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mrdobolina said:
Do you mean terminate "the other side" of the PI/the female coax connecter that currently goes to my receiver? Otherwise, I'm not sure I know what you mean.

Thanks for the great knowledge you and everyone here has!
"Well" it would be hard to terminated the connector used to power the SWiM, wouldn't it? :lol:

So "yeah" all outputs should be terminated, whether they're on a splitter or a PI.
 

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Just a quick update: DTV sent a HMC-Whole Home Specialist who was incredibly knowledgeable and who definitely had an engineer's mentality. He agreed that things should have been set up as you have all suggested. After setting up properly so far so good. Everything appears to be functioning as intended- and they agreed that the wiring was a tad sloppy and are returning to dress up the cabling!

Thanks for everyone's support and help. Happy New Year!
 

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Just a quick update: DTV sent a HMC-Whole Home Specialist who was incredibly knowledgeable and who definitely had an engineer's mentality. He agreed that things should have been set up as you have all suggested. After setting up properly so far so good. Everything appears to be functioning as intended- and they agreed that the wiring was a tad sloppy and are returning to dress up the cabling!

Thanks for everyone's support and help. Happy New Year!
Glad it worked out for you!
 

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Although I have been a DTV customer since 2000 and had one of the original Sony SAT-T60 TiVo units this is my first post to your forum. Excellent source of information! Not sure where to post this so parts of this may have been covered and I apologize in advance. Please re-direct me if necessary.

A few weeks ago I received the new HR-34 and the THR-22 TiVo unit and was installing them along with an HR-24 that is currently connected. All units are located in the same media room. This is where my problems with DTV began. Also, I am aware that the THR-22 will not work on my whole home network.
Installers have been to our house 4 times now and neither DTV tech support nor the installers seem to agree on what is the appropriate wiring/set-up for the system. I'm a sound and lighting engineer by profession and have a fairly good grasp on DTV wiring- until SWiM 16. I'm hoping after posting what they have set up you can offer advice as to whether the units are wired appropriately.

After the third attempt to install they have finally left it in this configuration: A Slimline 3 with 4 RG6 cables feeding the two 13V & 18V inputs on the SWiM16. The HR34 is directly wired from port 9-16. Port 1-8 feeds a 4 way splitter. The HR-24 is on output #1, an RG6 coax back feeding Ethernet from a DeCa adapter located in the media room is on output #2 and another RG6 back feeding power into output #3. Output #4 is not used and is not terminated. The THR-22 is fed signal from the IRD port on the power adapter instead of from the 4 way splitter. The HR-24 and HR-34 are getting internet thru the DeCa. A separate RJ45 feeds internet to the THR-22.
The HR-24 and HR-34 appear to be fine now, but the THR-22 truncates recordings and acts oddly. Originally they had wired the power adapter to power the LNB's thru an old RG6 that was attached to the power port in between the SWiM 1-8 and SWiM 9-16 ports. When the THR-22 kept searching for signal they changed the power adapter from the power port on the SWiM16 to the port on the splitter and then simultaneously fed the THR-22 from the IRD port on the power adapter. Needless to say with the "F" barrels, splitters and sloppy wiring I'm not overly pleased. The installers are courteous and professional but appear to be in a little over their heads.

Also we were told by tech support that the HR-34 cannot have any other receivers connected to the same port (although it only needed 5 streams) because it didn't like having a splitter feeding it ???) and that you cannot have two HR-34's in the same room on the SWiM16 system. Currently the TiVo unit still cuts off recordings and even if I record two episodes on the same channel back to back it's missing 10-15 seconds on the end and beginning of each episode (I checked the HR-24 and HR-34 record properly). Also having lots of freezes where programming stalls and then jumps ahead to real time. I was also told that there will be new dishes with a SWiM24 built in- is this something imminent or purely in the design stage?
Really sorry for the length- any advice and tech info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
I am VERY upset with the programming jumping ahead to real time, or jumping ahead 15 minutes, when I press once on the 30 second slip button on the TiVo remote. I am a football fan, and frankly anyone who is a sports fan who DOESN'T like to know the result ahead of time--is there anyone who does--has to be upset if they are having these same type of problems. This is my worst nightmare come true. For the NFL playoffs, to be safe, I have to go through the commercials using the slowest fastforwarding Tivo option, and I dare not use the 30 second slip. This is very tedious and slow. In addition to the 30 second slip issue, I also am having 15 to 30 minute skips that I don't want when I go in the middle fastforwarding TiVo option. Even on recordings of games that are not that long (say a 4 hour recording). This too is my worst nightmare as a sports fan. It happened "occasionally" on my old SD R10 box, but it has happened repeatedly in a short time span with the THR22 (with a hard drive that is only 25% full, and with programs recorded that are as short as 1 hour).

It is so bad, I am thinking of using my HR24 (gotten at same time as new THR22) for the football games. Please, Directv, work with TiVo and fix these issues. Directv touts itself as having the most sports programming. That is why people like me have Directv--no one else has NFL Sunday Ticket.

Using the THR22 for sports, at least until bugs are fixed, means forwarding through each long commercial break at horse buggy speed.

Also, once I think I just leaned on the 30 second slip button with the remote beside me, and it "slipped" to the end of the show.
 

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kla52 said:
I am VERY upset with the programming jumping ahead to real time, or jumping ahead 15 minutes, when I press once on the 30 second slip button on the TiVo remote. I am a football fan, and frankly anyone who is a sports fan who DOESN'T like to know the result ahead of time--is there anyone who does--has to be upset if they are having these same type of problems. This is my worst nightmare come true. For the NFL playoffs, to be safe, I have to go through the commercials using the slowest fastforwarding Tivo option, and I dare not use the 30 second slip. This is very tedious and slow. In addition to the 30 second slip issue, I also am having 15 to 30 minute skips that I don't want when I go in the middle fastforwarding TiVo option. Even on recordings of games that are not that long (say a 4 hour recording). This too is my worst nightmare as a sports fan. It happened "occasionally" on my old SD R10 box, but it has happened repeatedly in a short time span with the THR22 (with a hard drive that is only 25% full, and with programs recorded that are as short as 1 hour).

It is so bad, I am thinking of using my HR24 (gotten at same time as new THR22) for the football games. Please, Directv, work with TiVo and fix these issues. Directv touts itself as having the most sports programming. That is why people like me have Directv--no one else has NFL Sunday Ticket.

Using the THR22 for sports, at least until bugs are fixed, means forwarding through each long commercial break at horse buggy speed.

Also, once I think I just leaned on the 30 second slip button with the remote beside me, and it "slipped" to the end of the show.
If you press slip while FF is going on you're telling to to jump to the next hash mark. If you're not FFing while this happens then report it in the bugs thread.
 

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Shades228 said:
If you press slip while FF is going on you're telling to to jump to the next hash mark. If you're not FFing while this happens then report it in the bugs thread.
No, I am not pressing the 30 second slip button while FF is going on. I'm well aware of that feature and that behavior. I didn't know there was a bugs thread. I'll look for it, but if you know the thread name, please provide. Thanks.

I noticed you didn't comment on the same problem with the 2nd FF speed. Has anyone experienced that?
 

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kla52 said:
No, I am not pressing the 30 second slip button while FF is going on. I'm well aware of that feature and that behavior. I didn't know there was a bugs thread. I'll look for it, but if you know the thread name, please provide. Thanks.

I noticed you didn't comment on the same problem with the 2nd FF speed. Has anyone experienced that?
I don't have a TiVo so I can't comment on it. I just mentioned the functionality of FF and 30 sec button at the same time. I think some providers have it where if you push that button it kills the FF and then just jumps once.
 
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