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HD Receiver Installation FAQ

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Milominderbinder2, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. sjr14221

    sjr14221 Cool Member

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    Never mind - I was able to access by saving to disk first.
     
  2. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Many people report component looks every bit as good as HDMI, and in some instances, better. You should be fine.

     
  3. Coffey77

    Coffey77 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    I clicked on the link for this pdf:

    What are the basic steps I could take to insure a great installation?
    → Receiver-Installation-Tips.pdf

    and got:
     
  4. Dec 8, 2007 #124 of 135
    JRich7911

    JRich7911 Mentor

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    A friend had DirecTV installed yesterday. We told the installer we wanted the H20 but he said all he can get is the H21 (no OTA). He said if we could find an H20 he would install it. We couldn't find one by phone so he installed the H21. After he left we went to Circuit City and they had several H20's. We bought one there. Can we replace it ourselves? We plan to try to get D* to pay for it ($99).
     
  5. Dec 8, 2007 #125 of 135
    JRich7911

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    In case anybody is interested, you can do it yourself. We had to call D* and give them the receiver serial#, access card#, etc. After that everything came up and we have local HD channels through the OTA feature of the H20. Now we have to turn the H21 back in and get a refund. We'll report on the result of that effort later.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2007 #126 of 135
    Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    For many, the bigger issue are that the H20 or H21 are not capable of:
    1. Record
    2. Pause
    3. Replay
    4. Video on Demand
    5. Playing photos
    6. Playing mpg3's
    7. Playing videos

    For this and so much more you need an HR20.

    - Craig
     
  7. flipptyfloppity

    flipptyfloppity New Member

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    I would suggest the first post be updated in terms of OTA. It says you need an HR20 or H20 to get OTA, but it should also mention that the HR21 w/AM21 can do it (as well as HR22 w/AM21), as that is the common config now. It should also mention that the AM21 will not work with the H21.
     
  8. May 9, 2009 #128 of 135
    mookydaspooky

    mookydaspooky New Member

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    Hi, I want to purchase the new HR23 receiver, but I have read that my Slingbox Pro will not work with the new HR23. Is this true, or will I have to wait until Slingbox gets onboard? Thanks!
     
  9. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I can think of no reason the Slingbox would not work with an HR23 specifically. I've got 3 Slingboxes and they all work on HR20, HR21, HR22, H21, R15, R16, and D11 (although not all at the same time of course).
     
  10. GraceBald

    GraceBald New Member

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    HI

    I would suggest the first post be updated in terms of OTA. It says you need an HR20 or H20 to get OTA, but it should also mention that the HR21 w/AM21 can do it (as well as HR22 w/AM21), as that is the common config now. It should also mention that the AM21 will not work with the H21 and it is really rocking....

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  11. Oct 1, 2009 #131 of 135
    dracozny

    dracozny Cool Member

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    and also note that the AM21 is not provided by the technicians.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 #132 of 135
    ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    With HEAVY emphasis please,
    Thank you Thank you Thank you!
     
  13. Feb 6, 2010 #133 of 135
    npudar

    npudar New Member

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    I have what I think is a reasonably straightforward second DirecTV receiver installation, and I'd like to check if I'm thinking about it correctly.

    My current setup:
    Slimline Dish to a Zinwell wide-band 6x8 Multi-switch (WB68)
    Two output lines running RG6/U coax from the WB68 connected through BBC Modules (SUP-2400) to the two inputs on a HR20-700 receiver

    My plan:
    Run two new lines from the available WB68 outputs to a second HR20 receiver in another room, also through BBC Modules.

    My questions:
    1) Is it just that simple?
    2) Do I have to run two lines? (I'm under the impression that two lines allows recording of one channel while viewing another?)
    3) How many BBC Modules come in the HR20 box? (My first one was installed by a DirecTV technician, so I don't remember.)
    4) Is there anything else I should know about that I did not mention?

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  14. faithhevans

    faithhevans New Member

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    Instead of buying the Samsung why not just upgrade your dish-network equipment to an HD capable receiver, connect your attic antenna to it for OTA HD, run video to the display and audio to your receiver.
     
  15. TwoPhases

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    The Samsung is awesome!
     

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