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adding a 6th room

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by getsideways, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. getsideways

    getsideways New Member

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    I currently have 5 dvr's. (hr20,hr23, old style tivo and 2 r16) I ran a line into another room so i can move a r16 receiver into that room from another room when i want to. problem is now i dont know where to hook it up or if i need another splitter. there is a swm box in the house for the receivers that are swm capable. here is a picture of my rooftop setup. the open port on the splitter is red so i dont know if i can use it. the 2 coming out of the legacy ports go to my old tivo i assume. thanks

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  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You shouldn't have a problem connecting to the splitter, "BUT" the SWiM-16 has two outputs and each can have NO MORE THAN eight tuners [DVR =2] connected, which might require you to use the other output to connect the additional receiver.
     
  3. getsideways

    getsideways New Member

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    so i should try plugging my new line into the one open red port on the splitter? and leave the cable open in the room i pull the receiver out of? i keep reading about terminating ports? im not really adding more tuners, im just moving one dvr from one room to another. i forgot to mention that right now the 2 r16 are in rooms next to each other so the last installer just split the line in the room and ran a line thru interior wall for the other room.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It always helps to know the whole story, but there isn't any problem using "the red" port. Terminating unused ports "should be" done.
     
  5. cabletech

    cabletech Legend

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    I guess I have to ask the dum question about the splitters being on the roof. Why? I also do not see a ground wire and it looks like this is a commerical flat type roof, correct?
     

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