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  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    This thread is here for pictures of installations ONLY. This can include close ups, diagrams, or other Connected Home relevant images. There is to be NO DISCUSSION in this thread. If you want to start a discussion regarding a particular image, please start a new thread.

    If you do not have an original image as part of your post, it will be deleted. There may not be a ton of organization in this thread, but it will still be easier to sift through images than lots of discussion.

    Post Guidelines:
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    • Please provide a summary of what is being shown in the image
    • No discussion only posts - they will be deleted regardless of content

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  2. Doug Brott

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    Receiver DECA used as a Broadband DECA - The open coax connection (on right side of image) will be connected into your SWiM network via either an open port on your existing splitter or by adding a new splitter. The Ethernet cable connects to your router.
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  3. Steve

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    My PI is a little different, as you can see:

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    Close up of the part #:

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  4. MurrayW

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    Update (2/8/2011): Since DECAs, Broadband DECAs, BS Filters and splitters are readily available cheap on eBay, and installers finally understand how to install WHDS, I really don't see a need to use this configuration any more. :nono2:
    I don't use it, and don't recommend that you use it. However, it does work.


    If you're adventurous and one of your CAT5-attached receivers is near your router or a switch with an extra connection, put the DECA in line with the receiver coax connection (which simultaneously powers the DECA and is a Band Stop filter), then plug the Ethernet cable from the DECA into the router/switch (leave the receiver connected to the router/switch). Voilla! Internet connection with no additional splitter, power supply or Band Stop filter. Yes, I've done this, it works, but as always, YMMV. Note that the bridge will go down briefly when the receiver reboots.

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    Warning! Warning! Danger, Will Robinson!
    This configuration is not supported by D*, some folks will tell you it won't work, and it will quite possibly cause a rift in the space-time continuum and destroy the universe. ;)

    The single DECA is certainly a 100Mbps bottleneck to the 175Mbps DECA cloud that would not exist if there were one DECA to the DVR and another DECA to the Home Network. A quick worst-case engineering analysis shows that you may saturate this bandwidth if the DVR is streaming to a receiver in the DECA cloud and you have a dozen or so DVRs* in the DECA cloud streaming video from the Home Network. :D

    * would exceed a SWiM-16 capacity by 11 tuners, unless most DVRs were limited to a single tuner.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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  7. sigma1914

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    Here's another working setup.

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  8. dennisj00

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    Here's the after effect of my SWiM 16 install. If anyone needs BBCs or WB68, PM me. 046.jpg
     
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  10. dwcolvin

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    The Power Supply (not a Power Inserter) supplied with a SWiM-16... this is the kludge to make it a Power Inserter:

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    The PI-29 would be much cleaner.
    Update: I ran another coax direct to the DC/PWR input on the SWiM-16... even cleaner.
     
  11. paragon

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    NOTE: To please the paranoid gods of DBSTalk.....my setup in the family room would not be supported by DIRECTV in the highly unlikely situation that it caused a performance degradation of the DECA cloud.
     

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  12. mcbeevee

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    The blue plug is the power supply for DECA/internet (black power inserter for SWM). Second photo is DECA module on HR20-700.
     

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  13. Doug Brott

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    SWiMLine Dish configuration
    4-way or 8-way splitter used depending on receiver count
    Up to 4 DVRs or 8 non-DVRs or any combination with 8 tuners or less
    DVRs have 2 tuners (SWM-2), non-DVRs 1 tuner (SWM-1)
    Power direction indicated by red arrows from Power Inserter (PI)

    Code:
    Sat Dish [COLOR="Red"]<-[/COLOR]+-- [COLOR="Red"]<-[/COLOR]PI -- DECA [COLOR="Red"]<-[/COLOR]PI (-- Terminator)
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               |             +-- Ethernet to Switch
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               +-- DECA ----- Sat In (SWM-2)
               |     |
               |     +-- Ethernet to HR20/21/22/23, H21/23
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               +-- DECA ----- Sat In (SWM-2)
               |     |
               |     +-- Ethernet to HR20/21/22/23, H21/23
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               +-- DECA ----- Sat In (SWM-2)
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                     +-- Ethernet to HR20/21/22/23, H21/23
    This assumes a 4-way splitter is used.
    Unused output legs require a terminator.
     
  14. Doug Brott

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    Where'd my post go?

    per first post in this thread:
    Folks, please start a new thread or use an existing discussion thread .. This thread is for images that you contribute. I deleted a couple of dozen posts which did not follow the guidelines. Sorry.
     
  15. msfaulk

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    Here is my setup. Finally working right. The installer didn't know that a SWiM LNB only supported 8 tuners. Thanks to the folks here for the help with that.
     

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  16. veryoldschool

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    Since even the "normal" DECA installs seem to have some problems:


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    And why you can't diplex anymore:

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  17. leww37334

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    After much complaining and whining I have reached the acceptance phase of grief, I had Directv install DECA, attached is the diagram.
     

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  18. joshferg

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    Attached are some pictures of my new install (7/14/10) with whole house DVR and internet. I had to install additional outlets to accomodate all of the plugs. :eek2:
     

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  19. daniellee

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    Before DECA...

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    After DECA...

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    Compression connectors as standoffs...

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    Before and after DECA.

    Note: Because the SWM-16’s tend to run quite hot, I used 4 compression connectors as standoffs to allow better air circulation around it. It runs noticeably cooler to the touch this way.
     

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  20. TheRatPatrol

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    Wow very nice, I like the use of the connectors as standoffs.
     
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