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HR34 Error 47 (was CCK Weak Connectivity)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by jimlenz, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 #21 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    "yeah", like I would post crappy results on my setup [even if I had them :lol:]
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 #22 of 129
    LoweBoy

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    I have mine with some questionable results but I don't have any issues. I am going to get a 4 way and remove a 8 way to see if it corrects some of my issues. I also live in a house that was built in mid 80's so it has some older RG6.
    I network off of couple of my nodes to stream Netflix ;).
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 #23 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Based on everything I have posted, do you have any suggestions on what I can do to fix this? Thanks

    Jim
     
  4. Jan 1, 2012 #24 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    Changing from 8-ways to 4-ways changes the DECA loss [for the green labeled splitters] from -14 to -11 dB.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2012 #25 of 129
    LoweBoy

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    Sorry to high jack your thread. I noticed the other thread poped up right after this one.

    Which way does the HR34 go? 40 or 50 for too much?
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 #26 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    This will all get standardized in up coming software, but "for now" if the PHY levels are -xx, they are the lower limits, and if they don't have the minus sign, they are the upper limits.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2012 #27 of 129
    jimlenz

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    I am not sure what you mean here?
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 #28 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Is this something I should do or is there a better option to better my system?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2012 #29 of 129
    LoweBoy

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    I was asking VOS. None of what I asked really pertained to your specific issues. I was looking for the limits of the coax testing.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2012 #30 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Thanks. Just at a loss on what to do. Not sure if my setup is correct or not. If it is finding out how to increase performance. Thanks
     
  11. Jan 1, 2012 #31 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    I'm currently waiting to see more of your setup, because I can suggest what changes you should make. Yes changing over to 4-ways looks like something that will help, but if this only changes your 57 to 54, you still aren't in a range that I would be happy with.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2012 #32 of 129
    jimlenz

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    What else in my setup do you need to see? I posted a number of additional pictures earlier and hoped that was enough.

    If that is not the case let me know what else I need to provide and will do it. Thanks.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2012 #33 of 129
    jimlenz

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    I am referring to my 12:24 post with additional pics and detail
     
  14. Jan 1, 2012 #34 of 129
    Davenlr

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    I couldnt tell from the size of the picture, but what are the three coax cables just hanging unconnected for? And looking at the splitters, do they have terminating caps on them or are they just open coax connectors? Cant really see that well.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2012 #35 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    For "some reason" [we both posted at the same minute] I didn't see these were posted until now. :shrug:

    I see two things that could be "improved":
    1) there are way too many open ports on those splitters. All used ports should have terminations on them.
    2) you have no need/use for 8-way splitters, so changing to a 2-way on one side and a 4-way on the other will improve your loss.
    Since you have "5 boxes", you should have five coax runs from the splitters, which it looks like you have.
    How is your CCK currently connected? Is there another splitter connected to it?
     
  16. Jan 1, 2012 #36 of 129
    jimlenz

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    There are 4 cables not connected. I have 2 other rooms that are cabled but do not have boxes. They were originally connected to my zinwell 16 but the tech disconnected as they are not being used.

    On the 2 8 way splitters, the 5 empty slots do not have anything covering them. Is this what you are referring to? Thanks.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2012 #37 of 129
    Davenlr

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    Yes. Every unused connector on the splitter(s) need a 75 ohm terminating resistor screwed onto them.
     

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  18. Jan 1, 2012 #38 of 129
    jimlenz

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    To respond to your comments.

    1. It seems like the tech should have put terminating resistor onto each empty port. Where do I purchase these?

    2. There are 6 cables connected, 3 on each side. I am not sure what the 6th is for as I only have 5 boxes. What kind of 2 and 4 way connectors should I get? If I get a 2 and 4, and since there are 3 on each now, how do I know which 1 cable to move to the 4 when I purchase it?

    The CCK is connected wirelessly to my hr20 in my house. There are 2 cabled connections from the hr20 to the WCCK.

    Thanks again for all your help, I really appreciate it.

    Jim
     
  19. Jan 1, 2012 #39 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    Not quite sure what you mean by this "but" you shouldn't be connecting the CCK wirelessly to your HR20 [at all] and I hope that the count at the splitters, is five coax to receivers, and one to the CCK.
    Terminators can be bought most places that have this [home depot/lowes, radioshack, etc.]
    The green labeled splitters are a bit harder to find. Solid Signal is one place, but your "tech" should be providing them.
    From what "I can figure" [through the internet] changing over to a 2-way on one leg with the HR34 and another receiver [DVR] and a 4-way on the other leg, for the CCK and the rest of your receivers, is the best option and will drop your loss down to within range. I'd expect high forties to low fifties, after making these changes.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2012 #40 of 129
    jimlenz

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    I did find the 2 way and 4 way splitters at Solid Signal which I can purchase. I am not real skilled at this but how do I figure out which boxes are on each one. I assume, if I turn on all the tv's, disconnect one and whatever tv goes out, that is that one? Probably should figure out a way to label them for future reference.

    If I do this, I will not need any terminating caps. If I used two 4 ways would that make much difference? The reason I ask is that I may be adding another receiver in the near future? Not sure at this point when, but that may happen.

    Thanks again.

    Jim
     

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