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SWM setup one tv. Install HELP please...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by agreen39, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. agreen39

    agreen39 New Member

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    Gentlemen,

    This is the equipment I have minus cable of course. I'm just trying to get one of my 2 recievers to work and all I get is error 771A. Am I missing needed equipment? If so what? I've tried hooking both boxes up everyway I can think of. If possible walk me through install please
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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  3. dielray

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    If the power inserter is before the splitter, the swm side goes to the dish and the ird side goes to the in of the splitter.

    If the splitter is first, the swm side goes to the red out port on the splitter.

    If you draw a diagram of how you have everything set up, it would ease us in helping you.
     
  4. agreen39

    agreen39 New Member

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    Current wiring configuration
     

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  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Is "not used" terminated?
     
  6. agreen39

    agreen39 New Member

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    No. I don't have any terminators. Do you have to to make it work. Where can I get some?
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You can see what one looks like on the splitter posted.
    You should be able to find them locally at radio shack [ugh] or Lowes, Home depot, etc.
    There isn't anything fancy about them as they're simply a 75 ohm resistor.
     
  8. dettxw

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    I see pics of one HD DVR and one HD receiver but just one in the drawing?

    You don't need the splitter if you're only using one DVR/receiver.

    If you're going to use a splitter for an additional TV then you'll need a green-labeled splitter for proper Multi-Room Viewing.

    I've got extra green labeled splitters and terminators you can have if you get up to the city, or I'll be down in Norman to see the kiddo on Thursday or so.

    edit - Is that a portable dish? Setting it up in a dorm room window or something?
     
  9. jimmie57

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    If the terminator does not solve your problem,

    Try turning off the receiver, unplug the power to it, wait 2 minutes.
    make sure the power inserter has power and the green light is on.
    Now plug the power back into the receiver.
     
  10. agreen39

    agreen39 New Member

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    I have two recievers I'm just trying to get one to work don't care which. I recently moved to city for a job and I'm staying at my aunts extra house while i house search and don't wanna pay directv two times to actually move once and I wanna watch football. my dish is on a mobile stand. So is my wiring actually correct for one tv? or what do I need to do different?
     
  11. dettxw

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    Okay then get rid of the splitter for now.
    Make sure that you have the correct dish/LNB on the setup screen.
    Of course you'll need good RG6 cables to carry the DC power to the dish from the Power Inserter.
    Have you aimed a DirecTV dish before? It's gotta be precise, especially for the HD satellites.
     
  12. agreen39

    agreen39 New Member

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    Can you tell me what it should be set on, on the setup screen.
    RG-6, check
    I've aimed many with the older recievers were you could see an actual meter on screen.
    I'm tryig to use:
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    But I'm not positive I' doing it right.
     
  13. dettxw

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  14. agreen39

    agreen39 New Member

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    Ladies ad Gentlemen

    Thanks to direction givin by you and me working on my amateur dish pointing.
    I HAVE TV!!!
     
  15. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I'm always a sucker for a happy ending. Enjoy!
     
  16. dettxw

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    We knew you could do it! :lol:

    So what did it take?
     
  17. agreen39

    agreen39 New Member

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    I used a compass app on my phone instead of the one that came with the mobile setup. it was off about 25 degrees.
     

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