We all wish we had this problem. You've done well for yourself, and you've rewarded yourself with a home theater system in several rooms. Multiple DVRs, possibly even a server closet full of DVRs. You've got so much equipment that you had to hire a custom installer, but now you want to expand it further.
DIRECTV's SWiM system doesn't count receivers, it counts tuners. A regular receiver is 1, a DVR is 2, an HR34 is 5. While DIRECTV will not activate a second HR34 on a customer account (for now) it's still fairly easy to bump up against that 16-tuner limit. What can you do?
DIRECTV installers will not be of much help. There are many documented cases where an installer simply refuses to go above 16 tuners in the home, claiming that any more tuners require a commercial account. This isn't true, but many installers think it is. You may simply be a sports fan, or watch a lot of television, or just have a big family. No matter what, you'll need to have some skill and knowledge, because you may need to help the installer, hire a custom installer, or do it yourself.
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