New DVR

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by lombar77, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. lombar77

    lombar77 New Member

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    Hello All,

    I just had a quick question for everyone. I currently have a DirectTV Tivo unit with dual tuners, and 2 standard receivers. I was thinking about getting one of the new DVR units for the bedroom. Would I need to run an entirely seperately line from the Satellite to my bedroom or is there some way to split it from the single line I currently have there? Thanks for the help on this.
     
  2. pianoboy000

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    you will need another dedicated line from the satellite in order to utilize the dual tuner feature on your possible new receiver
     
  3. SeattleCarl

    SeattleCarl New Member

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    You don't have to run a line all the way from the satellite (22,000 miles or so).
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    But you DO need separate lines from your dish or multiswitch to each receiver or tuner. In your case what you are going to have to do is add a 4x8 or 5x8 multiswitch. Run all 4 lines from your dish to the inputs of the multiswitch, then run lines from the outputs of the multiswitch to all of your tuners and receivers.
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    Splitters will not work.
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    Carl
     
  4. lombar77

    lombar77 New Member

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    So if I buy one of the units does the price include the cost of someone coming out to run another line? Thanks
     
  5. loopykd

    loopykd New Member

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    This is extra from DirecTV starting at $49.
     
  6. no-blue-screen

    no-blue-screen New Member

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    When I purchased an HR10-250 for Mom back in July, they came out and installed it for free. Even though she already had a Samsung SD DirecTivo on her account...which by the way was also installed free of charge. I am pretty sure if you call and order it through DirecTV, they will install it for free.

    EDIT: Apparently....they charge for installation now....good luck
     
  7. HogarthNH

    HogarthNH DirecTV Addict

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    ... which would not include the cost of running the line through an existing wall.
    fyi.
     

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