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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by bdubz, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. bdubz

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    I called to get the multi room parts today. I have had it running through routers since it first came out but never really worked that good. The lady asked what all i had and told me that all i needed was 3 decas and a filter. But what about the router, how does that work. I also told her that i need on demand on the receivers. Looking at the diagrams on this site, looks like there is much more involved.

    I currently have:
    1 - hr20 (dont care about this one)
    2 - hr21
    1 - hr22
    The lnb with the 4 lines coming out
    1 - zinwell multiswitch

    What else am i going to need to have multiroom with on demand on 3 of the 4 dvr's? Or was the lady right with the stuff ordered? Please help me out with this, it is kinda confusing. It looks like there are many different setups and I would just like to know what will work in my house.

    Sorry for the noob questions :D
     
  2. hilmar2k

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    You need SWM (either SWM LNB or SMW-8/16), 5 DECA dapaters and 1 PI (or 4 adapters and a BB DECA).
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    1. changing over to a SWiM system, so a new LNB & PI
    2. 4-way Splitter to feed everything
    3. 3 DECAs
    4. One broadband DECA
    This whole upgrade should be $199 from DirecTV.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    And for what you need that's a bargain. I'd take it.
     
  5. bdubz

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    I have the new lnb but no power inserter and the 3 decas already. So would this still be a bargain to pay $199 or should i just look on ebay for the parts? So I need a seperate deca to have for the router??

    Thanks for the quick replies
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    You can use a regular DECA and the appropriate PI, or get the BB DECA dapater.
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    If you want to finish it yourself, you will still need the green-label 4-way splitter. If you want Video on Demand, MediaShare, and iPad App functionality, you will need the broadband DECA as well. You'd then connect the 3 DVRs and one BB DECA to the splitter .. a receiver DECA at each of the 3 receivers and an Ethernet connection from your BB DECA to your router.

    If you know what your doing, then the 4-way Splitter plus BB DECA kit will be cheaper if you do it on your own it sounds like based on what you already have.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    Well you can always do a DIY setup.
    You need to check that your LNB is marked with a green label for DECA, or you'll need a filter for it.
    You'll need the green labeled splitter.
    And as posted a separate BB DECA.
     
  9. bdubz

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    So is this all i would need extra since i have the lnb and 3 decas? Sorry guys I cant post links yet. Is there anything else i will need to get mrv + on demand with 3 recievers? Also can i use my same dish if i just switch out the lnb?


    (DIRECTV APPROVED 8 WAY SPLITTER FOR SWM (SWiM) SYSTEM)

    h t tp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220746807574&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    (New Directv 21V Power Inserter PI-21 For SWM-LNB)
    h t t p://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230590057195&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    (DirecTV Broadband Deca-On Demand for your DVR Internet!)
    h t t p://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300531511551&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    You'll first need to check the LNB as I've posted.
    I wouldn't use an 8-way splitter if only a 4-way is all I need, since this causes more loss.
     
  11. bdubz

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    Ok not sure on the lnb i don't have it here. I know it is a 5lnb with 1 coax out but not sure if it has a green label or not.

    Will the 4 way splitter take care of both antenna inputs on three receivers? Also how would i hook up my hr20 (no mrv)
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    You'll need to use the second coax for OTA .. Can't put OTA & SWiM/DECA on the same Coax.
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    SWiM is a signal wire [coax] system, so you on;y need one coax to each receiver.
    You might as well get a DECA for your HR20 [find out which one you have since it connects differently] as this will give internet access and you can turn off sharing so it isn't part of your MRV.
    If you don't want this, then you'll need another filter to block the DECA signal from overloading the SAT tuner.
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    Think this was for SAT #1 & #2 of the old legacy system.
     
  15. bdubz

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    So if the lnb is not green label will it still work? what is needed
     
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  18. bdubz

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    So is this everything i will need?

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  19. Doug Brott

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    if you plan to connect your HR20 .. That would mean 4 DVRs. You would need to get the 8-way splitter to add your BB DECA .. OR a 2-way splitter that could be used @ any of the 4 receiver locations.

    The latter might even be better if you already have an Ethernet port close to one of your DVRs.
     
  20. bdubz

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    I have a router sitting on top of 2 of my dvrs with Ethernet cables going to each. So i should just get a additional 2 way?
     

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