if you don't have swm then bbc's are needed on both tuners for some hd channels. isn't it supposed to go into sat1 for just 1 cable? never tried the setup using only 1 feed.
That is ture for dual tuner operation.ticmxman said:I'll let others give you the tech answers. But I know you will need 2 BBCs and be sure not to just order them from the website...this doesn't work for some reason. Also if you are in good standing with D*, have been with them a while etc... $199 seems to high a price and now you have recieved a box without BBCs. You should call and explain this and kindly ask for some credits to compensate you for this mistake. You should also ask for some free package for a few months. I recently recieved 2 different shipments from D* without BBCs and after some calls I have HBO for 3 mo free and enough credits to almost pay for the HR22 i ended up getting from Best Buy.
Now when I recieved my first HR without BBCs and called D*, I was told that I should have gotten a new HR* not a refurb as this was not to replace another HR on my account but was a second HR* for the account and refurbs should only go out to replace another HR* that has broken. So you may want to bring that up as well. This lack of sending BBCs to many customers ordering new HRs is dumb.
Yep. I can't imagine not using the 2 tuners though. Sounds like running the extra line is very simple for the OP.MicroBeta said:That is ture for dual tuner operation.
However, if the OP is only going to use the DVR in one tuner mode he only needs to connect one BBC. He will need the second BBC when ever he decides to go with two tuners.
Every coax cable connecting to a HR20, HR21, HR22 must have BBC.