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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. Spanky_Partain

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    I guess I could be off by at lease 1... :nono2:

    I wonder what this stuff is the doctor keeps giving me and my wife says "!ake it, take it!" :p
     
  2. inourgrave

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    With the SWM-8 I take it you can use an existing side car setup if you don't want to switch the lnb? It seems that everyone is swapping the lnb here.
     
  3. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    Yes the SWM will work with the AT-9 (sidecar) dish.
     
  4. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    That will work fine (I have been using a SWM-5 with an AT-9 dish since early 2007). As far as I can tell the only reason for switching LNBs is the SWM LNB with built-in SWM is more readily available than the SWM-8.
     
  5. inourgrave

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    It almost looks like the SWM-LMB is cheaper as well (and a bit cleaner install) Will the new SWM-LNB work with an existing side car dish, because the dish looks to be a bit different shape than the slimlines? I am a total DIY so nothing scares me about the install part.
     
  6. houskamp

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    nope.. only fits slimline dish assy.. you can reuse the mounting pole tho..
     
  7. inourgrave

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    Thanks for the heads up...place is such a great resource
     
  8. TheRatPatrol

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    So do any online retailers (solid signal?) sell this SWMLNB yet?

    Thanks
     
  9. houskamp

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    Not that I know of.. they are expected in the next month or two.. (soon :p )
     
  10. br408408

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    You can find them on Ebay. Just search for SWM.
     
  11. sabex

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    Have faith gang - I just had a new install after moving and I got the new dish!
     
  12. Wisegoat

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    When is the SWM Slimline 3 gonna be available? I want that for my camping setup and trailer. Can finally go HD at the river!
     
  13. zortapa

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    Can the SMWLine be installed on the mounting pole of an old 3-LNB dish? Mine has to be bolted into a brick wall and I don't want to drill any additional holes!

    If not, can I install the pole for the SMWLine onto the mounting bracket from my 3-LNB dish? or is there a pole adapter available from somewhere?

    Thanks!
     
  14. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    No & no, but yes, there is an adapter from the 1 5/8" mast [pole] of the Phase III to the 2" of the Slimline.
    It may not be a good idea to do this though, as the reason for the larger mast and mounting is because the Slimline is bigger & heavier and will be putting much more stress/load on the older mounting.
     
  15. zortapa

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    Thanks. Do you happen to know the horizontal and vertical distances between the holes on the Slimline mounting bracket?
     
  16. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Mine is: 4 1/2" x 7 1/2", but I've heard this can vary with each make of Slimline.
     
  17. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I'm going to close this thread... please ask new questions in a new thread.
     
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