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Broadband DECA and SWiM PI together?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by cherry919, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. cherry919

    cherry919 Cool Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    My SWM 8 and SWS STR8 are mounted where my 4 Sat cables enter my basement. The PI for the SWM8 is mounted in my structured media cabinet about 20 feet away. I mounted the Broadband DECA in the media cabinet along with the requisite DECA PI. Can I use a Splitter as a Combiner to merge the DECA output with the SWM PI output that runs back to STR8? This will save me a run of RG6.
  2. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    I think that would cause problems. Wouldn't you be putting power on a cable that doesn't want it? I think it would be better to put the Broadband DECA module in the basement and run a cat5 cable to the router (which I assume is at the media center). Or think about moving the router to the basement.
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    You CAN do that, or even connect the DECA to the SWiM PI if it has an IRD output.
  4. cherry919

    cherry919 Cool Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Thanks for your advice. My parts finally arrived and I used a DTV splitter and merged the output of the SWM PI and the Broadband Deca output into a single RG6 run back to my 8way splitter. I added a bandstop filter to my non-greenlabel SWM8 and added the bandstop, splitter and DECA to my HR20-100.
    DECA, VOD, MRV, Apps -- all is working well. Thanks again.

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