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Swm8, green label splitter & bandstop filter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by hdtvluvr, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr Legend

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    I have a SWM8 switch already installed with a 4 way splitter (white label). If I add DECA and get a green label 4 way splitter do I need a bandstop filter at all?
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You should add one.
    "Need to" maybe not, since several/many aren't using them.
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    Yes. You need a bandstop filter between the splitter and the SWM8.
     
  4. hdtvluvr

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    Thanks. Are they directional? In other words, the filter looks like a connector on 1 end and a box on the other end. Should the end with the box (filter) be:

    SWM8 >> End with box >> connector >> splitter

    Or

    SWM8 >> connector >> end with box >> splitter
     
  5. hilmar2k

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    The BSF connectes to the splitter, and the line from the SWM connects to the BSF.
     
  6. hdtvluvr

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    So they aren't directional and it doesn't matter if the switch is connected to the left side of the image below and the splitter is on the right or vice-versa?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. hilmar2k

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    It can only be installed one way if installed where I described it. One end is male and the other female.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The only "directional" part is the connectors, The filter itself doesn't care and works either way.
     
  9. hdtvluvr

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    Thanks
     

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