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DBSTalk.com First Look: SWM-enabled Slimline

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 23, 2008.

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  1. May 23, 2008 #1 of 217
    Stuart Sweet

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    DIRECTV moves further ahead with the release of its newest dish, the SWM-enabled Slimline (AU9) dish. This new dish will make new installations easier, especially in pre-wired homes.

    Thanks to smiddy for this excellent first look!

    SWM ODU First Look.pdf
     
  2. May 23, 2008 #2 of 217
    Sixto

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    Man, that's one classy first look document.

    The smidster comes through.

    Great piece of work!

    Very professional, as always, for DBSTalk.
     
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    HDTVsportsfan

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    Good job guys.
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    Very nicely done Smiddy!

    And great work to everyone else involved!!
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    Very nice work smiddy and everyone else involved!!!

    It looks great :goodjob:
     
  6. May 23, 2008 #6 of 217
    Chris Blount

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    Awesome! Great work Smiddy!
     
  7. May 23, 2008 #7 of 217
    mhayes70

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    Very nice. Great job guys!!
     
  8. May 23, 2008 #8 of 217
    tonyd79

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    Nice work.

    I am confused on one thing. The last picture seems to show more than one line coming off the dish. I thought it was single line off the dish?
     
  9. May 23, 2008 #9 of 217
    bwaldron

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    It is only one line off the dish. That's really the only visual difference between the standard and SWMLine LNB assemblies. The bottom one in the picture is a standard Slimline LNB (looks like an Eagle Aspen? My SWMLine and standard LNBs -- both WNC -- look exactly alike except for the number of connectors -- like the top one in the last picture.).
     
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    Drewg5

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    Man that looks good! Love it!
     
  11. May 23, 2008 #11 of 217
    Michael D'Angelo

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    It is only line that comes from the LNB assembly. There is a SWM slimline LNB and a normal slimline LNB there to compare the two.
     
  12. May 23, 2008 #12 of 217
    Steve615

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    That is a great write-up.
    Very well done smiddy. :)
     
  13. May 23, 2008 #13 of 217
    bwaldron

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    Right. And they are two different manufacturers. As I noted above, my old & new "SWMLine" LNBs are both WNC and appear identical except for the one vs. four connectors. The old and new Eagle Aspens also look alike except for the connector block.
     
  14. May 23, 2008 #14 of 217
    litzdog911

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    VERY NICE! Thanks, smiddy!
     
  15. May 23, 2008 #15 of 217
    Mike Bertelson

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    Great Work

    Informative, accurate, and useful information.

    Great job Smiddy. :D

    Mike
     
  16. May 23, 2008 #16 of 217
    tcusta00

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    Wow, smiddy, I don't know what looks better, the dish or the document! Very nicely done.
     
  17. May 23, 2008 #17 of 217
    Draconis

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    Colum 3 on the first page near the top

    I'm not quite sure what smiddy was trying to say with that line. :confused:

    Other than that, a very good review with the right amount of diagrams, pictures, & installation options.
     
  18. May 23, 2008 #18 of 217
    dave29

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    good job, great first look as usual
     
  19. May 23, 2008 #19 of 217
    Mike Bertelson

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    I particularly like the lists of splitters that did & didn't work.

    Mike
     
  20. May 23, 2008 #20 of 217
    tfederov

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    The Ogre comes through. Good job!

    Not related to the dish, I like the format of the doc as well. What did you use?
     
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