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Newbie, need help with DECA set-up (plug & play?)


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#26 OFFLINE   DaveH28

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:01 PM

Ok, so I am a little further now than I was at last post.. Trying to get this all set up. Got my new HD receiver connected today. It is an HR-23 so I guess it does not have the DECA built in. I bought two more DECA adapters (the white ones, one for each HD receiver) but have not received them yet.

I bought only one BSF for the non-HD receiver, because I didn't see the new replies to the thread about needing one more for the LNB. Other than climbing up a ladder and checking the LNB manually is there any other way to determine if I will need a second BSF? The non-HD receiver is rarely used so I can always use the BSF I bought on the LNB feed and get another one for that receiver later on.

I went in the attic and examined the splitter and it does not have a green label. It is an 8 way splitter, model SWS8WB-WNC. Does this mean it is definitely not DECA compatible? Someone had mentioned that some non-green label splitters will still work? Is there a way to test it first? Or should I just get a new splitter anyway?

I did notice something odd, though.. I am only running 3 receivers in the house (my initial install was for 4) yet it's an 8 way splitter and all 8 ports are filled. I know that before I moved in there was existing service here, so I think the installer plugged all of the "old" connections in and the current ones at the same time. I have no idea why, but I guess I could just get a new splitter and be done.

Hopefully this is about it..

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:22 PM

Without looking at the LNB, there isn't as way to tell/know.
The SWS8 "should work", but will have more loss for the DECA signal.
If all the splitter ports have cables, but the other end of the cables aren't going to anything, then these should be terminated with a 75 ohm load/termination.
While you're waiting for your parts, I'd leave the BSF on the receiver instead of moving it to the splitter input.
I simply don't like 8-ways with lots of ports un-used. I'd go with a 4-way and if there was a time later that I needed more, then I would add another splitter [or two] as needed.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:46 PM

I did notice something odd, though.. I am only running 3 receivers in the house (my initial install was for 4) yet it's an 8 way splitter and all 8 ports are filled. I know that before I moved in there was existing service here, so I think the installer plugged all of the "old" connections in and the current ones at the same time. I have no idea why, but I guess I could just get a new splitter and be done.

Hopefully this is about it..


He probably didn't want to determine what line went to which room, so he plugged them all into the splitter. When you order your green label splitter go with the 4-way and save yourself the added DB loss.
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