Moving receiver/splitter question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by lucky13, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. lucky13

    lucky13 Active Member

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    My mom is coming to visit with us for a week or so, and I'd like to move an H21 from the laundry room to the guest bedroom.

    I have a SWM-16 set up, all Hxes have DECA.

    There is only one other Hx (HR20-700) on the top floor of my house, where the guest room is. Would it be technically feasible to split the signal coming to that dvr, before the DECA, and run a line from there to the new receiver location? This would be the easiest solution for me, as I could run the line up through the bedroom closet into the attic, and then down behind a bookcase to the guest room. The distance between the two locations is about 15', plus the vertical rise and drop (another 16' or so). I would then move the H21 and its DECA to the new location.

    If that setup will work, what splitter do I need? What spec of coax would work best?
     
  2. matthpd195

    matthpd195 AllStar

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    It should be possible, assuming you don't already have 8 tuners on that leg of your SWM16.

    Use a 2 way green label splitter like this http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=02&p=SPLIT2MRV&d=DIRECTV-SWS2-Satellite-2Way-Wide-Band-MRV-Compatible-Splitter-(2-2150-MHz)&c=Satellite%20Splitters&sku=874409002404& RG-6 cable.

    I suppose even if you already were using 8 tuners on that leg you could temporarily set the HR20-700 to use just 1 tuner.
     
  3. lucky13

    lucky13 Active Member

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    Great. Thanks.
    I guess if I have 8 tuners on that side, I can move that dvr to the other. I have a total of 13 tuners.
     

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