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SWM8 QUESTION

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by urnote96, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. urnote96

    urnote96 Legend

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    NEED to know if this will work...


    SL5 LNB 4 outputs each line going to a 2 way splitter, than 1 line of that going to another 2 way splitter so that each orginal line now has 3 outouts.......than each corresponding line going from the splitters and going into 3 SWM8's.....

    that will turn a SL5 LNB into 3 SWM lines....will that work?


    is my diagram correct?
     
  2. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    that will work, but why dont you use 3 or 4 way splitters
     
  3. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    Just how many receivers do you really want to connect anyway?

    One SWM8 will run 8 tuners or 4 dual-tuner HD DVRs.

    Also, the receivers/DVRs must be SWM-compatible.
     
  4. urnote96

    urnote96 Legend

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    i know all the rcvrs need to be swm and they are...

    the customer needs 22 tuners total....it would be SO MUCH easier if of the 4 lines going to the dish wasnt bad...so their are 3 lines out to the dish....so we need SWM....
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This might help. ;)

    http://forums.directv.com/pe/Reposi...96641/SWM - Integrated LNB-ModuleTraining.pdf

    Mike
     
  6. BattleZone

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    Your diagram is correct, but you would be better off using 3-way splitters instead. That would give you fewer additional points of failure.

    As always, make sure that when you split a sat line, the outputs of the splitter go into the same port on all 3 SWMs. So the first line needs to be connected to the 18v port on all three SWMs, the second line to the 13v port on all three SWMs, etc.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Just as a point of reference...splitters tend to be most common with 2, 4, and 8 ports....
     
  8. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    yeah, 3 ways are hard to find. but, sonora has high freq 3 way splitters. i had used 4 of them at one time
     
  9. SDizzle

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    That will work....but HOLY COW....up to 12 HDDVRs?!?:eek2: Thought I had a lot at 6:lol:
     
  10. BattleZone

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    Virtually every Home Depot I've ever been in has sat-rated 3-way splitters, and they're easy to find online.

    And, yes, I understand how they work. A 3-way splitter is electrically the same as two 2-way splitters, doing a second split on one leg. That's why you'll have 2 ports with -7 db loss and one with only -3.5 db loss.
     

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