Originally Posted by ud346
Wajo, Thanks so much! I followed your excellent instructions and solved that very quickly.
Someday I want to revisit stacking because I could not figure out how to connect the 2 Maggies together. My solution was to keep my extra 513 plugged into AC and sitting on a table next to the one in use, but turned 90 degrees to the side (so as not to be affected when using the other 513’s remote). It is only connected to AC, and I swap them out by unhooking HDMI (TV to Maggie), coax from cable box, and coax out to TV of the one in use and moving them to the other one. That works great, and I don’t swap very often. I suppose it doesn’t hurt the “not-in-use” 513 to be plugged into AC while waiting its turn? Does it?? Thanks.
Don't be swapping HDMI cables on "hot" equipment. HDMI maintains a comm. link between the TV and your DVDR and the rare possibility that you could zap something by connecting/reconnecting with units plugged into power is not worth the risk. Both TVs and this DVDR have Standby power at all times they're plugged in.
In fact, Funai recommends connecting cables with both units unplugged from power... it's Step 1 in each Connection procedure. (I know, I know, we get away with "hot-swapping" all the time... except that one time when ....!)
If you only have one HDMI input on your TV, use Component RGB or composite or S-Video, or get an HDMI switch, which can be manually switched or automatic, dep. on how much you want to spend. Or get a new TV with more HDMI inputs
You can stack units and run the incoming coax to one unit, then coax out to next unit, and coax out from last unit to TV or other downstream component.
You can then use "Kluges" (barriers) as shown here to operate just the "target" unit. With two same brand units, You only need one barrier which you move to make one unit the "target" for ops.
I suggest you click the 1st link in my signature and bookmark that indexed list of help files.
Edited by wajo - 8/12/12 at 11:19am