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Installing swm unit hook up how?


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#1 OFFLINE   john510

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

Im installing a new slimeline swm unit just with one receiver do I have to hook up the power inserter to the dirctv unit or just to the swm splitter?

 

 

this pic is of the 2 way splitter I am using a 4 way

 

do I follow the red line of blue?

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:14 PM

You could follow the red line and skip the splitter completely.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:21 PM

My unit is hooked up with the coax from the dish to the power inserter and from the power inserter to the DTV receiver , no splitter on this unit as Veryoldschool stated.

 

I have read that the splitter and hook up the DVR using the Blue line you indicate on the sketch is preferred when you have the Whole Home DVR service.


Edited by jimmie57, 12 August 2013 - 02:27 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

My unit is hooked up with the coax from the dish to the power inserter and from the power inserter to the TV, no splitter on this unit as Veryoldschool stated.

 

I have read that the splitter and hook up the DVR using the Blue line you indicate on the sketch is preferred when you have the Whole Home DVR service.

no actually I just have the HD unit no dvr and only one unit..



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

no actually I just have the HD unit no dvr and only one unit..

Yes, I understood that. The hookup is the same with an HD or an HDDVR using SWM


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:30 PM

I have read that the splitter and hook up the DVR using the Blue line you indicate on the sketch is preferred when you have the Whole Home DVR service.

"The why" seems to come from the DC block in the PI being too close to either the SWiM or the DECA in/on a receiver which ends up being a poor RF match.

In both cases using a longer length of RG6 will resolve this.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

"The why" seems to come from the DC block in the PI being too close to either the SWiM or the DECA in/on a receiver which ends up being a poor RF match.

In both cases using a longer length of RG6 will resolve this.

My RG6 from the PI to the DTV receiver is just 3 feet long.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

My RG6 from the PI to the DTV receiver is just 3 feet long.

For the SWiM to PI DirecTV recommends 15'.

I don't know of a distance for the DECA to PI, but DirecTV's work-around is to use a 2-way splitter. Not all have problems with short coax.

A splitter is just another way of adding a resistive component to the impedance to overcome the cap in the DC block.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

For the SWiM to PI DirecTV recommends 15'.

I don't know of a distance for the DECA to PI, but DirecTV's work-around is to use a 2-way splitter. Not all have problems with short coax.

A splitter is just another way of adding a resistive component to the impedance to overcome the cap in the DC block.

Since I do not have Whole Home DVR my unit has worked fine the way it is hooked up since the end of May this year.


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HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD





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