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#41 OFFLINE   veryoldschool


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

How to only use a 4-way splitter and have four receiver and internet:


Might as well show off the DECA performance:


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:26 PM

Went from SL5 LNB/WB68 to SL3 SWiM LNB & MRV. With some patience & shopping, I bought everything I needed (LNB, PI, BS Filter & DECAs) off eBay over a 2 week period for less than $100 delivered. I cleaned up a bunch wiring and did a (I believe) neater install than a "pro" install would have netted. MRV is working flawlessly so far after a relatively easy call to activate it a week ago.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:00 AM

The PI has a capacitor to block DC, which can cause some problems with the SAT signal from the SWiM and the DECA signal from the receivers.
The SWM8 as a minimum 15' coax for the PI to resolve this poor RF match of the DC block. DECA also seems to have the same issue.
Adding a longer length of coax or a splitter over comes this problem.
While terminations are good to use, they also are just wasting signal power into a resistor, so it's better configure the system so the least terminations are needed.

Here is one way to position the PI so it has a splitter between it and the DECAs:


I've added to the bulletin images for the 24s and their DECA problem with a PI, to show where a BB DECA [or another receiver] can be connected and still not have problems:


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:49 PM

After reading a whole bunch of posts and asking lots of questions, I put together what I believe is the most current MRV installation. I included a photo and diagram. Please let me know if you see anything that looks out of place. Thank you to everyone who took the time to post on this site and answer all my questions.

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#45 OFFLINE   DarkLogix



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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:15 AM

Heres a drawing of my setup
getting MRV is pending as they seem to ignore my e-mails and I'm hesitant to risk wasting signing a 2 year comitment before the HR34 is available
red is standard networking cable, black is coax

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#46 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

A reminder... please post images only, not discussion.
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#47 OFFLINE   pharmer53



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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:17 PM

My MRV setup after reading and viewing all the installation posts. Thanks!!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:42 AM

My network and DirecTV installation:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:24 AM

Here is my current setup.

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(1) HR20-700 | DECA | HDMI | 37" Sharp Aquos LC-37D64U
(1) HR20-100b | DECA | HDMI & Optical | 47" Vizio LCD | Yamaha 7.1 AV Receiver w/HDMI Switching
(1) HR20-100s | DECA | 42" Vizio VU42LF

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

Rack system with patch panel. Mounted on OpenHouse grid rack module.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:44 AM

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