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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by darita, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. markrubi

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    I have an outdoor antenna mounted on a wood pole which is mounted in my attic. If you have an attic and are only 45 miles from local towers then you should be able to get OTA that way. I live 75+ from OKC towers and get most channels with my setup. I think I have around $55 in my antenna plus about the same in a signal booster. I got my antenna at rad shack. It's the next to largest in size.
     
  2. darita

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    :D Thanks so much for all the replies. It all helps. I'll be getting an install, hopefully soon, and was wondering what kind of dish to arrange for. I have six rooms to go to. Single-wire cable is pre-run to all so I'd like to try and use that instead of having to run two cables to each room. That means I'm going to trying an SWM-8, which I just now found out about, however I'll ask questions about that in another thread. Thanks again and I now feel comfortable with my HR20-700s.
     
  3. Mertzen

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    You won't be able to get the SWM8 but you should be able to get a SWM LNB if they are rolled out in your area.
     
  4. inkahauts

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    Based on your posts... You can't use a SWM LNB... You have too many boxes that need a feed. SWM LNB maxes out at 8 tuners and based on what you have said in your posts, you have a minimum of 9 tuners, based on 3 HDDVR's and 3 non DVRS. You could use 2 SWM 8 modules that are hooked up from a WB68...

    Did you say they just built this house? Did you have options on how cabling was run? How is it currently run, Home runs to one spot? And why would your contractor only run one line to every room. That just baffles me these days. Do you have Network connections to each coax outlet location?

    Also, you would have to buy the SWM-8's yourself, around $139.00 EACH... What are your other recievers? They need to be certain ones to work with SWM as well... If not you'd have to replace those as well.

    Check out this thread for more info...

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=134597

    The 2 links in the first post have great info on the hardware and capabilites...
     
  5. Mertzen

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    Because they are contractors. I had one run 3 lines from outside in. 1 for cable, one for D* and one for E*. Had to break open the ceiling:lol:

    Easy there, they are $139 at solidsignal
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    My point exactly... Contractors should know that one cable run by itself is inappropriate for any home today, and should always run two. I can think of all kinds of reasons that have nothing to do with Directv...

    Thats a bit different than when they first came out!!!
     
  7. darita

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    The house is 4 years old, however I just purchased it. As a result, I have to work with what's here. I could run 2 cables to each room, but I thought if this solution will work without effecting PQ, then why not. I understand that PQ will not be effected.
     

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