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#1 OFFLINE   urnote96

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:12 PM

NEED to know if this will work...


SL5 LNB 4 outputs each line going to a 2 way splitter, than 1 line of that going to another 2 way splitter so that each orginal line now has 3 outouts.......than each corresponding line going from the splitters and going into 3 SWM8's.....

that will turn a SL5 LNB into 3 SWM lines....will that work?


is my diagram correct?

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#2 OFFLINE   dave29

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:16 PM

that will work, but why dont you use 3 or 4 way splitters
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:29 PM

Just how many receivers do you really want to connect anyway?

One SWM8 will run 8 tuners or 4 dual-tuner HD DVRs.

Also, the receivers/DVRs must be SWM-compatible.

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#4 OFFLINE   urnote96

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:53 PM

i know all the rcvrs need to be swm and they are...

the customer needs 22 tuners total....it would be SO MUCH easier if of the 4 lines going to the dish wasnt bad...so their are 3 lines out to the dish....so we need SWM....
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

NEED to know if this will work...


SL5 LNB 4 outputs each line going to a 2 way splitter, than 1 line of that going to another 2 way splitter so that each orginal line now has 3 outouts.......than each corresponding line going from the splitters and going into 3 SWM8's.....

that will turn a SL5 LNB into 3 SWM lines....will that work?


is my diagram correct?

This might help. ;)

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#6 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:53 PM

Your diagram is correct, but you would be better off using 3-way splitters instead. That would give you fewer additional points of failure.

As always, make sure that when you split a sat line, the outputs of the splitter go into the same port on all 3 SWMs. So the first line needs to be connected to the 18v port on all three SWMs, the second line to the 13v port on all three SWMs, etc.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

Your diagram is correct, but you would be better off using 3-way splitters instead. That would give you fewer additional points of failure.

Just as a point of reference...splitters tend to be most common with 2, 4, and 8 ports....
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

Just as a point of reference...splitters tend to be most common with 2, 4, and 8 ports....


yeah, 3 ways are hard to find. but, sonora has high freq 3 way splitters. i had used 4 of them at one time
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:05 PM

NEED to know if this will work...


SL5 LNB 4 outputs each line going to a 2 way splitter, than 1 line of that going to another 2 way splitter so that each orginal line now has 3 outouts.......than each corresponding line going from the splitters and going into 3 SWM8's.....

that will turn a SL5 LNB into 3 SWM lines....will that work?


is my diagram correct?


That will work....but HOLY COW....up to 12 HDDVRs?!?:eek2: Thought I had a lot at 6:lol:
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

Just as a point of reference...splitters tend to be most common with 2, 4, and 8 ports....


Virtually every Home Depot I've ever been in has sat-rated 3-way splitters, and they're easy to find online.

And, yes, I understand how they work. A 3-way splitter is electrically the same as two 2-way splitters, doing a second split on one leg. That's why you'll have 2 ports with -7 db loss and one with only -3.5 db loss.




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