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What is the best way for me to add SWM and DECA?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by nhaydon, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. nhaydon

    nhaydon AllStar

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    I have 3 HR24's and would like to get internet to them. I dont have a SWM or DECA - D* is telling me $199. Is it better to by the parts seperate and do it myself? Will DECA give me VOD as well? Thanks.
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It can be cheaper if you use ebay or sellers here AND you know what you're doing with available resources here. All you need is a SWM LNB or SWM8 unit. Then, a power inserter, a 4way approved splitter and the Internet Connection Kit.
     
  3. nhaydon

    nhaydon AllStar

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    Kinda what I thought. Thanks. Will this give me VOD as well? D* told me I need ehternet and DECA if I want VOD. Didnt sound right to me.
     
  4. Go Beavs

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    If you are connected to the internet, then yes, you will have access to VOD.
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The Internet Connection Kit (ICK), which attaches on a coax and to your router, will put all your HR24s on your network and to the internet for VOD. See this topic for visual guides: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=177308

    Below - The DECA and it's power are part of the ICK to get VOD.

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  6. nhaydon

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    Thanks for the help. So I really on need a SWM 8 + PI, 4 way splitter, and a DECA with power right?
     
  7. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Sounds good...A SWM LNB + PI can be used instead of SWM8 if you want.
     
  8. Shades228

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    With H24's you don't need an MRV install. Order a broad band deca it's normal price is $99 with installation. It's possible you may qualify for a discount as well. That will include the broad band deca and a SWM install.
     

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