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HR44 questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bpratt, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. bpratt

    bpratt Godfather

    Nov 24, 2005
    Salt Lake...
    Several years ago when all I had was a couple of HR10-250s, I created MRV by mounting the two HR10=250s in a centrally located closet, connected them to an HDMI 4X4 switch and ran HDMI cables to 4 HDTVs in my house. Everything is controlled with IR repeaters located next to the TVs. About 5 years ago I replaced one of the HR10-250s with two HR21-700s. All DVRs and AM21s are mounted on a wall vertically in the colset. My HR10-250 is mounted face down because the fan is on the back. The two HR21-700s are mounted with the right side up because the fans are located on the right side. My home made MRV allows me to connect to any DVR from any HDTV in the house. I truly can hit pause on a recorded show I am watching in one room, go to another room and hit play to continue viewing that show.

    Now I want to replace one of my HR21-700s with an HR44. Does anyone have a suggestion on how it should be mounted? I believe the component that creates the most heat might be the disk drive, so should that be mounted up?

    When I get the HR44, I will need to keep both HR21-700s until I have watched all the recordings. If I stop the recordings on one of them, can I get by with a SWM-8 or will I need a SWM-16?

    Since I don't want to use DirecTVs version of MRV, I don't think I need a Cinema Connection Kit. Will D* install an HR44 without one and just connect an existing Ethernet connector to the HR44?
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    I think with todays drives, it does not really matter how they are oriented, however you will want to keep the HR44 vents open. since you wil have 9 tuners you will need a SWM16. and last, you can indeed connect the HR44 via Ethernet
  3. west99999

    west99999 Icon

    May 11, 2007
    Most likely the tech will insist on setting you up with MRV through DTV as that is what most all techs know. They are not trained on your type install. They will want to put DECA's on your HR's and a CCK for the internet connection. If you want something done outside of this I would recommend you order the equipment and do it yourself.
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    If you are mothballing one DVR just to watch recorded shows, you can simply take it off the grid so to speak. Then you'll be fine with a SWiM 8.

    I'd let the tech install as he is trained, then adjust when, if and as necessary. Some know the 44s can be your CCK.

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