Potential causes for 2 HR24's with recording glitches in the same place?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by MISpat, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

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    It's "possible", so I can't rule it out.
    "Normally" it would be more likely a loose connection at the BB DECA that isn't now.
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    Hopefully now you have an idea of the signals all need to work together.

    Messing around with the BB DECA is chasing a squirrel.

    You have an elephant [in the room] with the unterminated ports on the splitter.

    Until you get it out of the room, you may simply be controlling where the elephant is by moving the squirrel around in the room.

    Before you can really go after the squirrel you need to get rid of the elephant.
     
  3. MISpat

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    Yep, terminations aren't really anything but a 75 ohm resistor.
     
  5. Jerry_K

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    It is airplanes flying between your dish and the satellite. We get it from motorhomes and trailers driving in front of our dish.
     
  6. Papa J

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    I was very entertained reading this thread. I am amazed at the amount of knowledge members have and the willingness of some very sharp people to take the time to try and help others. My hope is this thread will remain open long enough to be sure the original poster's problem is solved and how it was solved.
    I have learned a few things by following posts here, especially from veryoldschool. He is always willing to try and help. I also remember the first post I read by TomCat. My thought at the time was that this guy is either trying to impress someone or likes to hear himself talk. That was probably not a fair thing for me to think but please forgive me. I am probably just getting old, losing my mental capacity and waiting on the grim reaper. Time for my Ambien. Good night.
     
  7. MISpat

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    I believe I've seen one or two glitches since the installation of the BB DECA but not as blatant as the ones prior (and CERTAINLY not as frequent). I've now installed the terminations on the open ports so we'll see if there's further improvement.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    SAT delivery, sadly, will have glitches, but they shouldn't be that frequent, and shouldn't be happening on every channel.
    I suspect you could [with the terminations] now install the old BB DECA and not see a change.
    I also don't expect that you will install it, but for others that might read this, starting with the cheap terminations, found locally, would be a good start.
     
  9. Rich

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    Don't worry, it's not aging or losing mental capacity, nor was it unfair. VOS has been helping folks for years and is a wonderful resource. The other "guy" just likes to type, I guess. I don't recall anyone ever thanking him for his help.

    Rich
     
  10. Rich

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    Since I put that amp on my system as per your suggestion, I haven't noticed a glitch of any kind. I've been complaining about the Yes Network for years, put that amp on and the picture and audio glitches are gone. Here's a link to that amp.

    I do have 12 HRs on my MRV and have always had audio and video glitches, even before MRV, but that amp would appear to be a viable answer to the problem of glitches. Easy to install, not very expensive and it actually works.

    Rich
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    The amp was really only to help "your system", as it deviated from most.
    Simply adding an amp to other systems, "more than likely" won't make any difference.
     
  12. MISpat

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    Rich, does this take the place of the splitter that D* installed?
    Can you post a picture of this hooked into your cabling by any chance?

    Thanks for this info.
     
  13. Rich

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    Well, it helped in other ways too. Unexpected ways.

    Rich
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    Or all the work your tech did was it. ;)
     
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    Me and photography don't get along too well. I'll take a picture when my son wakes up and can help me. It's really quite simple. I have two SWM16s that are "cascaded" as opposed to being "paralleled". As with the Zinwell multi-switches, there is a loss of signal due to the cascading. That loss was manifesting itself by giving me pixellated recordings. So pixellated I had to delete them. VOS suggested it might be a signal loss and advised me to get the amp. Worked quite well. I had 8 HRs on the cascaded SWM and 4 on the first SWM. Had no problems with the first SWM and pixellated recordings.

    How to hook it up? Simple. There are 4 output ports and 4 input ports. The feeds for the cascaded SWM are put on the input ports of the amp and the output cables (coax) go from the amp to the input ports of the SWM. The fifth port or barrel you see is for the power supply.

    Perhaps not for everybody, but in a cascaded SWM system (I know D* wants them paralleled) it really makes a difference. Would it make a difference on your setup? I dunno, but I think I'd try one and see what happens. But that's just me.

    Rich
     
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    I had that amp installed before the Tech and I did all that work. Well over a week, I think, and the results were immediate.

    Rich
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    There was a very good reason to add the amp between your first and second SWiM-16. This was for receivers on the second SWiM-16, but should have had zero affect for those on the first SWiM-16.
     
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    And yet, the Yes Network has no more audio/video glitches on either SWM. All I expected when I put it on was for the pixellation to stop and it did. Why the Yes Network suddenly stopped having glitches at the same time on both SWM feeds, I have no idea, but I'm not complaining.

    Rich
     

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