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SWM wiring question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by El Gabito, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "Basically" if you mix up which coax goes where, you can/will burn up the receiver.
    Sure, but you shouldn't have any "empty ports".
    You may have unused ports with a termination, which can be removed and placed on the "Signal to IRD" port.
    The HR24 & HR34 have the "connected home adapter" internal.
     
  2. El Gabito

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    Interesting. I wonder why the installer put one on the HR24.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    That would be a good question, as the HR24 can't power a DECA adapter.
    Are you sure this isn't the CCK to your router? That's about the only thing that "would make sense".
     
  4. El Gabito

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    I was mistaken, it's another receiver that has the adapter. The HR24 and the HR34 do not have them.

    I swapped out the cable, time will tell if that helps!

    Thanks!
     
  5. Beerstalker

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    You may want to think about switching from your 8 way splitter to a green labeled 4-way splitter instead.

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.as...2150-MHz)&c=SatelliteSplitters&sku=8546300083

    Also, just to make sure, you said you have an HR34, an HR24, and another receiver. What is the third receiver? Hopefully just an HD receiver like an H21/H22/H23, and not another HD-DVR. If it's another HD-DVR you have too many tuners and will need upgraded to a SWM16 setup.
     
  6. lesz

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    When I had a service call about a year ago to have my dish peaked, the service tech offered to upgrade my non-supported multi-room system to a SWM and DECA system at no cost to me. At that time, I had no idea that only some splitters were to be used in mult-room systems. Since that time, I've noticed, on a number of occasions, people refer to the green label splitters, and, when I checked my equipment, I saw that I do not have a green label splitter. The model number printed on my splitter is MSFSPLIT8R1-02.

    I have, during the year I've had this set up, had no issues whatever. Signal levels average about 97 on the Ku transponders and 95 on the Ka transponders, and multi-room viewing seems to work fine. Thus, my question is this. What is it that the green label splitter would do (better) than the splitter that I have? Considering that my system seems to be working fine and that, had I not read anything on this board, I would not have even known that I don't have the right splitter, my inclination would be to leave things the way they are, but, if there are any potential issues with using the wrong splitter, it certainly would be easy enough for me to replace the splitter.
     
  7. carl6

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    I firmly believe in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
     
  8. El Gabito

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    I'm also curious of the need for the green label an interested hearing why.

    The third receiver is an HR22, but it has a tuner disabled, not to mention it's currently unplugged as it's going back to DTV.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    The green labeled splitters have been modified for about 10-15 dB less loss between outputs for the DECA signal.
     
  10. lesz

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    For what it is worth, I just called DIRECTV, and they set up a service call (at no cost to me) to replace the splitter that I have with the correct green label splitter.
     
  11. El Gabito

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    To follow up, since swapping the cable off of the power inverter I've had ZERO issues (knock on wood).
     

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