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carpet installers moved everything...help me put it back

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by jangelj, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jangelj

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    I have a fairly easy setup (I think). I have an HR24, HR21, and a SD receiver (not sure what model).

    The carpet installers disconnected everything and I am not sure exactly how it goes back.

    I have a single-wire coming from the dish. I have a 4 way splitter, a power inserter and a DecaBB that I am not sure how to hook up. I have a Deca (HR21) and a band stop filter (for the SD receiver) that I know where they go. My home network is wired.

    I'll attempt to attach pics if that helps. Can someone tell me what connects to what and what order to hook it up? I've been reading all morning, and it seems that the power inserter can go just about anywhere. Every wiring diagram I look at has it in a different spot.

    TIA,
    John
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  2. David Ortiz

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    The SWiM power inserter has a port that says "POWER TO SWM". You need to attach a coax cable from there to the power-passing output of the splitter. Usually these ports are color-coded in red.

    I would connect the SD receiver to the other port on the power inserter, labeled "SIGNAL TO IRD".

    That leaves 3 open ports on the splitter to connect to the HR24, the HR21 (DECA), and the Broadband DECA.

    As far as the order goes for powering up, you should plug in the power inserter before anything else. I would plug in the broadband deca next, then your receivers.
     
  3. jangelj

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    I know for certain that the SD receiver was not plugged into the "Signal to IRD" port because they left the Band stop filter attached and it goes to one of the ports on the splitter. Since the SD rec is the only one with a BSF, I am sure that is the right cable.

    I'm not saying it won't work the way you said, just saying that is not exactly how it was. Again, it seems there is more than one way to hook this stuff up, hence my confusion.

    Oh, so the Deca BB connects right to the splitter. That makes sense.

    John
     
  4. David Ortiz

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    Yes there is more than one way to hook everything up. Aside from the power inserter, which MUST be connected to the power-passing port, everything else is pretty interchangeable.

    I suggested the HR24, HR21, and broadband DECA all attaching to the same splitter because they all use DECA networking to talk to each other. The SD receiver, by design (and due to the band stop filter), never even sees the DECA signal. So it makes sense to me to isolate the SD receiver on the "SIGNAL TO IRD" port on the power inserter.
     
  5. jangelj

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    Thanks, David. Makes sense. I'll try this as soon as I get home tonight.
     
  6. jangelj

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    OK, here's what I did.
    single wire from dish into inserter, other side of the inserter (to IRD) into the switch.

    The switch has 4 outputs, 1 - SD receiver, 2 - HR21's decca, 3 - HR-24, 4 - Decabb.

    powered up all that first, then powered up the HR24 and it works.

    David, thanks for weighing in. The only reason I didn't follow exactly what you said is because the installers only undid what they needed in order to move the entertainment center. With half the connections still in place, this seems like the most likely way it was before. If it hadn't worked, I would've taken it all apart and started with your way.
    Of course, I haven't tested the internet yet, so if that doesn't work I may end up taking it all apart and doing it defferntly anyway.
     
  7. Beerstalker

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    The way you have it will work fine, my setup at home is pretty much the same (except I don't use DECA). The power inserter can go before the splitter without any issues. You only have to worry about the power inserter hookup if you put it after the splitter, if it's after the splitter it has to hook up to the red port on the plitter.
     

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