Multiple hr54 instalation

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  1. Dec 18, 2019 #61 of 101
    HoTat2

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    How do you have all those receivers working on only a SWiM13 LNBF (i.e., a 1st gen. 3D1LNBR0-01).

    Even if the older two tuner DVRs are each set to single tuner operation, that still amounts to 15 tuners?



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  2. Dec 18, 2019 #62 of 101
    P Smith

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    Perhaps he's physically turning off some STBs when nobody use it...
     
  3. Dec 18, 2019 #63 of 101
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    Years ago, there was a time when regular folks managed to get multiple Genies activated. It was a short period and cut off. It was in the HR34/44 days. There haven't been regular account audits for this so if you had them working, all was good. But I have seen multiple reports of people with more than 1 Genie trying to change service packages or premiums. Or add or remove Sunday ticket. As soon as they get the CSR and CSR tries to make a change, the CSR is blocked. The platform won't turn them off but won't allow any changes until all but one are removed.

    So if they account has them, try to not call Directv.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2019 #64 of 101
    Lord Vader

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    I have an SWM13 that allows for up to 21 tuners. When I purchased the Slimline dish 3 1/2 years ago, I learned from this very forum that the SWM13, while spec'd out to 13, "unofficially" supported up to 21 tuners; therefore, I was one of those who acquired one and used it in a trial. I can definitely confirm that it works, as I've experienced NO technical problems with it.

    Now I'm just wondering if using 3 Genies (15 tuners in total) and 3 HR24s (6 tuners in total) for a grand total of 21 tuners would, in fact, work in my setup. It's not going to hurt to at least try and find out.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2019 #65 of 101
    Lord Vader

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    Nope. See above post. :)
     
  6. Dec 18, 2019 #66 of 101
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    It doesn't make any sense that they'd let you add a second Genie, but then not make any changes to your account after doing so. But this is Directv we're talking about, they do some things that make no sense.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2019 #67 of 101
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    Adding an HR54 would only work with that LNB you have now. If you swapped it for a reverse band LNB the HR54 will grab 7 tuners and you'd have to either get rid of one of the HR24s or swap out for a legacy LNB and DSWM30.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2019 #68 of 101
    P Smith

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    Interesting ...
    Anyone seen such behavior of HR54 ? When using Non-RB LNBF[22 tuners] vs RB LNBF [22 tuners] ?
     
  9. Dec 19, 2019 #69 of 101
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    I believe they hard coded the system to not allow multiple genies and when they did that accounts that already had multiple genies where just left untouched, so in order to make any changes, it would have to fall in line with the one genie only because the system can’t do anything if the equipment isn’t correct.
     
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  10. Dec 19, 2019 #70 of 101
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    He is correct
     
  11. Dec 19, 2019 #71 of 101
    P Smith

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    Any details ?

    (I wouldn't make FUD about internal computer systems of DTV...)
     
  12. Dec 19, 2019 #72 of 101
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    Wait, I'm confused here ....

    You mean the 1st gen. 3D1LNBR0-01 by Zenwell can actually support up to 21 tuners?

    Then what improvements did the 2nd gen. 3D2LNBRO LNBF have over the 1st?

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  13. Dec 19, 2019 #73 of 101
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    It looked cooler??
     
  14. Dec 20, 2019 #74 of 101
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    The 3D1 only supported 13, the 3D2 supported 21. The main difference between them was the chip they used. The 3D1 used an Entropic chip capable of 20 tuners, the 3D2 (and later 3DR) use a Broadcom chip capable of 24 tuners.
     
  15. Dec 20, 2019 #75 of 101
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    Yes, that's what I always thought ...

    But L.V. claims he's been running his setup on the primary residential account in Chicago with two (HR44) Genies and 5 two tuner DVRs on a "SWiM13" LNB which he acknowledged was the 3D1 ....

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  16. Dec 20, 2019 #76 of 101
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    He never confirmed the model number
     
  17. Dec 20, 2019 #77 of 101
    Lord Vader

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    The model number of what? If you're referring to the SWM13, I don't recall it off the top of my head. I could try and find the order for this thing, as I purchased it from Solid Signal, IIRC, a few years ago. There's no way I can get to the dish on my own to try and check the model #.

    Regardless of what model # it is, I can tell you this much—I currently get up to 21 tuners off it. I'm not making this stuff up, guys.
     
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  18. Dec 20, 2019 #78 of 101
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    Initially the SWM21's were called SWM13's So you may/probably have the 21 tuner version (3D2)
     
  19. Dec 20, 2019 #79 of 101
    Lord Vader

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    That would seem to make sense, considering my having all those active tuners.
     
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  20. Dec 20, 2019 #80 of 101
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    The SWM 13 *note was Displayed on the Receiver Sat setup page as a warning- because of the HS17 D* policy NOT being able to support Older HD and HDDVR's on the same account only.

    That LNB has always been able to do 22 SWM channels (1) being for the guide =21 Swm Channels

    The RB LNB's Came Later as they are Still "NOT" needed to receive & record the current 4k content -- They will be required When and if D* at&t do 4K channel bonding at some point (maybe) maybe not.
     

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