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My setup..do I need DECA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by goober55, May 11, 2010.

  1. goober55

    goober55 Cool Member

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    I am wanting to upgrage to multi room on the 13th when this rolls out and have a question. I have a SWM setup with a HR23 & 4/H24-100's. For Directv to come out & set me up, what will I need, just one DECA adapter for the HR21, since the H24's are already ready to go from what I understand ? What will I be charged out the door for all of this besides the $3 per month? Would it be cheaper to buy the DECA from Solidsignal & do this myself ?

    Thanks for your help, Ed
     
  2. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    I'd buy it from solid signal. Directv's going to charge you $100 for the equipment, and $50 for installation. Just make sure you get 2 (If you want them connected to the internet) and the power supply. H24s already have built in DECA.
     
  3. goober55

    goober55 Cool Member

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    OK...thanks....I just wanted to make sure I was doing this in the most affordable way. Another thing....has anyone all of a sudden had problems doing MRV via their network ? All of a sudden this morning I could not connect to my networked HR22 from a networked H24. Verified internet connection for both. Did D** maybe turn this off already instead of waiting until the end of the month ? I tried rebooting everything also.
     
  4. jdspencer

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    MRV is still working for me on my network. Using HR20 and HR23.
     
  5. johnid

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    well do you have the green tag on your dish you might still need an install
     
  6. dwcolvin

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    He wouldn't need an install, he'd need a BSFR01 Band Stop Filter, $3.99 at Solid Signal. :)
     
  7. goober55

    goober55 Cool Member

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    I have a Slimline3 SWM....so is the cheapest option to buy two DECA's from Solidsignal ?
     
  8. kevinturcotte

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    Yes. Get one if you JUST want MRV. Get 2 if you want your receivers connected to the internet. You'll also need the DECA power adapter.
    Though what'd I'd really suggest, if you can afford it, is replace current DVR with the HR24, and get just one DECA unit if you want internet.
     
  9. goober55

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    Will i still need a power adapter for the DECA if there is a power insertor already installed before the HR22 ? Andy why would I need a Band Stop Filter ?

    Thanks, Ed
     
  10. johnid

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    bs filters are for the non green dish set ups they block out extra noise
     
  11. kevinturcotte

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    "BS filters" Nice hehe ;) Do we need them if we go purely DECA (All 24s)? And where would I look on my LNB (SWM LNB) to see if I need one? Please don't tell me I gotta pull it off the dish lol
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    Since you don't want to look, figure it isn't a green sticker and then needs a Bandstop filter.
     
  13. johnid

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    there is a green tag right at the end of the dish arm underneath the transponders(i think my lingo is right )
     
  14. dwcolvin

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    They don't block out noise, they block the 500-600 MHz DECA frequencies from a SWiM switch (SWM LNB, SWM-5, SWM-8) that doesn't have one built in (i.e., ones without a green label).

    As previously stated, you can see the green 'sticker' on the bottom of the LNB. But, it won't hurt to use a Band Stop Filter (between the SWM switch and the first splitter) whether or not there's a green 'sticker'.
     
  15. swyman18

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    So regarding the bandstop filter... if I have a SWM-5,and the power inserter for the SWM-5 is installed "after" a SWS4 splitter using the red power passing port, can I leave the PI where it is and just install the Bandstop filter between the SWM-5 and the SWS4 splitter? Or do I need to move the PI between the SWM-5 and the Bandstop filter?
     
  16. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I think the filter goes before the splitter there.
     
  17. swyman18

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    Right... but I'm wondering if the PI for the SWM-5 can stay where it is (after the splitter). I guess I just want to be sure the filter won't "stop" the power from getting to the SWM-5.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    Yea, the PI can stay after the splitter still.
     

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