been top notch.

    For the programming I specifically opted for, D* is a lot more expensive. I also thought DISH was a far easier company to deal with.

    Overall, I'd say it is a toss up. But, the switch worked out well for me and I'd do it again.

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