Can I install & activate my own HR44?

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Jvfan57

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Just found out that the best deal CSR could give was $17 off my existing monthly bill through various 6month promos and that the lowest I could get a Genie for would be $249 as my son had added an H25 in our Den a few months ago, which the CSR said was the reason why I couldn't get the Genie for free.

Question, can I buy a new HR44 on eBay and install/activate it myself? I checked and found out that we have a SWM16. I'm okay with committing for another 2 years.
 
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Of course you can. I got my HR44 from a local electronics store took it home, plugged it in and called to activate. No problem
 
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....assuming your SWM16 has five available tuner slots....and you can't have more than eight tuners on each "half" of the SWM16
 
Drucifer

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Just get its RID first and verify it has not already under a lease agreement.

SWiM16 is a marriage of two SWiM8 which translate to a SWiM16 two legs can only have a max of 8 tuners on each leg.

So the Genie and that H25 you mention and just other normal HR2x 2-tuner DVR can be on one leg. All you other equipmet MUST be on the SWiM16 other leg.

Note: In moving things around, make sure the PI stay on the power feed. AKA the RED one.
 
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Are there OWNED HR44's, other than employees ?

Chances are when JVfan gets one, it's probably going to be a Leased one.
 
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Are there OWNED HR44's, other than employees ?

Chances are when JVfan gets one, it's probably going to be a Leased one.

Only owned ones are ex-employees, or people who got one for beta testing
 
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