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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You don't even need a router.
     
  2. tdixon7559

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    Thank you!!
     
  3. MadMac

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    Brief note - appears to be heat-related. Further investigations to follow.....
     
  4. MadMac

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    Brief note - appears to be heat-related. Further investigations to follow.....


    Cancel that theory.

    Yesterday: was having issues on the opposite splitter (intermittent 771). Directed a fan at the SWM-16, got it to a viewable state. By 9 PM, all was well. At 4:50 AM today, with the outside temperature 58, intermittent 771 on my main TV (off the side with the initial problem). I'm going to try changing the power inserter this evening, then swap in an SWM-8 I have to see if that does anything. I hate intermittents :)
     
  5. MadMac

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    Question: If I do put the SWM-8 in, could it still have 10 tuners connected so long as no more than 8 are operating? If I have to do that, I'd like to do so with a minimum of disruption to the existing setup. My thought was to split the one output of the SWM-8 between the two 8-way splitters.
     
  6. dennisj00

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    Nope, the first 8 wins - they all operate. . . why don't you temporarily leave off 1 dvr or set 2 of them to 1 tuner.
     
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  7. MadMac

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Having re-examined this tonight, I'm back to heat. Intermittent 771s all over, which disappeared within 5 minutes of getting fans blowing on the SWM-16. All working normally as I type. I'm going to get it out of the attic - plans are being formulated :evilgrin:
     
  8. trh

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    You got everything working early evening by putting a fan on the SWM16, but then at 5AM with the outside temp 58, the problem was back. Any idea what the temp was in your attic at 9PM and 5AM?
     
  9. MadMac

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    No idea - hot at 9 PM, but not unbearably so. 5 AM - didn't go up there. Last night, it took two hours of fan to get total normality. Tonight - a few minutes. Difference was that today, the AC was on in the house. Yesterday, it wasn't. Thinking is that it got the ambient temperature down to where a few minutes of fan got things back to normal. My intention is to get the SWM-16 down into the house, albeit in a cupboard, and see how that goes. On that topic - is there a limit as to how far the power inserter can be from the SWM-16? I'd be looking at 20-25' if I leave it where it is.
     
  10. trh

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    Your AC shouldn't make a noticeable difference in the attic temp. Especially at 5am when your outside temp was 58. Unless you have an air conditioned attic. :)

    I don't know about distances between SWM and PI, but my SWM is on the outside a good 50' from the PI and I haven't had any issues in two years.
     
  11. mtsz52784

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    So just connecting the ethernet ports together will connect the 2 boxes for whole home dvr?

    Sent from my LG-E980 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  12. Bill Broderick

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    You'll still need to convince DirecTV to allow you to setup Whole Home in unsupported mode. See this thread for directions on how to do that.
     
  13. MadMac

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    Your AC shouldn't make a noticeable difference in the attic temp. Especially at 5am when your outside temp was 58. Unless you have an air conditioned attic. :)

    I don't know about distances between SWM and PI, but my SWM is on the outside a good 50' from the PI and I haven't had any issues in two years.


    Thanks for the info re the PI distance. Plan is to leave that where it is, get the SWM moved (no outlet where it's going) and tackle moving the PI separately at a later date.

    The whole thing about yesterday morning is still a bit puzzling. Like you say, the attic doesn't have AC :)
     
  14. MadMac

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    Just an update. Moved SWM-16 out of attic yesterday, still having intermittent issues. Next step is to throw in an SWM-8 temporarily. I'm thinking there can't be much else causing an issue.
     
  15. Supramom2000

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    MadMac - I have the same issues and my SWiM 16 is on the second story, outside, facing south where it gets full 105 degree sun for most of the day. I never had these issues until about 3 months ago and it was not hot then.

    Everyone's advice to me has been either a bad coax at my receiver or at my PI.

    Just food for thought.
     
  16. MadMac

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    Mine was in the attic - I started to notice the odd glitch a few weeks back, getting progressively worse. As I've mentioned, very random in terms of where and when it would appear - it could be perfectly OK on one TV and unwatchable on another at the same time, but appeared initially to be heat-related. I moved it out of there yesterday and the issues were back today. As I mentioned, I swapped in an SWM-8 temporarily, service is OK right now. I think what happened is that my attic fan has stopped working and the heat has damaged the SWM.
     
  17. KSbugeater

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    VOS, you helped me about a year ago with whole home problems. I think I've got a bad link, but I can't rule out a bad LNB (8 years old). How do you get to the diagnostic that shows the signal strength on all legs of the network from the HR24?
     
  18. Jacob Braun

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    Attributed to vos from here

     
  19. KSbugeater

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    ImageUploadedByDBSTalk1376534644.523557.jpg here are my phy rate mesh numbers. On the info screen it said dropped session count is 5.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    It looks like those all say 250 or abut that so those are fine.

    What exactly do you mean when you say you have a bad link you think? What issue are you having?
     

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