Originally Posted by rad
Yes, you can find USED HD DVR's on E*Bay for the prices you mentioned. Please let me know if you can find a brand new owned HR24 for $300, I'm sure some folks would be interested in a new receiver for that price.
Not brand new
, but what would you say re an HR24 manufactured 7 / 2012 that sold for $265. + shipping ? (Assuming it's in great condition as described, which it appears to be.) Wondering how much use it could have seen, under the circumstances. Certainly a hell of a lot less than did the non-DVR refurb D* sent me, awhile back.
Originally Posted by Beerstalker
Like Joed32 said, they HR24 will work with any kind of setup, unlike the H25, and HR34/HR44's which require a SWM setup.
You will need a Slimline dish with either a 3LNB or 5LNB head if you want to get HD programming, but I'm guessing if you have an HR23 already you should have that. What you need to figure out is if you have a SWM setup or not, and if you have a Whole Home DVR setup. How many coax cables are attached to the back of the HR23?
If there is two then that means you have a legacy system, which in turn means you have to get BBC adapters for both coax inputs on the HR24 before you hook it up (the HR23 and H23 are the only HD receivers that don't need BBCs on a legacy setup).
If there is only one then you have a SWM setup. If you have a SWM setup then the next thing we need to know is if you have Whole Home DVR service. If you do there should be a small DECA adapter hooked up to the coax line, and then another coax and ethernet cables running from the DECA adapter to the HR23. If you have that it needs to be removed and the coax hooked up directly to the HR24 (because the HR24 has a DECA adapter internally, and won't work with an external one). If you don't have Whole Home Service or a DECA adapter then you can just hook up the single cable to the HR23 and you should be pretty much set.
The used receiver I bought came with the B-Band connectors, but I'm hoping I won't be needing them. I don't plan on climbing up to the roof to inspect the dish / head particulars. (Maybe a good pair of binoculars will do for that ?) I seem to recall from before that one could pull up diagnostic screens revealing what your firmware level was, and various other details. Would that show SWM or LNB type info ?
Just waiting on the new access cards now. Once they get here, probably all of the key questions I've raised in this thread will have demonstrable
[EDIT: Just recalled something I had forgotten to ask. When the original install of the HR23s was done, I was told that a particular receiver / location was "the brain" in this setup. I can imagine what that might mean, but I never noticed any functional aspect to this. If it is of any importance, what does this involve, in terms of setup details ? Again, there is no whole-home arrangement here, nor is one desired.]Edited by Seeker47 - 5/2/13 at 4:47pm