I purchased 3 DECA adapters and a BB DECA in an attempt to network my DVR's DirecTV way.
I just tried the above latest diagram using a non-green label 4-way splitter. Before I hooked up the DECA's to my three HR-20 xxx's I turned on my living room TV and got a "signal error".
Do I need a "Green Label" 4-way splitter? Do I also need a "Green Label" 8-way SWiM? Hope not.
No, I am not using a "Green Label" 4 Way splitter, however it is rated the same as the official D* splitter, 3-2350 Mhz (I believe)
Before I tried the above layout I had the power inserter hooked between my old (non-Green Label) 8- way SWiM, and the IRD coax going to the input of a non-Green Label 4-way splitter.
I did use one band stop filter between the SWiM and the 4-way as shown.
That sounds like it should work, If you are putting the power inserter in to the 4 way, did you make sure to use the power pass port?
I do have my 3 DVR's connected using my own convoluted network. One DVR is hard wired to the router, one is wired through a power line connection, and the basement theater is wired through a MOCA connection on a spare coax run.
I am trying to isolate the DirecTV network from the rest of my home network.
What is my next step?
This sounds like my setup prior to setting up DECA. The power inserter should work on either side of the 4-way splitter, if you are putting it on the output side, make sure you are using the power pass port so the splitter is forwarding the power to the SWM.
Also, what models of HD DVR's are you using. The setup varies depending on the model. HR20-100's (Which I have 2 of) require a funky setup. If you are using HR24 or 34, no DECA is required as it is built in to the receiver.
Maybe provide a bit more info about the equipment in your setup and one of the Mod's may have some more helpful info. Let them know what kind of SWM, Dish, and Receivers you have.
VOS - Already responded before I could hit Post!
Edited by Nofences, 31 December 2011 - 02:03 PM.
Too little Too Late.