thinking about switching from Dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by fredw007, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. fredw007

    fredw007 New Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    I am thinking about switching from Dish to Direct and would like some input.
    I would like to get an HR34 and HR24 and 3 H25's and would like to know what all i am going to need before i order to make sure i get everything required for for this set up. So any info on everything that will be required for this to work properly would be appreciated.
    Thank you for your time.
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    You would need a 4 way green label splitter and an SWM16 multiswitch with power inserter, and SL3 or SL5 Slimline dish.
  3. kspeters

    kspeters Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Aug 12, 2003
    I just switched and got a hr34. The receiver is very slow compared to dish 722. Hopefully they get that fixed. I like the idea of how it works just not the current state of operation.
    Why are you switching?
    I wanted nfl sunday ticket, otherwise would never have switched.
    Of course maybe I am just so used to how the dish equipment works that I am a little picky now but the dish equipment is better in my opinion. I have not tried the hopper system but have heard good things about that.
  4. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    And don't forget more splitters for the CCK or Wireless CCK . . . 8 tuners max on each output of the Swim 16. DECA units don't count (up to a max more that you'll probably see.)

    HR34 has 5 tuners, HR24 has 2 and H25s have 1 each.
  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    I hook the internet to the HR34 myself, but I guess wireless is more convenient.
  6. fredw007

    fredw007 New Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    We have been with Dish since 94 and currently have a 622 and 722k.
    Think it is time for a switch, the whole home set up sounds good and
    tired of the disapearing channels and part time regional sports network.
    My son and I are Nascar fans and would like the Nascar hot pass and
    Dish does not have it.
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    ad that to the list that DN does not have but DirecTV does.....:lol:
  8. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

    May 16, 2012
    Erie, PA
    Welcome to the Directv Party :) Glad to have Yea !! I came over a couple of months ago and have been very happy since. :)

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