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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by norwestie, Dec 28, 2012.
How often do you take your setup on the road?
Oh...about 25 times a year.
Gotcha beat. We live in our RV full-time. So it's always "on the road".
Do the legacy ports on the SWiM-16 provide access to all the HD sats/chs?
I believe they're functionally equivalent to a port on a multi-switch. So it should.
I thought there was one catch with using the Legacy ports though. Maybe if VOS sees this, he'll pipe in as I'm sure he'll know...
Ah. Found it. The legacy ports only do 101/110/119. So no Ka signals from 99/103. So my answer to the question was wrong, since he was asking about HD. Sorry.
Legacy ports vary between the SWM8 & SWiM-16.
The SWM8 doesn't pass Ka-lo, but does pass Ka-hi.
The SWiM-16 passes all frequencies, but with 10+ dB of loss, which is why they shouldn't be cascaded.
Interesting. So the FAQ at SWM8.com is wrong. Or not entirely correct.
I don't know where SWM8.com gets their info, but I do know mine from measuring them.
Grandpa in the RV will mess up the PI. Seen it several times.
I didn't know that the SWiM-16 had any thru-ports that could be used to cascade another SWiM switch?
Unless you mean that it shouldn't be at the end of a cascade, in which case you would need enough signal to allow for the 10db insertion loss of the SWiM-16.
This thread may be of interest.
When one SWM isn't enough:
I just checked the multiswitch that the installer used; it is a Zinwell WB68.