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New spliitter??? which one???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jksellman, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. jksellman

    jksellman Legend

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    I have the following
    1 HR20-100 (W/ Outboard 2-TB HDD)
    1 HR20-700
    MRV and SWM

    I currently have a four way SWM4 splitter (all four outputs are used)
    I want to add another HR20-700 I have.
    I see several types of 8 way SWM splitters out there...
    If they're green lable and SWM, will they work (with MRV)?
    Thanks
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    The green label indicates it works with MRV.

    Given you have a 4-way, can't you reconfigure the cables to connect the HR20?
     
  3. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    I'd think he should be able to...

    You should only have one cable going to each HD-DVR. So a four-way splitter is what you should need.
    The HR20-100 should have the cable going from the 4-way to a green-label two-way splitter, with a Band-Stop filter on Sat-In-1 going to one side of the two-way splitter, and then the DECA going to Sat-In 2 and the other side of the 2-way splitter.

    The HR20-700 just needs one cable going to the DECA and then the DECA going to Sat-In 1. As would any other HD-DVRs (the HR20-100 is the odd one).

    What are you using your other two ports for? (CCK and power-Inserter on it's own run?)
     

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  4. otaliema

    otaliema AllStar

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    Based on the hardware on the list you "should" have two open ports on the 4way.
    Do you have a CCK? if yes gonna venture on a limb and say the PI and the CCK each how thier own lines.
    Other wise where are the lines running too?
     
  5. jksellman

    jksellman Legend

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    I have one run to each of the DVRs, one for the power supply and one for the modem (internet)....
    I have the modem and power supply located near my UPS....
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    With some tweaking both of these can be on the same coax, which frees up one port of your 4-way for your new HR20.
     
  7. jksellman

    jksellman Legend

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    What tweeking will let me run the modem and the power supply on one cable?
    Also, just so I know, which 8-way splitter(s) will work?
     
  8. veryoldschool

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