HR20 MRV Configuration for 1 Tuner

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  1. Dec 9, 2014 #1 of 13
    mika911

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    I know the SWM MRV setup for a HR20 is more complicated than other receivers. I was considering reactivating mine.

    I have seen the diagrams on how to set it up. I know how to do it with the splitter, deca, and b stop filter on tuner 1 input. However, I have one exception to this setup. I only have one open tuner on SWM.

    Is there a way to use the special configuration for the single tuner, or will it simply not work in this unusual setup?

    I was thinking I might have to still split the line, put one end of the splitter to the Tuner 1 with B Stop Filter (that would supply my single tuner to HR20). Then take the other side of the splitter, plug into DECA, to pull the internet out from that line, plug in the ethernet, but not connect the coax side of the deca to the HR20 at all (the coax from the deca would go into tuner 2 if I had 9th tuner available)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2014 #2 of 13
    harsh

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    The double-wiring workaround that you're referring to only comes into play with the RCA/Thomson/Technicolor (-100) version of the HR20.

    If you have an HR20-100, an alternative is to use a BSF on the satellite input (to protect it from the DECA signal) and connect the HR20 via CAT5 to your router.
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2014 #3 of 13
    peds48

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    Tuner functionalities are done via software. Assuming they you have the HR20-100, you can def connect it the correct way and set it up to single tuner by repeating the satellite set up menu


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  4. Dec 9, 2014 #4 of 13
    mika911

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    Thanks everyone! My mistake. Mine was indeed a -700. I connected only to tuner 1, with a white deca in between. I made no adjustments for it being a HR20 since it's the 700 as I learned above. Then I selected one tuner from the setup. It is reactivated and even though it's still on the old SD-interface because it has old software (long time since it was plugged in), the whole home functionality is already working.

    In a cluttered TV area, the deca boxes are a bit of a pain, but at least they work.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2014 #5 of 13
    peds48

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    Awesome. Thanks for the update.
     
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  6. Dec 9, 2014 #6 of 13
    mika911

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    Thanks again. Just one final question, how can I know the HR20 is pulling the programming over coax and not the ethernet? I notice if the ethernet is disconnected, the program list seems to go away. I don't want to slow down my home network.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2014 #7 of 13
    peds48

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    That depends on how the other receivers are connected. IF they are using coax, then the HR20 is pulling from the coax.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2014 #8 of 13
    mika911

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    Aw! I see! How can I know how they are pulling the programming? They should all be able to do it over coax, but they are also all hooked up to my home network.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2014 #9 of 13
    peds48

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    Want to check? just pull the plug on the CCK. Sharing is still possible, anything that involves the internet, not so much
     
  10. mika911

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    Ok, thanks. I don't have a CCK as a HR44 is doing the work. I will try pulling the ethernet to the HR44, maybe that would test it?

    UPDATE -
    I pulled the ethernet with internet from my router out of the back of the HR44.

    On my HR22, I could still watch shows from the HR44 and HR20. Therefore, since I 100 percent removed my home network from the setup, I hope it's safe to assume the content is traveling over the coax.
    Thanks so much peds48!!! I appreciate your time.
     
  11. peds48

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    You are worrying for nothing. If you are using the HR44 as the bridge, and have no ethernet cables going to any of the receivers, I can guarantee you that the sharing is taking place on the coax
     
  12. mika911

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    Thanks!! See Above. Besides the HR44, the only connection besides coax is the network cable between the deca and the ethernet ports on the HR20 and HR22.
     
  13. peds48

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    And that is fine since those receivers do not haveD ECA built in. What the DECA does (at the receiver) is “break out” the MoCA and SWM signals and “convert" them to ethernet and sends the SWM to the tuner. The DECA also does the apposite, It “combines” the ethernet signals and SWM to send it down the coax.
     

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