Is the coax from the dish connected with a ground block?
If it's grounded, that should be enough.
The PI if connected to the PWR port, doesn't care if the IRD port isn't terminated.
If the PI is connected to the SWiM #1, then it needs a 75 ohm termination like all SWiM open ports do.
- Yes, all four coax lines from the dish are connected to a ground block which is connected to a ground rod. The dish is connected to the same ground rod.
- The PI is connected to the SWM16 PWR port. Then I do not need a terminator on the PI IRD port?
- To clarify, I can connect one HR24 to the SWM16 SWM 1 port and the second one to SWM16 SWM 2 port which will eliminate the 8-way splitter green label? I thought the SWM16 was two SWM8s, and therefore the HR24s would not be connected in the MRV if each is connected to the respective SWM 1 and 2 ports.
And why would the tech install a SWiM-16 for just two DVR receivers?
In the Atlanta, GA, MasTec provides the D* installations. Like a box of chocolate; you never know what you will get. If you want to know why the SWM16, you can read my MRV setup saga here: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=203686
. Next time I am purchasing the components etc., and I will do the installation myself. After 18 years with botched installs, I have had enough. Now I know what many of you guys suggest DIY.
As always, thanks for the help! Best wishes!
PrimeStar/DIRECTV subscriber since 10/30/1994.
Roswell, GA (Atlanta Area)
1 D* HR44 Genie
1 D* HR24-100 and 2 D* AM21s
MRV - D* SWiM LNB and PI-21 module
NETGEAR R6300v2 Smart WiFi Router