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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Jerry_K, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

    Oct 21, 2006
    With a lot of help and input from the great folks on the forums, I may just go HD using DTV DVRs. I can get an HR34 and an HR24 owned. The HR34 will immediately be upgraded to 2T and the 1T drive put into the HR24. Sort of match capacity to tuners. I can get an RV Slimline 5 LNB. I understand that a Slimline 5 LNB supports 8 tuners, is that correct? Does the Slimline also provide for legacy devices not SWiM? If so I would keep the old DirecTiVos up and running until we decided if we wanted to keep the HRXX units.
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    You found an owned HR34? How much?
  3. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

    Oct 21, 2006
    Want to buy it first then I will post on the costs.
  4. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Owned? Be sure you get the RID and call the Access Card Dept. at Directv to verify it. Do not take any sellers word for it.

    A few employees at Directv told me they can't get them yet and that's a usual source of owned units.
  5. PokerJoker

    PokerJoker Godfather

    Apr 12, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Slimline 5 LNBs come in two flavors.

    One flavor is the original "legacy" which can be identified by its having 4 cable connections. It can be used with legacy receivers as-is, or it can be converted to SWM by running all 4 cables to an external SWM switch such as the SWM-8. (It is also possible to use it with both legacy and SWM receivers at the same time with the right wiring.)

    The other type is the "SWM-LNB" which contains a built-in SWM switch and has only one cable connection. It ONLY works with SWM-capable receivers. It cannot be used with legacy receivers.

    Umm, "RV Slimline 5LNB"? As in, Recreational Vehicle? If so, I assume it will be one of the self-aiming roof mounts, like the Winegard Trav'ler or the Motosat? If so, it will be a legacy-type LNB with the 4 outputs, because the aiming controllers cannot work with the SWM-type LNB.

  6. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

    Oct 21, 2006
    The Slimline would for sure not be the roof mount. It will be on a tripod. As we move around many times trees would block the view of the satellite if we had a roof mount. And I can buy 15 of the tripod mount type versus one of the roof mount. If one had a roof mount, many of the newer Winegards are SWM only. I guess I don't even mind setting up the old 18" dish along with the Slimline if need be. When I make the decision I can sell one or the other.
  7. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

    Oct 21, 2006
    Deal is done. HR34 owned, $549 and $17 shipping. HR24 Owned and a complete RV dish and hookup kit (plug and play) brings my total to $1098. About the same price as one of my early adopter Series 3 TiVos with Lifetime. Now if my lovely wife can just be happy with the system I am good to go. If not then the old DirecTiVos will just get more use until they die, and I will sell the owned stuff.

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