Multiple hr54 instalation

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  1. Dec 20, 2019 #81 of 101
    HoTat2

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    Ok, if that's what happened ....

    But I guess it would have to be a confusing case of where both the 3D1 and 3D2 were initially called the "SWM13" (or "SWM-13") then ...

    Since from the original 2014 "Hands On" (successor to the "First Look") document about the 3D1 pub. by Solid Signal at the time which was the reason for my confusion when L.V. posted he had a "SWM13" LNB. View attachment Hands on SWM13LNB.pdf

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  2. Dec 20, 2019 #82 of 101
    HoTat2

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    Just curious ...

    IIRC, weren't you the one some time ago waging a long, but successful campaign against your condo association (or owners was it)? That were trying to force you to remove the satellite dish from the terrace?

    Which is why for a moment I was about to ask if you could simply go out on to the terrace and look at the LNB's model number. But quickly realized that was quite a good while back so you've probably long moved from there by now ...



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  3. Dec 20, 2019 #83 of 101
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    [QUOTE="WestDC, post: 3553035, member: 473643"That LNB has always been able to do 22 SWM channels (1) being for the guide =21 Swm Channels[/QUOTE]

    I don't think that's the case. Pretty sure the 3D1 used the same chip as the DSWM13, which was only capable of 20 tuners. The 3D2 switched to a Broadcom chip able to do 24 tuners, which is also what the 3DR/5DR use.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2019 #84 of 101
    Lord Vader

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    Yes, that was me. I moved out of that apartment in spring 2016 when I purchased a home literally 1 mile right down the road from that complex. Now that I'm in a house and not that apartment with the humongous 2nd floor balcony, I can't get to the dish, unfortunately. I don't even have a ladder tall enough to access it!
     
  5. Dec 20, 2019 #85 of 101
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    I don't think that's the case. Pretty sure the 3D1 used the same chip as the DSWM13, which was only capable of 20 tuners. The 3D2 switched to a Broadcom chip able to do 24 tuners, which is also what the 3DR/5DR use.[/QUOTE]This is what always thought ...

    SWM13 = 3D1 Which uses a chip that firmware coded to provide 13(14) SWM channels max. for both Genies and older receivers

    And can find no evidence the 3D2 was ever called a "SWM13." And via a different chip can provide 21(22) SWM available channels max. to the Genies only (except the HR34). And 13(14) available channels to max. to the HR34 and all older receivers.

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  6. Dec 20, 2019 #86 of 101
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    Good! I didn’t want to be rude and say anything back then but I’m glad you bought a house! :)
     
  7. Dec 22, 2019 #87 of 101
    Tritron

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    Well I looks like I single wire lnb swm3 that supports 22 tuners. So I have two hr54 and one hr44 working fine on my account. It is nnice to have ability to record 21 channels
     
  8. Dec 23, 2019 #88 of 101
    P Smith

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    Perhaps you have no clients/minis ...
    Are the DVRs communicate between each other? Can you see recordings and play them ?
     
  9. Dec 23, 2019 #89 of 101
    Lord Vader

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    FWIW, P. Smith, that's how my primary setup works. At my main house, which has the legacy equipment, there are two working HR44s, and both of them and all other DVRs communicate just fine, with each able to see recordings of all boxes. It's one big, happy family. For now.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2019 #90 of 101
    P Smith

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    So, you have similar setup - no minies ?
     
  11. Dec 23, 2019 #91 of 101
    Lord Vader

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    That is correct. Nothing but DVRs.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2019 #92 of 101
    trh

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    In one of his posts (#47), the TS said he had one mini.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2019 #93 of 101
    Tritron

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    Yes, all dvr are linked to each other i can play recordings I send my mini back what is the point of having it
     
  14. Dec 23, 2019 #94 of 101
    P Smith

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    see above - he sent back his one mini
     
  15. Apr 10, 2020 #95 of 101
    Iceman5000

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    Came across this thread, while searching for a problem. Today my wife called to add PLEX to our Tier 1 Package. After spending nearly 2 hours on the phone with the CS representative, they were unable to add the channel because we have a Genie. (HR34-700). Well I couldn’t believe they wouldn’t add a channel because we had a Genie. Anyway, long story short we have 2 Genies, and have had them both activated and working fine since the HR34-700 was released, but because of this we can’t make any changes to our programming package. Lol. We have no mini’s. Never had a single problem with them.
     
  16. Apr 10, 2020 #96 of 101
    studechip

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    What's the model number of the other Genie?
     
  17. Apr 10, 2020 #97 of 101
    Iceman5000

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    Ther are both HR34-700
     
  18. Apr 10, 2020 #98 of 101
    studechip

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    Then either you were a beta tester or someone in CS screwed up.
     
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  19. Apr 11, 2020 #99 of 101
    inkahauts

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    The system has locked up anyone with two genies till you get rid of one of them. There is nothing any csr can do because it was done by the programmers on the back end. No one was ever supposed to be able to have two actual genies....
     
  20. Iceman5000

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    yes that is what appears to have happened. No changes can be made to my account, other than swapping, deleting or adding receivers. That’s ok, I’ll keep my 2 Genies.
     

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