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H24-700 771 after DECA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by p3pilot, May 16, 2010.

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  1. p3pilot

    p3pilot Member

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    I got DECA installed yesterday, so I am not sure if this is related to the current firmware or not. Immediately after the DECA installation when I restarted the H24-700 it had a 771 searching for signal. My HR21-100, HR22-100, H23-600 and D12 were all working fine. The installers changed the connector in the wall and the H24 picked up the signal was working. This morning when I woke up it was back to 771. I swapped the position of my H24 and H23 and the H23 is working in the spot where the H24 was not and the H24 is not working where the H23 was working.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully if your SWiM and DECA setup was done correctly...you don't have both the Ethernet and coax connections plugged in...only the coax is needed on the HR24 with DECA.

    You might also want to reset the unit to make sure it makes a solid DECA connection after the install.
     
  3. p3pilot

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    I had disconnected everything before the install and rebooted the H24 to hopefully cycle back to DECA. When the unit did come up DECA was working and I was able to list and play recordings from the HR's.

    I still need to go up in the attic and verify how the splitter was setup, but when I looked at it the first time it looked okay. I wish they had left my none green splitter as I would go back to that just to see if there are any changes.
     
  4. p3pilot

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    One thing I have seen after spending more time is that a few channels, 607 being one are coming in with a pink tint and no audio at all on the H23 that is located in the the position where the H24 was not working. 607 is working fine on the HRs upstairs.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh yes....could simply be they connected the HR24 somehow incorrectly. I guess I'm spoiled that I can get to my SWiM and DECA very easily to validate that stuff.
     
  6. p3pilot

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    I have tighened all the connections on the 8-way switch and it still isn't working downstairs. One thing I have noticed is that the power inserter is not between the SWiM LNB and the splitter as it is often shown. The coax from the LNB goes directly to the input on the splitter and the PI is hooked to power side to one of the splitter outputs and the other side of the PI to one of my receivers.

    Could this make any difference now that I am using DECA? It was hooked this way previously and everything was working fine.
     
  7. p3pilot

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    I moved the PI inline with the LNB and the input to the splitter. After that everything is working fine with the H24 including MRV. I would have never guessed it would have been an issue. Now I can start testing everything with DECA finally.
     
  8. The Merg

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    Glad to hear you got it working. Sounds like by them not putting the PI in the correct location it was probably causing some sort of an interference or issues with the voltage requirements. You have to wonder how they could so easily make that mistake.

    - Merg
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    That worries me that it didn't work with the PI after the splitter. I have that now with a plan to add DECA.
     
  10. The Merg

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    I thought with the SWiM-LNB the PI is supposed to be in-line with the LNB before any spitters. I may be wrong on that though.

    - Merg
     
  11. p3pilot

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    If there was a mistake it was on the original install as it has been this way for a while. Everything was working just fine until DECA was added and even then only the H24-700 wasn't working. My two HR2X's and H23 were working okay.
     
  12. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I currently have it working fine with the PI after the splitter. SWM LNB to the splitters 1 red in, the red out to the PI, PI to HR20. Of the 3 other outs on the splitter have 1 to HR24, 1 terminated, 1 awaiting DECA.
     
  13. RobertE

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    The PI can go before or after the splitter(s). If after, it must go through the red (power passing) port(s) on the splitters.

    I have however, seen cases where things would get a little wonky if it's after the splitter.
     
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Here's my current and future I pray it'll work :lol::
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  15. p3pilot

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    Very close to what I had and as I said it was working just fine before the DECA install, but was causing issues after. Since putting the PI before before the splitter everything has been pretty solid.
     
  16. The Merg

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    That's probably what I remember reading.

    - Merg
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That is important.

    Glad its working now.
     

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