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Moving from unsupported MRV to Deca


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#1 OFFLINE   3782steveo

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

I am in the process of moving from unsupported MRV to DECA. I do not have a green label SWiM or green label splitter. I have 5 DECA adapters coming, and one bandstop filter. receivers are (for now) (2) HR22's, (1) H21, (1) H24. Do I need a green label splitter, or can I just insert the bandstop filter between the splitter and the SWiM LNB? Or am I missing something completely?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

You can use the BSF between the splitter and the dish, but the splitter should be the green labeled type, or the DECA loss can become a problem.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

It's not a big deal in practice, but keep in mind, your DECA system will also be unsupported. You'll get all the benefits of it, but officially to DirecTV it will be unsupported as a tech isn't doing the install. We usually are better anyway :)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

It's not a big deal in practice, but keep in mind, your DECA system will also be unsupported. You'll get all the benefits of it, but officially to DirecTV it will be unsupported as a tech isn't doing the install. We usually are better anyway :)


Understood. I'd rather not have a Directv installer mucking around in my media panel. Last time I had one of their installers out was about 2 1/2 years ago, replaced my hr10-250 and standard def receivers, he didn't have a clue about what a SWiM was. He was there half a day just swapping out receivers and trying to get them to work. He finally listened to me when I told him the receivers he brougt wouldn't work with the SwiM unless he forced a download. First time I told him that, he looked at me like a cow looking at a new gate :rolleyes:

I'll get a green label splitter to prevent any possible problems. Hate to change that because the green label spitters I've seen have the inputs on the side instead of the top, and won't mount in my media panel as nicely as the old style. Oh well, I'll figure out a way to mount it.:D

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

Another quick question, does it matter which way the bandstop filter is installed between the dish and the splitter? Which end should point which way?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

Another quick question, does it matter which way the bandstop filter is installed between the dish and the splitter? Which end should point which way?

Nope.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

Is there a resource for doing a DECA install yourself? I only have 2 receivers (hr21-200s) but my wireless setup has been having issues recently.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

Is there a resource for doing a DECA install yourself? I only have 2 receivers (hr21-200s) but my wireless setup has been having issues recently.

Not quite sure of your question.
You can buy the parts needed and do it yourself.
First you'll need [or we] to know what you have now, since DECA only works with a SWiM system.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

I do have a SWiM system and 2 HR21s.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

I do have a SWiM system and 2 HR21s.

Then a green labeled splitter, a couple of white DECAs for the receivers and a BB DECA to bridge to your home network for internet access.
Ebay or places like solidsignal should have these.

there are several setups shown here: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=200573
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

Nope.


Thanks, VOS!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

Do those units have item numbers or something I can easily search for?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:01 PM

Do those units have item numbers or something I can easily search for?

DECA1MR01
http://www.solidsign...CA--(DECA1MR01)
DECABB1R0
http://www.solidsign...ply-(DECABB1R0)
SPLIT4MRV
http://www.solidsign...r-(2--2150-MHz)
SPLIT8MRV
http://www.solidsign...ku=874409002084



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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

Thanks a bunch!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

Well, I am officially on unsupported deca now! :D

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

Just got everything off amazon for around 60 bucks! Will let you know how the install goes!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

Just went over the setups in the link you provided but I may be a little confused.

This is what I'm thinking for my setup:

Dish
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splitter->DECA/Broadband DECA->SWiM/Office HR21
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DECA
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Den HR21

I have a broadband hub near my office HR21.

Or does the BB DECA need it's own line?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:00 AM

Just went over the setups in the link you provided but I may be a little confused.

This is what I'm thinking for my setup:

Dish
|
splitter->DECA/Broadband DECA->SWiM/Office HR21
|
DECA
|
Den HR21

I have a broadband hub near my office HR21.

Or does the BB DECA need it's own line?


BB DECA requires it's own line unless you get a wireless one.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:23 AM

The wireless CCK can double as a normal DECA for any H/HR that requires one with it's coax feed-thru. It does need a BandStop Filter between it and the receiver.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

So then if I want to keep the BB DECA ni my office, I need another splitter?

Per this: http://www.dbstalk.c...400#post2934400

This is the BB DECA I bought: http://www.amazon.co..._cs_sce_3p_dp_2




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