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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dminches, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    Similar to one of the sticky threads in the connected home section, is there a place to see pictures of people's installations? It is always helpful to see how others put things together.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I think you just started one :D
     
  3. slo_dave

    slo_dave Cool Member

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    I'll go..

    Just got mine installed yesterday.
    Was lucky enough to get 3 HR24's and 2 H24's
    MRV

    I had already ran new RG6 to all locations, terminated in wall and ran back to central location in garage. I also ran new Cat5 cable back to router.
    Fairly easy install.

    I'll edit my post later to add more of the install pics
     

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  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The receivers are made in Korea, not China?...I'm Shocked!
     
  5. CivicBeater

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  6. mluntz

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    Won't have to worry about LOS issues there!
     
  7. TwoPhases

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    Here's my Slimline. I had to use those triangular blocks as my fascia (reinforced of course) is angled.

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  8. netraa

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    That's a service call in the embryo stage.... sorry to say but the odds of that dish staying put mounted like that are about like winning the lottery, 6 times.
     
  9. sungam

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    Why the extra splitter when there are three open ports on the 1x8? DirecTV is also now recommending no more than one splitter when a 1x8 is used.
     
  10. lzhj9k

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    Slo-Dave

    Is the 8-way splitter a green label splitter?? I see the two way is...
     
  11. TwoPhases

    TwoPhases Legend

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    Service call? I installed this myself. Meaning I can tweak/tighten myself if necessary. It's been up since February of '09 & never have had any issues. See the tall evergreens in the background? They're all over my neighborhood. I love them as they block high winds, keeping our area relatively still. If only the lottery was as easy as you say. ;)
     
  12. Manctech

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    Here is some of my work.

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  13. slo_dave

    slo_dave Cool Member

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    It is not a green label, it is a SWS8WB-P
    What is the correct way to wire this. Installer was not used to having to install everything in one central location.

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  14. BattleZone

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    The 1x2 splitter and the jumper between the two splitters should be removed. The two disconnected lines should be connected directly to the 1x8 splitter.
     
  15. Manctech

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    The way he installed it is fine, however you can remove the 2 way splitter and just plug the 2 lines straight into the 8 way.

    But either way works. If it ai'nt broke don't fix it.
     
  16. sungam

    sungam Legend

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    Theoretically it ain't broke perhaps, but there are two splitters, one which isn't needed and one which isn't green labeled. That could result in subtle problems due to reduced DECA signal levels. I assume that's part of why DirecTV no longer allows two splitters when one is a 1X8 (TB 13, 7/20/10).
     
  17. Manctech

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    Guess I missed that TB. I definitely missed the Green label in the picture. :)
     
  18. mrdbdigital

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    What's the significance of a "green" splitter? Is it wideband frequency response (like 3GHz)?
     
  19. matt

    matt New Member

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    Green label means it has been approved for multi-room viewing. It can better pass the "stuff" needed for DECA.
     

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