DECA Installation Document (with pictures)

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  1. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    How?
     
  2. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    This picture:
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    Which was one of the things I wondered in my drawings..

    Cheers,
    Tom
     

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  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Bummer. I'll have to rethink my off-air distribution scheme.

    I'm surprised they didn't specifically point this out in the instruction document. After all, the SWM8 has a dedicated OTA antenna input to simplify diplexing off-air signals.
     
  4. dave29

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    That will give us an extra receiver on the net!:)
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    "But":
    connecting the DECA’s Ethernet port to the STB’s Ethernet port using the supplied 12 inch CAT5 cable. If the STB has two Ethernet ports, always use the top port for networking. Ensure there is nothing connected to the bottom Ethernet port, if it exists.
     
  6. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Between all adapters being on the same SWM port and no diplexing looks like a have a bit of planning and rewiring to do.
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    My OTA use stopped when I moved from Livermore to Pleasanton .. Besides, with 7 HD local channels, I've got pretty much all of what I need in that department.
     
  8. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    I could live without it if DirecTV put up our local PBS station but they haven't, all we have are the big four.
     
  9. 69hokie

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    Doug, can we get something specific from D* about DECA compatability with OTA currently distributed via the SWM8 OTA port since it is not addressed in the written guidance? I see most agree that it will not be compatable with the DECA installs, but it would be good to get confirmation from the test coordinator before we attempt to start changing things around in our home systems.
     
  10. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    What, if any, order or sequence is required in hooking everything up? Do we need to power down (unplug) or reboot our receivers as part of the process?
     
  11. 69hokie

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    Tom, are you sure...it appears to me that the drawing shows a typical existing (read: current) configuration and the second drawing shows what the new config would be using DECA.
     
  12. dave29

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    As I recall, it didn't say anything about rebooting.

    I'm not going to reboot mine unless they won't find the network.
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    I'm not Doug [:lol:], but OTA is not compatible with the 500-600 MHz MoCA, as it cuts into way too many UHF channels.
    Clearly the MoCA signal is strong and will effect the SWM itself requiring the band stop filter.
    If you diplex out before the band stop, you'll still have 500-600 MHz running to your antenna, for retransmission.
     
  14. Sixto

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    I thought that was the "before" drawing only.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    ...and wondering how the layout might look with wireless Ethernet connections at each device (only)....should only 1 be connected (perhaps the one with the strongest signal)?
     
  16. Spanky_Partain

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    I get PBS channel 18, 18-1, and 18-2 in Leander using zip code 78641.
     
  17. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    That is how I would do it.
     
  18. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

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    Yes, only one conection via a wireless device, that would be my recommendation! More than one would create another path and that would be a loop.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That would seem to make the most sense....I have one of them with a very solid signal level, and the other two are OK, but less than the 100% level found at the highest signal location nearest the router.
     
  20. dave29

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    At least the receivers on this network will all be "hardwired" to each other, and if your signal is that good on the wireless adapter, you should be in really good shape!
     

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