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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 4, 2007.
Roughly 75 - 85 foot runs.
Well, since the SWM to dish is spec'd for "only" 40', this could explain it. [I'm running mine at 60'].
So I do NOT have an SWM and I have space on my Zin*** for one more connection. So I will be running one more line down the wall in the Bedroom and Taa Daa, 2 lines to the HR21-200 and no SWM, now everyone knows how fun it is in the attic in Texas with 90-93 degree weather...come on cold front... :lol:
Mine is probably 12 to 15 feet or so.
No Sonora for you then, but maybe a Senorita if you're a good boy.
Si Senior....Sinonara Sonora...
But the Skywalkers are great units....
Just bought 2 sets of 3 (figure the 2 extra can't hurt to have).
Congrats - their performance has been excellent since day one here, and build quality is superb. I suspect you'll be very happy with the results.
Now don't forget...you need to make sure you have quality compression coax connectors on everything, or else the "connector police" will get ya...
Always watching. !devil12:
I see in a later post where you already ordered some splitters. Anyone else needing splitters can look at Milo's thread here to see what are some of the recommended models. There is also a thread somewhere about diplexers, although they aren't needed here but may be needed for other receivers.
Got some short length cable (3 feet?) with good connectors recommendations for me?
Good Compression Connectors (and the tool to do the cable stripping and connector compression) are available at most electronics stores (Fry's is where I got mine). Don't use crimped connectors - not only because everyone here makes fun of those who do - but because a compression connector gets you the best solid coax connection overall anyway. They can be bought 3,6, or more to a package, as well as a small "jar" of 25 or 50.
I actually had to make some cables that were 6" in length between some of the overall items in my connections setup. By the time I got done with all my setup, I think I was virtually "certified" in attaching compression connectors. :lol: I'd be lying if I didn't admit it actually got to be a bit fun doing all the coax work after a while - especially when you get good at it!
Yah, but what if I suck at it. :whine: Can't I just buy something? I'm Jewish--it's my way.
Premade cables with compression connectors are also available at various electronics stores - I've seen some at BB and CC as well. That would eliminate your need to buy a tool and learn how to become a compression connector black belt like me. :lol:
Make sure they are RG6U and not R59U coax.
Home Depot and Lowes also sell good compression connectors and tools to install them. I find them easier to install than crimp connectors.
Are compression connectors specially for outdoors? Because all my stuff is in the basement.
Won't this do? http://www.computercablesource.com/...rade-gold-003-foot-205-910bk-steren-1326.html
Not "specially" for outdoors, they work fine indoors too. A better electrical and more secure physical connection is good no matter where you are. I switched entirely to compression connectors everywhere in my house.
I figured if I was doing SWM and splitter cabling, I might as well have all quality compression connectors in place on all ends. I also wanted to assure these as long-term, problem-free connections.
Besides, I couldn't stand all the massive public humiliation that would come if I used crimp ones... :lol:
So switching gears a bit...
You think we'll see the 200 today? If so, which one of us will be the first to snap pictures and get them on this thread?