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How Many Co-Located HR20/HR21s Are Possible?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by MikeekiM, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Godfather

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    I co-locate all my DVRs in one rack... Currently I have 3, but they aren't all HR20/21s... In fact, I currently only have one...

    I will start to migrate my current SD DVRs to HD DVRs and was wondering how many HR20/21s I can colocate and be able to operate them independently via IR...

    Also, does having a mix of 20s and 21s allow me to have more?

    RF is not an option, as I need to plug them all into my IR distribution set up...

    Thanks!

    Mike
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

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    Via IR?

    2 Total
     
  3. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Godfather

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    Thanks Earl...

    So the new HR21 uses the exact same IR remote config, eh? I was hoping that maybe I could get 2 HR20s...and 2 HR21s! :D
     
  4. Michael D'Angelo

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    nope, both the same.
     
  5. Herdfan

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    Can you describe this in further detail? IR setups can be quite elaborate with inputs sent to individual blasters.
     
  6. judson_west

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    Via RF ???
     
  7. Edmund

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    Indefinite, as many as you have receivers.
     
  8. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    10*10*10*10*10*10 = 1,000,000

    The Last 6 digits of the ReceiverID
     
  9. Drew2k

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    I'd settle for just 10 unique IR code sets. ;)
     
  10. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Godfather

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    Yea... I don't have anything quite that elaborate... One receiver sends signals to all emitters...
     
  11. MikeekiM

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    Are there any RF distribution/amplification solutions?
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    HR20/21 support RS-232 via their USB ports.
    So you can use a CRESTRON control system to control all your units.
     
  13. Sixto

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    That would be an awfully big rack :)
     
  14. Earl Bonovich

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    And unless you have titanium:

    $4,989,995.01

    In mirroring fees per month
     
  15. Herdfan

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    Have you looked at URC? http://universalremote.com/pro/products.php

    Any of their RF remotes can control the MRF line of RF receiver which can specify individual outputs.

    I would recommend surfremotecontrol.com as an authorized dealer. Make sure you click on the "Can I get a lower price" link.
     
  16. Carl Spock

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    ^ I'd recommend the Universal MX-3000 highly. Cool remote.

    Earl is also right. RS-232 control with a Crestron would be the best but it's expensive.

    There is an addressable IR distribution piece by Xantech that would solve your code issues. You can make it so it is only sending IR codes to the device you want to control. Here it is. You'd need a fancy remote to program it and a power supply so figure, with the eyes and receivers you'd also need, maybe $600 total for something like this.

    Add that onto a good component video/digital audio switch or a HDMI switch and using a good universal remote with a lot of even better programming, you could do what you want. The switcher, a four or five input device, which is what you'd need, could also run you $600, easily. The remote and programming? Maybe a $1,000 more. It depends on how good and intuitive a remote you want. You want something the whole family can easily operate? At least $1,000 (this price is assuming you have somebody else do the remote programming).

    You might want to hire a professional to set this up. While this is not tough, there is a pretty good learning curve involved.
     
  17. Herdfan

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    The 3000 is very cool, but not very DVR friendly. Us DVR power users need hard buttons we can use by feel.;) I prefer the MX-900, but am waiting for the 980.

    Same with Crestron control. Not DVR friendly.

    The URC MSC-400 also has RS-232 control and can be controlled by the 850 remote and above.
     
  18. Ken S

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    If you're using IR emitters and are careful about placement (and maybe imaginative with some tape you could potentially use more than two receivers.

    For instance on the Harmony 890 you can program the basestation to only send certain commands to certain emitters. You would have to block the IR from going to other receivers...but...hey
     
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