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Adding H24 to SWIM Setup
Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:36 PM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:47 PM
By switch, I assume you mean splitter as that is what is used on SWM systems. How many cables are going from the dish to the splitter in your soffit? How many cables from that to the family room and how many outputs open and not are on it? I'm wondering if the "switch" in the soffit is really just a ground-block, although that would be a strange location for it.
You mention that two cables go to the receiver for the main TV. Are both those cables connected to SAT1 and SAT2 inputs on that receiver? With a SWM system, only one cable is need for a receiver even if it is a DVR.
For a H24 receiver, a DECA is not needed. You just need to run a coax line to it and plug it in. The H24 will connect to ethernet over the coax line and thus will connect to your router via the Broadband DECA that you already have installed.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:17 PM
I believe there are 4 cables running from my dish to the splitter in the soffit. I thought there was 1 cable running from there to behind my familyroom TV - but I see there are 2. 1 runs to a 4 way dtv splitter and 1 goes to a dtv stand alone power module. This module is connected to one of the 4 outputs of the 4 way splitter, and the other 3 outputs go to: the bedroom tv (which has a deca unit) the family room tv, and to the internet router.
So then to connect the h24 in the patio I only need to connect it to the splitter that is right there in the soffit - that sounds too easy!
Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:07 PM
However, I don't quite know what you mean by "1 runs to a 4 way dtv splitter and 1 goes to a dtv stand alone power module.". and then "This module is connected to one of the 4 outputs of the 4 way splitter...". It sounds like the power inserter is then connected into the 4-way. That seems wrong.
Please try to determine exactly what is connected and how.