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Green Label Splitters ARE better

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by veryoldschool, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 #81 of 114
    hdtvfan0001

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    That was my initial take as well.

    I have my SWM well grounded, and also have a ground block mounted outside near the Dish itself. Looks like no further need for grounding as I replace my splitters here.

    Thanks.

    Also....thanks VOS on your 14dB info....another good reason to do the splitter switch to green.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 #82 of 114
    veryoldschool

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    My 4-way Skywalker was 33 dB.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 #83 of 114
    smiddy

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    I'm not on your grass sir! Oh, wait, wrong thread. :p :lol:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 #84 of 114
    smiddy

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    You get 33 dB gain from your 4-way splitter, no way! :lol: Oh, wait, you must mean isolation between ports, yes? ;)
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 #85 of 114
    hdtvfan0001

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    WOW - didn't know the Skywalker was that high.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 #86 of 114
    veryoldschool

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    As most know, Isolation is spec'd as a minimum and more is normally a good thing.
    This goes to the basic "problem/issue" with DECA, where it must use the isolation path through the splitters.
    DECA uses high level signals and, now we know, modified splitters that have much less isolation at the DECA frequencies.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 #87 of 114
    hdtvfan0001

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    So it's not the actual isolation value itself...its the range it's applicable?

    I would think if the new splitters reduce the dB loss, they'd also meet the optimum isolation levels.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 #88 of 114
    veryoldschool

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    "I would think", these have a resistor network and some filtering [passband] connecting the outputs in the 475-625 MHz range. ;)
     
  9. Jun 3, 2010 #89 of 114
    hdtvfan0001

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    Gotcha.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2010 #90 of 114
    LameLefty

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    As the rest of my fellow aerospace and mechanical engineering undergrad students and I once muttered under our breaths during the required EE courses, "Sparks and magic, man. Sparks and magic." :nono:

    :lol:
     
  11. Jun 3, 2010 #91 of 114
    veryoldschool

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    Now you know what you really wanted to say was "FM" and the last was magic. ;)
     
  12. Jun 3, 2010 #92 of 114
    dwcolvin

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    Not to be confused with Signals and Sorcery :D
     
  13. Jun 3, 2010 #93 of 114
    LameLefty

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    That's wireless RF stuff. :p
     
  14. Jun 3, 2010 #94 of 114
    NR4P

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    Can't wait for someone to open up a pair of identical ports units such as 4 port green and a 4 port non-green and show us some pics inside. Yeah I know they cost $. Sooner or later I know someone will do it.

    Then we will see the part differences.
     
  15. Jun 4, 2010 #95 of 114
    dgordo

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    Solid signal doesn't deserve any of this praise. I ordered splitters from them yesterday. They arrived today, white label. I have already contacted them regarding this and they are claiming they are the same.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2010 #96 of 114
    veryoldschool

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    Let's stop posting about SS here please and get back to the topic.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2010 #97 of 114
    cnmurray8

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    My green label splitters arrived yesterday and I replaced the white SWM splitters. I could be just thinking this but it appears to me that when I go to play something from another DVR it starts quicker and the remote commands seem faster. Of course I could just be crazy!
     
  18. Jun 5, 2010 #98 of 114
    dwcolvin

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    I replaced my SPLIT2-Z splitters with MSPLIT2R0-03 green label ones yesterday. I see no difference in operation (only the numbers changed on the 'Coax Network' [Guide/Right Arrow] page, and I don't know what they mean).
     
  19. Jun 5, 2010 #99 of 114
    veryoldschool

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    Page one shows the loss between nodes. "barreling" my HR24 to my DECA/router showed 11 dB. 60 dB seems to be the high end limit.
    Page two shows the bit-rate between nodes.
    215 looks to be the minimum to past the system test.
    250 is about the max [+/- a few bits].
     
  20. Jun 5, 2010 #100 of 114
    hilmar2k

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    On which screen? On the fist screen under Coax Network, lower is better. On the second screen under Phy Rate higher is better.
     

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