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WHDVR - what is needed for the install?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by rwbuck, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. rwbuck

    rwbuck Mentor

    Sep 25, 2006
    This is what I presently have:


    The dish on the roof has 4 wires going to a switch (8 connections out of it) in the attic, with 2 coax each going to the the DVRs and a single coax to the H20-600 and H20-100. I have a broadband router right next to the H20-600. The router is located right under the switch in the attic. If I need to get another cable to it, it will be easy to do.

    What will be required to get WHDVR? Will any of the receivers need to be replaced? Will the switch in the attic be changed? Will any additional coax be needed? What is covered in the cost of the install and what isn't?

    Thank you very much!
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    For the $99 WHDVR upgrade plus $49 installation, you would get ....
    • New Single Wire Multiswitch dish to replace your current dish
    • Replacement HD Receivers for your H20 models since they're not WHDVR compatible
    • Replacement SD DVR that's SWM-compatible (but not necessarily networkable)
    • DECA networking modules for your new HD Receivers and existing HR22 and HR21 HD DVRs.
    • Another DECA module to bridge the DECA network to your home's network/internet connection.
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    The H20's will be replaced with another H2x receiver that is MRV compatible. The R15 will be replaced with an R16 so that it is SWiM compatible (not MRV compatible). Your LNB will be swapped out with a SWiM-LNB so only 1 of the coax cables from the dish will be used and will go to a 8-way splitter most likely where your multi-switch is now.

    Where your router is next to the receiver, the installer should just use a 2-way splitter there with one output going to the receiver and the other going to a DECA that is then connected to the router.

    DECA's will also be installed for any receiver that is not a H24/HR24.

    That is all included in the cost that litzdog posted.

    - Merg

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