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Dish Question - What should i do?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Old_School, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Grydlok

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    Hah that was the best thing that could have happened.
     
  2. Old_School

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    I glad it worked out the way it did and that it does not matter if the other tenants cut power. We have been here since November of 2010. Since we have been here, we have had a change in neighbors every 3-6 months usually in the middle of the night..lol The last guy that was there was the longest (pushing 7 months) then he passed away. I guess you could blame it on the current state of the economy and people just cant afford stuff but i still find it rude to just move out in the middle of the night rather than leaving the landlord with a heads up.. Then again if i was that hard up i would not have Directv either...
     
  3. Old_School

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    Just a quick question to add to this.... when the installer was putting in the SWM 16's he told me that i HAD to have a line going from the PWR port to the PI. that left me with a line though my bedroom window. Could i not run the PI though the line that goes to the red port and run all 16 tuners? that's the way the SWM 8 was installed.
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    The -16 can be powered two ways:
    1) the PWR connector
    2) output #1 marked as SWM PWR
    Output #2 can't power the -16
     
  5. Old_School

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    that's what i needed to know.. now i can get this stupid wire out of mt window.
     
  6. P Smith

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    move PI and make PI insertion with a cable what is connecting to outport#1
     
  7. HoTat2

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    And that's actually what the SWM #1/PWR combo port is really designed for. For cases of mounting the all weather capable SWiM-16 multiswitch outside while keeping the "non-weather" capable PI protected indoors somewhere.
     
  8. Old_School

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    That's what i thought but this installer insisted that the only way to power the SWM was though the middle "pwr" port. he also claimed that it was the only way supported by directv. I knew he was full of himself but, i thought it just be easier to do it his way and fix it later.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    He might have gotten burned before.
    If the PI is too close to the SWiM, it may cause problems.
    This was the case with the SWM8, where there either needed to be a splitter between the SWM8 and PI or at least 15' of coax.
     

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