Dish & Motor Support [CABLE SETUP] wont work when splitter added.

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  1. Banny

    Banny Respected Ex Staff Special Friend

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    I broke the end off my cable tuner some time ago since then ive had to have the engineer out to replace my superhub and he 'kindly' modified my cabling.

    Didnt think anything of it till a friend wanted me to update his box and install a new hard drive.

    Anyway I got a splitter and tried to reconnect my hub and his box like i used to (although not sure if the splitter was ok or not). But every time i connected the splitter my hub refused to work and did for a short while after removing it. Despite resetting the router several times each time i tried...

    My concern is virmin have done something to my line/connection... So dont really want to get a new tuner if i wont be able to use it.

    Anyone any suggestions, ive ordered a new splitter and such but though i could at least see if anyone else could shed any light on problem in meantime.
     
  2. LandRocket

    LandRocket Donating Member

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    I've got a H3 in Modem mode, so you may find things are in a different place but..... if you go to the web interface, don't login - down the bottom is a link saying "Check router status" and check your power levels on the "Downstream" and "Upstream" tab.

    On the "Downstream" tab your Power (dBmV) wants to be as close to 0.0 as possible SnR (db) on mine is around 39, upstream Power is 47.

    I'm just wondering if your signal levels are a bit out-of-whack, as I know that if they are too high or even too low (I think once it gets to -4 Downstream you'll start seeing bad dropouts) I believe DVB-C can be notoriously fussy :(

    I know that the splitters have to be "Power pass" splitters so you've done the right thing ordering new splitters, it may be that you've burnt out a diode when your box got busted...
     
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  3. Banny

    Banny Respected Ex Staff Special Friend

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    Downstream - power varies between 2 and 3, snr is around 39
    Upstream power = 44

    without a splitter, should receive my replacement splitter this week so will compare numbers.
     
  4. Windy

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    Hi there.. it probably won't be this but could be worth a look.. is your m8's box set as static for an IP address.. if so the new hub might not assign it an IP address.. check his boxes network settings and make sure it's set for DHCP until a proper link as been astablished .. I've been caught out by this myself in the past blaming other things.. Good luck finding the problem my friend...
     
  5. Banny

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    @LandRocket or anybody else who is able to shed any light on this.

    The splitter I ordered wasn't a Power Pass one, so ive ordered another, was having a few issues with signal strength so for completeness I also thought i was order a new length of cable with the adaptors on end.

    Which cable is best and where can I order 3m or so cheap?
     
  6. LandRocket

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    Sorry to hear about your issues with the power pass splitters... yep, they definitely need to be power pass :)

    As for your cable, sorry, I'm not going to be *any* help at all, as I always buy a full 100m reel from satellitesuperstore, because mine has a habit of being "borrowed" by people I know ("you haven't got any spare coax have you?") , and for ends, I bit the bullet and bought a semi-decent crimp tool, wire stripper, and now I just buy extra F ends from Amazon.

    I actually managed to mis-place an entire 100m roll once, so had to buy another one then found the original one a week later...
     
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  7. a5ian300zx

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    On my nephew's vermin setup I have the below splitter and cable (he wanted really good ones)

    also terminated with correct ends
    https://www.futureshop.co.uk/audioquest-female-to-female-coax-f-connector-splitter-1-in-4-out

    also available in various outputs.
    https://www.futureshop.co.uk/audioquest-female-to-female-coax-f-connector-splitter-1-in-4-out

    I have WF100 in my sat setup but can be used with vermin to.

    more about cables here.
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/cable.htm

    He also has this below booster
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-amplifier-outputs-active-KN-PROAMP32A-white/dp/B00O4FK2H8

    Vermin normally install the Technetix HDU 400 or 200 boosters.

    Thanks
     
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  8. Banny

    Banny Respected Ex Staff Special Friend

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    Thanks for the info, but what makes futureshops cables be deemed really good (other than the price)

    As their HDMI cable is the biggest con ever -
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  9. a5ian300zx

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    We bought the splitters as they were not bad priced, it was just for reference you can easily go to amazon as buy a cheap version.

    agree some cable and items are ridiculously priced.
     
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  10. Banny

    Banny Respected Ex Staff Special Friend

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    Agreed, I was asking what made the items you bought good or better than the cheaper alternatives.

    Im sure you looked around, its just when I see items ridiculously overpriced like the HDMI it puts me off a firm and makes alarm bells ring ;)

    The booster you bought looks like it is a handy piece of kit.
     
  11. a5ian300zx

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    To be honest we did not really look around and having had other Audioquest cables and like the quality of the brand (some are stupid prices which i don't agree with) so we bought it other one we could have considered would be like SLX who make quite few sat equipment.

    the booster resolved the freezing issue we had at the time and was recommended by our provider at the time.

    FutureShop as a company are very good with great customer service.

    I actually live next door to a aerial and sat fitter and bought my W100 sat cable of them as he gave me the best price at the time.
     
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