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02-05-2013 09:09 PM #1
Direct TV Distribution?
In my new construction home, I am bringing the four RG6 lines from my SlimLine Ka/Ku LNB into a Zimwell WB68. From the Zimwell, I will distribute the signal to the various rooms of the house. My quandary is... each room of the house has multiple locations for hooking up a Direct TV receiver and each location in each room is home run back to the distribution point. For a given room, I want the output of the designated Zimwell port distributed to each of the room access locations. Only one access location in a given room would be used at any given time depending on furniture arrangement. Not being a real smart TV guy, I don't know what type of splitters to use; I am partial to Leviton as that is the make of my SMC. This forum has really helped me out on a past project and so, any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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02-05-2013 09:18 PM #2Pub Member / Supporter
First of all you should consider using SWM Switches. Since everything is home ran, worry about activating the outlets as you add receivers. Don't try to make every outlet hotClaude Greiner
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02-05-2013 09:22 PM #3
Go with a SWM setup as no matter what receiver you use its only one line. Some receivers (HR34/Genie and H25) REQUIRE a SWM setup
Since you are doing a home run just label the cables and swap out as needed (as Claude mentioned)Directv Slimline SWM 5 LNB and DirectvWorld dish on the roof of the apartment building...Directv HR34 AKA Genie
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02-06-2013 08:13 AM #4
How many outlets are there in the house, and how far from the closet is the furthest one? If not too far, just put a green label 8-way splitter on each output of a SWM8 and leave all of the outlets connected. As long as you don't exceed the 8 tuner limit, you should be fine. That way, no swapping around cables every time you move a TV. I've had outlets that were 60' from a 4-way splitter, which was another 30' from the SWM and had signal levels in the 90s. Or do a SWM16.
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02-06-2013 09:19 AM #5SatelliteGuys Freshman
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