Moving HS17 to own area.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by minimonster17, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. minimonster17

    minimonster17 Member

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    well, that was fun! I climbed in the attic, and traced the coax outlet I wanted to use in the master bedroom. The coax line was unplugged into anything else, and just tucked under a bunch of insulation. luckily, it was long enough to route to the main/root splitter.

    I just have to wait for the four way swm splitter I ordered to show up to rehook everything up the way I want it.
     
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  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    See? It is very important to keep full knowledge of your setup.
    Personally, I would make a sketch on paper and put all equipment models on it.
    If you're out, new tech will understand your setup correctly from first glance... many advantages have a paper.
     
  3. HoTat2

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    Yeah ...

    Just make sure it's a "DIRECTV supported" copy of your installation. And you change your setup to match it if necessary whenever you have a tech. visit scheduled.

    As many of the techs. when they arrive at my home on a service call for instance, object to my "unsupported" installation of networking a PC and OTA TiVo equipment through the DIRECTV coax SWiM/MoCA network using Sonora diplexers.



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  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    :thumbsup:good point
     
  5. minimonster17

    minimonster17 Member

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    All interesting points. I am hoping to not have to put in a service call for this. Any tech probably would have refused to do what was necessary to do to retrace this master bedroom coax drop. I don't seem to have good luck with techs going the extra mile with cable routing. From what others have posted elsewhere, this seems to be common.

    I did order the directv approved 4 way swm splitter from solid signal, they had it on sale. My revised setup should be fully Directv approved, as they advertise the headless server as being able to stand alone in isolation related to the receivers.

    However, as suggested, I will keep a hard diagrammed copy on paper of my setup for future service calls, as suggested. Many thanks to HoTat2, P Smith and the others who posted for their knowledge and advice.
     
  6. minimonster17

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    The 4 way Swm splitter came in the mail today. I swapped out the two two ways I had, and isolated the HS17 tower as I had wanted to. I hooked the the coax line going down to the HS17 tower to the red power passing port, and my other two lines to two of the other ports. I left the termination cap on the fourth port. everything works properly.

    Thanks again to those who posted, especially HoTat2.
     

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