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MRV/DECA Going National May 13th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by CuriousG, May 6, 2010.

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  1. SBacklin

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    Well, I never had to call in to get it switched on. I emailed them and said that I was in the BETA and needed to be signed out of it and signed up for the regular service so it doesn't get shut off. I acknowledged the $3 fee and said I did not need SWM/DECA and that mine will be hooked up in the "unsupported" way via my home network. I said it works flawlessly and I see no reason to change that. I got a reply back saying they were forwarding my email to a "special department" and this morning I got the reply saying its been added. I looked and the "Beta" tag was gone and it said "currently activated" under the services section on their website. Cool. No Hassle.
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    You might wait until you get home for that. :lol:

    "I'd guess" that it may have been disconnected because DECA and OTA don't work together and he may not have looked to see they weren't on the same cable. [kind of better be safe than sorry]
     
  3. Doug Brott

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    Also, double check the lines .. If you used to have 2 Sat lines coming in for example, did he use the second Sat line (assuming a 3rd OTA) or perhaps was there a diplexer in place on one of the old lines and it's no longer there.

    You certainly can't use a Diplexer with SWiM/DECA .. But if there is a second line, you just want to make 100% sure that it's connected all the way from the antenna to the OTA (directly, no diplexers anywhere).
     
  4. joed32

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    My installer just called to confirm and I asked him if he had a SWM 16. He said there was no SWM on the work order at all. This is what it says on my e-mail:
    1 Whole-Home Upgrd and ICK $99.00.
     
  5. Steve

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    I had a similar experience. When my installer called to say he was on the way, I had to give him a list of everything he was going to need.... SWIM-16, total # of deca adapters, deca broadband PI and green-labeled splitters. As a result, he had to make some calls and it was a couple of hours before he finally got to my place.
     
  6. Hdhead

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    Need quick answer. Tech here installing swm16. Says it needs band stop filters on all 4 lines from Slim 5 dish to SWM16. I think not???
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    Lord NO
     
  8. joed32

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    You're lucky!
     
  9. Hdhead

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    Thanks for quick reply, thats what I thought. A tech and his supervisor are both here, neither knew and they called someone at D* to ask and told them it needs BS:rolleyes:
     
  10. Spanky_Partain

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    Refresh....

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  11. veryoldschool

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    DECA Filter = Bandstop Filter
     
  12. Hdhead

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    Wait a minute, so it need BS filter betweem SWM16 and splitters???? Everything is green stickered.
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    Green label, BSF not needed .. Also, if you put a BSF on either output, the "other" output will not see the DECA.

    So, no BSFs on the SWiM ports #1 & #2 on a SWiM-16 .. It defeats the purpose.
     
  14. Hdhead

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    Thank you!!!!
     
  15. Spanky_Partain

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    Fixed... :)
     
  16. Doug Brott

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    No worries .. On a SWiM-8 (not what you are installing), with or without a BSF is irrelevant for a green-label SWiM, but recommended (required?) for a non green-label SWiM.

    Perhaps the installers were confused by the fact that a non green-label SWiM LNB would actually require a BSF .. meaning the line from the Sat needs one.

    The SWiM-16 is a bit different as really all of them should be green-label. Besides, for DECA to talk across the two SWiM ports, you need to make sure there are no BSFs.
     
  17. THX

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    I've walked two CSR's through this so far and the first one's computer locked-up and the second CSR I tried to walk through this said that when she goes into the Account Attributes and selects Create New there is no option to set MRV Capability to u.

    What option(s) do I have at this point?
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    Required/should have for non green labeled SWM8s and means only one SWM output can be used.

    Green labeled means NO BSF and both outputs can be used.
     
  19. The Spud

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    Installer arrived about 15 minutes ago and did a quick survey of where everything was. I asked him if he's done many of these installs since last Thursday. He was surprised that I knew that this just started. I'm his 3rd so far and he seems to know what's going on. We'll see.
     
  20. David Ortiz

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    It's a little funny/strange that so many installers are confused about where the Band Stop Filters go, yet so insistent on the green label parts. If everything is green label/spot, the only places you would need a Band Stop Filter is on an HR20-100 and any R16s or D12s, assuming all receivers/DVRs are MRV compatible.
     
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