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Connecting 2 DVR's to One HD TV?

3777 Views 7 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Alebob911
After unsuccessfully attempting to get DTV to send me an HR34 and being unable to afford the upfront cost of the machine it occurred to me to try to replicate what the HR34 offers (hopefully) by just connecting 2 DVRs to the same TV. Essentially I have one for me and my shows and my wife can switch the source on the TV to the other receiver to watch her shows. Sounds like a plausible theory but I am unsure how to even begin to wire it or if it is even really possible.
I currently have a HR22 connected to the tv via a SWM and I am hoping to add the HR20 that I had sitting unused in the other bedroom. The SWM seems to have one cable coming from the wall which is obviously the Sat signal, it the splits 2 ways, one going to the HR22 and the other going to a router which I am not quite sure why that would be necessary as this is the only TV we have in the house. Can I just disconnect the cable going to the router and connect it to the HR20 instead? Can any of you techies please give me some advice as to how to accomplish this 2 DVR-One TV connection? Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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I suggest that for the ease of things just adding the HR20 to another input and do like you originally said. You could get a harmony remote and program it so with a push of a button the right HDDVR turns on and the right input is selected on the TV.
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