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SFS Tuner 2 after DECA install

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  1. jrmichael

    jrmichael Legend

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    Anyone have any ideas why I would be getting SFS on Tuner 2 after installing the deca adapter to an HR20-700? Not getting this error with the adapter on the HR21-200.

    Neither SWiM LNB nor SWS-4 are green labeled. I have BSF plugged directly to SWS-4 from LNB feed line. PI for SWiM is connected to Power passing port of SWS-4.

    Signal is high 90's on 101 and 103 and high 80's on 99 without the DECA adapter.
     
  2. jagrim

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    Not sure if this applies but when DTV put the BSF between my SWm16 and my dish, I lost signal on all STB's. Pulled them out and everything worked fine. Try pulling you BSF out.

    AG
     
  3. jrmichael

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    Does anyone know if the SWS-4 MUST be green labeled?
     
  4. hilmar2k

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    For DECA, it needs to be wide band, not necessarily green label. From DIRECTV,they generally will have the green label.
     
  5. Tech_1438

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    According to the Connected Home Participant Guide the SWM Splitter must be green labeled.

    I doubt that is your issue, though. The beta testers of DECA did not have green labeled splitters.

    Try swapping the DECA units to see if the problem follows the DECA unit or stays with the HR20-700. Also, are you sure it's not an HR20-100?
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    The green label is not required. I peeled the one off mine, and it still works. ;)

    Seriously, it just needs to be wide band. DIRECTV slaps a green label on them, but there are other sources for them that will not have one.
     
  7. azarby

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    As a Beta tester, I just installed a generic wide band splitter from Ultimate electronics and it is still working with no problems. Diagnositcs from both the H24 and HR24 show lots of signal strength with no hint of any problems.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    "Must"? no.
    Today some tests were done with old & new [green sticker] splitters with little to no change in the DECA performance.
    As to your SFS, it would seem to be cable related most likely.
     
  9. jrmichael

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    I think you may be right that it's a cable issue. DECA is performing great even with the tuner SFS.

    Thanks for all the reply's.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    "If" the bandstop was connected between the SWiM and the dish, it should be removed. I can't believe, but have read several posts, that installers are so stupid [sorry but I can't find another term] to put any there.
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Dang, I completely missed the part about between the dish and the SWiM. :nono:

    Mike
     
  12. jagrim

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    My installer said his supervisor said that was the correct place to put it. I could not understand why to put any filter between the switch and the LNB. Fortunately, when nothing worked, he agreed to try it without the filter and it worked.

    Of course, this is also the installer that wanted to put a BBC on my H24-100.


    AG
     
  13. RobertE

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    But theres no training issues, remember. :sure: :lol:
     
  14. NR4P

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    Remove the BSF's.

    I had my DECA install earlier today. Left my 2 year old SWM in place, added his 8way splitter with no green dot (removed my 4 way splitter) and installer adding BSF's everywhere because his work order said to do so. Of course nothing worked right with them. Sat tests failing all over the place. He called his supr for help and also insisted BSF's were required.

    Printed out this chart for him from RobertE at
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=175094
    and showed him no BSF's required with HR20's, HR21's and HR24's in my home. Removed the BSF's and voila, everything working perfectly.

    He appreciated the chart said he wished his training had covered that.
     

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