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Signal Loss with Multiple recievers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DTVmichigan, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. DTVmichigan

    DTVmichigan New Member

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    I have a NEW DIRECTV HD HIDEF KAKU 5 SINGLE LINE SWiM SWM5 SATELLITE DISH W/8 way splitter & POWER Adapter. My run my about 125 feet from dish to power adapter and 8-way. The system works fine when I do not use the splitter and run directly from the dish to the power adapter and to 1 reciever. If I try to use the splitter and run two recievers my tv shows freeze constantly. Any ideas? Is my run to long from dish to power adapter? Is their another piece of equipment I need to purchase to maintain signal strength? Thanks in adavce.

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  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    125' + 8-way simply has too much loss.
    Changing to a 4-way should get you within range or:

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.as...-Input-SWM-Amplifier-940-To-2150-Mhz-(SWMA2T)
     
  3. DTVmichigan

    DTVmichigan New Member

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    Thanks for the advice on the SWM amplifier, how would I install that? Do I still need my original power adapter and splitter that came with the dish?
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Do you really need an 8-way splitter?
    If you can use a 4-way, you'll reduce the loss by about 5 dB.

    If you want to go with the amp:

    Dish - > coax -> amp-> splitter --> PI & receiver(s)
     
  5. DTVmichigan

    DTVmichigan New Member

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    I can use a four way splitter. No problem there.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    That should give you what you need. If it doesn't, you've got more loss "somewhere" that you should be able to cure.
     
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    DTVmichigan

    DTVmichigan New Member

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    where does the out from the amp go? To the SWM connection on the splitter?
     
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    veryoldschool

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    Seems like the best location.
     
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    DTVmichigan

    DTVmichigan New Member

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    so your goes, coax from dish to PI swm power, ird from PI to in port on AMP, AMP out to 8 way splitter swm port (IN)?
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    That is how I'd do it.
     

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