Round 2 folks, what box are you testing?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by RAD, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. gpg

    gpg Well-Known Member

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    Hey I need to add a second wb68 to accommodate the H24. I bought 4 high frequency splitters (5-2300 MHz) that are power passing on all ports. Is that the right kind of splitter?
     
  2. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

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    Yes.
     
  3. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Bits and Pieces...
     
  4. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Interesting enough the guy at Solidsignal told me the splitters would not work with a SWM-8, when he asked what I'd be hooking up I told him 4 HDDVR's and he started to tell me of a Beta program D* is running right now that would be right up my alley so I didn't have to have so many DVR's...
     
  5. gpg

    gpg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
     
  6. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Eh, never talk take sat advice from anywhere else. We won't steer you wrong. :p

    These are what I have (along with quite a few other guys here) and they are great:

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.as...e-signals-(SKY23302D)&c=Signal Splitters&sku=
     
  7. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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  8. matt

    matt New Member

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    Man I'm excited about this. I have been checking my D* account online every little bit for any changes...
     
  9. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

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    Patience grasshopper.....it may still be a week or so. SOmetimes these things move quickly and sometimes they don't.
     
  10. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    If you use Firefox, check this out: http://reloadevery.mozdev.org/. It can reload a page as often as want, down to every 10 secs lol
     
  11. evan_s

    evan_s Hall Of Fame

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    getting a h24
     
  12. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    What about diplexers, I have a bunch of 'em and the guy also told me I need special diplexers for OTA. I don't have DECA so I thought I may use them on my setup, also he told me by diplexing my OTA I would only get about 60% of my signal. Is this true also?
     
  13. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

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    Losing 60% of your signal I don't think is true. Houskamp has extensive hands on w/ OTA (as well as others), they can steer you in the right direction. Order what you need from solidsignal, but take the advice of these guys here.
     
  14. mikhu

    mikhu Beer Aficionado

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    Especially you and Dave29. :p
     
  15. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    remember with a -24 you will have deca built in there.
    if you have not already diplexed ota in, I'd not do it at this point.
     
  16. mikhu

    mikhu Beer Aficionado

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    Only if he has SWiM somewhere though, right?
     
  17. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

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    :eek: Oh yeah.... !rolling :hurah:
     
  18. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    will the built in deca get disabled and allow all ota freqs to pass on a non-swm system?
     
  19. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

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    Stay away from diplexing.

    Smoke was able to get it to work as none of his OTA channels overlap with the DECA range.

    It can be done if a lot of things line up just right and honestly, it just isn't worth it.
     
  20. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Yup, diplexing is dead now I think. If it works for you great, but it is luck of the draw and can cause a lot of issues and headaches.
     

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