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Sorry I should have said, they are telling me the whole house connection takes up another port on the swim.. H34 is 5,
2nd dvr is 2 more,
basic box is 1
and whc is 1 more

Total of 9.... Are they right?
 

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Again I want to thank everyone here for the fast help... AKA the install is driving here right now...

So to recap now that I’m on a real computer.

I ordered a
HR34 5 tuners
HR24 2 tuners
h2X 1 tuner
Cinema kit

so to me that is 8 total, 8 SWM would be plenty.

They "installer" told me that the Cinema kit will take up a tuner on the SWM.. so I would need an upgrade to the 16 for 400....

So If I understand everyone here, the Cinema kit just plugs into the GR6 and Cat5 to provide all the box access to the internet via the RG6... So the Cinema kit is basically a glorified router-gateway box and doesn’t need to take up any of the tuners on the SWM
 

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I just want to update everyone on my install.

The installer showed up and we talked about the install for at least 30 min, he admitted I was his first install and he also admitted that when he contacted Directv support they really didn’t know.. So he was basically covering his manhood and really didn’t know what was needed. I basically figured you guys were right, the computer guys that programed the equipment to be sent out on install, and the engineers at directv knew what was needed so I went ahead with the 8 SWiM install.
So I got

HR34 in the living room next to my new Samsung capable RVU tv that Santa brought.. ok well I picked it up it sure the hell isn’t fitting down the chimney … not using RVU by the way.
HR24 in the master bed
H something regular box in a 2nd bedroom.

In the garage I have the 8 SWiM
Power for the SWiM
Cinema kit plugged into my router and the 8 SWiM

So all the BS equipment is in the garage out of the way.

I have to say I’m 50 50 on whether or not the private independent store install place was worth it VS having directv do the install. On one side I had extra cable ran, roof install, and wire installed the way I wanted.. but I also had to deal with the I don’t knows and a 16 Swim is commercial cost more BS…. Wonder what would have happened if I ordered 3 HR24 and a HR34… LOL.

I just want to thank everyone on here for the help.
 
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