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New Black DECA setup questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by dblake15, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. dblake15

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    I have HR23s and I am trying to just setup one of them right now. I have these new Black DECAs that the techinical support lady had no idea about. So I am connecting them without the bband converter to my receiver and I am getting no signal. What am I doing wrong? This should be such an easy install.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

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    Are they facing to right direction?

    Can you give a little more info on what you are putting where?
     
  3. dblake15

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    Sorry about that. So there is one side that says Sat Rcvr / Power with a long dongle line on it and the other side says Towards LNB and has a small nub. It looks like the B-Band Converter style. It also has two lights one is power and the other is network. Both light up. But I am not plugging anything into the ethernet until I get sat signal coming through. I believe I have an SWM, but how can I check to be sure, that could be the problem I am wondering.
     
  4. west99999

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    If you had BBband converters and are swapping them for DECA's then you dont have a SWM. Press the dash button if will say SWim connected if you do have SWM.
     
  5. David Ortiz

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    Of course, the HR23 doesn't require B-Band converters either.

    Is the HR23 new, i.e. a replacement?
     
  6. dblake15

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    Nope does not come up. I just went and checked and it says Zinwell 8 way switch. No SWM on it. I am betting that is my issue. Can I purchase an SWM from Best Buy or should I just have the installer come out and set all of this up?
     
  7. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!! DBSTalk Club

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    BTW, would you mind posting a picture of this new black DECA? Anything new is exciting. Thanks.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    new DECA.PNG
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    If you're not on a SWiM, the DECA is blocking the tune voltage to the LNB, and not able to connect with the other DECAs on a network, due to having a switch instead of a splitter.
     
  10. vict

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    That's pretty cool. Room is tight behind one of my recievers, and something smaller would be helpful.
     
  11. vict

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    I don't think Best Buy has SWMs, but I could be wrong. You likely need to look at Solid Signal or someplace like that, or there are usually a bunch on EBAY too.
     
  12. Go Beavs

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    Yeah, eBay usually has much better pricing on SWiM modules than SS. It's like they fell off the truck or something... :eek2:
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    There are a lot of reasons to buy equipment like that from places you know and trust. That's all I'm saying.
     
  14. NR4P

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    I purchased my SWM16 a ways back from a seller on ebay. Confirmed that they had a high rating, had a return policy, paid via Paypal with the protection program and the seller even swapped out the two 8 port splitters for one 2 port and one 4 port so I could save on signal loss.

    Hardly anyone needs two 8 port splitters which is very lossy.

    Not all sellers are this good but there are some very good ones out there and you can save some bucks.
     
  15. Rtm

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    Saw these in the CES threads what's different about them?
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    What you see, and the loss of a [useless for the most part] LED.
     

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