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isszguy
02-10-2009, 03:10 AM
I'm scheduled for a hookup in early March for a 4 box installation.

The 1st box will be an HD DVR which I would like to be able to record and watch another channel at the same time (or record 2 different channels at the same time). To do this as I remember will require 2 input cables from my antenna. As mentioned above, I doing a 4 TV installation and the other 3 will also need a separate line from the antenna. If this is so, do the installers have a 5 or 6 LBN junction box?

As I understand the installation cost, 4 receivers are installed free. Will I get any grief about the extra line to the DVR unit?

DoctorCAD
02-10-2009, 07:15 AM
When did you sign up?

I signed up on Feb 6 and my install is scheduled for today (Feb 10).

I doubt that it will work because of line-of-site at my house is pretty bad, but the local installation company tells me that they should be able to see the sats.

I want the same kind of setup as you, but with an additional HD receiver in the bedroom.

I will report back after 3:30 today.

joed32
02-10-2009, 07:55 AM
I'm scheduled for a hookup in early March for a 4 box installation.

The 1st box will be an HD DVR which I would like to be able to record and watch another channel at the same time (or record 2 different channels at the same time). To do this as I remember will require 2 input cables from my antenna. As mentioned above, I doing a 4 TV installation and the other 3 will also need a separate line from the antenna. If this is so, do the installers have a 5 or 6 LBN junction box?

As I understand the installation cost, 4 receivers are installed free. Will I get any grief about the extra line to the DVR unit?

They should hook up as many lines as you need for the equipment you are getting. It's as simple as adding a multiswitch.

glennb1
02-10-2009, 11:52 AM
I'm scheduled for a hookup in early March for a 4 box installation.

The 1st box will be an HD DVR which I would like to be able to record and watch another channel at the same time (or record 2 different channels at the same time). To do this as I remember will require 2 input cables from my antenna. As mentioned above, I doing a 4 TV installation and the other 3 will also need a separate line from the antenna. If this is so, do the installers have a 5 or 6 LBN junction box?

As I understand the installation cost, 4 receivers are installed free. Will I get any grief about the extra line to the DVR unit?

They'll probably use SWM so only one line needs to be ran to the DVR area. They'll hook up something else to the line by the DVR that will make it so there's 2 lines to run into the DVR.

justinbwill
02-12-2009, 09:01 PM
They'll probably use SWM so only one line needs to be ran to the DVR area. They'll hook up something else to the line by the DVR that will make it so there's 2 lines to run into the DVR.

Directv SWMs only require on line to go into the DVR. There is no need for 2 lines. This is becuase one single line ofcable can carry 8 tuners worth of signal. So you could hook up 4 dvrs with only 4 lines...... or any combo of the 8 tuners (2 dvrs and 4 standards) SWM approved receivers will have sat 1 as the SWM in... or if it's a non-SWM system you have to use line one nd two for DVRs