That's fine, you don't have to use that output on the PI. That is used if you install the PI in your setup somewhere else, like behind a TV or something. I did my own setup and install with SWM, and my PI is done the same way you describe.
Even though I'd seen the term many times around here, I finally looked it up. It took me 90 seconds of Googling to finally figure out that IRD apparently means "integrated receiver decoder," or in other words, a set top box.Weather88 said:I had DirecTV installed about a month ago. I got an HR34 and 3 H25's, and I can't tell you how awesome it's been. Coming from cable, it's like a whole new world.
Now after looking some stuff up, I've got a question. The way the DirecTV installer did it, the coax from the satellite dish goes directly into the SWM 8 way splitter, and the SWM Power Inserter has a coax that goes from the 'Power to SWM' port into one of the open 'Out' ports on the SWM splitter, and nothing comes out of the 'Signal to IRD' port on the inserter, it's just got a cap on it.
Is that the way it's supposed to be? It works fine, but I'm just curious, as everything I've read shows something coming out of the 'Signal to IRD' port.
It's just a plastic cap. Where would I be able to find a metal terminator?Go Beavs said:Is it a plastic dust cap or a metal terminator? It should have a terminator on it if it's not going to a receiver.
I've looked around. It definitely didn't fall off or get left behind.samrs said:Radio Shack, Amazon, E-Bay, Solid Signal, I would start by looking on the ground around where your splitter is installed.