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DirecTV HR21-600 - Still need Two coax connections to record two shows?

post #1 of 6
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Greetings,

I know in the past you needed two coax connections to record two shows at once. Is this still the case even with newer receivers? For reasons I won't get into I can't run two cables from a dish to my box (that's why I switched to cable). Cable is about 40% more a month after my promo expires but there are some big advantages. However, I really want to switch BACK to DTV. Why does cable only need one connections but DTV needs two?
post #2 of 6
if you get a SWM (single wire multiswitch, you will only need one wire to your dvr for directv for both tuners. you will NOT be able to diplex OTA though.
Best,
CHris
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by CCONKLIN1 View Post

if you get a SWM (single wire multiswitch, you will only need one wire to your dvr for directv for both tuners. you will NOT be able to diplex OTA though.
Best,
CHris

Thanks. However, what do you mean by diplex over the air channels?
post #4 of 6
Note that the Single Wire Multiswitches are not easy to come by. Most DTV installers will not even know what you are talking about. You could buy one yourself, but they dont come cheap.
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Thanks. However, what do you mean by diplex over the air channels?

That means that you can't run an over the air antenna feed along with the two sat channels needed for the dual tuner.
post #6 of 6
I am new to the forums, and am in a similar situation. I cannot run a second cable from the dish, and feel my only way around this is getting a Single Wire Multiswitch. Is this something I can install myself? Do I just run the 1 cable into it from the wall, and 2 out to the HR21 receiver? I looks huge to only have 1 cable in and 2 out.

Also, does DirecTV provide these if I call them?

Thanks in advance.
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