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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:31 AM

This thread is here for pictures of installations ONLY. This can include close ups, diagrams, or other Connected Home relevant images. There is to be NO DISCUSSION in this thread. If you want to start a discussion regarding a particular image, please start a new thread.

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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:32 AM

Receiver DECA used as a Broadband DECA - The open coax connection (on right side of image) will be connected into your SWiM network via either an open port on your existing splitter or by adding a new splitter. The Ethernet cable connects to your router.
http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1273935586
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#3 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

My PI is a little different, as you can see:

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1274108114

Close up of the part #:

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1274108114

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#4 OFFLINE   MurrayW

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

See this link under the other main DECA thread for my DECA setup.
http://www.dbstalk.c...406#post2459406
http://www.dbstalk.c...85&d=1274115523

Edited by Doug Brott, 17 May 2010 - 11:15 AM.
Added image (from attachment in linked thread)


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:42 AM

Update (2/8/2011): Since DECAs, Broadband DECAs, BS Filters and splitters are readily available cheap on eBay, and installers finally understand how to install WHDS, I really don't see a need to use this configuration any more. :nono2:
I don't use it, and don't recommend that you use it. However, it does work.


If you're adventurous and one of your CAT5-attached receivers is near your router or a switch with an extra connection, put the DECA in line with the receiver coax connection (which simultaneously powers the DECA and is a Band Stop filter), then plug the Ethernet cable from the DECA into the router/switch (leave the receiver connected to the router/switch). Voilla! Internet connection with no additional splitter, power supply or Band Stop filter. Yes, I've done this, it works, but as always, YMMV. Note that the bridge will go down briefly when the receiver reboots.

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This configuration is not supported by D*, some folks will tell you it won't work, and it will quite possibly cause a rift in the space-time continuum and destroy the universe. ;)

The single DECA is certainly a 100Mbps bottleneck to the 175Mbps DECA cloud that would not exist if there were one DECA to the DVR and another DECA to the Home Network. A quick worst-case engineering analysis shows that you may saturate this bandwidth if the DVR is streaming to a receiver in the DECA cloud and you have a dozen or so DVRs* in the DECA cloud streaming video from the Home Network. :D

* would exceed a SWiM-16 capacity by 11 tuners, unless most DVRs were limited to a single tuner.

Edited by dwcolvin, 08 February 2011 - 02:00 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

http://www.dbstalk.c...28&d=1273790719
http://www.dbstalk.c...01&d=1261069733
http://www.dbstalk.c...70&d=1274032259
http://www.dbstalk.c...96&d=1265509768
http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1282172068

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Edited by veryoldschool, 21 August 2010 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:48 PM

Here's another working setup.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:03 PM

Here's the after effect of my SWiM 16 install. If anyone needs BBCs or WB68, PM me.046.jpg

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:34 PM

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1278904414

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Edited by stp147, 11 July 2010 - 09:17 PM.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:33 PM

The Power Supply (not a Power Inserter) supplied with a SWiM-16... this is the kludge to make it a Power Inserter:

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The PI-29 would be much cleaner.
Update: I ran another coax direct to the DC/PWR input on the SWiM-16... even cleaner.

Edited by dwcolvin, 01 June 2010 - 07:37 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:19 PM

http://www.dbstalk.c...27&d=1294105190

NOTE: To please the paranoid gods of DBSTalk.....my setup in the family room would not be supported by DIRECTV in the highly unlikely situation that it caused a performance degradation of the DECA cloud.

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Edited by paragon, 03 January 2011 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:10 AM

The blue plug is the power supply for DECA/internet (black power inserter for SWM). Second photo is DECA module on HR20-700.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:21 AM

SWiMLine Dish configuration
4-way or 8-way splitter used depending on receiver count
Up to 4 DVRs or 8 non-DVRs or any combination with 8 tuners or less
DVRs have 2 tuners (SWM-2), non-DVRs 1 tuner (SWM-1)
Power direction indicated by red arrows from Power Inserter (PI)

Sat Dish [COLOR="Red"]<-[/COLOR]+-- [COLOR="Red"]<-[/COLOR]PI -- DECA [COLOR="Red"]<-[/COLOR]PI (-- Terminator)
           |             |
           |             +-- Ethernet to Switch
           |
           +-- DECA ----- Sat In (SWM-2)
           |     |
           |     +-- Ethernet to HR20/21/22/23, H21/23
           |
           |
           +-- DECA ----- Sat In (SWM-2)
           |     |
           |     +-- Ethernet to HR20/21/22/23, H21/23
           |
           |
           +-- DECA ----- Sat In (SWM-2)
                 |
                 +-- Ethernet to HR20/21/22/23, H21/23

This assumes a 4-way splitter is used.
Unused output legs require a terminator.
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#14 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

Where'd my post go?

per first post in this thread:

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Folks, please start a new thread or use an existing discussion thread .. This thread is for images that you contribute. I deleted a couple of dozen posts which did not follow the guidelines. Sorry.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:31 AM

Here is my setup. Finally working right. The installer didn't know that a SWiM LNB only supported 8 tuners. Thanks to the folks here for the help with that.

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Edited by msfaulk, 06 July 2010 - 12:00 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:20 PM

Since even the "normal" DECA installs seem to have some problems:


http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1279031824

And why you can't diplex anymore:

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1279031954

http://www.dbstalk.c...40&d=1279075740

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Edited by veryoldschool, 13 July 2010 - 09:24 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

After much complaining and whining I have reached the acceptance phase of grief, I had Directv install DECA, attached is the diagram.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:46 AM

Attached are some pictures of my new install (7/14/10) with whole house DVR and internet. I had to install additional outlets to accomodate all of the plugs. :eek2:

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:02 AM

Before DECA...

http://www.dbstalk.c...59&d=1185453864

After DECA...

http://www.dbstalk.c...69&d=1281278577

Compression connectors as standoffs...

http://www.dbstalk.c...70&d=1281278577

Before and after DECA.

Note: Because the SWM-16’s tend to run quite hot, I used 4 compression connectors as standoffs to allow better air circulation around it. It runs noticeably cooler to the touch this way.

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  • Standoffs.JPG

Edited by daniellee, 09 August 2010 - 01:33 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:20 AM

Note: Because the SWM-16’s tend to run quite hot, I used 4 compression connectors as standoffs to allow better air circulation around it. It runs noticeable cooler to the touch this way.

Wow very nice, I like the use of the connectors as standoffs.




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