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Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

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Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

Thank you GeoffD and Optimist. Your collective replies helpde me clean the conifgurations & faith in the ability of the splitter pointed me in the right direction.

 

I have today managed to connect the original 3 TVs  to the SLx3x4 splitter. Configuration has been running for 9 hours with no interruptions. To max the splitter ouputs I have been running a 4th TV for the past 3 hours with no interruptions.

 

I have today managed to connect the original 3 TVs  to the SLx3x4 splitter. Configuration has been running for 9 hours with no interruptions. To max the splitter ouputs I have been running a 4th TV for the past 3 hours with no interruptions.

 

I removed the diplexers and replaced all the six F-connectors in the ceiling with compression type F-connectors and voila!!! Not sure why the original installer didn't use them in the first place :-(

 

Will be replacing the rest of connectors for good measure.

 

 

 

Anime

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

I did get your post via email. Very insightful - quick question

( Note that HB is transmitted via the selected port in the settings menu, which should be set as RF IN on the Primary)

How does one do this on the Explora?

 

How did I attach two images?: I selected them together in the window (using Ctrl+click) and then clicked on open.

 

Splitter name:

I bought the splitter at HDCabling. Doesnt have a name on it just SLx 3 x 4. It has the 3inputs & 4 outputs. The 4th input is mark DC9v, i didnt use that one.

 

1st diagram:

The heartbeat was connected to RFIn ports on all three.

 

2nd diagram:

Diplexer is connected to Satellite and RFIn. RFOut is connected to the SLx 3 x 4.

 

 

 

Red Carpet

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

I made a long post about connecting via SLX splitters but it seems it has been marked for moderation.

In the meantime, how did you get the two attachments to show?

And what is the make and model of that SLX splitter.

In the first diagram, surely you did not try and combine the RF IN signals through an SLX splitter?

In the second, you do not show which decoder ports are used.

 

 

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM

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Anime

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

Hi,

 

Herewith the original setup before i got the diplexers and then after.

 

In the original setup as soon as I connect a third TV to SLX splitter then the HB is interrupted.

 

In the second setup the HB gets interrupted when I add the RF out from the primary explora

Showmaxed

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

Some good thinking, though a bit early to consider disposing of the diplexers - read on.

 

This thread has not gone well, but could still work out.

 

If not - I'm now concerned you're getting a double HB, so certainly again better to do without diplexers.

Without them;

The port setting should be on RF Out for all 3 decoders.

Still only one decoder source of TV Link / Aux power.

 

Re the SLX - with that many outputs I think you'll need to cascade 2 SLX's to do it right, others will know more re them.

 

Remotes - for any more help needed there you should post as much detail as possible re each viewing environment's needs.

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Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

Smiley Happy also thought the SLX Splitters would work initially. Tried 3 different ones. Finally decided on the diplexers when the heartbeat was lost for the umpteenth time. Still not home yet. Will try the setup without the diplexers and the settings you suggested on Aux power and RF In.

Showmaxed

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

This is quite a thread I chose to be "casual" with, so will add a few end notes to help with the bigger picture.

 

It's not standard to do HB via SLNB (or a 24-1Z Switch) when a RF distribution system is in place.

However, this one's complex, mainly in that all 3 decoders are in different rooms and there are 6 viewing environments, and all operational details are not known.

SLX splitters amplify, so unlikely that distance is / was a problem factor, but keeping the RF-distribution and HB systems separate like this can have advantages here which includes other remote sharing options.

Anime

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

Currently away from home. Can confirm all decoders have TVLink/Aux Power on.

 

Will let you know when I get home and make the changes.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Showmaxed

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder

BTW, RCU signals sent by TV Link Eyes will only work for the decoder(s) they're "directly" connected to, they cannot be used with the Relaying RCU commands option to related otherwise SLNB-connected or RF-connected decoders. Relaying only works when the remote is pointed at a decoder's f/p (or reaches the f/p via a Remote Blaster / USB Remote Sender).

 

(Above was edited for clarity.)

 

All the best with it :-)

Showmaxed

Re: Losing heartbeat to 2nd and 3rd Xtraview Decoder


@Eloosifwrote:

1. Diplexer is connected to RFin and on primary explora (& the same for the other 2 decoders).

2. Using TV links in 2 rooms and a Ellies USB remote sender in third room. Receiver is with secondary explora (front panel)


Ok.

I believe the USB Remote Sender will work the same as a Remote Blaster.

Make sure that only one decoder has "TV Link / Aux Power" turned on, primary is best (found in Settings \ System Settings \ Remote Control).

As you're not using f/p Relaying, set "RF Transmit Port" on all 3 decoders to RF In (found in the same menu section). Could possibly help improve the HB, but that's just a theory.

 

Let us know, but any more will need to come from others :-)