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3 Units one dish?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by wavemaster, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. wavemaster

    wavemaster Godfather

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    Hello all,

    My friend has a 3 unit house and wants to get off Comcast and go to DirecTv. He wants to install the dish and get his own box, and then tell the renters to contact DirecTv to get their own box.

    He does not want 3 dish's and wanted to know if it could be done with one. Also, would an installer hooking up another unit in the future have any issue with it?

    The other units are small and I would not see him ever going over 16 tuners.
     
  2. jodyguercio

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    It can be done using SWiM technology with no issues. Just have the installer who does the initial install setup the other units with coax for future receivers. Your friend who owns the units will be the person whose name is on the bill, just have the renters pay for any fees associated with acquiring the new units and the monthly cost for them.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    It can be done with a SWiM-16, and adding a BSF to each unit will keep them from sharing recordings with MRV.
    That would be a breach of the TOS.
     
  4. wavemaster

    wavemaster Godfather

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    A BSF?
     
  5. veryoldschool

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  6. dielray

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    It can be done. The only problem is when it's not an MDU. A tech is required to not share dishes between normal residential accounts. It's hard to say if he would get a tech each time who would enforce that rule.

    The current offer for new customers is a Genie install consisting of an HR34 and C31s. 3 HR34s, although they would only require 15 tuners, would require equipment capable of supporting 24.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 #7 of 12
    i3rown

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    Are the units physically different addresses .. Unit ABC?
     
  8. Dec 1, 2012 #8 of 12
    i3rown

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    There are other issues here .. A tech adding a swm 16 OLI to a WO that doesn't need it is a disaster waiting to happen for the tech

    No tech in their right mind would do that install ..
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 #9 of 12
    Jodean

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    they add swm 16's all the time here to apartment complexes, sometimes the complex wont allow more than one dish, and they are NOT mdu

    I was just at a major complex today, swm 16's all over the place. Each building has one directv and one dish network dish. About 3 months ago at same place i installed a swm 16 inside the cable box (which was the buildings box), later an ONO guy took it back out and mounted it to the siding outside?? WTH did he do that for?
     
  10. i3rown

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    I wonder which account gets the tech delivered lnb lol .. Hopefully they didn't all get tech delivered lnbs haha !!!
     
  11. i3rown

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    My qc guys **** bricks when we put switches in cable boxes
     
  12. Jodean

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    HE does? really? Why would he have a problem with it being inside a box where which is designed for switches and splitters?? Again this is the buildings lock box, not a cable companies box....
     

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