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MRV Install: What should I expect

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by stp147, May 17, 2010.

  1. stp147

    stp147 Cool Member

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    So I called D* on Saturday and got a good deal on upgrading my equipment to have MRV enabled/installed this Friday morning and I want to know what to expect.

    I've read through a bunch of the threads around MRV, DECA and SWM installs and have taken a stab at trying to figure out what I should expect. I've included a current state look and a thought on what the future state looks like.

    Can someone help me out? :confused:

    Thanks
     
  2. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    So you're upgrading all of your equipment to HD? If so then they will just install a SWM, add a deca to your existing HD DVR and any new equipment they install unless it's an H24 or HR 24.
     
  3. stp147

    stp147 Cool Member

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    Thank you Shades

    Yes I am upgrading all of my equipment to HD. So would you say that my future state diagram is right? Thehe part that I'm not sure about is what type of SWM, where power inserters go, if I would need a band stop filter, and how the SWM splitter would work (I saw there's an 8 port one on SolidSignal). I like to know what I'm getting ahead of time so that I know what to look for when the install is happening.
     
  4. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!! DBSTalk Club

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    I'm not sure if your multiswitch is indoors or out, but the SWiM Power Inserter must be indoors, and it can be on either side of the splitter. You could even use that sixth existing RG6 cable for the Power Inserter, and then you are using all of your existing cabling.

    The most likely scenario is your LNB would be switched for a SWiMLNB. If that has the green dot, then you don't need a BSF there. The 8-way splitter could go in the same place that the existing multiswitch is. The power passing port on the 8 way splitter needs to be connected to the SWiM Power Inserter. The only other place you would need a BSF is if your new HDDVR is an HR20-100.
     
  5. stp147

    stp147 Cool Member

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    Thanks David

    My multiswitch is inside my wiring closet so no problem there, it sounds like I'll have 3 unused cable runs from the dish to my wiring closet (and 1 each to each of my current DVRs). Is it likely that I'll get an 8-way splitter or will they do a combination of smaller splitters? Also is there a possibility that they'll use a SWM-8 instead of the SWMLNB?
     
  6. stp147

    stp147 Cool Member

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    So I had my install today and wanted to share the result. Wasn't the smoothest install ever but it got done.
     

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