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Two Quick Questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by DB Stalker, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. DB Stalker

    DB Stalker New Member

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    I know that the ask VOS thread is probably the best place for this, but since I'm a new member it won't let me post any replies in there.
    1- are BS filters reversible? Meaning, is there any difference if it is attached to the wall plate or the back of the stb.
    2- on an 8 way green label splitter with 5 of the ports being used, is there any advantage to terminating at the splitter as opposed to connecting three other cables and terminating them at their wall plates?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    1. BSF are DIRECTIONAL
    2. No difference
     
  3. dennisj00

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    I'll have to go look, but BSFs aren't directional unless the Coax connectors demand it.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    They are, there was a thread about this not along ago. there is a reason DirecTV includes the pig tail on BSFs
     
  5. DB Stalker

    DB Stalker New Member

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    Thank you. I would have done a search, but that also seems to be unavailable for new members.
     
  6. DB Stalker

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    Wait, if they're directional then that would mean if a BSF was attached to the wall plate, then that box could see the rest of the system, but no other boxes could access that DVR. I understand that this could also be accomplished by turning off sharing, but its an interesting thought.
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    You don't even have to be logged in to do a search.
     
  8. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Back in 2010, VOS testified that BSF were NOT directional.

    IIRC, they need to be unidirectional or the tank will gobble signal from the DECA side of the connection otherwise. I remember this because Comcast gave me a free month of broadband service because their subcontractor inserted my neighbor's DOCSIS filter backwards and my modem wouldn't work.
     
  9. DB Stalker

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    Well when I tried a search it told me that I wasn't allowed to use the search function.
    *shrug* its working now.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Nope,
    They're a passive filter and work in either direction.
    I've mounted them either way "as needed"/
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    It seems more likely that the subcontractor added the filter on the wrong drop.

    I can't think of any passive filter that is directional.
     
  12. peds48

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    Awesome. Thanks
     
  13. dennisj00

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    I'll repeat my answer from post #3.

    (with thanks from VOS)
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    Just don't try this with a BBC !rolling
     
  15. HoTat2

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    I thought that when this talk of the DECA BSF being directional got started awhile back.

    I've met with a lot of various band stop or band reject filters over the years, and none were ever directional.
     

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