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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, May 17, 2010.
Here is mine....
3 receivers, 5 tuners total (2x HR24, 1x H24), DECA (broadband), and a PI.
Took a while to figure out (thank god for this forum), but here's mine:
- setup only worked when the SWM power supply was BETWEEN the SWM8 and the 1x8 splitter. Other diagrams show the power supply elsewhere, but that didn't work in my case.
- internet over MRV would only work when plugged into the ethernet switch or Airport, not the broadband modem itself (we have Verizon FiOS). No idea why this is true, since the modem is also a router.
- because of the quirks of our house, the 1x8 SWM splitter has to be outside (it's protected, and we're in Southern California). I don't recommend it, because of all the RG-6 you have to run through the outside wall.
- MRV and networked DVRs only worked after turning the power off EVERYTHING for 5 minutes, then restarting the modem, the Airport, the ethernet switch, the SWM power supply, the HR24 and the HR21 (in that order).
There seems to be an issue sometimes with the SWiM PI being too close to the receivers/DECAs:
I have 3 Hr 24's, 1 hr 21, 1 h24 a Swm 16 1 by 4 and a 1 by 8 .Deca and ps in to a 1 by 8 for internet and 29 volt power to 1 by 8 for Swm power and three deca's off the 1 bys for internet in 3 different rooms going into routers.All are homeruns back to Swm even deca's for internet.
I have this after 6 weeks
I added another DVR in my house and well I just didn't have enough ports on the 6x8 to cover four DVRS and one Standard reciever. I now have one HR24-500, Three HR22-100 and one D12. This is how they hooked up my equipment for all of you guys to look at. Just so you know Three of the wires are not being used that are on the 1x8 splitters they are left over second feeds to three of the DVR's. I just simply terminated them at the wall plate. I have been looking at other installs and well they all seem to be using the 29v power grey box. Mine is the Black box what is the difference?
This is what VOS came up with for my setup.
Finally got a chance to do my SWM install Using SWM-16
Here's my SWM16/DECA rebuild:
SL5 on the roof
On left, Sonora Slope Compensator, Amp and Polarity Locker top to bottom, loops around at the bottom to the input of the SWM16. Lower right is the PI for the SWM box. Broadband DECA to Internet on above the SWM16, then the 4 port greenlabel splitters.
4 are DECA, rest will be when the remaining 3 DECA adapters get here.
Other than same legacy compression connectors on the main feeds coming from the dish, all compression connectors. Someday I'll rebuild that too, but all signals are 95+
here is my setup for getting internet to ps3 via swm.
MRV still works.
No lag on the ps3. plays games and video chats are great.
These aren't installation images, but the two coax network test screens of the H25:
Here they are from a HR24:
Here is my DECA setup.
I got rid of a lot of Coax with this new configuration.
The video quality is amazing.
This is how I plan on setting mine up.
Would the part highlighted in yellow work? Any advice/opinions welcome.
This device has several options to be hooked up.
I'm using it just like a BB DECA, and not using the pass through it has [terminated output].
Another way is to use it as "a replacement" for a white DECA connected to a receiver, "BUT" you also need to use a BSF. So you connect it in "pass through" mode, with ethernet to the receiver and a BSF on the SAT input.
You can also use it without DECA as a wireless adapter too.
^ now you can replace the DECA with a BSF and connect the ethernet to the DECAW.
If you have one shorter cable run and have four receivers, plus the BB DECA, this may give you a stronger signal than using an 8-way splitter:
Inspired by this post by daniellee and with a ton of great direction from VeryOldSchool (aka "VOS"), I rewired the DirecTV portion of my wiring closet:
The DirecTV installation used to just hang off various places on the structured wiring cabinet. The whole install is a lot cleaner now. Having said that, as I'm posting this picture I see that I need some longer patch cables to make a neater installation:
How to only use a 4-way splitter and have four receiver and internet: