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AM21 wiring/diplex ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by premio, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. premio

    premio Godfather

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    I wanted to see if anything has changed, and didn't find a recent thread.

    Can I pass sat and OTA over a single cable through a SWM8 either by the internal diplexer, or by reserving a SWM channel somehow? I'm considering hooking up the AM21 to the HR34, but have some limitations in my ability to add another cable.

    I only have one HR34 and one HR21 in my environment, and utilize whole home features.

    thx
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    The part that I highlighted, means you can't.
     
  3. premio

    premio Godfather

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    thanks Vos, good to see you still kicking around these parts.

    I made sure to mention that because I remember that being the limiting factor before - maybe some day.

    edit: if i dumped the hr21 for a c31 genie client, do I still have the same limitation?
     
  4. TXD16

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    What you describe will work perfectly fine, so long as you use Ethernet for the MRV (AKA: Whole Home), rather than DECA. If not, you're out of luck.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Even more so because the C31 needs the DECA band.

    A "band-Aid" would be to block the DECA from the HR34, since it can't be disabled, and go ethernet for networking.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    If you go all ethernet, yeah you can do that, but aren't you just adding a cable to get rid of a cable?
     

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