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DECA Self install and Professional SWM install

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by mashandhogan, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. mashandhogan

    mashandhogan Legend

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    I will be moving soon and I will be using the movers connection (I have to have a SWM install, I have only one line ran to my dvrs). I plan to buy all the DECA hardware myself (I can get it cheaper online). How should I go about this:Option 1: Hook it up before the intaller gets there, then tell them. Option 2: Hook it up after the intaller leaves. Option 3: Notify the installer that I will be hooking it up after he leaves.

    Another Question:
    Where will the SWM power inverter have to go, as I have planned to have it near a tv?

    THANK YOU
     
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    :welcome_s to DBSTalk!

    What kind of setup do you have at your current location? Do you have a SWM-LNB, SWM8, or a legacy setup. Depending on what you have, you might be able to set it up as the installer is setting up your new dish at the new location.

    If you don't have a SWM setup now and have purchased a SWM8, then the installer will probably set up a legacy setup at your new location. You will need to make sure that he runs four cables to the home run area for all your cables. This is where things might get tricky if you currently only have 2 or 3 tuners as normally the installer would only be running down 2 or 3 cables then from the dish.

    If you purchased a SWM-LNB, you might be able to convince the installer to use it instead of a legacy LNB, but you might end up putting it up there yourself.

    With a SWM8, you need 4 cables coming down to the SWM8. You can put the PI where the SWM8 is as that is usually the most logical spot.

    Adding on DECAs to each of the receivers while the installer is there is not that big of a deal. The one issue you might have is getting an extra cable run or a splitter to be able to hook up the Broadband DECA as that work will not be on the work order.

    Are you sure that the WHDVR upgrade won't be worth it for you?

    - Merg
     
  3. BattleZone

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    On a Mover, the key question is: are all the receivers SWM compatible?

    If the answer is "yes", then the computer will build the Mover with a SWM automatically.

    If the answer is "no", then you'll get a legacy (non-SWM) install, unless you also order WHDVR, which forces all receivers to be SWM-compatible (but NOT HD or MRV compatible).

    Usually, if you order WHDVR as part of a Mover, you'll get a discount.
     
  4. The Merg

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    Nice. Part of the move to SWM by DirecTV, I suppose.

    - Merg
     
  5. mashandhogan

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    ok, my present location has a standard KaKu 3 Slimline Dish. I ordered a swm splitter to split a line to where my router will be. The Entire house is prewired (by myself, to only later find out I will have to tweak it a little for SWM, nothing major, just better compression clamps and 3Ghz couplers). I have WHDVR service at my present location going through a DEDICATED wireless network. My Recievers: R22(w/HD), HR24, H23. Thank You
     
  6. mashandhogan

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    I may just have DTV set it up for me, any ideas on cost?
     
  7. mashandhogan

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    Sorry for so many replies, my brain is moving in 2000 different directions, but I want a SWM LNB
     
  8. The Merg

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    Okay, according the BZ, you should get a SWM-LNB setup using Mover's Connection to your new house.

    You'll need 3 DECA's (1 for the R22, 1 for the H23, and 1 will be the Broadband DECA). DirecTV should install a 4-way splitter where the single coax comes into the house to hook up all 3 receivers. They will also, most likely, put the SWM-PI there as well.

    For the Broadband DECA, you will also need a PI and it will need to be located near a ethernet run that goes to your router. If you want, you can put in an extra splitter near one of your receivers and then connect the Broadband DECA to a wireless ethernet adpater, which it seems you use in current location. You will most likely need to supply that extra green-label splitter.

    The WHDVR upgrade is currently $199, but with the Mover's Connection you might be able to get it for less. Just make sure that it includes the Cinema Connection Kit (Broadband DECA and PI).

    HTH,
    Merg
     

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