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Help with setup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by redrover, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Nov 3, 2013 #1 of 14
    redrover

    redrover Cool Member

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    I currently have 2 receivers and I want to add a third.

    I have these three pieces of hardware:

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    This is connected in my family room to my main tv. SWM and deca.

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    This is connected to my bedroom. just the deca

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    This is connected in a third room to my router and no tv.

    My setup works perfectly right now. My DVRs see each other perfectly fine.

    What I want to do is the 3rd room where the deca is just connected to my router I want to connect a 3rd tv to that.

    What do I need to accomplish that? and can I do it?

    any help would be great!

    Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. Nov 3, 2013 #2 of 14
    peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    First I'd love to know why you have 3 DECA BBs!
     
  3. Nov 3, 2013 #3 of 14
    redrover

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    no clue!

    I have 2 HR20//700

    I had someone come over install a new dish because my other one was damaged. I wanted whole home as well.

    this is what happens when do dont do things yourself.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2013 #4 of 14
    peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    In theory, you should be able to add a SWM 2 way splitter to the cable feeding the DECA BB and install a receiver there. but the question remains.....
     
  5. Nov 3, 2013 #5 of 14
    redrover

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    NO CLUE LOL

    What set up should I have had???
     
  6. Nov 3, 2013 #6 of 14
    peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Well, we need to see "the whole picture"

    What model receivers do you have?
    what are those DECA BB connected to?
    what type of dish do you have?

    typically there is supposed to be one DECA BB per system.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2013 #7 of 14
    longrider

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    My guess, as he said that his receivers were HR20s , is that those DECA BBs are being used as regular DECA modules. A hell of a way to do it as now you need splitters and BSFs at each DVR
     
  8. Nov 4, 2013 #8 of 14
    redrover

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    Yes I have 2 HR 20s.

    What DVRs should I have?

    The DVRs seem to work fine. One of them the menu is sluggish.

    And for the third room what receiver is recommended? Just an HD receiver? or DVR?

    Maybe I should just get 1 HDDVR and move one of the HR20 to the third room since it wont get much use and I can then keep all my programming on it for now?

    Unless there is a way to copy the recordings to the new DVR which I keep reading I cant do.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2013 #9 of 14
    longrider

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    There is noting wrong with the HR20. While it was the first MPEG4 capable HDDVR most consider it better than the following models (HR21,22,23), it took until the HR24 for a marked improvement. The discussion is over your DECA modules, there are two types. One is the broadband DECA which is used to interface the DECA network to the Ethernet network. The other is the DECA adapter which you need for a HR20 as that DVR was developed before DECA was introduced. It takes the coax in, strips the DECA signal off and converts it to Ethernet and then feeds the remaining TV signal out to the DVR. It looks like they used BB DECAs at your DVRs. While this will work it is not the preferred setup as now you need a coax splitter at each DVR, a band stop filter on the DVR line to keep the DECA signal out of the DVR input and a power supply for the BB DECA
     
  10. longrider

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    For the 3rd room I would get another DVR as there is no additional monthly cost and possibly rearrange to put the slowest unit in the least used location. There is no way to transfer recordings between DVRs
     
  11. HoTat2

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    Actually, of note;

    While I can't see the one in the photo of the family room to be sure in it's case. Based on the bedroom photo those are not splitters, but satellite/CATV (and OTA) diplxers which will separate the satellite SWiM signals from the DECA (MoCA) network one.

    So if an additional DVR is hooked up the same as the other two, a BSF is not needed.

    But like you say, that's a helluva way to wire for WH. :)
     
  12. DB Stalker

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    I can see enough of the one in the family room to tell that it isn't a green label splitter. Its likely a diplexer as well.

    #)
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I start over. Ask DIRECTV for a genie system for free but also keep the HR20 that has stuff on it hooked up till you watch all. Just have two units hooked up to any one tv and watch all the stuff on it first via Whole Home Service. You will come out ahead in ever possible way if you do that.

    Then deactivate it and store it as a back up they won't want it back.

    Saves lots of heat. Power. And is easier to manage. And likely you can get it all or free.
     
  14. DB Stalker

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    And while they're there they can fix all your craziness.

    #)
     

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