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DirecTV Cinema Connection/Install problems

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by aneciap, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. aneciap

    aneciap Cool Member

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    @ Merg- Thanks for all your help..... it's kept me going! I posted everything I put on here over on the DirecTV technical forum and got NOT ONE reply!

    So thank you, to MERG & everyone else that replied! I hope this post helps someone in the future!
     
  2. The Merg

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    Don't shoot me, but how you have it connected should not make a difference as to whether it is working or not. I'm wondering if your cable connection to the CCK was not on tight enough on one of the sides. Just for grins, can you swap the cables around for the "Sat Rcvr" port and "Towards LBN" port (back to the original set up) and see what happens?

    - Merg
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    :confused: were they different than this:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. samrs

    samrs MANC DBSTalk Club

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    Those instructions are bass ackwards cuz. I've connected quite a few wireless CCK's IAW the supplied directions and they always worked. Except when Apple crap was involved. It might be possible that those jacks are just pass throughs and it doesn't really matter which way they are connected, Directv makes directions and fancy labels for idiots like me. We could test that out.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    There's an internal 2-way splitter, so connecting it backwards increases loss.
     
  6. The Merg

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    Yes, but it should still work just fine though, correct (with the exception of the increased loss)?

    - Merg
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    "Generally", but a CCK connected to a backward [non green] 2-way splitter has caused troubles before.
     
  8. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Isn't that the operative word though?

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  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Maybe not the way you think though.
    It didn't cause a problem with the receiver nearest the CCK, and the receiver had no SWiM problems.
    It did cause another receiver off the main splitter to have DECA problems.
     
  10. The Merg

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    Aahhh...

    But, if the OP in this case has all green label splitters it shouldn't cause any additional issues.

    - Merg
     

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