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Setting up my DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by NateCohen, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. NateCohen

    NateCohen Cool Member

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    DVR is a HR22-100

    I recently switched to Verizon Fios...but I kept my DirecTV so I can have Sunday Ticket.
    Anyway when Verizon came they of course disconnected my DirecTV to hook up the Fios.

    The satellite dish is still on my roof and the wiring is still setup.

    I have some pictures and just want to get some advice from you guys for the easiest way to set this back up.

    Just would like to know the setup I have.
    I just need one run to my room to get the DVR setup.
    Luckily for me the wire from the dish goes right by my window so I can run a wire from the dish to my room.

    What's the easiest way to get this setup?
     

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  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    There looks to be a contradiction here.
    You have one coax from the dish, it looks like, and you show a SWiM PI next to your DVR.
    Now you also show the Zinwell WB68 with four coax connected to the inputs.
    These are two completely different systems.
    You'll need to find where the coax comes down from the dish "first". Then we might be able to sort this out for you.
     
  3. NateCohen

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    Ugh what I think happened was the Verizon Techs took the SWM splitter and replaced it with their own.

    There used to be a different splitter in its place before.

    Is there a place like Radio Shack I can go to to buy a new one for the SWM setup?
     

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  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If you're only going to connect one receiver [DVR], you don't need a splitter.
    Take the coax from the dish and connect it to the coax going to the location where you have the receiver. Connect the SWiM PI and then the receiver to the PI [MAKING SURE to NOT connect it backwards].
     
  5. NateCohen

    NateCohen Cool Member

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    I got it!

    Thanks for all your help!

    Now I can enjoy some football tomorrow.
     
  6. jdspencer

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    I'd like to know why the Verizon techs even touched the DitecTV lines?
     
  7. HoTat2

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    If I were to guess, the Zinwell WB68 and it's 4 input coax runs are probably remnants from either a former Phase III elliptical dish install or (less likely) a legacy SL-5 LNB on the current dish.

    These were then mistaken as relevant by the OP and posted along with photos of equipment from a later SWiM install.
     
  8. HoTat2

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    It seems the Verizon techs. wanted to leverage the previously installed coax runs from the former SWiM splitter to whatever rooms they go to inside the customer's home by feeding the coax output of the ONT carrying the FiOS service into them.
     
  9. jdspencer

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    That seems reasonable if the customer weren't still using the DirecTV lines.
     
  10. HoTat2

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    They must of thought he didn't want DIRECTV service any longer since in one of the photos they appear to have disconnected the single SWiM line from the dish and capped it with a 75 ohm terminating cap and left it hanging loose right there near where they replaced the SWiM splitter with their own.
     

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