1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DirecTV Technical Support Woes

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sonofcool, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,993
    522
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I thought compression was the best way to go when installing fittings. Is that what you meant?

    Rich
     
  2. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,993
    522
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    The Techs I get have been told not to use barrels at all. I find that a bit draconian since I've never had a problem with a barrel inside or out, but I do agree that the less connections you have, the less problems you should have. That's from an electrical standpoint. I'd think it would apply to the usage of barrels and such, too.

    Rich
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    42,683
    348
    Dec 9, 2006
    I too have worked with lots of coax and waveguide.

    The connectors in question here are:

    [​IMG]

    There is no "min radius" here.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    42,683
    348
    Dec 9, 2006
    With RF, the fewer connections the better.
    Any connection exposed to weather will degrade over time.

    Compression connectors seal the weather out of the coax side better than a crimped connector, but both still will leak on the threaded side.

    "Electrically" a well [hex] crimped connector works as well as a compression connector, and I still use them for indoor use.
     
  5. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,993
    522
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I tried a lot of crimping tools over the years and finally ended up spending a good bit of money on a compression tool. Much simpler to use.

    Electrically, I'm not a fan of crimping unless you have to.

    Rich
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    42,683
    348
    Dec 9, 2006
    "Electrically" was meant to refer to how well the RF signal passes, which isn't any different between the two types.
     
  7. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,993
    522
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Figured you meant something different than I did. I've never really trusted crimped connections, but sometimes you just have to use them.

    Rich
     

Share This Page