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Whole Home DVR Service Information and FAQ

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Grentz, May 26, 2010.

  1. Jul 20, 2010 #81 of 503
    roadrnnr

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    Heres my Question,

    I have a HR 22 HD DVR and a HR 23 DVR.

    The HR-22 Runs my Main TV in my Theater room, and the HR-23 runs an upstairs HD TV and a Kitchen SD TV thru a splitter

    Currently I have the HR 23 in the basement running an HD TV in the upstairs bedroom with no HD signal since I am running a coax from the back of the HR-23 to a splitter going to two TV's. Going to the HD TV upstairs I only have one coax running up there since it was pre wired when the house was built.

    If I got the whole house set up would and HD signal be sent on the one Coax to the splitter and then on to the two TV's?

    Also can I watch two differant recorded programs at the same time, one on each of two tv's or can I only view one recorded program at a time?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Jul 22, 2010 #82 of 503
    syclonedave

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    I want to verify that MRV travels through SWM -8s....16s.....32s. Not just through SWM splitters. I've had some people say it won't.

    And if you have X- # of receivers on a SWM that are on different accounts, wouldn't they still see eachother reguardless of account # ?
     
  3. Jul 22, 2010 #83 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    SWM8s have two outputs, but these are simply the internal 2-way splitter.
    The SWiM-16 has a DECA crossover between the two outputs. The SWiM-32 has NO DECA crossover between the four outputs.
    Bandstop filter will prevent DECA from passing, so whenever there is one used, this would be the blocking factor and only downstream units could share.
    Playlists might be shared between accounts, but playback may be blocked similar to how an eSATA can't playback recording on another receiver when it's connected.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2010 #84 of 503
    mudman2

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    My installer also said the same to me about contacting them via cellphone. Its nice to see Directv applying some QA after many years of not.

    My install does not need a phone connection anymore (which is great with many rooms) the only thing I loose is remote control PPV ordering which is not an issue for me. I do use Directv Cinema and on demand occasionally.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2010 #85 of 503
    jpitlick

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    You don't need a phone line connected to order PPV if your receiver(s) is/are connected to the internet.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2010 #86 of 503
    syclonedave

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  7. Jul 26, 2010 #87 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    Not at this time. I've submitted a design for one, but have yet to hear anything back.
    There is nothing that you can connect to the single drop of a SWiMLNB that can feed another SWiM at all.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 #88 of 503
    syclonedave

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    Thanks
     
  9. Jul 27, 2010 #89 of 503
    syclonedave

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    Can 1 of the wires between the SL5 & the SWM 32 be dieplexed for a XM ant. ?
     
  10. Jul 27, 2010 #90 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    More than likely no.
    What frequencies are used by the XM antenna drop?
    All four of the coax from the SL5 to the SWiM-32, carry signals in the 250-750 MHz band.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2010 #91 of 503
    syclonedave

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    XM is at 2300Mhz
     
  12. Jul 27, 2010 #92 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    That is above the outputs of the SL5, but where are you going to get a diplexer?
     
  13. Aug 2, 2010 #93 of 503
    The Big Bad

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    If I order whole home service, can I run 4 HD DVRs, thereby having effectively over 300 hrs (at least and assuming I'm recording different shows on each) of HD recording capacity that is available to each TV? I currently have 4 HD DVRs (two HR20-700s, one HR20-100, one HR22-100). I'd like to replace my HR20-100 with one of the new HR24 units, so I'm hoping by ordering the whole home service that I would get an HR24 one way or another -- just got off a long call with a CSR who wouldn't guarantee an HR24 if I purchased one, but implied that if I had a whole home setup than I would probably get an HR24.

    I used to be on top of all the latest DTV stuff, then checked out for the last year or so, and now am totally confused by the whole home, DECA, etc...
     
  14. Aug 3, 2010 #94 of 503
    ric97

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    I am in a similar boat as Big Bad. I have 4 HD DVRs and one HD receiver: HR20-100, HR21-700, HR22-100, and HR24-500 (the HD receiver has not yet arrived). I will only use the HD receiver for audio. Regardless, I want to be sure they install the correct equipment when they do the Whole-House DVR install on the 12th. My guess is that I need to be sure they install a SWiM-16 so that I can use both tuners on all 4 DVRs and the single tuner on the HD receiver - that is 9 in total. Is the wildcard the dish? I mean, do I need a dish that sends 2 wires to the SWiM? or will a SWiM dish (one wire) be able to feed 9 tuners? Am I wrong about needing the SWiM-16 switch?
     
  15. Aug 3, 2010 #95 of 503
    ric97

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    BTW - I currently have all 4 DVRs connected to 5 port a 10/100 network switch (jumped into my router/firewall)...and they all see each other and share shows at an acceptable speed with ok performance. The "speed" being the initial selection of a remote show and "performance" only suffering with slight pixelation when 30-sec skipping. You cannot tell it is a remote show while watching. I have not tried to watch a remote 1080p show.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2010 #96 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    You'll need to have a Slimline dish without SWiM, to have the four coax drops feed the SWiM-16.
    There is NO WAY a SWiM dish can feed a SWiM-16.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2010 #97 of 503
    ric97

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    Got it...thanks. I currently have 4 drops to a 6x8 switch (only one tuner connected on the HR20-100)...so I should be ok on wiring (RG6 everywhere).
     
  18. Aug 3, 2010 #98 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    You bet. They'll replace the WB68 with the SWiM-16.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2010 #99 of 503
    The Big Bad

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    Does anyone know whether the DTV service gets knocked out if the local cable internet service gets knocked out? In the past, I've enjoyed the satisfaction of still having my DTV service when the local cable got knocked out because someone knocked over the cable box on the street or something. I wonder whether tying DTV to the internet would make the DTV service also tied to cable service failures.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2010 #100 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    All that you would lose is the internet features like TVApps & VOD currently.
     

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