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HR34 and 5 HR24's...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by liltalkm, May 15, 2012.

  1. liltalkm

    liltalkm Mentor

    Jan 2, 2007
    Would there be a preferred way to distribute the signal from the SWM16?

    Should the 34 be on a two way split with a 24 on out 1 or on out 2? Does it even matter? Or would there be an optimum way to distribute?

  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Does not matter as long as there are no more than 8 tuners per output.
  3. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Agree with the above post and add that you want the minimal number of splitters.
    One way to do that is a 2way splitter feeding an 34 and 24. Then off the other port a 4way splitter for the other 24's.

    Do not use an 8 way splitter if you can avoid it.
  4. liltalkm

    liltalkm Mentor

    Jan 2, 2007
    Thanks fellas. I will pick up a two way tomorrow.

    I currently have it on 2 four ways with two ports terminated but expected
    to use a two way.

    I just wasn't sure if there was a preferred/better way to connect to the SWM 16.
  5. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Most of it will determine line distances and splitters. Since you have 6 receivers ideally you would only use a 1x2 and a 1x4 but due to length of lines it may be better to use a different configuration.
  6. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Or if you want WHDVR service now or in the future, depending on where your router/switch is located, perhaps you might want 2 four-ways for enough available splitter ports to run an additional line for a wired CCK.
  7. liltalkm

    liltalkm Mentor

    Jan 2, 2007
    I do have WHDVR but I disconnected my wired CCK as I am letting the HR34 do the work. I will consider re-introducing if the HR34 does not behave.

    So far so good though.
  8. cabletech

    cabletech Legend

    Jan 20, 2011
    make sure you get the green labed DTV approved splitters and not one from
    'down the street'
  9. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    OK, that's why I said depending the location of the router/switch, in reference to the receivers that is.

    I myself tried to get the installer to swap out my two wasteful 1 x 8s for 1 x 4s (3 HR2Xs, R22, HR34, CCK, and internet connection for a PC) when he bought out my HR34, but he wouldn't budge.

    Said the 1 x 4s were problematic.

    Yeah right ... :rolleyes:

    Needless to say that this in addition to other miscues he made, left with too many receivers on one splitter causing 771B errors and gave me the wrong remote control for the HR34, I gave him an unfavorable rating on the automatic telephone poll. :nono2:
  10. liltalkm

    liltalkm Mentor

    Jan 2, 2007
    Maybe they get more money for installing 8 ways instead of 4 ways like they do for installing CCK's on HR34 installations when they are not needed. :grin:
  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I'd suggest a two-way for the HR34 and one of the HR24s and four-way for the remaining HR24s. This bows to the tuner limit and use of approved splitters without sending any splits into a terminator.

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