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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chinatown, Jun 28, 2010.
How far will they extend to..............How many feet.
Depends on walls, materials, angles, etc. Some places I get 30-50 feet, others I get less than 10. Also depends on your receiver. You get a lot more range from a box with an external antenna than an internal one.
It varies. I have two that work through 3 walls at about 45-50ft. If you already own one the best way is to try it. If you don't how far do you need it to work? How much is in between?
I don't know the specs but from real life experience, at work the receiver (H21-100) is about 75 feet from the viewing area and is a bit spotty. At home, we have one DVR (HR22-100) about 30-40 feet from the tv and works good.
At work there is one wall made of sheetrock and one wall mostly of stainless steel in the path. At home there is two walls of sheetrock in the path.
It works great. I have a receiver in my basement and use a rf remote with it from the second floor of my house. No problems whatsoever.
Are there multiple codesets for RF? I want to put two DVRs in a server configuration in a media closet. Can I use RF for both?
Yes. I have an HR20 and HR24, both on rf. They don't interfere with each other.
Did you set the codes first, then switch to RF, or switch to RF, then set the codes?
You don't have to worry about different codes with RF. When you setup RF you program the remote with the last 6 digits of the Receiver ID. It will only control that receiver.
I have the HR20-100 with the external antenna. I replaced the antenna with a length of coax with the last 2 feet of copper conductor exposed. I can change channels from 100 feet away with the receiver on the second floor. Making your own antenna can expand the distance considerably!
This is one thing that the "newer" receivers don't have, there is not a hook up for an external antenna. FYI
Bummer but true. Man it'd be nice to have. Just to boost the "gain"/distance.
Got D* installed last weekend. I wanted to run multiple TVs of from one HD Receiver in the basement. Yesterday I went up one floor, changing the channel worked. I have a small pool house that's about 60 feet away and does have a cable outlet. I may at some point put a TV in there. I went there and again could change that channel. That surprised me since the basement on that side of the building is completely underground.