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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Poppy1313, Dec 22, 2011.
4 tvs 1 hr34 and 3 hd receivers how are they wired up? is a swim used ?
DISH -> SPLITTER -> HR34
and H25s off same splitter, one coax to splitter, one from splitter to each box.
1. SWM LNB-> 4way->each reciver + a CCK-W using passthrough at one of them (and a power inserter somewhere)
2. non-SWM LNB->SWM8->rest is mostly just like #1
Thanks... I was also thinking of having 4 tvs with 1 hr34 1 hr24 2 h24s how would that be wired up?
By changing one receiver to a DVR, you've added an additional tuner (9 total now by my count) and now you're going to need a SWiM16 multi-switch. Take DarkLogix's #2 and swap out the SWiM8 with a 16.
And remember on the SWM8 its basicly 1 SWM chip with a built in splitter
But on the SWM16 its one chip (set of 8 tuner channels) per SWM port
also from what I've learned
1. its ideal to use the smallest splitters you can to minimize signal loss (though that can be minor and might not matter at all if the runs are short)
2. having the tuner coult balances between the 2 SWM ports on a SWM16 means that lower SWM channels will be used so even less possible loss
I'd put the HR34 on SWM1 and a 4way on SWM2 to feed the other recivers
then the HR34 will be using 5 of 8 SWM channels on SWM1 and you'll have 4 of 8 in use on the SWM2
though I'd also be sure to put the PI on a UPS
the SWM16 can be powered by ether the SWM1 port or the PWR only port