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Sat, Mar 3, 2018 1:48 PM

Installation

Building a new home and wiring it for directv. I want a powered splitter because of the number of jacks and distance the signal will travel. What do I need? Where do I purchase it?

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TexasBrit

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5 years ago

75 ft is well within standard installation specs. But for 10 jacks, that could be 23 tuners if you have a HR54 Genie on one jack and then a DVR at each of the other jacks. DirecTV probably classes this as a commercial install and you would be best getting this done by an independent installer. You won't get any free equipment or installation.

As shannon says, if you get a standard install from DirecTV you will get either an HR54 plus three clients (that will be 4 TVs) plus a number of standard HD receivers, or an HS17 plus six clients (7 TVs in total) The receivers won't be free.

 

Because you are looking for such a large install I really recommend you find an installer who can walk you through the options. try calling Solid Signal and see what they recommend. I would not trust any info you get from DirecTV because very few CSRS have any real idea how to do this.

TexasBrit

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5 years ago

You might be misunderstanding how DirecTV is configured. You need to bring in the signal from the dish to a single location and then distribute from there. How many jacks will you have and what is the maximum distance from the "distribution location" to the furthest jack?

There is no "powered splitter" for regular domestic installations. If your house is very large, then there's a whole range of commercial distribution equipment available from commercial installers.

If you tell us more about your proposed installation we can make suggestions.

 

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5 years ago

Thanks.  Maximum distance will be about 75 feet.  We'll have 8-10 jacks.  I've seen something called an inserter with 8 channels.  Would this be what I need?  Thanks again.

shannon02

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5 years ago

The current SWM LNB handles 13 tuners and most likely you will get the HS17 problem child with the power inserter built in but it will only has 7 tuners and is a client only system so you are capped at 7 TVs.


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