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Will the attached diagram work for MRV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by allenn, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. allenn

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    I created the attached diagram showing my existing internet connection and the new components I think I need to convert my unsupported ethernet MRV to a SWM / DECA MRV. I would appreciate a DBSTALK critique of the diagram's contents and not the diagram. Would this setup provide the internet to my two HR24s? Do I need the Band Stop filter shown in the diagram? Thanks to all for your past assistance and future help. Best wishes!
     

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  2. veryoldschool

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    NO, because the second splitter feeding the BB DECA/CCK & receiver is mounted/connected backwards
     
  3. Davenlr

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    Reverse the second splitter, the in port needs to connect to the out port on the upper splitter. Otherwise looks ok.
     
  4. allenn

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    Thanks for the help. I modified the diagram per your suggestions and added the Switch which I forgot about, see attachment.

    1. Do I need the Band Stop filter?

    2. Could I use a 4-way splitter with a terminator on one of the outputs inplace of the two 2-way splitters?

    3. What does D* normally charge for this setup, labor and components?
     

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  5. veryoldschool

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    First, if this is a DirecTV install, they'll use a SWiMLNB instead of the SWM8.
    The BSF would only be used with old SWiMs that don't have one built in.
    A 4-way would work just as well.
     
  6. allenn

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    Does a SWM8 have a Band Stop Filter?

    I'm probably going to do the SWM / DECA MRV install myself. I currently have 4 RG6U lines running into my house from the Slim5, so a SWM-LNB would be more complicated. D* recently replaced one of the LNB's and the tech corrected the dish alignment and replaced all of the coax connectors. It looks like the component costs should be less than $200 which is reasonable.

    Thanks for the assistance. You have been a great help!
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    Early ones didn't and the newer ones do, so check that there is a green sticker/label to know it has one.
     
  8. Beerstalker

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    If you get a green labeled SWM8 you won't need the bandstop filter.
     
  9. allenn

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    Green label it is. eBay seems to have the best prices. I still need to see what D* will do before I order the components. Thanks again for all your help!
     

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