: cascading SW44 switch for 5+ tuners
2009-02-22, 06:26 PM
Should I bother with the power inserters for the SW34's.
That is the setup I am using. One of my sw24's is from Bell and has a power supply. It doesn't seem to make any difference. I was told it will amplify low signals, but I can't see it. Maybe it makes a difference to the ANT input if you use that?
I left it hooked up anyway.
2009-02-22, 09:06 PM
Thank you both for your advice. I will use the SW34's with the power inserters unless problems arise.
2009-02-23, 08:25 AM
Since power inserters go to a specific port, one would hope that appropriate filters (voltage regulators and such) would be in place to protect the remaining ports and also to handle over voltage situations.....but "hope" may not be enough :)
2009-02-23, 10:14 AM
Or you can simply replace your two SW34 by two SW24 (non-powered)... they cost around 7$ each.
That's exactly the setup I use actually, two SW24 connected to two SW44 (powered).
2009-02-23, 05:30 PM
All Bell Supplied SW34's, made by Eagle Aspen come with a Power Supply, 99.99% of these Power Supplies never leave the parking lot of the Installation Companies. The Technicians simply throw them in the garbage.
They are only useful if the cable run is over 125', below that they are not required.
2009-04-01, 10:55 AM
Hello to everyone
I am just at the framing stages of building my new house and do not want to make any wiring mistakes i will be wanting to run 4 hdpvrs 9200s looking at the posts i am curios if i need a sw44 for each pvr to run the power insertor that is required for each or is there another way ariound this post 3 from hugh looks good but wondering if that will only take 2 pvrs Thanks for any advice and i hope i posted this in the correct spot
2009-04-01, 12:46 PM
For four 9200s, you will need two SW44s and two power inserters (one per SW44). The illustration in post #3 can feed up to eight tuners (for example, four dual-tuner PVRs).
Thanks for any advice...
I advise you to use punctuation. :)
2009-04-01, 01:00 PM
Thank you for your reply and sorry for the puctuation. I appreciate your help,was not sure if i needed to put the insertors for each.
2009-04-01, 01:44 PM
.....was not sure if i needed to put the insertors for each.
Yes, that's why they are included in the diagram :)
2009-06-08, 06:59 PM
This is how I create 8 HD Ready outputs using 2 x 4 way Multiswitch's and 2 x SW44's.
2009-08-20, 06:29 PM
Has anyone had experience with the Microyal SW44A cascading multiswitches? Are they a reliable brand?
2009-08-20, 07:33 PM
I have used these several times and they work just fine.
I always coupled them with Microroyal SW44's just so there was no mismatch with the Video Path SW44's as issued by Bell TV.
I've been using a Microyal SW44A on my system for more than a year with no problems, coupled with the SW44 Bell/Dish switch supplied with my 9242. So in my opinion you don't need to match brands. On top of it you get 8 HD ready outputs.
2009-08-21, 01:16 AM
About the picture you just posted with your reply - the SW44 on the left and the SW44A on the right - no power injector on the SW44??.
2009-08-21, 07:58 AM
There has to be a power Inserter feeding Port #1 of the SW44, it is just not located at this point, maybe behind the main receiver, would be my guess. But it has to have one to work.
Yup its there, the board your looking at is mounted to the bottom of the joists due to lack of space and its sitting on top.
2009-08-31, 08:54 PM
Has anyone had experience with the Multistar SW44A cascading multiswitches? Are they a reliable brand too? I ordered a Microroyal switch and they sent the Multistar instead.
2009-08-31, 09:04 PM
Never heard of them.
2009-09-21, 06:12 PM
How about using the Eagle Aspen or Zinwell for 8 receivers ?
2009-09-21, 06:14 PM
I have tried many different 4 x 8 switch's and have never found one that worked flawlessly on the Bell System.