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Can I split after SWM16?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by bman51, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. bman51

    bman51 Mentor

    Dec 17, 2007
    I want to add another tuner to my current setup, but don't have the ability to run my cable drectly to my SWM16. Can I split a cable that is connected to the SWM16? Probably should note that the load curently on the SWM16 is only 8 tuners. If I can do this, how should it be done?
  2. cosmo

    cosmo AllStar

    Mar 3, 2005
    yes you can you would need a swm 1x2 or a dtv diplexer either will work.
  3. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

    Nov 21, 2007
    Choctaw, OK
  4. bman51

    bman51 Mentor

    Dec 17, 2007
    The location I will be splitting from is at least 100ft from the SWM16 and currently connects to a DVR. I want to put another connection on the other side of that wall for another receiver. based on what you're saying, I can split using a 1x2; run 1 output into the DVR (2 tuners) and run the other to another receiver (1 tuner likely)? Do I need to worry about any signal loss problems?

    My current SWM16 setup is to 2 8-way splitters; each only have 2 runs off them to 2 DVRs each (4 tuners).
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    If you're worried about signal loss, then change the 8-way to a 4-way and then by adding a 2-way downstream, you'll be back to where you are now using an 8-way.

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