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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: SWiM-16 Single Wire Multiswitch

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 #1 of 109
    Stuart Sweet

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    Are you the sort of person who just can't have enough receivers? DBSTalk.com is proud to present this exclusive first look at the next new piece in DIRECTV's technology arsenal: The SWiM-16 Single Wire Multiswitch.

    If you need up to 16 tuners, you can now wire all of them with a single wire to each receiver without chaining smaller multiswitches. This should make for easier, less expensive installations.

    I'd like to thank Doug Brott for this entertaining and informative look at the SWiM-16.

    SWiM-16 First Look

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  2. Feb 1, 2010 #2 of 109
    Doug Brott

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    I do not believe that the SWiM-16 is readily available at the moment, but it will be available soon. Unfortunately, I cannot be more specific than that.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2010 #3 of 109
    james hyde

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    i cant beleave that swm-16 is out!!!
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 #4 of 109
    houskamp

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    looks like it passes all 6 sat lines thru?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 #5 of 109
    Tom Robertson

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    Yupper :)
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 #6 of 109
    matt

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    Super sweet that is has 4 legacy ports for a 6x8!!

    DirecTV is kinda like Apple. I just bought a SWM8 and now I feel lame for owning it because they just came out with something cooler.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 #7 of 109
    jasonki32

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    Another great first look! Keep up the great work!
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 #8 of 109
    spartanstew

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    nice job doug.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 #9 of 109
    RobertE

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    That was my major beef with the SWiM 5/8. Now they can be trunked. :)
     
  10. Feb 1, 2010 #10 of 109
    Grentz

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    Awesome, looks like a great unit.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2010 #11 of 109
    Alan Gordon

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    AWESOME!

    I haven't even maxed out my SWM8 and I'm wishing I had one of these bad boys! :D

    ~Alan
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 #12 of 109
    matt

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    I haven't even hooked mine up yet!

    Any ideas on price yet?
     
  13. Feb 1, 2010 #13 of 109
    Tom Robertson

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    Alas, no word on availability or pricing yet.

    Soon is all I can guess. :)
     
  14. Feb 1, 2010 #14 of 109
    webby_s

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    Thanks Tom!!!

    SWM16 ODU anyone??? I just wired my new house with the single wire to the dish and I don't want to wire for four wires from the dish but I know I will if I HAVE to. But that's why I ask about an ODU. :grin:

    But I am HAPPY to see the SWM16 and then there was that SWM32 at CES floor :D
     
  15. Feb 1, 2010 #15 of 109
    matt

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    I wonder if you could use a 1x2 splitter for two 1x8s for a situation like this and just connect them to SWM1 through a PI. Do we know yet?
     
  16. Feb 1, 2010 #16 of 109
    RobertE

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    No. The SWiM LNB can only do 8 tuners. You could use a 1x100 splitter (if such a beast existed) but you would only still have 8 tuners.

    I see no real reason why a LNB couldn't support 16 or even 32 tuners. A 16 tuner version would probably have 2 drops, while a 32 would go back to 4.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2010 #17 of 109
    webby_s

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    :confused:
    Sorry just a little confused by your question. I have a SWM8 Outdoor Unit (ODU) or a SWMLine Dish (5 LNB to be specific) and obviously one wire comes off of that to the Power Inserter (like you have knowledge of) and then I have a 4 way splitter to 4 receivers (3 DVR's 1 STB) for a total of 7 tuners.

    While I am not immediately needing the 9th or more tuner I can see I may need it when my kids are grown. I am just wondering if I could get that SWM16 ODU.

    There is no way one can split the SWM ODU to a multiswitch or SWM8 or in this case a SWM16. They don't "talk" to a SWM Multiswitch (4 lines in) that I know of.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2010 #18 of 109
    Sixto

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    The SWM-8 had true legacy ports, and did not pass Ka Lo.

    Since the SWM-16 can cascade, can the cascade ports do Ka Lo (D10/D11)?
     
  19. Feb 2, 2010 #19 of 109
    Tom Robertson

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    Yes. They are truly switched ports, not legacy. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. Feb 2, 2010 #20 of 109
    Sixto

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    Tough to see from the photo, do they call them "legacy"?

    Edit: Just magnified the photo. Yep, "legacy".

    May be better to call them cascade ports or some other cool name. I always thought legacy meant no Ka-Lo or the "old way".
     

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