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HR24 and SWM8

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by moisheh, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. moisheh

    moisheh Cool Member

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    When Iam hooking up my HR24 to an SWM8 do i only run the one cable to the RCVR.? If so how does the DBR get the signal?

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  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    There are several parts required. You need the SWiM module, a power inserter (for the SWiM module) and the HR24. Depending on the length of the run, you may need some other parts as well (especially if the cable run is very short).
     
  3. moisheh

    moisheh Cool Member

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    I have the HR24, a SWM8 module and the power inserter. It is my understanding that the power inserter can be installed indoors by the RCVR. My run is about 20 ft. from the roof to the RCVR. Why is a short cable a problem? Does the one cable hook up to the #1( sat2) or the #2 port on the rcvr.?

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  4. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    This is a SWM8 (many mistakenly call a SWMLnb a SWM8.) Is this what you have?

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    Or do you have a single coax from the dish going to one of these?

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  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    If you have an SWM LNB on your dish and only one DVR, then the one coax from the dish goes to the power inserter, and one coax goes from the output of the power inserter to your HR24. You don't need (and probably shouldn't use) the green splitter.

    If you have a conventional LNB and four coax from the dish, and are installing an external SWM8 (shown in dsw2112's post), then from the output of the SWM8 you run a coax to the power inserter, then from the power inserter to the HR24.

    If in the future you add additional receivers, then put the splitter in and run a coax to each new receiver.

    With SWM technology, the one single coax to a DVR goes into the Sat 1/SWM connector and you leave the second coax connector open.
     
  6. moisheh

    moisheh Cool Member

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    Thanks: Yes it is a conventional LNB and I have the swm8 as shown in that reply. NOT a splitter.
     
  7. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    Ok, then Carl6's post has you covered. Just remember, if the SWM PI is to be inline with the receiver it can ONLY go to the SWM1 port on the SWM8. SWM2 will not power the SWM8.
     

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