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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
Thanks. I just e-mailed Solid Signal about it.
Option B has a larger up-front cost, but both have the same monthly fees...
Just got off the phone with Solid Signal....the rep was confused how anyone could have gotten a shipment from them. He said they have not gotten any, the first shipment was supposed to arrive yesterday but didn't. Somehow I don't quite believe him.
He also said that the thing about current customers not supposed to be able to order them is a rumor, and that on top of that, when I call DirecTV to activate I should ask for the "rebate form."
If I get something, I'll probably do that just to see, but considering the last DirecTV rep I talked to swore that all purchases outside of DirecTV were not leased, I'm dubious that any of this is true. I've learned my lesson.
In the box. Ordered from VE
So the PI has an input and output. The output currently terminates into the network thing. The only output from that is the network. Can I move the network adapter somewhere else and take the output from the PI to the back of my hr24?
I think mine was in the outer box, not in the HR34 box. I may be remembering wrong. But it was listed separately on my email receipt.
Mine was in the outer box from VE.
I really don't remember if it was in the inner or outer box but as yours was, my was listed separately on the receipt and tracking info.
Many have given great responses, here is my summary. Assuming you don't need the additional tuners and HD space of Option A, then:
Option A gives you live trick play & buffer (but no single recording list), Option B gives you single recording list (but no live trick play & buffer).
Option C, whenever the C30 is available, will give you both, but D* is dragging their heels in getting this to market.
Solid Signal is shipping me a remote.
I called Ellens team. She could not get me an HR34. So she told me to go to an authorized retailer (in my case Robert from ValueElectronics) and order one. She will credit my account and schedule the install to go up to swm 16.
I called her yesterday when I saw FedEx has the HR34 and had updated the delivery date to 12/21. I scheduled the install for 12/22 8am, requested the installer from last time and had confirmation. Will have the credit for the HR34 applied on activation next week.
I dont think anyone answered your post so I will try.
HR34 + HR23 = 7 tuners, so you can switch out the Zinwell for a SWM8 (plus PI)
Or you can get the SWiM LNB which means 1 cable from the dish down to a splitter (still need a PI). Also, keep the other cables (as I did) because if you need to go to a SWM16 you need the LNBs switched again and 4 cables to the SWM16.
I know it might seem crazy. But Directv has no upgrade or downgrade policy. So "if it aint broke" then you pay to swap them out. It does cost them shipping and warehouse handling and also have to test the old unit and clean it up, so you can see their point.
But it also never hurts to ask.
Id deff do the SWiM8 personally. that way if you ever do expand more you can just swap it out with the 16. If you go the SWiM LNB route and expand youll have to swap it back out anyway.
Me too. But I wasnt going to assume he was doing it himself
I had a Slimline 5 with Zinwell. Came back to Directv 2 weeks ago and the installer HAD to pull down my LNB and put the SWiM LNB. I told him I am getting the HR34 when it is out (it wasnt at that time) and he left the cables.
So now he is scheduled to come back out next week to put the old LNB (well not the exact same one but the same type) and hook up the old cables and then put in a SWM16. Even though it would have been better just to put the 8 in. He wasnt allowed.
You don't have to know about it ahead of time if you flip on a show and you know you're going to watch it all the way through just hit record then.
If hes doing it himself the SWiM8 is the easiest to swap out with the Zinwell switch already installed there and the 4 lines running to it.
Hold on. What you are saying makes no sense. Did you have swim before? It sounds like you are thinking you still need to lines going to each box. You only have one coax going to each box with swim.
Let's try and make it simple.
What is your final goal? One hr34 and two hr24?
You will need one cable to each. I would expect your system to be set up as follows:
Dish to 4 way splitter.
Red out on 4way splitter ( power passing) to pi, then to either a box, or your bb deca.
And each of the other three should go out to a box or the bb deca.
What should happen is directv should come back out and install swim 16 so all your tenders can be active.
if he has 1hr34 and 2hr24 thats 9 turners so the dish to 4way splitter wont work. Hell need a SWiM16 there with four lines from the dish to it, then have to put one box on SWM2 port.