DBSTalk Forum banner

Newbie and SWM setup help

1353 Views 14 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  oilsfan23
Hi, I am new to the SWM talk. I bought an HR 34 online and just found out yesterday that I can't connect my receiver without a SWM 16 multiswitch. I will have the HR 34 and 2 HR 22's in my house. My question is about wiring from the multiswitch to the actual receivers. I have been reading these threads like crazy trying to figure it out but was hoping for some clarification to see if I am correct.

Will I need to have one cable coming out of the SWM 1 on the multiswitch that goes to the power inserter and then from the power inserter to the HR 34?

Then one cable out of the SWM 2 on the multiswitch to a splitter that will use one cable that goes to the SAT 1 input on each of the HR 22 receivers? The SAT 2 input will have nothing connected to it? So there would only be 3 actual cables (1 to each receiver) that I will be using instead of the normal 6 (2 going to each receiver).
1 - 3 of 15 Posts
You do not have to subscribe to Whole-Home DVR service. If you get the receiver DECAs for the HR22s, then you would have access to On Demand, Music & Photos, DIRECTV2PC, TV Apps, and YouTube from all DVRs. If you have an iPad, you can use DIRECTV's app to control them as well.
oilsfan23 said:
thanks David. Im from Merced, small world. Does it matter how I hook up the wireless connection kit? (ethernet cable from kit to receiver or coax cable to kit) I have an extra coax now that only one cable goes to the receiver.
I don't think it matters. If you use the extra coax, you'll need a 2-way splitter somewhere on the SWM 1 leg. (The splitters should be green label for DECA compatibility.)

The beauty of the CCK is that it can go behind any of your DVRs. So I would put it where you have the best Wi-Fi signal strength. The CCK will also work wired if it can be placed somewhere near your router.
oilsfan23 said:
good to know about the CCK. So if I keep the CCK behind the HR-22 I wouldn't need a white deca receiver for it right? Just one deca for my other HR-22 and the HR-34 doesn't need anything does it?
Correct, but since the CCK passes the DECA signal, you would need to put a band stop filter between it and the HR22, as well as the short ethernet cable.
1 - 3 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.