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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by scuba629, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 #1 of 11
    scuba629

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    I have 3 HR23s(master bedroom, guest bedroom, game room) and 1 HR 24(living room). I currently spit my living room cable and added a broadband DECA. In the other rooms I use the DECAs to connect to switches..

    My first question is should I bother with an upgrade to the Genie? I had planned to return my HR23s to Directv. I would then install the Genie in the living room, move the HR24 to the master bedroom, and install an H25 in the game room with a Genie client in the guest bedroom.

    I think if I count up my tuners im ok.. (5+2+1+0) so im at 8(SWM8) just like my current setup. Should I get two Genie clients and skip the H25?

    I guess I will have go split my master bedroom cable, and game room cable to allow my DECA network. Each of these cable connections is first split with an 8 port than 2 port at the receiver. Will the Genie or another box have trouble? I'm guessing the HR24 will be fine as it is now in the living room(split) but what about the other boxes? The Genie client in the guest bedroom wont be split twice.

    Lastly I don't use my DECA network for a lot of internet communication but will the Genie client have issues if I did? I know it doesn't have a tuner and has to share them from the Genie itself.

    *Should I bother with a Genie upgrade?
    *Two Genie clients or H25 and a Genie client?
    *Will all boxes be ok with a cable being split twice?
    *During heavy internet usage will the Genie client be OK?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 #2 of 11
    rsblaski

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    Just a suggestion. Why replace your dvrs? If you do, you will not only lose the extra 4 tunesr, but also have to pay for the h25 and client, and lose the extra recording capacity. Just get the genie and keep the other dvrs in the other rooms. D* will upgrade your Swim 8 to a Swim 16 as part of the installation.
     
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    scuba629

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    I only have/want one line coming into my house. Can I do SWM 16 with only 1 line coming in?
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 #5 of 11
    dpeters11

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    No. You'd need your SWM LNB replaced with a normal LNB, and get a SWM16, which is a separate component.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2013 #6 of 11
    scuba629

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    So I can't do it? How many cables must come into my house?
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 #7 of 11
    dpeters11

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    4 from the dish to the swm16. I wouldn't say it can't be done, it certainly can.

    You should be able to find wiring diagrams on the forum.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2013 #8 of 11
    scuba629

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    but I would have to have someone bring in 3 more lines. The trouble is I dont want more holes in my house and only one cable was run when it was built.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2013 #9 of 11
    dpeters11

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    Well, the swm16 can be outside, but it does need power, then two lines going to splitters. It's essentially two SWM-8s so you have to make sure not to overload one side with more than 8 tuners.
     
  10. scuba629

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    oh that makes sense. Sounds like I need two cables coming in then.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Right, if you go with a swm16 and put it outside. If you stay at 8 tuners, of course none of that is needed.
     

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