Hr10 Or HR20 on vacation

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  1. coachO

    coachO New Member

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    If I take either unit on vacation with me and disconnect the non-DVR local D* at my new location and connect it to my DVR, will it work just as if I was at home. Secondly, will I get my local channels.

    I want to be sure and record the Tour de France and I want to watch some shows already on my dvr.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    That depends. Do you have the same dish at your "new locations" as the dish at your home? And how far away is that new location? Local channels are beamed on "spot beam transponders", so if you get too far from Louisville you won't receive those channels.
     
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Also, to record the MPEG4 HD you'll need the Slimline dish and the HR20 there.
     
  4. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    All good, so either will work. If you have a different dish, you may have to go through setup again (and again later when you return).

    But, if you have no dish at the new location (and it sounds like you do) the HR2x's now time out at about 13 hours, meaning you can't continue to play recorded shows without connection to the sat. The HR10 does not have this "feature", so is the better choice for those who are just taking the DVR.
     
  5. coachO

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    Thanks for the replies. I dont know what dish is at the location but sounds like I should take the HR20 and give it a try.
     
  6. EJ

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    I have done this with a 10-250 and it worked fine. never tried with a HR20.
     
  7. coachO

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    I didn't get to test this. While my location had D*, they didn't have Versus. The TOF was/is being streamed so I watched it on my computer.
     

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