HR-34 without a SWM?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by EyeRonik1, May 15, 2012.

  1. EyeRonik1

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    Hi,

    I just ordered an HR-34 from Directv. I don't have a SWM, and they told me that I won't need one. Does that sound right?

    I have and HR-22 and an HR-250. I am replacing the HR-22 because it is dog slow. I have four lines coming from my slimline dish to the receivers through BBC's.

    I'm just concerned that they will charge me for a SWM when they get there.

    Ron
     
  2. Smuuth

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    That is incorrect. An HR34 must have a SWM.
     
  3. webby_s

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    So if you are getting a truck role out to your place I would say that the installer would most likely switch you over to SWM. And technically they shouldn't charge you extra for the SWM upgrade. So you should be fine... To answer your question, can a HR34 be hooked up to a non SWM set up; why would you want it then. It wouldn't work properly so my guess is no it wouldn't work. And there is only one coax input on the HR34's.

    Someone will come along and explain things better but that covers the basics.
     
  4. Shades228

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    HR34's cannot be drop shipped and unless the account has an incorrect flag, highly unlikely, the agent ordered a CCK or WHDVR with it not aware that it would install a SWM.
     
  5. samrs

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    Your HR10-250 is soon to be history. Buy some bones for your HR22 it wont be whats swaped out.
     
  6. Chuck W

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    Why wouldn't it be? If he tells them to swap the HR22, They'll swap it out.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    Not if it's not on the work order.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    If it's not on the work order, it would be due to the order being wrong. We know it is impossible to hook up an HR34 without SWM, and the HR10-250 is not SWM compatible. It sounds like he's replacing the HR22 with the 34.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    I think you are confused. My reply about something being on the work order or not had nothing to do with SWM. My comment was in response to, and I quoted it so people would know, someone saying you could just ask the installer to swap out an HR22.
     
  10. samrs

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    If the HR34 is a "swap/replace" on the workorder, then the tech will show up with a SWM LNB and the "System" will pick the noncompatable receiver to swap.

    If the HR34 was input as "new" on the workorder, then the tech will show up with a SWM16(tuner count) and likely a "system swap" for noncompatable equipment.
     
  11. studechip

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    Not necessarily. The wo could have a swm16 on it. That would allow for the HR10-250 to be used along with the HR22 and HR34.
     
  12. Throckmorton

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    I had an HR34 installed a couple of weeks ago, replacing an HR20 but keeping 2 HR21s. Tuner count alone was enough to have them roll with a SWM-16 at no additional charge and me not needing to ask.
     
  13. EyeRonik1

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    Thanks.

    My understanding is that a multi-switch would enable the HR-250. I'd be happy to purchase that.

    I could as an alternative also upgrade the HR-250 to the new Tivo, but we don't have HD locals. I'll see if I can get a free one.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    In your case, yes, a SWM-16 would be the default because your tuner count is over 8. But on a system with two DVRs, and one replaced by an HR34, that would be 7 tuners total. A SWM-16 would not be automatically triggered.

    A HR10-250 can use a legacy port, but usually they still use the LNB SWM and replace the legacy box.
     
  15. Throckmorton

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    I was more trying to address the OP's concern of being charged for a SWM. They seem pretty good at knowing if you need one and providing it when necessary at no extra charge.
     
  16. studechip

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    I forgot the op was swapping an HR34 for the HR22, so you are right, he wouldn't need a swm16, but he could use a swm8 and keep the HR10-250. He (meaning his wife, of course ;)), might want to keep the HR10-250. Some people are still very attached to them!
     
  17. Chuck W

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    Who mentioned the work order? :confused: He said he was replacing the HR22, so I'm gonna take that as it is. I was responding to samrs who said they would replace the HR10-250.



    The HR10-250 can be run off the legacy port of the SWM, so I'm still not seeing the issue with having him swap the HR22.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    Only on a SWM-8 or 16. Not part of a typical SWM upgrade in this situation. At least from Solid Signal, a SWM-8 is $140.
     
  19. EyeRonik1

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    Excellent guess! My wife's first reaction to the new receiver - "We're keeping the TiVo, right?"
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Just keep in mind, the Tivo and the HR34 won't be able to see each other, there would be no whole home between the two.
     

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