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Help needed for upgrade to swm

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by irishnut, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. irishnut

    irishnut New Member

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    I am in need of some assistance. I am upgrading my directv to swm. I have the following receivers 1-HR24, 1-HR22 and 2 H21. I have the following parts. A new swm lnb, a power inverter, a 1x4 switch. What else do I need to connect all my receivers so it would work for whole home? And can someone possibly diagram it for me. I also have a DIRECTV DECA BROADBAND ADAPTER - DECABB1MR0-01. Rush assistance please. Thank you in advance
     
  2. peds48

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    First you have 5 "devices" that is your 4 receivers and the DECA BB. You will need a bigger splitter, an 8 green label will do the trick. you will also need 3 DECAs home adapters for the HR22 and the 2 H21s.

    one cable from the dish to the IN on the 8 way, coax jumper from PI PWR to SWM port. terminate the "signal to IRD" port. run one coax to each receiver and one more to were ever your router is located to connect the DECA BB. if the DECA BB is next (or close to) a receiver, you can use the 4 way and just get a 2 way.
     
  3. irishnut

    irishnut New Member

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    Okay, let me try to and map it out then. Right now both dvrs have 2 coax coming to them, with upgrade they will only need one. So, if I attach the power inverter to one coax behind the HR22 and connect the other end to the splitter marked in red, terminate the signal to ird on power inverter. Connect all the other receivers to the splitter and adding the DECA home adapters to those that need them. Then I have a router near the HR24, connect the old 2nd coax to the DECA BB and to the router. Does that sound right?


    Also, Explain better if I want to use the 1x4 splitter with a 1x2 splitter
     
  4. lugnutathome

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    You would put the 2 way inline right near the router between the receiver and the line in that feeds it.

    Alternately you can keep the 4 way and get a diplexer to route the DECA to the Internet bridge instead of a 2 way.

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=std-9501&d=nas-std-9501m-satellite-/-off-air-diplexer-power-passing-%28std-9501%29

    Looks a lot like a splitter but only takes off the DECA bands maintaining the 4 way's signal level for your SWM to receiver inputs.

    DECA works without the internet connection so you can hook up on the 4 way and order the parts to bridge in the Internet later. Won't have on demand till the Internet is added but . . .

    Don "either way works" Bolton
     
  5. peds48

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    Diplexer and WHDVR (MRV) dont like to play well together
     
  6. HoTat2

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    From all reports I've gotten on the NAS 9501 pictured in the link, its preformed quite well.

    Therefore option 2 in this image for hooking up a CCK as suggested by lugnutathome should have no problems.

    CCK Installation Options.jpg

    EDIT: Resubmitted image as first had blurred lettering due to attempts at enlargement prior to posting.
     
  7. lugnutathome

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    Tis true. You are quite correct if using said diplexer to merge in terrestrial signals as they can interfere with the signals passed for DECA in those frequency bands. But in a "sealed" system where the sole inputs are your DirectTV coax lines the diplexer can be used to split off the DECA signals to your Internet bridge device without introducing signal loss for sat signal frequencies like a true splitter would.This is the method used and approved for combining two SWiM16s into a single DECA infrastructure. I am running such as part of my own infrastructure.Don "it works quite well in fact" Bolton
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  8. Stuart Sweet

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    Yes, the NAS STD-9501M is specifically made for DIRECTV. It's not the diplexer that's the problem, it's trying to fit OTA on a SWM system.
     
  9. lugnutathome

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    Been ill today so was a bit lethargic prior. Here are a few links to help with the set up. when the OP was explaqining where to connect the PI I cocked my head a bit as I recalled hitting the legacy section with a direct connection like the 16 has a dedicate power port.

    http://forums.solids...ECTV-Networking

    http://forums.solids...ers-in-the-home

    Don "hope this helps" Bolton
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    As been posted, they do play well, "but" you need to be careful how and where you use them.
    I too was ready to jump on the post you replied to, but the diagram Hotat2 posted "works" and may be the only way it would.
     
  11. peds48

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    what would be the difference between the diagram and using a 2 way
     
  12. HoTat2

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    Efficiency from what I can see;

    Mainly due to reduced signal loss of the DECA (MoCA) signal on the path to or from the CCK, since none is wasted being sent to the SWiM LNB or external multiswitch.
     
  13. peds48

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    so this diplexer has no insertion loss?
     
  14. HoTat2

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    Sure, but then I imagine so would a splitter in addition to it's splitting loss.
     
  15. lugnutathome

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    Essentially correct. Though fittings introduce nominal signal loss, the diplexer is not splitting (dual pathing) its signals so there is no signal loss introduced save for that of a fitting.For most installs this may be moot but it saves several DB loss.Don "technically it is the right piece but a splitter is common" Bolton
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