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SWM 16 and DECA
I got my new HR-24 (bought from Amazon for $180.00 shipped) installed yesterday and because I would go over 8 tuners, the installer setup a SWM16. I had to tell him he needed a SWM 16, he saw some open ports on the 8 way splitter and said that it would work. I told him NO, we need a SWM 16 and he didn't argue and said "I'll just install the SWM 16, my supervisor says we don't need it but I'll install it." I also had to explain to him how to setup the SWM 16 because he had not installed one before. I didn't mind because I know that these switches are new. Very nice guy though, he was honest and told me he was still learning this new MRV and DECA stuff (aren't we all) .
To my minor problem, I have 2 8 way splitters feeding 6 receivers. One comes from SWM 1 and feeds 5 receivers (8 tuners) and the other one comes from SWM 2 and feeds an H24 by itself on this splitter. When I run the Network test, it complains about the H24 on the second splitter with an error code 48-xxx. I know it's because the DECA is on SWM 1 and the H24 is on SWM2 so there's a lot of loss going back to the SWM16 and then coming back to the H24. I checked the signal level for DECA and it was 56 for the H24. All others were fine.
What I'm thinking of doing is:
Run a line to the PI and power the SWM 16 through the first 8 way splitter.
Connect the D12 to the 2nd splitter on SWM2 (I have two lines going to where this receiver is located).
Connect the H24 on the 1st splitter on SWM1, so all the MRV receivers are on the same cloud.
Will this work? I'm thinking the D12 doesn't need DECA anyways so this should work. I guess I just want to hear opinions or a better solution.
Last edited by RandallA; 08-17-2010 at 12:29 PM.
08-17-2010 10:55 AM