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HR-34 Upgrade

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by p3pilot, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. p3pilot

    p3pilot Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Since I am in Texas and with the protection plan, I called in and am getting an HR-34 and 1 client upgrade installed on Saturday. My current setup is:

    1. HR24-200
    2. HR21-100
    3. HR22-100
    4. H25-100
    5. H25-500

    So currently I am right at 8 tuners. What the CSR setup is to replace the HR21 and HR22 with the HR34 and C31. Since I will have 9 tuners they are going to have to put in SWM16. I have been thinking lately that it would be better to keep the HR22 and not take the C31.

    So how does the speed of the C31 compare with the HR22? Would there be a speed advantage to getting the C31?

    Since they will have to replace my SWM LNB with the SWM16, should I push to have it mounted outside or inside the attic? I don't think there will be any problem taking the four cables into the house, but what will the installer want to do and what will be the most reliable? The dish is mounted on the east side of the house and over the last 4 years, I have seen some heat issues during the Texas summer.

  2. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

    Nov 21, 2007
    Choctaw, OK
    Right now the C31 is probably slower than the HR22 (as slow as it is).
    I'd go ahead and keep one of the DVRs, why not. The real question would be if you were deciding between a C31 and a receiver, then it boils down to questions like do you want live trickplay (advantage C31 over a receiver, but uses an HR34 tuner).

    Heat problems?? None here, and heat is comparable to Dallas. My SWiM 16 is in the hot attic and still no issues. Maybe you need some new wiring, or the new LNB will take care of it.
  3. p3pilot

    p3pilot Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Thanks for the input. The more I have thought about it, I think I will just deactivate one of my H25's and put the C-31 in its place. That way I will get a little more functionality than I get with the H25 as far as controlling series and such on the H34 while keeping one of the other dvr's. Guess I will be sending the HR21-100 back. This will give me a total of 10 tuners on the SWM16.

    Sounds like everything will work fine in the attic. Hopefully the tech will just run another 3 lines from the dish to where the splitter is located now.
  4. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Don't put the SWM16 in the attic. In Dallas your summertime heat will probably make your attic 140 degs +. The SWM16 gets hot even in a 70 deg room. Very hot.
    It will fry eggs up in attic.
  5. p3pilot

    p3pilot Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Not sure that I will have any choice about it. Where the dish is mounted outside gets very hot in the summer also. I have in the past had issues with LNB's on the dish due to the heat. Poster above said he doesn't have problems in Oklahoma with it in the attic. I do have a radiant barrier in the attic so not quite as bad as it could be.

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