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Does SWM-16 legacy port pass DECA?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by djstough, May 27, 2012.

  1. djstough

    djstough AllStar

    Nov 26, 2006
    I currently have 6 HR-2x and one HR-34, which is a total of 17 tuners. I have had it set so that one receiver had one one tuner enabled. But in the past few days, we keep getting 771b errors on the HR-34. It appears that somewhere along the line, I have now lost the ability to completely disable that second tuner, perhaps through a recent firmware change?

    So, I was considering moving that receiver to the legacy port on my SWM-16. But will that pass DECA?
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    No the legacy port will not pass Deca, you would have to use the Ethernet port to connect it to your network. You would also need to use BBC's.
  3. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    I don't think so.

    Do you really need that many DVRs?

    Couldn't you replace at least one HR with an H to reduce your tuner count?
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    First, you made one of the hr2xs use only one tuner not the hr34, right?

    Second, and this may seem silly, but did you verify that the unit you made to use one tuner was on the same leg as the hr34?

    I was able to do just what you are describing a month or two ago.

    I'd say if you have to, run one of your hrs via legacy outputs and plug it into your home network on its own, assuming you have a deca bridge in your system, it should work just fine that way.
  5. djstough

    djstough AllStar

    Nov 26, 2006
    Thanks for the replies. I connected it to a legacy port, along with a BBC and a network connection. It works perfectly.

    And yes, I really do need all of those DVRs, thank you!

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