Yes, one of these is a receiver & so I could do 6 & 6. I don't know for sure which cable goes to the receiver but it is one of only two choices (the others I know for sure where they go) so it would not be hard to figure out. So, I'd use 2 connectors on one splitter & 3 connectors on the other, right? I'm not understanding the 2-way & 4-way you mention & what are the two highest SWiM channels?
Going back to the image you posted, the upper left shows three 2-way splitters, and on the upper right is one 4-way,
So "one from column A and one from column B" [a 2-way & a 4-way].
The SWiM has nine channels, where #1 is the guide data [common to all receivers/tuners] and then #2 to #9 are used for tuners. The higher the channel [frequency] the more loss between the SWiM-16 and the tuner, so the tuners get a stronger signal using the lower "channels", than when using the higher[est] channels.
Maybe explaining this a bit more would help:
The HR34 and another single tuner on one SWiM output using just a 2-way splitter, has optimized the signal levels on this side.
On the other side of the SWiM, you have 3 receivers to connect, so a 4-way would use three and a termination on the unused port.
Now if one receiver is say 50' farther from the SWiM than the other two are, "you could" use a 2-way splitter with one output going to this receiver that is farther away, and then the other output of this [first] 2-way splitter then connects to another 2-way splitter [sort of like the image on the upper left, but with one splitter missing] and then from this second splitter you connect the last two receivers that were closer to the SWiM.
The idea with all of this is to keep the input signal levels to all receivers as high as you can, which would help when rainfade starts, as the stronger the signal to start with, the less rainfade you'll have.
Edited by veryoldschool, 22 January 2012 - 07:50 PM.