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SWM Without Power Inserter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jimjohn1213, Dec 6, 2013.

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  1. Dec 6, 2013 #1 of 26
    jimjohn1213

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    Direct just upgraded me to HR 44 and two C41 clients. They installed new 3lnb swm and splitter. However there is no power inserter in the set up. Install was done 3 days ago and everything is working great. From what I've researched the SWM setup without a power inserter should not work. Called Direct TV and was told that with the latest equipment that I had power inserter was not required. Anyone else with a similar setup?
     
  2. Dec 6, 2013 #2 of 26
    inkahauts

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    There is a power inserted somewhere. There has to be. Otherwise you'd have no picture.

    Csr could have thought you where asking about a DIRECTV Wired Broadband Internet Connection Kit which is built into the hr44. Or they where clueless. One or the other probably.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2013 #3 of 26
    harsh

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    The PI may be hiding behind any of the three boxes or it may be plugged directly into the splitter. CSRs are frequently given to misunderstanding the question as they're feverishly typing in your answers into a software application that spits out more questions than answers.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2013 #4 of 26
    peds48

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    Do you have a multi-meter? have access to the dish? if you do, you should be able to measure 20 to 21v in the coax going to the dish
     
  5. Dec 6, 2013 #5 of 26
    gov

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    Every once in a while an installer gets REAL creative at hiding the durn PI !!

    :eek2:
     
  6. Dec 6, 2013 #6 of 26
    west99999

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    Out of sight out of mind. This way no one "messes" with them.
     
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    Alebob911

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    Welcome to DBSTalk!!

    My neighbors was in his garage on an existing line and was mounted in a way that it could be accessed but was really inconspicuous. I'm sure if you trace the lines you'll find it.
     
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    randyk47

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    My SWM PI has been stuffed away in the back of my equipment alcove in the theater for the better part of four plus years. Literally and figuratively out of sight, out of mind. I remember worrying about the potential of having to reset the whole system in the event of a power outage and thought about installing some kind of UPS to support it. Truth is that I never got around to adding a UPS and God knows how many power hiccups and outages later the PI and the SWM have never required any attention. Short of total failure it requires virtually no attention once installed and operating so I can fully understand not knowing where it was in the system.
     
  9. jimjohn1213

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    Well for the record I doubled checked the install over the weekend. There is no power inserter anywhere in the system and everything is working great after a week. Even did a signal strength test and most transponders are showing between 90 - 100%. So not sure how they did but hope there are no problems going forward.
     
  10. damondlt

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    Take a picture and post it.
     
  11. jimjohn1213

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    I have a couple of picture of the SWM LNB and the 8-way switch but can't figure out how to post them.
     
  12. gov

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    There is a PI.

    The installer just hid it really well.
     
  13. jimmie57

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    At the bottom of the post form / space says More Options.
    Choose that and the advanced opens up.
    From there you can search and attach files from your computer.
     
  14. jimjohn1213

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    OK here are the pictures. One of the new SWM LNB. One of the 8-way switch. A couple of the line from the LNB to the switch. All of the lines out go to various room in the house including the new receivers and were there from ther previous installation. I physcially traced all the lines to the new receivers. No power inserter.

    I'm stumped but again everything has been working great for over a week.
     

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  15. damondlt

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    Didn't know Directv techs are aloud to use twist on connectors.

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  16. damondlt

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    Also why do you have so many connections? Genie and 2 clients would only require 3 coax, and one for the power inserter. Your system doesn't look like Directv installed it.

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  17. randyk47

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    I can't say I'm excited about the installation.
     
  18. inkahauts

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    And power would be inside the house somewhere.
     
  19. slice1900

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    Unplug that coax cable on the upper left and he'd quickly find none of his receivers worked, because that's the port that passes power through the splitter :)
     
  20. peds48

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    Job well done.... in hiding the PI that is....
     
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