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When I first had my H3 installed, I had a 4K Joey installed in my bedroom. I've since sold the Joey and only have the H3. Do I still need to have the orange solo hub installed, or can I put an F-to-F barrel in the line and remove it?

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Just curious, why do they say we need it? Does it make expansion easier for techs when people want to add additional receivers in the future?

I've never heard an official reason other than it can be used as a ground block and like you said for future expansion. HipKat says he heard that it somehow blocks MoCA frequencies from the LNB or something like that.

I personally have done it here and have connected Hopper 3's for customers without a hub and they've all worked fine. The fact is that in a lot of installations a tap is more appropriate and is what we use. :)
 

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I've never heard an official reason other than it can be used as a ground block and like you said for future expansion. HipKat says he heard that it somehow blocks MoCA frequencies from the LNB or something like that.

I personally have done it here and have connected Hopper 3's for customers without a hub and they've all worked fine. The fact is that in a lot of installations a tap is more appropriate and is what we use. :)
I read that on the tech forum on the portal this week - and now can't find it again, but I've installed a lot of stand alone Hoppers without a Hub and there was never a problem that I know of
 

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