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Replace sd receiver with hd receiver for MRV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by larcar, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. larcar

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    I recently had MRV installed by Directv. The install went great and it works well. I have a Humax tv with a built in Directv SD receiver which I think is a D11 receiver. The installer said he had to add something to the install that would keep this receiver working because it is SD and will not work for MRV.
    I have 2 DVR's and a Hd receiver on other tv's and I would like to replace the Humax with a high def tv and H24 receiver so MRV will work on this tv also.
    My questions is what do I need to do to hook this up myself? Is there something the installer used that I must now remove?
    Thanks to anyone that may be able to help.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    My guess is that since the TV DirecTV receiver doesn't have a DECA in it, that he needed to add a bandstop filter to block the DECA signal from affecting the TV tuner.
    This is what needs to be done with a SD receiver like the D11.
    If there is a green labeled red box connected to the coax to the TV, this is what he did.
     
  3. moghedien

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  4. larcar

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    Thanks but I do not think this is what he added. Where my 4 cables come in from the dish they go into a grey colored box then 1 cable comes out of that box and goes direct to the sd receiver and the other cable that comes out goes to what looks like an 8 out splitter where the cables go to the hd receivers.
    Make sense?
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    Only if the gray colored box looks like this:
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    Is there a power inserter somewhere for this?
    If this is what you have and the SD TV is connected to a coax, "then" with DECA you still needed the bandstop filter on all receivers that don't have a DECA connected to them.
    What exactly your installer did or didn't do is very hard without being there and LOOKING. ;)
     
  6. larcar

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    That's the box. Yes there is a power inserter located by one of my hd receivers. The SD receiver I believe is getting it's signal from one of the Legacy out's? He did not put a bandstop filter on my sd receiver at the tv and it work's. I don't see it where this grey bax is located either could it be elsewhere?
    So once I get my new tv and receiver can I remove the cable from the Legacy out and hook it to the splitter where all the other receivers are connected?
    Thanks
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    "So" he didn't add anything to the TV/tuner. Because it's on the legacy port, there is/was no need for it.
    To change this leg over to HD/SWiM/DECA, just move the coax off the legacy port over to a free splitter port.
    You should check that SWM8 to see if it has a green sticker/label. If so then it's fine. If not then only one of its two outputs can be used and a bandstop filter is needed between the first splitter and the SWM8.
     
  8. larcar

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    Thank you veryoldschool. You have been very helpful. When I get the new hd tv and the H24 I will move this coax cable over to the splitter. Hopefully it will work or I will come back here and consult all the experts out there that are ready to help out like they always do.
     

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