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I hope someone here can help me out.
I just upgraded to the premium package. Right now I have the HR20 hooked up to my tv and my HR10 sitting in the closet. What I want to do is hook up both to the same tv and use the H20 to record the movie channels and use the HR20 to record everything else. I have a HDMI switcher that has one unused input.
I'm guessing that I will need a powered splitter to split the dish signals between the two dvrs but what kind? Do I need anything else?

If this question has been discussed could someone point me to the thread.

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BubblePuppy said:
I hope someone here can help me out.
I just upgraded to the premium package. Right now I have the HR20 hooked up to my tv and my H20 sitting in the closet. What I want to do is hook up both to the same tv and use the H20 to record the movie channels and use the HR20 to record everything else. I have a HDMI switcher that has one unused input.
I'm guessing that I will need a powered splitter to split the dish signals between the two dvrs but what kind? Do I need anything else?

If this question has been discussed could someone point me to the thread.

Thanks,
Chuck
Seeing the H20 is not a recorder this question is foolish.
 

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The H20 is not a recorder, but you can certainly connect your H20 and HR20 to the same TV using your HDMI switcher. As far as the satellite feed goes, you need an independent cable run back to your dish/multiswitch. You cannot use a "powered splitter" or any kind of splitter for that matter. Tell us more about the type of dish you have. If it's a recent 3-LNB or 5-LNB dish, it has four outputs so you might just need to run another cable from the dish to your H20. If all four outputs are used, then you need a multiswitch, like the Zinwell WB68, to expand those four outputs to eight outputs.
 

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boba said:
Seeing the H20 is not a recorder this question is foolish.
Actually it's the HR10-250, I was mistaken.
Thanks for diplomatically pointing out my mistake.
 

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litzdog911 said:
The H20 is not a recorder, but you can certainly connect your H20 and HR20 to the same TV using your HDMI switcher. As far as the satellite feed goes, you need an independent cable run back to your dish/multiswitch. You cannot use a "powered splitter" or any kind of splitter for that matter. Tell us more about the type of dish you have. If it's a recent 3-LNB or 5-LNB dish, it has four outputs so you might just need to run another cable from the dish to your H20. If all four outputs are used, then you need a multiswitch, like the Zinwell WB68, to expand those four outputs to eight outputs.
I was wrong about it being a H20, it's a HR10-250.

I have the 5-LNB dish. It's serving the HR20 and one HD receiver in the bedroom.
I talked to tech support and he said I would need a powered splitter. I guess he was wrong. I really didn't want to run two more cables into the house.
 
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