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Whole Home DVR installation options

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by DoesItMatter, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. The Merg

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    Yes. The Broadband DECA needs its own PI as it is not connected directly to a receiver to receive power. If you order the BB DECA, the PI comes as part of the package. You can also use a white DECA unit with a PI.

    A green label splitter is recommended (just as a green label SWM-LNB or SWM8), but is not necessarily required. Once again, if you notice that you are having issues with MRV, it could be the non-green label item that is the cause.

    The green labels mean that they were designed to take into account the frequencies and specs required for DECA. Also, the green label SWM-LNB and SWM8 for all purposes have a BSF built into them.

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  2. DoesItMatter

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    Just send in my email to DirecTV support for "unsupported" WHDVR (fingers crossed)

    So which way do I hook up the BSF? Female end toward splitter, or female end toward SWM?
     
  3. dennisj00

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    Technically, the BSF doesn't matter which 'direction' it's put in. Generally, you should put it on the input of the splitter (male) to the coax going to the dish (female). No adapters required.
     
  4. DoesItMatter

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    OK, sorry for backtracking on myself, but I just got home and looked, both the splitter and the LNB have a green label. Does the model # matter, or just the fact that it has a green label?
     
  5. dsw2112

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    The fact that it's a green label is enough.
     
  6. The Merg

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    You're good to go then!

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  7. DoesItMatter

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    Thanks for your help. I'll let you know how it goes. Now to deal with the Ebayer who hasn't sent me a confirmation on my 2 DECAs.
     
  8. DoesItMatter

    DoesItMatter Cool Member

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    Got my DECAs and hooked them up. They connected right away. It's all good. Thanks for everyone's help. Now to search how to install a bigger hard drive in the DVR.
     

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