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

Don't need a CCK

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by TedBarrett, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

    19,080
    992
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    Got HR44 installed yesterday. I do have two-way splitter and power inserter. So do I simply use coax from wall straight to HR44 and do not use two-way splitter, power inserter and DECA? Makes sense to have ethernet from wall directly to HR44. Just figuring out coax and then will redo set up.
    No, you still need the power inserter. you can use the "signal to IRD" port on the PI. I would use a 7 or 8 feet coax jumper though as to prevent issues with the DC cap on the PI


    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk
     
  2. ttown

    ttown New Member

    21
    0
    Jul 25, 2013
    Sounds good. Right now I have one coax from wall going to PI (marked as SWM 2-way splitter/dc power pass). This coax goes to "power to SWM" port on PI. Then I have one coax using "signal to IRD" port that is connected to SWM splitter. Off splitter I have one coax to DECA and one coax to HR44. If I understand correctly, I simply remove coax from splitter to DECA, terminate, and keep the other coax from splitter to HR44? I read this from someone else's post. Or can I simply remove SWM 2-way splitter and have one coax from "signal to IRD" directly to HR44?
     
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    10,289
    35
    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    I would just take the splitter out of the mix. Just try to keep the coax from the PI to the HR44 a little long as recommended above.

    - Merg
     
  4. ttown

    ttown New Member

    21
    0
    Jul 25, 2013
    Thanks so much for quick reply! Was not sure if 2-way splitter had any purpose for dc power pass. I would not need to terminate anything then since I am using both ports on power inserter - with coax from wall in to PI and then coax from PI to HR44. I am going to go set up and see how this works with whole home. Just think it's better to not use wireless in HR44 since modem/router is right next to HR44 and I can plug ethernet in directly.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

    19,080
    992
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    Yup. and the fact that is so close can cause interference. just plug n play
     
  6. ttown

    ttown New Member

    21
    0
    Jul 25, 2013
    Love my new Genie and am glad I kep my HR24 for my other tv instead of "upgrading" to Genie mini. On HR24 I simply have coax from wall to that unit and whole home works fine.
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

    19,080
    992
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    Yup, HR24 and a Genie makes a great set up with 7 tuners to record!
     
  8. ttown

    ttown New Member

    21
    0
    Jul 25, 2013
    Set up worked based upon recommendations here. Got rid of SWM splitter and hooked up coax direct from Power Inserter to HR44. Then plugged in Ethernet direct from Modem/Router to HR44. Everything is working perfectly. Whole Home works. Internet connection fine on both HR44 and HR24. I had to reset GenieGo a few times but that works fine too now. Thanks everyone!
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,230
    552
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
    Good to hear; thanks for the update.
     

Share This Page