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LA141R-T Amplifier Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by benwa73, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. benwa73

    benwa73 Cool Member

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    Just in case, I'm not sure if I will need this yet...

    So I have SWM8 with two HD tuners very close (< 50') to the switch. I have another long run (200') that as of right now, only serves one HD tuner. I was thinking of splitting the long run at the end to drive one or two more HD boxes. If I were to get an amplifier (LA141R-T), where would I insert it relative to the normal SWM PI?

    I was thinking right before I split the long run into two (or four), but would that conflict with the PI? The diagrams all have the PI after the amplifier in the run. I would have it before, but my PI would be on line 1 and the long run/amp would be on line 2. I just dont want the whole thing to blow up if I do it this way.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    I'm not sure you'd even need the amp.
    Here are some distances [close to the max] and which splitters.
    Since you have a SWM8, the distance starts from it and not the dish as in here:

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    "I think" between the two SWM8 outputs that you could get this to work without the amp.
     
  3. benwa73

    benwa73 Cool Member

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    If I did have issues though, where would the amp go in your diagram?
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    The PI doesn't seem to be a problem, so I'd connect it at the end of the long run and before the splitter there.
     
  5. benwa73

    benwa73 Cool Member

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    awesome, thanks.
     

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