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General SWM Info... (Powerpoint Slides)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Greyshadow2007, Aug 18, 2007.

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  1. Greyshadow2007

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    I have compiled a presentation which provides a broad overview of how the SWM technology works (for those interested.) I pulled the information from Earl's review, as well as posts in the issues thread.

    A big thank you goes out to the people who reviewed the attached document and provided critical feedback: Earl Bonovich, Tom Robertson, veryoldschool, and Doug Brott

    One note: the file I created is a Powerpoint file compressed into a ZIP file, as I could not upload it directly
     
  2. Groundhog45

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    A very good summary of the SWM product line. Thanks for providing this to the group. :D
     
  3. Greyshadow2007

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    It's jsut a summary of what's already here... (except for a few pictures I pulled after a google image search) :)
     
  4. Doug Brott

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    Thanks adbs2007 .. Nice work.

    I did ask for a little help with this myself, so I can't take all of the credit for my part :) Drew2k, Carl6 and Coffey77 also offered some tips to help make this a better resource.

    Good job.
     
  5. Koz

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    Very nice indeed!
     
  6. 2Guysfootball

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    Very Nice Job!

    I have learned so much in the very short time I have been here.:)
     
  7. Bofurley

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    I am scheduled for the install of HR20, what are my chances of receiving a SWM Receiver?
    I was actually scheduled for a 17th install, but at the last minute was notified they were out of stock!
    Thanks,
    bofurley
     
  8. Sirshagg

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    Great summary, but who do I need to bribe in order to get one?
     
  9. Draconis

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    Very good reading. Thanks to all who put this together.
     
  10. lwilli201

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    Great work. The H20-100 is SWM capable now, with some problems.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    I wouldn't go that far yet. The H20-100 is due to be SWM capable soon [but sure isn't there right now].
     
  12. jdspencer

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    I'm confused as to how exactly the legacy ports work. I currently have an HR10 and two SD TiVos and a regular HD DirecTV receiver, for a total of 7 tuners. I assume the legacy ports can provide the 101, 110, or 119 sats based on what switching signals the receiver sends. How do you expand these for more outputs. A normal multiswitch requires 4 dish outputs to work. Neither SWM provides 4 legacy ports for use with a normal switch (SW68).

    Question: can four outputs from an SW68 be used as the inputs to the SWM? If so, then I can get enough outputs to keep all of my equipment working. Four ports from the SW68 and three legacy ports. And the regular SWM ports for compatible DirecTV receivers.

    Does this seem correct?
     
  13. DaBearsfan

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    Thanks adbs2007!

    Very nice of you to pull this together and useful information.
     
  14. lwilli201

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    My H20-100 is connected to my SWM5.

    Activated on CE 08:01

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=95144

    One problem is that it will not allow the download of new CE's :mad:

    Earl is supposed to post some info on that problem.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    Mine is to a SWM8 and you will see my postings about 771 errors too.
     
  16. Greyshadow2007

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    The legacy ports seem to be able to provide signal for all sats except 99/103.
    There is a separate device available that connects to the SWM to provide more legacy ports (I'm going to add that to a future version)

    From what I understand, you can use 4 outputs from a WB68 multiswitch to provide signal to the SWM, but the preferred method would be to use power passing splitters to split the feeds from the dish to put the SWM and WB68 in parallel.
     
  17. Doug Brott

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    I have an SWM-5 that is connected via a WB68 - four connection from Dish to WB68 - four connections from WB68 to SWM-5. My two HR20s are connected via the SWM port(s) as is my one H21. The 4 remaining legacy ports are connected to two different TiVos.

    Hopefully that paints a clear picture for you. Let me know if it doesn't.
     
  18. jdspencer

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    That paints a very clear picture for me. Now the next thing I have to do is wait for DirecTV to provide our local HD channels. :) Or the new HD offerings look promising. The WB68 is all I really need, as one SDTiVo will either be deactivated or reduced to single tuner in order to add an HR20.
    Our DMA is 157. :(
     
  19. lwilli201

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    I agree about the 771 errors. I am still on 202A and I am getting alot of 771 errors. I am also getting a message about multi switch problems, but it is not on long enough to read it all.
     
  20. veryoldschool

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    0x202C seems to be about the same as 0x202A in regards to SWM. Both have had problems showing stable transponder readings [202C may be a bit worse].

    Gratuitous post for my 8,000th :D
     
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