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Just installed my SWM

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sstv, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. sstv

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    SWM sat: -101 H20
    74 0 0 95 75 84 95 90
    95

    SWM sat: -101 HR20
    100 100 100 0 98 98 98 98
    98

    Now its getting a bit strange, I swapped ports on my 4-way splitter and now have GUIDE DATA.
    H20 -101: 100 0 0 96 71 75 88 96
    96
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    OK, the 2 zeros are for other tuners, so that is normal.
    Check another receiver to see if the levels are the same, since I only like the 95, and don't like the others.
    If you have good SAT levels, the SWM levels should be good/better.
    If you have low SAT levels, then the SWM levels will be also.
    Zero SAT levels = zero SWM levels [other than those used by another tuner].
     
  3. David MacLeod

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    that h20 shows a huge difference in levels against the hr20 doesn't it.
     
  4. sstv

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    see my above post
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    You haven't listed what splitter you're using and are the open ports terminated?
    The "roll off" of the H20 now suggests the splitter isn't as good as it should be.
    "Here's a test": connect the H20 straight to the SWM line without a splitter.
     
  6. sstv

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    The splitter is a SWS4WB-WMC and all spare ports are 75 ohm terminated.
    My wife wont let me mess with the TV as she is watching football so the test will have to wait. The HR20 is using the port on the PI.
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    While that splitter may not be the problem, googling shows it out of stock and this is what's out there now: http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.as...litter-(SWS4)&c=Satellite Splitters&sku=SWS-4

    So "after the wife is happy" try the H20 connected where the HR20 is and see. Next would be to remove the splitter and check it that way.

    The H20 is troublesome, but that was mostly getting them to change to a SWM, which yours does.
    Cables & splitters look to be where to look now.
     
  8. RobertE

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    Personally, if it's working correctly now, I wouldn't mess with it.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    Good point [but we don't know if the guide is updating]
     
  10. David MacLeod

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    I was under impression it wasn't working right, might have been mistaken.
     
  11. RobertE

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    Post 21 says he swapped ports on splitter and now has guide data.
     
  12. David MacLeod

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    I missed the edit, thanks for "guiding" me to that :) :)
     
  13. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    DUH.. and I even quoted it. :lol:
     
  14. RobertE

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    :bonk1:
     
  15. sstv

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    Hi All
    To wrap this up, I found two bad ports on my splitter so I ordered a new splitter from Solidsignal. I would like to thank everyone for helping me resolve the problem.

    Installing a SWM system is not difficult if you have a wiring diagram that you understand and access to your dish.

    So thanks for the help
    SSTV
    since 94
     

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