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DirecTV SWiM 16 Installation Diagram

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dthreet, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. dthreet

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    Since there are not any good SWiM 16 diagrams, I decided to make one myself… I hope you find it useful…

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  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Nice... Although I have a feeling you can find many diagrams similar in the installation threads.. which is where you might want to post this...
     
  3. matt

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    Nice. One quick note though: when the PI is on the PWR port like that you don't necessarily need a terminator on the PI's IRD port. Put your meter on it, theres no signal there to terminate. But as Dr. Mux always says "Terminate... It will improve your system and make you feel good."
     
  4. HoTat2

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    Hey nice diagram;

    Like the vividness of the graphics. But of note also is that your description of the legacy ports as "only" supporting 101, 110, and 119 in parenthesis is not correct, as it will also supply the Ka band frequency blocks for 99 and 103 as well. Which is why the ports can be used to cascade to another SWiM-16.

    IOW, the SWiM-16's four legacy ports are the equivalent to the outputs of a wide bandwidth Ka/Ku 4x4 multiswitch.
     
  5. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

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    Thread moved from the General forum to the Installation forum.
     
  6. dsw2112

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    Yep. In addition, the flexports are inputs and have nothing to do with "cascading SWM switches." They are used to hook a second dish for international or 72.5 locals.
     
  7. dishrich

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    And actually I do NOT believe the statement about "max 8 tuners per SWiM port" is correct; you can have any combination of tuners on each port, as long as you do not exceed 16 total tuners across BOTH SWiM ports.
     
  8. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

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    That statement about the Max 8 tuners per SWiM port is absolutely correct.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    The SWiM-16 is made up of two SWM8s in one package, so there is a maximum of eight tuners for each of the two outputs.

    the only interconnection between the two is for the DECA signal to crossover.
     
  10. David Ortiz

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    The Legacy and Flex Outs can cascade to another SWiM-16, or, among other things, a 6x8 Multiswitch. So the Flex Outs might be used for something other than cascading to another SWiM-16.
     
  11. dthreet

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    Thanks, I assumed that the Legacy ports were the same as the SWiM 8. However, that does make since.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    This isn't as fancy as yours, but been around for a while:

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  13. bjohn34

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    How about one for the SWM8?
     
  14. dthreet

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    Flex Port 1 & 2 out are for cascading. Flex port 1 & 2 are for inputs.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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  16. Stuart Sweet

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    Actually all those diagrams are great... DIRECTV's is probably the worst of the lot :lol:
     
  17. dishrich

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    OK, thank you for the clarification on this :blush: :eek:
     
  18. dsw2112

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    You're correct. I thought the diagram was referring to the two input flex ports.
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    "Also" those legacy ports that can be used for cascading have about 10 dB of loss from the SWiM inputs. :(
     
  20. matt

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    Thanks VOS, I was trying to find my papers where I took my measurements before saying anything about this.
     

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