12-04-2012 12:36 PM
I have a coax connection between the Direct TV dish and a wall outlet; a coax splitter (one connection in and two connections out); a DVR unit; a DECA unit; and a power inserter that also has an AC to an outlet. What is the wiring diagram between the units?
12-04-2012 1:16 PM
Install is from one wall outlet coax. If I understand what is shown, it would take several lines from the splitter - more than the two "out" coax connections that I have.
12-04-2012 1:32 PM
the coax from the dish connect to the power inserter "PWR to SWM" port. then a coax jumpers connects from the "Signal to IRD" port to the "IN" of the 2way splitter. one leg of the splitter connects to the HDDR, the second leg connects to the DECA which in turn connects to your router via the short cat5 jumper
12-04-2012 2:08 PM
Had it wired just the way you stated, peds48_installs. Just re-checked and checked to be sure coax connections are tight (and they are). Power inserter LED never comes on. I just unplugged the inserter from the AC line for almost two minutes, plugged it in and it does not come on. My AC outlet has the inverter on one side and a power strip for the TV, HDDR, DVD, etc in the other side so the outlet is good. Even ran an extension chord and plugged the inverter into the extension chord - no LED. Tried resetting the HDDR but I don't think that will do any good until the inserter LED comes on. BTW phone and internet is working, no stormy weather, etc.
12-04-2012 3:22 PM
so you either have something connected incorrectly or you have a short in one of the cables. Make sure the cable going towards the dish is connected to the PWR to SWM port in the PI
12-04-2012 4:45 PM
Disconnected every chord and cable. Whistled Yankee Doodle Dandy. Re-assembled. Works now. I swear I did nothing different. Thanks for your time.
12-04-2012 6:25 PM
I'm guessing you have a sloppy coax connector, perhaps with a stray shield wire that caused it to short. Removing and reconnecting that connection fixed it, at least for now.
12-06-2012 6:08 AM
In my opinion the coax terminations are the major weak spot to a DIY install. Personally I'd pay the $50 tech fee just for the terminations, not to mention the free dish alignment confirmation/touch up.