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DIRECTV SWM32 spotted at CES

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Draconis, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 #1 of 38
    Draconis

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    While I was walking the floor I visited Entropic Communications booth at CES and found something that I have not seen here, a SWM32.

    The model number on the unit was SWM32R0-09 and they did not have any documentation, but I was able to find this online.

    http://www.pdisat.com/documents/SWM32%20install%20guide.pdf
     

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  2. Jan 7, 2010 #2 of 38
    veryoldschool

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    Those are better shots than I got a while back.
    These puppies are for commercial installs, where the SWiM16 is both residential and commercial, but is to support DECA also.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 #3 of 38
    Sixto

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    very nice!
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 #4 of 38
    Doug Brott

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    Thanks Draconis
     
  5. Jan 7, 2010 #5 of 38
    smiddy

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    That is so kewl! Thanks for posting these!
     
  6. Jan 8, 2010 #6 of 38
    webby_s

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    Interesting, Very interesting indeed!

    All I would like to see is a SWM-16 LNB ODU but this is downright cool. Could you imaging, Tom R. Set-up would be a breeze! :grin: :lol:
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 #7 of 38
    Jeremy W

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    It's not really an SWM32, it's basically just four SWM8s combined into one unit. Each output can still only service 8 tuners.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 #8 of 38
    Shades228

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    True but still a much more convenient setup than current MDU for just video. Sysops should be thrilled about this especially if it's priced compared to the cost of 4 SWM 8's.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2010 #9 of 38
    Jeremy W

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    Definitely more convenient, that's why it exists. :)
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Nice catch buddy!!!

    Can this be put into the CES section?
     
  11. Juanus

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    Wow... this is pretty interesting. I was waiting for the SWM16 that I still haven't seen in the wild as of yet. Can we buy the SWM32 yet? Or even the SWM16? I am on the hunt because I am about to expand to my 5th DVR and didn't want to go through the hassle of hooking up two SWM8 systems.
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    I don't know that either the SWM16 or SWM32 are available for sale yet.

    Note: I have deleted several posts. For more information about SWiM-based networking, you might want to look at the Cutting Edge Information folder.
     
  13. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Like the SWM16, the SWM32 also has "cascade ports" instead of the legacy ports of the SWM8, which means you can connect another SWM32 to the outputs of the first SWM32.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    That will make one user in Utah happy...with his 60 HD DVRs located in his house and all....:D
     
  15. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    He has more STBs than TVs, and likely has the most STBs of any subscriber. :)
     
  16. webby_s

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    That's why I brought it up! :lol: :)

    Could you imaging the HEAT coming off of this thing! you can see by all the fins on this thing it must be able to boil an egg!
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Today....it might be more like enough to heat the home... ;):D
     
  18. HoTat2

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    Still a little puzzled about the power design for this unit;

    I gather that since each SWM-32 unit is actually composed of 4 SWM-8s in parallel, the greater power requirements of the unit need two separate power adapters when feeding the dish. A 24 VDC adapter connected to a "VDC IN 1," (not sure what "VDC IN 2" serves though) to power the 4 internal SWM-8 modules.

    And then a 20 VDC one for "OFF-AIR & LNB" which I assume is to power the dish LNB and for some reason "OTA" as well.

    Why does "OTA" need power?

    Are the internal off-air diplexers powered or something?
     
  19. Jeremy W

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    When you're distributing the signal to a potential 32 outlets, some amplification is probably needed.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    I'll try to go there Saturday at CES and ask some more questions....
     

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