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SWM or dish problem?


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#21 OFFLINE   norwestie

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

It took me this long to figure out the solution. I overlooked the instruction to power up the DVRs separately. Today, while camping, I did power them at different times and all is working perfectly! Thanks to all who offered help.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:11 PM

norwestie,

 

Interesting! Well it is good to hear that all is working correctly. Just to know in the future, was nothing working when you powered everything up at the same time or was it just the MRV feature that did not register correctly? This would be nice to know in case someone else gets the same problem.

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

There's absolutely no reason it should make any difference what order you power up the DVRs, or if you do it all at the same time. This is one of those "voodoo" things that seems to "fix" oddball problems but really has no more to do with it than avoiding stepping on cracks keeps your mother's back from breaking.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

There's absolutely no reason it should make any difference what order you power up the DVRs, or if you do it all at the same time. This is one of those "voodoo" things that seems to "fix" oddball problems but really has no more to do with it than avoiding stepping on cracks keeps your mother's back from breaking.

"Yes and No".

If a system is setup right, it doesn't [or shouldn't].

If your losses are marginal, booting up the farthest receivers first can have them acquire the lower frequency SWiM channels and the closer receivers the higher.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

"Yes and No".

If a system is setup right, it doesn't [or shouldn't].

If your losses are marginal, booting up the farthest receivers first can have them acquire the lower frequency SWiM channels and the closer receivers the higher.

 

You're right, that is a good example where it would matter, but systems that are that close to the margin are probably pretty rare.

 

A system that was running that close to the margin where SWM channel assignments mattered likely wouldn't be able to do whole home at all, since the DECA tolerances are much tighter than that of SWM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

You're right, that is a good example where it would matter, but systems that are that close to the margin are probably pretty rare.

 

A system that was running that close to the margin where SWM channel assignments mattered likely wouldn't be able to do whole home at all, since the DECA tolerances are much tighter than that of SWM.

Your use of "likely" I couldn't disagree with, "but" once again "not always".

I could probably compose a system that DECA would work, while the high end of SWiM might not.

I don't think anymore "would plan" [or should plan] a system this poorly, but it's conceivable an "installer" might have connected one.


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