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Questions about New Setup
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:02 PM
1) The builder ran two coax cables outside from our wiring panel. One is being used still by TWC for Internet but the other is available. I know in the past you typically had several coax runs coming off the dish because SWM was in its infancy. Do all of the new dishes have the SWM LNBs now? I called DirecTV and asked, but the CSR had no idea.
2) How do the C31 receivers connect back to the HR34? I was looking at the specs online, but I don't see any wireless or Ethernet capability.
3) What "extra" (i.e. non-receiver) equipment needs to be installed? The reason I ask is that the panel where all of my coax terminates is already pretty cramped.
4) What is this Cinema Connection Kit that's on my order? From a few searches, it seems to be unneeded when you have the HR34.
5) Any thing to watch out for when the installer shows up tomorrow, i.e. common problems?
Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:44 PM
2. The C31 Clients connect to the same satellite coax cables as the HR34. The installer will provide the appropriate SWM Splitter to connect your HR34, C31 clients, Power Inserter, and Cinema Connection Kit (for internet access).
3. Nothing "extra" should be needed in your wiring closet. The SWM Power Inserter can be installed at any DVR/Receiver location. And ideally the Cinema Connection Kit should be installed near your home network gateway/router.
4. True, technically the HR34 can use its own ethernet port for internet connectivity. But that's not the supported configuration. The installer should provide a stand alone CCK installed with an ethernet cable to your home network gateway/router. Don't rely on the wireless CCK if you can avoid it.
5. Just check that everything is working before you sign off on the installation. Check the signal readings (majority of transponders should be up in high 80-90s). Verify that the Clients properly "see" the HR34 and that you can play back recordings from the HR34 without any "glitches". Verify that your HR34 sees the internet connection.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:51 PM
2. Coax to splitter inside structured wiring panel.
3. Power supply for SWM LNB. Inside structured wiring panel or at any receiver location. Cinema Connection Kit co-located with router. The tech might consider wireless.
4. Extremley important device, make sure it gets connected.
5. Walk through the whole install with the tech. It's your house, don't come back here and say he screwed it up.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:23 PM
Any truth to this or can I move it to my panel? I would connect it so that its splitter > power inserter > receiver (basically just move it to the opposite end of the coax run to my receiver).
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:48 PM