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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - SWMLine Discussion (private)' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. j2fast

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    Nothing here yet, I'm glad the items should be here this week. Looks like I'll be in Michigan next week for work.
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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

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    You know...the thingie on the roof that with the wire doohicky that goes to the box for the TV...:grin:

    Mike
     
  3. SAlBO

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    kind of what I was thinking too......hehe

    my dish just arrived.....As soon as the splitter gets here I am good to go......
     
  4. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I have an aversion to calling the antenna a dish due to a trademark thing of someother company who will remain nameless, that's all. :D

    So yes, an antenna which is comprised of a parbolic reflector, receiver modules, single wire multiswitch, mast, and connecting accouterments. There, ya happy now? :lol:
     
  5. SAlBO

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    has anyone checked if Lowes Hardware carries the required splitter ? It is the only Hardware store we have close by....Home Depot is 55 miles away....Lowes is only 20 mile.......splitter is $8.99
     
  6. bakers12

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    I order this splitter from MCM. Sure, I wasted $8 on shipping, but I didn't have to hunt around.
     
  7. 66stang351

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    Go look and let us know... :D
     
  8. bakers12

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    FedEx just dropped off the SWM LNB. I requested that they not ship the whole dish since I have a SlimLine on the roof now. One small box arrived with the LNB, PI and SWM tester.

    Next step, order another HR2x. I should have the LNB installed by this weekend at the latest.
     
  9. bobojay

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    Got my 2 boxes this morning in pretty good shape actually for a Fed Ex delivery. My Fed Ex shipments are usually mutilated, and they usually take it to the wrong door so it'll sit out there till one of us accidentally looks down there and sees something. We never use this door I'm referring to.
    Never had a problem with UPS.
    Now, it's going to be a bit before I can install this because of previous commitments and the weather around here, (very soggy).:nono:
     
  10. johnck78

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    +1 (I know, I know but I was about to type these same exact words!)

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  11. Mike Bertelson

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

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    So...if you post once every ≈10 minutes for the next 6 months you might catch up to Earl. :lol:

    Mike
     
  12. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Is that what it works out to be, I can do that. ;) :lol:
     
  13. jwd45244

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    Welcome to all the Round 2 testers. Just a quick note to anyone who has an H20-600 (not sure about the -100), it seems to help if you are running the latest CE. Also, sub-standard splitters don't seem to work well with the H20-600.

    Also, some of the round 1 folks have OTA diplexed in. It works just fine (as long as you use better quality diplexers. I use the CM4002IFD as my combining Diplexer and the CM4001IFD is my splitting diplexer. These are very inexpensive, but highly rated.

    I have 1 H20-600, 2 HR20-700, and 1 D12-300 being fed signals from the SWMLine. My signal strength tend to be 2-5 points higher than my Slimline connected to my SWM8 or when I was connected using my WB6X8
     
  14. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Thanks for the heads up, my H20-600 has been offline since I received my HR21-200 in the field trials. I can not recall what the current software is within it. I may have to plug it in first to see if I even have the latest NR. What kind of issue do you get with the NR and the SWMLine?
     
  15. SAlBO

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    Lowes Hardware does carry the Ideal splitter...I picked one up yesterday...:)
     
  16. spoonman

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    Can the CM4002IFD go anywhere in the system or does it have to be diplexed in at the dish?
     
  17. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    I got one at Lowes. About 9 bucks for a 5-2.3Ghz 4-way. They also had 2-way and also 5-2.3Ghz diplexers if needed for OTA.
     
  18. hancox

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    I have yet to install it, but my plan is:

    SWMLine ---> PI ---> 4002IFD --> splitter

    ...would think this makes the most sense for most
     
  19. Mike Bertelson

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

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    I plan on something similar

    SWMline->PI->Splitter->DVRs

    I think mine should be the easiest here.

    Mike

    BTW...Go Huskies...UCONN Class 0f '98
     
  20. hancox

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    Class of 99 :)

    Your setup mirrors what I have now - just looking to dump a POS set-top antenna :)
     
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