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Direct TV's Swim Switch
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Post 1 made on Thursday September 25, 2008 at 23:54
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I got to use the Swim Switch to day and i must say.. WOW i LOVE it. Only 2 lines to the sat and up to 8 recievers, we only used 4 with 2 dvrs but they all worked flawless, my client was short on lines to the roof because they needed 2 lines for thier Hues net internet service that was never talked about, this little baby saved the day!

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Post 2 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 00:09
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I read there's 3 legacy port on those SW8's and an off-air insertion for those legacy ports. Is that true?

Haven't been able to find any info on their website.
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Post 3 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 00:12
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Post 4 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 00:20
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Shnakz,

We have done a few also.

SWM switch placed at the dish. One RG6 to a high frequency 1x8 splitter. Yes, splitter! One RG6 for remote power.


If you are using a new HD-DVR I am almost positive that you only need one cable to that box. I could be wrong here.


Yes, three legacy ports.



Also, remember the b-band converter is not required.
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Post 5 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 00:26
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i believe the latest slimline dish is also required.
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Post 6 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 00:27
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Note: if wiring the SWM port on an HR20 or HR21 be sure to consider this two tuners out of the 8 max allowed.
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Post 7 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 00:34
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There is also a SWM LNB that is a single wire from dish to 8 way in house and I believe it will support 8 receivers...DVR or not...DVRs dont count as 2

Only what I heard in the wind, I havent confirmed it or seen one yet
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Post 8 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 00:35
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Has anyone been able to get more than 8 tuners off the SWM system?
Post 9 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 01:27
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On September 26, 2008 at 00:34, Glackowitz said...
There is also a SWM LNB that is a single wire from dish
to 8 way in house and I believe it will support 8 receivers...DVR
or not...DVRs dont count as 2

Only what I heard in the wind, I havent confirmed it or
seen one yet

From what I heard. SWM dish's are for up to 5 Tuners only (DVR's with SWM Jack count as 2 tuners)
Post 10 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 01:39
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I should have known. I have seen the SWM5's and SWM8's but not the dish

Thanks for the info
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Post 11 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 01:42
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On September 26, 2008 at 00:34, Glackowitz said...
There is also a SWM LNB that is a single wire from dish
to 8 way in house and I believe it will support 8 receivers...DVR
or not...DVRs dont count as 2

I am not following? Whats a SWM LNB?

The 8 way can be a splitter.

DVRs do count as 2

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Post 12 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 02:12
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The LNB's now have the multiswitch built in, well new SWM ones have the SWM built in, so all thats needed is a single coax to the dish...for the old houses that have a single coax out to the cable box and old sat installs with a single or dual feed

**Edit, the dish is called a SWM-ODU, Im looking to see what it requires, so far a single feed from dish to head end, at head end power supply is added as well as splitter..not sure on tuner capabilities yet...still reading

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Post 13 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 02:35
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On September 26, 2008 at 02:12, Glackowitz said...
The LNB's now have the multiswitch built in, well new
SWM ones have the SWM built in, so all thats needed is
a single coax to the dish...for the old houses that have
a single coax out to the cable box and old sat installs
with a single or dual feed

**Edit, the dish is called a SWM-ODU, Im looking to see
what it requires, so far a single feed from dish to head
end, at head end power supply is added as well as splitter..not
sure on tuner capabilities yet...still reading

I was going to ask about power. The must handle that in the LNB somehow then diplex it at the headend.

No legacy devices or off air. Looks great though.

I would bet that it still only allows 8 tuners. It is essentially a SWM8 stuffed in an LNB.
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Post 14 made on Friday September 26, 2008 at 02:40
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here is a link to a PDF

[Link: hr20.dbstalk.com]

Yes, DVRs still count as 2
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Post 15 made on Thursday April 16, 2009 at 15:27
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So here is a question.

The system was designed to be reto fidded to single cable house.
Does this mean it can be spit by any 2.3 ghz spliiter?
Ex customer has a 1X12 cable spliter with seperate amplifier to control gain on each out put. Would this send to all 12? or just 8?

Obviosuly i am going to hook it up with this flow

Slimline Swm Dish <-------> Power Inserter <------> Spliter -------Boxes
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