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Upgrading x3 HR22-100 to SWM / MRV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Don1967, Apr 17, 2014.

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  1. Don1967

    Don1967 New Member

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    Hello,

    I was looking for some advice about upgrading my three HR22-100's to a SWM system. I also want to use my outside antenna, and have all the units conected to internet.

    So far I have:

    DirecTV SWM8 Multiswitch w/power supply
    DirecTV 8-way Wide Band Splitter for SWM LNB
    DirecTV Broadband DECA Ethernet to Coax Adapter

    I also have x3 DirecTV Receiver DECA (DECAA1MR01) Gen 1 white
    x3 DirecTV Broadband DECA (DCA2SR0) Gen 2 black with power supply. I know that I need to use one of these on each receiver, but I keep getting different answers on which to use.

    I still need a Diplexer for each receiver / tv to spilt ant/sat signal.

    So I need to know which DECA to use and if there is anything else that I have missed? Any help is appreciated and if anyone has pic's or a link show wiring hook ups.

    Thanks
    Don
     
  2. dennisj00

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    I'm assuming you have a WB86 switch and 2 coax to each 22. You'll only need 1 coax so you can use the second for OTA - no diplexers on either.

    Either of the DECA modules will work with the new SWiM LNB. (and remove any BBCs.) The DECAs connect to SAT1 and don't need Power supplies. Connect the Ethernet pig-tail to the top network port.
     
  3. peds48

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    can't diplex with DECA/MRV. must use separate cables.
     
  4. Don1967

    Don1967 New Member

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    I have a 4 cables comming from dish and one from OTA that will go into 8 ch SWM. Then from SWM box into SWM splitter then into the DECAs. Is that right, I have not hooked up yet. I just want to make sure I have everything. So why does the white DECA have no power supply and the black one does? I also thought I need the diplexer to seperate the two signals and one go into tv the other for sat. That way if Sat is out from bad weather I can change tv input to air and watch tv.
     
  5. peds48

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    the black DECAs that you have are known as CCK or DECA BB, basically they are made to be used to bridge your internet to the DirecTV system. but you can use them as "regular" DECAs without the power supply. Although the SWM8 has an OTA port, it can't be used if you se coax for networking, you will need separate coax at each receiver for OTA and satellite
     
  6. Don1967

    Don1967 New Member

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    I want all 3 reeivers to be on the network, so use the DECA BB's with power supply on all three right? Since I am switching to SWM, I'll have 3 extra lines already outside for OTA then, I have 6 right now comming into the house 2 for each box so I can split them up and that should work fine. Execpt for one line it will have to be used for power port unless I run another one.
     
  7. Bill Broderick

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    No. You will connect 3 DECA's to your receivers without the power supply. You need to connect a 4th DECA to 1) a power supply, 2) a coax cable coming from the splitter connected to your SWM 8 and 3) An Ethernet cable connected to your router. This 4th DECA BB will Pull the Internet into your SWM network. The other three DECA's will split the Internet & MRV signals from the SWM network into the coax and Ethernet that goes to your DVR's.
     
  8. coolman302003

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    It also wouldn't hurt matters if you change this to a 4-way. (since you only have 3 receivers + CCK) Not necessary though if you do not want to.
     
  9. peds48

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    Correct, at each location use one for satellite and one for OTA. you can use any of the 3 that are satellite for the PI or you can run a dedicated line for the PI. You will need one more coax at the router location for CCK


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  10. Don1967

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    So I made this to have something to go by, the only thing I left off is OTA. I am running other lines for that. The splitter I have is a 8 way, I know the drawing shows 5 outs. So does this look right or did I miss something?

    Thanks for the help.
    Don
     

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  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yep, that sketch is spot on. only thing left is to terminate unused ports with 75ohm terminators at the PI and splitters
     
  12. Don1967

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    Thanks for the help :righton:

    Don
     

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